- May 18, 2007
- Real Name
The first O&H DVD set I ever bought, years ago, was the 100-episode "Essential Collection". I said above that I hate "Best Of's" for a show that I really like, and I do really like O&H. But, since I hadn't seen a lot of these episodes in decades, I wanted to make sure I still liked the series as much as I remembered. Therefore, I broke down and bought the "E. C." 'best of', which actually wasn't so much a 'best of' as it was a "what ever's available in the public domain".I am hoping that the O&H entire collection will have many of the original commercials. The Time Life 100 episodes have commercial intros and outros on many of the episodes, but I haven't seen any during the halfway break of any episodes. On the collection I bought a few years ago from an Ebay dealer, many of the episodes do have all the commercials. That is why I might hold on to those discs. I enjoy seeing all those vintage commercials. It makes it even more fun to watch.
Anyway, I liked it even more than I had remembered. As I started watching this set, the first time I saw the commercials, I did pretty much like them. By the time I got about 1/3 of the way through the set, the commercials were barely amusing and by the halfway point they'd become just as annoying as most of your typical, current day commercials! If I have to accept commercials on DVDs, I'd only want them to be grouped together and inserted at the very end of each episode and that means - even after the ending credits. That way, I could totally avoid them if I wanted to.....which I would 99% of the time.