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  1. Wiseguy

    Head of the Class is finally seeing a DVD release with Season 1 coming out on 6/9/2020...details below.

    Once the original kids started to leave (all replaced by obnoxious or arrogant characters), the series started to go downhill. The final season was unwatchable.
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    Other CBS Shows VEI could release

    Nancy Walker left Rhoda to do The Nancy Walker Show. Blansky's Beauties came later.
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    Petticoat Junction-Remaining Series on DVD?

    Decades also shows Petticoat Junction, two episodes every weekday at 12 noon Central Time. They started over with the first season last week.
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Considered only by Universal, nobody else. (Obviously to dupe consumers into thinking they were getting more than they were.) Yes, I know the history. I was there. So was (the real) TV Guide which called the Fall 1977 season "the second" and each succeeding season the third, fourth until the...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Universal remade a Rockford Files episode ("This Case Is Closed") the following year on Switch ("Death by Resurrection"). The stories of both episodes were credited to John Thomas James, a pseudonym of Roy Huggins.
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Been watching I Married Joan lately both on public domain DVDs and airings on Decades. Apparently NBC's answer to I Love Lucy (with even a similar title), it was much sillier than Lucy but still fun to watch in an it's-so-old-it's-classic frame of mind. What I find amazing is the opening...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Always thought it was odd that Knots Landing displayed the titles while the series it was a spin-off of, Dallas, didn't.
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I recall not liking the third season at the time. They seemed to make a conscious effort to get away from the station, which was almost another character on the show, much like the Enterprise on Star Trek. There was the episode with Les learning to fly a plane, Mr. Carlson's wife having a baby...
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Hawaii_Five-0 (with a zero, no matter what CBS says) Seasons 1-4: Cold-open teasers Seasons 5-8: No teasers Seasons 9-12: Edited scenes teasers* *this type of teaser continued on CBS for 20 years through most of the 1990s, at least through the end of Murder, She Wrote (1996).
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    There was no season 8. The series was on Fall 1976 - Spring 1983.
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Just to be clear, the middle group had no teasers at all. All three versions had act 1 after the credits (and commercials).
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Coincidentally another Martin Landau/Barbara Bain series, Space:1999, also had the scenes during the opening credits like Mission: Impossible.
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    In the late sixties there was some variation on which series had teasers (the cold open type) even from the same studio: Mannix had them from the beginning in 1967 while Mission: Impossible didn't start until 1970; as noted, Hawaii Five-0 also had them from the beginning in 1968. The "violent"...
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Was there another Rifleman series? Why is it called "the original"?
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    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Yes, apparently it was a response to the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert F. Kennedy. Of course, TV violence was blamed for it and The Wild Wild West was a scapegoat. On the other hand, star Robert Conrad said that maybe it was a good thing it was cancelled before someone...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    One thing I don't like about Universal's release of AHP (and just one of the things...) is their use of the UK openings on some episodes. My favorite Hitchcock opening was the one ("Nightmare in 4-D") where the sponsor only allows "a word" from the producer "Good..." before being cut off for a...
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    shows that have been destroyed

    It gets a little complicated. The first color episode of Dark Shadows was broadcast on a Friday but was broadcast on ABC in B&W. Today this episode can be seen in color. The second color episode was shown on a Monday with an announcement in the opening credits that said something like "Good...
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    Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

    Of course. I wasn't commenting on why episodes are shown out of order but the continuity problems that resulted from the practice.
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    Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

    And the opposite is true too. At a time when episodes were shown almost every week, even around holidays, when an episode was not considered all that great came around it would be scheduled near a holiday when viewers were supposedly busy doing other things. There's a report of an episode of...
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    Praise for CBS TV on DVD

    Yes, although they missed the 50th anniversary already. They could also throw in the 16 animated episodes of The Oddball Couple since that series was produced "in association with Paramount Television, and was distributed by CBS Television Distribution."
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    Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

    Try Mark Lenard in season two's "To Hell with Babe Ruth," another episode that wasn't in the original syndication run.
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    Original Hawaii Five-O Complete Series Package

    Yes, the DVDs are in the aired order, not production order. "Six Kilos" has a production number of 0217 while "The Box" is 0220. Perhaps because of this, the character's name appears to have been changed. In "The Box" he's Charlie Swanson but in "Six Kilos" he's Carl Swanson (according to...
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    Mill Creek's rerelease of SOAP

    I saw it in 1977. It existed then. It was similar to the season recaps but only an hour.
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    What Happened To Hour Long Syndicated Reruns After The Early 80's

    They couldn't call it Marcus Welby, Family Doctor, because it's too close to the real title and they had to call it something different while it was still being shown on ABC. Similar to The Raymond Burr Show (Ironside) or Jim Rockford, Private Investigator (The Rockford Files).* The titles...
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    Perry Mason DVD Sets - Closing Theme Music Versions?

    As far as I can tell and/or remember all true episodes of Season 5 have the 2-part closing on the DVD. (The first two episodes on the Season 5 DVDs are holdovers from the fourth season, that's why they didn't originally have the 2-part closing credits.) All Season 6 episodes have the phony...
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    Praise for CBS TV on DVD

    Paramount should release a complete Odd Couple Collection: Two Motion Pictures All Three TV Series One TV Movie
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    TV on DVD news roundup

    That may be true in some cases but of the CBS DVDs I have here is what is printed on the labels: Perry Mason: The Final Season/Season 9 Volume 1 (or 2) Mannix: The Final Season (with 8 bullets indicating the 8th Season) The Wild Wild West The Fourth Season (the final season mentioned in the...
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    Episodes of Classic TV Shows Out Of Syndication

    I remember the two season premieres of The Ropers syndicated as Three's Company episodes with the usual Three's Company third season opening credits but keeping the Ropers closing credits.
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    Episodes of Classic TV Shows Out Of Syndication

    Too bad it was before I got cable in 1988. I thought the first season wasn't bad; didn't like the changes made in the second. Would still like to see one episode I missed half of and of course the one episode CBS didn't show.
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    American TV shows that only got complete disc releases in other countries

    I have been looking for Ironside Seasons 5-8 and everywhere I've seen it listed it says "currently unavailable" or "out-of-stock." I have had absolutely no problems at all getting Alfred Hitchcock's series Seasons 6-10 from either Region 2 or 4 but I can't even find used copies of Ironside on...