For that price it should be the whole series, certainly more than just 50 best of's. I'm really disappointed.
No idea if you're familiar with past Time-Life sets, but if you are, you'd know that all their big "gift" sets (like Six Million Dollar Man
last year) have almost always been at the $200 price point, or higher, so it's not unexpected. As others said, I figured it'd be more (around $250 or so). You can bet there'll be plenty of TV advertising before Christmas on this one.
As desirable as this set sounds, I certainly won't be looking at it seriously until I find out how many of the 50 episodes are overlapped with the previous 31-volume Columbia House collection. If there's only some
overlap, I'll probably get it. If there's a lot
of overlap (say, half the episodes or more), then I certainly won't be buying unless it ends up at the sort of clearance-level prices that some of T-L's sets get to once they've been out a long time.
I'm a bit surprised that they are including some sketches from seasons 1-5. Guess we should be thankful they were at least able to licence those
for use, if complete "early" shows were out of the picture. If this set sells well enough, then maybe we can hold out hope for some sort of "early years" follow-up release out in the future.