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CBS Press Release: Petticoat Junction Season 3

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Gord Lacey

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    As a question for either Dave Lambert or Gord Lacey, is there any way to find out from CBS what the running time will actually be for PJ Season 3? I know that we only have the press release to work with, but the running time looks a little short.
     
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    Unfortunately that's all we have to go on. You're right though, the running time is definitely a bit odd. There were 34 episodes, and they're saying 687 mins, which makes the episodes just over 20 mins each. They should be about 24-25 mins, given the age of the show.
     
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    Adding to the "fun," the Syndication Bible doesn't show there being edited/syndication versions existing and only the "network versions" being available. If syndicated versions don't exist.......
     
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    Gord -- I love your website -- keep up the good work (this one as well....naturally!)

    All I can say is would it kill CBS or Paramount or whoever, to put out a complete series set on each of the Paul Henning sitcoms of the 60s?

    Nobody is getting younger and their main demographic audience is slowly drifting away to a heavenly Hooterville (including me -- amd I was a small child when these shows played!)

    I think it would put a lot of people out of misery by doing this as soon as humanly possible -- it was 50 years ago and there are untold thousands of baby boomers around the world wanting to give you money via a sure fire impulse buy -- each of these series, in one tidy, compact box, suitable to put next to "The Dick Van Dyke Show" set, the "Get Smart" and "Gilligan's Island" sets, all those wretched half season "Gunsmoke" sets.....
     
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    I ordered it on their website, and I got a warning disclaimer stating that the content may be "mature."
    My guess is that the word "Hooter" (as in Hooterville) is used twice in the content description. ;)
     
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    LOL. I got the same warning when I ordered a Carol Burnett Show dvd from them last week.
     
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    Walmart puts that warning on all unrated material.
     
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    Highly suggestive ear tugging.
     
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    First, thanks to Gord & Dave for putting these shows on their website.

    Secondly, has anybody gotten their S3 PJ set yet? I'm hitting the local Wally World after work tonight and hopefully they'll be in stock.
     
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    I picked this and the Hillbillies up a little while ago. Wow, what colors! Looks really nice. Everyone will be thrilled, I'm sure.
     
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    Can you tell us about running times? I got a set myself (although I won't be able to watch much of it for a few days), and the running time on the back cover for my set is still the running time from the press release (which, if correct, may mean everyone will NOT be thrilled).
     
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    I checked the first disc and they all run around 25:30. Full length!
     
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    ^That's great news! My copy arrived via FedEx sometime today and was on the porch when I got home from work.
     
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    My sets just arrived!
    I like the packaging artwork for PJ. Even though its not consistent with the previous 2 seasons, I like it better because its more whimsical and retro looking. On the back are cartoon-like drawings of railroad tracks and the Shady Rest.
    The Beverly Hillbillies packaging, ob the other hand, looks like public domain work. Why did they have to make Jethro look like a dwarf?
    I'm just glad they're out! I hope CBS and Walmart are happy with the sales and will release more sets in the future.
     
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    Sorry--Double Post :(
     
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    Thanks for posting this earlier today. I hadn't preordered because I was concerned that if the running time on the press release turned out to be true, I'd be better off just recording the early morning Antenna TV airings to disc. But having read your post, I made the trek out to Walmart after work. I had to deal with one rude employee and then a checker who was so slow he made Tim Conway's Old Man character seem like the Road Runner. Nevertheless, I got Season 3. I've only watched 1 episode so far, but it's just great to finally have it.

    One positive about having to wait for the slow-moving checker - the person standing behind me in line had time to notice what I was buying, smiled, and said "Hey, I remember that show." She then said she'd have to buy a copy the next time she was there.

    Hopefully this (and the Beverly Hillbillies set) sells well enough to result in further releases -- and without a multi-year wait between seasons. I don't really dislike Walmart (though I prefer Target), but the closest one to me is definitely out of the way. But I really hope I'll have to make 4 more visits within the next year or so to get the rest of the series.
     
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    Argh! I went to both of my local Wal-Mart superstores last night and neither one of them had the new sets!?! Oh, they each had about 50 copies of I Spit On Your Grave 2, but NOT ONE copy of either PJ or BH! I should've ordered online. Will know better next time.
     
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    Same here. NO PJ or BH either. The associate searched boxes and in the back for at least 30 minutes and couldn't find it. Someone had put up a still sealed copy on eBay last of S4 of TBH for $11.99 so I pounced on it! Sure, it will be a few days before I get it but still, that's a tough to beat price.
     
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    No luck at two Walmarts around here either. I thought for sure there would be more of these popping up on eBay (or Amazon marketplace). So far only a few and none with the Buy-it-Now option.
     

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