Syndication in the 70's and 80's usually skipped Christmas episodes and sometimes showed them in December.I've always assumed that older TV shows tended to skip holiday episodes so they could play in syndication without having, say, a Christmas episode play in April. Personally, I think the audience can handle the 'confusion' of something like that but I suppose it's possible that networks underestimated the audience's intelligence.
Thankfully Antenna TV ended that as did METV now even WPIX shows the Honeymooners Christmas in rotation and next month some stations will do XMAS in JULY! Check out MOVIES! 7/25 been trying to get TCM to do this but NOPE! https://www.moviestvnetwork.com/schedule/?date=07/25/2022#calendarSyndication in the 70's and 80's usually skipped Christmas episodes and sometimes showed them in December.
I've always assumed that older TV shows tended to skip holiday episodes so they could play in syndication without having, say, a Christmas episode play in April. Personally, I think the audience can handle the 'confusion' of something like that but I suppose it's possible that networks underestimated the audience's intelligence.
And they're here!!!Amazon says that my S1 and S2 sets are "out for delivery," so they should be waiting for me when I get home from work today.
deepdiscount said to me the sets of O an H have sold pretty well proving there is demand for classics just need companies to release them 'Yes, they have sold pretty well'And they're here!!!
Haven't had a chance to watch anything yet, but I have to say that I'm not overly impressed with how Amazon US packed these to ship overseas. They were in a pretty soft cardboard mailer which obviously got a bit pummeled during the trip (Amazon Japan goes to the other extreme, wrapping the heck out of anything it ships).
While ostensibly the two sets were in good condition, once I opened them I found that they had suffered some mild damage. The inside bottom case of my S2 set was cracked (not on the outside, fortunately) and one of the clamps that keep the 4-disc holder in place (sorry, not up on my packaging nomenclature) was broken, which means the trays won't stay in place and as a result closing the case becomes a bit of a hassle. I also had a couple of floaters in my S1 set, though it appears the discs are OK and not seriously scratched. While I'm not exactly happy about the state of the S2 case, I don't have any plans at present to return either set, as long as the discs play fine.
*Edited to add* OK, checked all the discs in each set, sampling multiple episodes per disc, and they all play fine, and look and sound very good (considering the likely state of the source elements). Very happy with the content of the discs themselves, especially the obviously Herculean restoration job, as well as the frequent inclusion of commercials, sponsor openings, etc. The menus are cleanly designed and easy to navigate, and the addition of English subtitles is a welcome touch. Can't wait to dig into the show proper. (Gotta put the kid to bed first). I've only ever seen four episodes out of these two seasons, so have lots of new-to-me material to watch!