What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

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How many times has this plot been used in sitcoms? I mean, I never saw this episode, but I know the story. Didn't The Honeymooners, Dick Van Dyke, The Flintstones and The Simpsons use this premise?
Some examples (there may be others):

The Honeymooners: "Letter to the Boss" (1953, remade 1955)
Dick Van Dyke Show: "Obnoxious, Offensive Egomaniac, Etc."* (1966) [as mentioned in original post]
The Flintstones: "The Mailman Cometh" (1962)
The Simpsons: "Blood Feud" (1991)

*Some sources (including "The Official Dick Van Dyke Show Book" by Vince Waldron and "The Dick Van Dyke Show: Anatomy of a Classic" by Weissman and Sanders) put a comma after Offensive, but offensive is an adjective describing egomaniac. There should be no comma (as displayed in the actual episode titles onscreen).
 
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That's a great price for the complete Munsters, Doug...enjoy!

Well, I was going to wait for a price drop but, in a moment of weakness, caved and ordered the following Blu-Ray sets:

Doctor Who: Tom Baker Season 14

Doctor Who: Colin Baker Season 23
(mainly for the MASSIVE amount of special features, including extended episodes for each story.)

 

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I'm not a Classic Who fan, but I need to get the latest Tom Baker set for my wife. She has the two previous Tom Baker sets, the Pertwee set (plus Spearhead from Space), and the Davison set. She doesn't want the Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy sets, though. At least, not for now.

But at her request, I just ordered the two Peter Cushing "whovies" from Bull Moose. Should be getting those by Wed or Thu.
 

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Amazon has it for $18.95 - free shipping with Prime.
Thanks, but for philosophical reasons we try not to use Amazon unless I have no other choice. I do confess that we're somewhat hypocritical about this, as we use Prime for streaming (though I'd probably be willing to give that up if not for The Expanse), and I do use some of their European sites for titles not available in Region A/1.
 
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Thanks, but for philosophical reasons we try not to use Amazon unless I have no other choice. I do confess that we're somewhat hypocritical about this, as we use Prime for streaming (though I'd probably be willing to give that up if not for The Expanse), and I do use some of their European sites for titles not available in Region A/1.
Great policy. I’ve used them twice in the last 4 years.
 
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Thanks, but for philosophical reasons we try not to use Amazon unless I have no other choice. I do confess that we're somewhat hypocritical about this, as we use Prime for streaming (though I'd probably be willing to give that up if not for The Expanse), and I do use some of their European sites for titles not available in Region A/1.
I feel pretty much the same about Walmart.
 

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I feel pretty much the same about Walmart.
I can see that. Our problem with eschewing Wally is that the only "big box" store within reasonable driving distance is Sam's Club, which is a Wal-Mart subsidiary, and we use that for our bulk food and paper products shopping (in our previous location, we used BJ's for our big-box needs). And we can use our Sam's Club CC for purchases at Wally. Even then, we don't shop much there.
 

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My wife and I decided to get all of the Designing Women season sets. I've ordered S1, S2, S3, and S5 from Best Buy, and should get them next week (except for S2, which for some reason they expect it to be another month). The others I'll have to get from Amazon, though we're less excited about S6 & S7, given the cast departures by then.
So...after getting the above -- including the took-a-month-to-ship S2 -- Best Buy apparently restocked on the other three seasons, so I ordered those as well, and they came today. So, we now have all seven seasons. There is a plus in getting S6, as it has the episode where Julia calls a certain Cheeto-colored celebrity to tell him that "We don't care" about who he's dating.
 
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