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  1. Joe Lugoff

    Our Miss Brooks on DVD

    Two things: Actually, "Our Miss Brooks" wasn't a Desilu production. It was the first show after "I Love Lucy" to be filmed there using the Desilu crew, but it was actually a CBS production. And, GMBurns said he hasn't yet seen Miss Brooks in a classroom. And he never will. I read years ago...
  2. Joe Lugoff

    My Little Margie - Complete First Season on DVD!

    I said to someone today that now we're going to start saying things from the 1950s are seventy years ago. For instance, next year, "I Love Lucy" will be 70 years old. "My Little Margie" hits that mark in 2022. In other words, I'm shocked we even had one release. If another one happens, fine...
  3. Joe Lugoff

    Our Miss Brooks on DVD

    I had said the same things in another thread on "Our Miss Brooks" in this forum. I liked the radio show so much, I was excited when the series came on MeTV a while back. It was a very disappointing experience, for many reasons. One thing, on the radio, you can imagine there are other students...
  4. Joe Lugoff

    Our Miss Brooks on DVD

    Coincidentally, yesterday I sent an e-mail to someone where I said it's hard for me to believe that in three weeks, 1970 will be 50 years ago. So, listen, things are bad enough without rushing things. Actually, 1982 was 38 years ago. :thumbs-up-smiley:
  5. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    This thread will soon celebrate its 8th birthday. If the b&w era of TV on DVD is slowly coming to an end, "slowly" is the correct word, evidently. Maybe its time to retire it and start a new thread about b&w TV on DVD. After all, it can be argued even the era of DVD in general is slowly...
  6. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet Release From Sam Nelson?

    I can't stop myself from replying to this. After all, this is a forum, which is supposed to be an exchange of ideas. What Gary O says here is what he'd like to be true, not what necessarily is true. I live smack dab in the middle of America. I love "Leave It to Beaver" and "Father Knows...
  7. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet Release From Sam Nelson?

    Did the O&H-philes here watch "Here Come the Nelsons" on TCM last night? You'd have loved it. It was just like the TV series, bland, predictable and unfunny. It did have some wild, offbeat casting though. Ozzie's domineering, cantankerous boss (he was actually shown to have a job!) --...
  8. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    My guess is the original negatives were cut for syndication and the cut parts thrown away, so the syndicated version is all that exists now. They never dreamed there'd be home video and people talking about this series on the Internet over 60 years later. I've read other examples of what was...
  9. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    To beat the dead "Our Miss Brooks" horse a little more: There were many episodes I thought were actually hilarious in the radio version which laid a deadly bomb when translated to television. I guess there are many reasons for this, most of which have been pointed out already. About a little...
  10. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    LOL. Is he really that much different on "Our Miss Brooks"?! Talk about a one-note actor. Oddly enough, I like the radio series much more. It was better written and acted. Like this exchange (paraphrased): Miss Brooks: Mr. Conklin suffers from bad nervous headaches. Mrs. Davis: How long...
  11. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    I watched all of them. Actually, the last season with a new format was better, although still weak. One episode that stands out in my mind is from the first season, when the other characters* think Connie needs a hobby. The last scene is everyone sitting around a table trying to get her...
  12. Joe Lugoff

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    If you think the cover art for "Our Miss Brooks" is bad -- wait until you see the show. When it came on MeTV I was so excited -- I had happy memories of it from childhood. Then I made a terrible mistake -- I actually watched it. Caveat emptor - especially since it's so overpriced.
  13. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet Release From Sam Nelson?

    This is absolutely not true, because of the word "everyone." I love good family comedy (emphasis on the word "good") such as "Father Knows Best" and "Leave It to Beaver" -- two of my most favorite TV series of all time -- and I don't love "Ozzie & Harriet." I don't even like it. It pushes...
  14. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet Release From Sam Nelson?

    If you want to sample some, there are hundreds of episodes on archive.org and YouTube. I recommend this because, after watching a few episodes, and knowing the Sam Nelson thing would never happen, I also knew I didn't care!
  15. Joe Lugoff

    Crystal Ball time once again!

    It's not a matter of English, it's a matter of logic. "Stalled" and "finally licensed" don't go together, unless the rights holders at one time licensed the show then changed their minds, then changed their minds back again. AND -- for the tenth time -- since you finally say what the shows...
  16. Joe Lugoff

    Crystal Ball time once again!

    "Stalled" implies something that has had releases and then stopped, as opposed to something that's never been released at all. But "finally licensed out by the rights holder" implies something that's never been released. Are you sure "stalled" is the correct word? I hate these guessing games...
  17. Joe Lugoff

    The Joey Bishop Show in its entirety and in separate seasons is finally out on DVD...details below

    And ironically, Joey ended in 1965 in the same time slot -- Tuesdays at 8:00 EST -- where Dick started in 1961.
  18. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet

    I didn't express myself well. What I meant was, how can an honest plan along these lines be differentiated from a scam? I'm not saying it was a scam, but we have no way of knowing. Anyone can do this kind of thing and then claim, "Hey, I INTENDED to restore a TV series (or whatever), I just...
  19. Joe Lugoff

    Ozzie & Harriet

    How is it not a scam? Can I announce I'm going to restore some old TV series and collect the money and never do anything? How can he get away with this?
  20. Joe Lugoff

    The Carol Burnett Show Seasons 1-5 On MeTV

    It's funny how so many false ideas never die. Carol Burnett was not the first woman to have a variety show. In the mid-1950s, Martha Raye (also known as a "rubber faced comedienne") had her own show. Dinah Shore had one for years, although geared more to music than comedy. Judy Garland came...
  21. Joe Lugoff

    My Little Margie - Complete First Season on DVD!

    I just feel it won't sell enough to be profitable. But I have no idea how many they'd have to sell to make it a profitable undertaking. Does anyone know? If it's much more than 100,000, for instance, I don't think they'll make a profit. Now, it's clear I don't know what I'm talking about...
  22. Joe Lugoff

    My Little Margie - Complete First Season on DVD!

    Well, I didn't want to repeat something I've said many times on this forum, but I will since you asked. :) My Little Margie ended production in 1955, which is now 64 years ago. In 1955, "64 years ago" was 1891. That puts in perspective how old this thing really is, which implies that a small...
  23. Joe Lugoff

    My Little Margie - Complete First Season on DVD!

    You're holding out hope for a show that went off network television 64 years ago? I sure hope you're right.
  24. Joe Lugoff

    Paul Lynde was popular - so why is his show not on DVD please?

    Coincidentally, a few minutes ago, I was reading Variety from March 21, 1962, and believe it or not, they were talking about this Paul Lynde show. (1962 is not a typo!) It said a show called "Howie," starring Paul Lynn (sic) was vying with "The Dick Van Dyke Show" for the Wed. 9:30 EST slot on...
  25. Joe Lugoff

    Blondie (1957) - Classicflix Kickstarter See Post #7

    I taped all 28 off AMC in the '90s. I think most of them, or at least a lot of them, had the original Columbia titles.
  26. Joe Lugoff

    Question about Make Room for Daddy (a.k.a. The Danny Thomas Show)

    Wow, that's TMI. I'll never be able to look at him in the same way again.
  27. Joe Lugoff

    Question about Make Room for Daddy (a.k.a. The Danny Thomas Show)

    Oh, yes, me, too. About 50 years ago, he came to my town for a St. Jude charity event, and a woman who was there told my friend that he spent most of his time hitting on the women.
  28. Joe Lugoff

    LUCY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION featuring "Life With Lucy"

    I've long had the opinion that the best script Lucy ever had on television was for the hour-long "Lucy Makes Room for Danny." It's funny, even hysterical, from beginning to end. It was first shown on December 1,1958, and that afternoon was the third worst school fire in the history of the USA...
  29. Joe Lugoff

    LUCY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION featuring "Life With Lucy"

    "I Love Lucy" is my all-time favorite TV show and Lucille Ball was my favorite performer, so I've given this a lot of thought -- probably too much. I don't think the problem (for people like me, at least) was that she was stuck in the '50s and didn't update her comedy. Actually, I preferred it...
  30. Joe Lugoff

    Blondie (1957) - Classicflix Kickstarter See Post #7

    Well, "virtually" means "almost," so I'd say it's true. I doubt its ratings on CBN broke any records.