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

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Just spotted this newest and latest info on The Joey Bishop Show, which can be purchased in two ways and it just came out on March 13, 2018 and all the details and cover art is as follows and in the link provided as well:

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  1. rmw650

    The link was not too clear as to where to buy these but for more info, i spotted this information so hoping this helps those fans who would really like to get this series and chalk it up as another completed set in the listings…

    Contact them at [email protected], located at 901 Bilter Road – Suite 141 Aurora, IL 60502 or call 1-800-877-1778 for further information…http://www.alliedvaughn.com

    If you click on the link within the news article at ClassicFlix, it will take you to the page where you can order. Otherwise, search at ClassicFlix.com and you can order the complete series or the individual sets at their store.

  2. Robert13

    If you click on the link within the news article at ClassicFlix, it will take you to the page where you can order. Otherwise, search at ClassicFlix.com and you can order the complete series or the individual sets at their store.

    Put the order in and far cheaper than what Amazon had it up for yesterday. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. No problem, Neil! Thanks for the preview news that it was coming soon! I was excited to hear and now even more excited to finally place my order.

    I hadn't seen the Amazon listing til it changed to "currently unavailable" so I was wondering which would be the better deal. Now I'm glad I placed my order directly. Hope they ship soon. I'm eager to watch this show and see many episodes that I have never seen before. 🙂

  4. I'll be curious to hear the reviews of this new DVD set. Retro TV airs the color episodes every weeknight at 6pm pacific time. The prints they use have a strange orange or pink hue. Hopefully, the episodes on this new DVD set will be remastered.

  5. Robert13

    If you click on the link within the news article at ClassicFlix, it will take you to the page where you can order. Otherwise, search at ClassicFlix.com and you can order the complete series or the individual sets at their store.

    I forgot about Classicflix having these as i would have figured the TV website would have provided and posted some extra added info on how to get them, but they weren't listed on there, so I thought maybe contact the company that were making these would have more info on it, but that's also another solution for getting these as well. Thanks for the extra info, Robert.

  6. Ron Lee Green

    I'll be curious to hear the reviews of this new DVD set. Retro TV airs the color episodes every weeknight at 6pm pacific time. The prints they use have a strange orange or pink hue. Hopefully, the episodes on this new DVD set will be remastered.

    Knowing SFM, they are using whatever transfers they have on hand and not doing new ones. That means that seasons 2-4 are the same transfers they sold to TV Land 25 years ago and only the first season would be newer as those were just done for Antenna this year.

  7. For anyone interested, I received my set and all episodes are syndicated "edited" cuts. I was surprised to see that even Season 2 was edited. Questar's previous set of Season 2 was made up of complete uncut episodes with the exception of 1 episode I believe.

    The cuts are crude and abrupt so far. For me, this is the only way to view the series as Antenna TV is no longer available in my area. But, it IS disappointing that a set with a price tag like this has "edited" episodes. It's a shame. Also, Season 1 looks to be the only restored season so far. Son-of-a-gun…:mellow:

  8. Thank you Robert for that info, as distressing as it is…I'll be picking this up regardless, for the same reasons as yourself…and in the face of the cruel realities and abuse that The Joey Bishop Show has suffered in syndication and on less than desired DVD presentation…damn, I really wish they could have got this one right…too much to expect that a potential re-release of Make Room For Daddy would fare any better…if that happens…

  9. Flashgear

    Thank you Robert for that info, as distressing as it is…I'll be picking this up regardless, for the same reasons as yourself…and in the face of the cruel realities and abuse that The Joey Bishop Show has suffered in syndication and on less than desired DVD presentation…damn, I really wish they could have got this one right…too much to expect that a potential re-release of Make Room For Daddy would fare any better…if that happens…

    Ain't that the truth! Even on the Questar set, they had to go messing with the opening credits.
    I had high hopes that this new set was going to be the real deal. TimeLife would not have released the show this way. I'm watching it though, just the same. Halfway through disc 1 so far and enjoying it but looking forward to Joe Besser. I get a kick out of him.

  10. Disappointing! They couldn't even get Season 2 right? I don't get it. Without any other possibilities, I will probably eventually pick this up, because I would like to at least see some of the show. Maybe a used set will show up somewhere for cheap.

    Let's hope some other company will be releasing Make Room for Daddy, if it ever happens.

  11. Robert13

    For anyone interested, I received my set and all episodes are syndicated "edited" cuts. I was surprised to see that even Season 2 was edited. Questar's previous set of Season 2 was made up of complete uncut episodes with the exception of 1 episode I believe.

    The cuts are crude and abrupt so far. For me, this is the only way to view the series as Antenna TV is no longer available in my area. But, it IS disappointing that a set with a price tag like this has "edited" episodes. It's a shame. Also, Season 1 looks to be the only restored season so far. Son-of-a-gun…:mellow:

    How long does each episode run, because if it runs about 23 or so minutes I think I could be okay with that; but i f they run about 20:30 minutes like the make room for daddy and real McCoys I'll have to pass until it I could find a good deal on it.

  12. The last few episodes I watched clocked in at 23 minutes. The edits are a bit more subtle too. Not sure why they were so crude on the first few episodes, including the color episode "A Windfall For Mom". The opening intro seems to have been cut and all they left was the title and "Starring Joey Bishop". 🙄

  13. When they ran seasons 2-4 on TV Land, were they complete there? If so, I guess I'll be pulling out the tapes I picked up from that run that I've been sitting on waiting for DVDs. Too bad about season 1 though, as to me that's the best format of the series. Ironic thing is that they included the pilot from The Danny Thomas Show and that runs 25 minutes!

  14. Robert13

    The last few episodes I watched clocked in at 23 minutes. The edits are a bit more subtle too. Not sure why they were so crude on the first few episodes, including the color episode "A Windfall For Mom". The opening intro seems to have been cut and all they left was the title and "Starring Joey Bishop". 🙄

    I wish they could have just timesped them to pick up the extra 2 1/2 minutes. What it looks like they did, from scanning the first several episodes, is they join the show's teaser in progress.

  15. I noticed that too, Neil, about the pilot episode. Apparently on the Questar set, the pilot was edited. I am hanging onto my Questar set for the uncut Season 2 episodes.

    I was particularly interested in one Season 1 episode featuring Jesslyn Fax (who I think it hilarious). She is supposed to play a cleaning woman. Either I missed seeing her because her appearance was so brief or they deleted her scene.

    If you really watch closely, certain close-ups in some episodes of Season 1 look jerky. Not sure why as the rest of the episodes look fine. Not sure if that's a remastering flaw or a dvd authoring flaw.

    I'm on Disc 2 now and watching a few episodes nightly. I will say "Five Brides For Joey" has been the funniest episode so far. LOL!

  16. As I continue to watch Season 1 on DVD, I have noticed that in the episode "Barney The Bloodhound" there seems to be an authoring error. The first part of the episode looks jerky. Not sure if that is how the episode appeared when it aired recently. Also, the episode "Taming of the Brat" ends without resolution. Did it really end that way? You never find out what happens to Ronnie. Very odd! This has got to be the worst DVD set produced this year.

  17. We don't get that many releases for television shows from this time period anymore, so when something is announced, it is disappointing and quite frustrating to discover a lousy job has been done on the release. This sounds like a real botched job.

  18. ChrisALM

    We don't get that many releases for television shows from this time period anymore, so when something is announced, it is disappointing and quite frustrating to discover a lousy job has been done on the release. This sounds like a real botched job.

    "Botched" is the perfect word for this release. I doubt Joey Bishop himself would have allowed such a release. Many episodes have such an unresolved feel to them as the tag scenes are missing from the end. It skips right to the pre-closing credits before they fade out and go right to the actual closing credits. It's most disappointing as the season plays on because the episodes got better and funnier.

  19. Same quality and edits as the recent run, it seems. But now I can free up the space on my DVR without having to do any of my own maneuvering to save the episodes. Still a net-plus (as far as I'm concerned).

  20. ChrisALM

    We don't get that many releases for television shows from this time period anymore, so when something is announced, it is disappointing and quite frustrating to discover a lousy job has been done on the release. This sounds like a real botched job.

    Sounds to me the company that released this literally half-assed this entire series just for the sake of getting it out onto DVD to make a fast buck. They need to go back to the drawing board and take the necessary time and steps and produce a better and more improved set for the customers and fans.

  21. I just watched "Double Exposure" and almost the entire episode had that jerky appearance. I'm considering returning my set. It was too expensive for me to just keep and not be happy with the product. If we all do that, they would have to notice that it affects sales.

  22. If they do any analysis, I guess they figured out their profit would be higher by saving money on restoration, even with fewer sales. In other words, the sales they lose — such as one to me — by releasing crap like this wouldn't make up for the expense involved in restoration.

    They don't care about those of us who lose out — they only care about making money — which is understandable, of course. This wasn't on my short list of shows I wanted, but it is disappointing. Of course, I'm no worse off than before. I'll just pretend it was never released at all. 🙂

  23. Robert13

    For anyone interested, you can let SFM know how disappointed you are in this release by sending them a message here: http://www.sfment.com/index.php/contact/#1330962113

    If anyone does this, let us know if they reply.

    Personally, I'm not as concerned with the picture or sound quality of releases if it's something I'd like, as much as I am with the editing of content. I don't even mind so much if the content is there, but sped up. If it was reported that the shows weren't edited, I'd be on board, but now I'm put off. I'll only get it now if the price is too good to pass up.

  24. Don’t care what state the episodes are in — am going to get the set for only the first season — I am a huge Joe Flynn fan and he was one of the stars of the show and got so many laughs in the first season, Joey fired him after the first 12 shows and ordered that not only his episodes be destroyed but that the entire first season be kept out of circulation.

    The word got out about this and soon Joe was cast as Capt. Binghampton and “McHale’s Navy” the following season and the rest is history.

  25. To be honest I somewhat expected this, SFM has always had a problem giving due reverence to they're comedies; they're westerns on the other hand have fared surprisingly well on DVD, which is certainly a strange dichotomy, this is the third show they've butchered because of a need to cut corners, first it was make room for daddy, then real McCoys and now joey bishop, I've gotta tell you I'm not as excited about the bill Dana release that has been alluded to as of late, because they might just fuck that up too.

  26. Brian McP

    I am a huge Joe Flynn fan and he was one of the stars of the show and got so many laughs in the first season, Joey fired him after the first 12 shows and ordered that not only his episodes be destroyed but that the entire first season be kept out of circulation.

    That's an interesting story. Do you have any more details on Bishop's issues with Flynn? Was he afraid of being upstaged?

  27. howard1908

    I've gotta tell you I'm not as excited about the bill Dana release that has been alluded to as of late, because they might just fuck that up too.

    I was thinking the same thing. It will probably be a MOD release and the episodes will probably be crammed onto as few discs as possible with authoring issues like JB.

  28. I have to say (and I know I'm in the minority on this one but) I am glad Joey got rid of Joe Flynn (if that's what happened). I found him to be very annoying and unfunny. I didn't care for his type of comedy. I can understand why Joe Flynn was let go because Joey Bishop's type of comedy definitely clashed with Joe Flynn. Joey Bishop has a more subtle and dry sense of humor. In my opinion, the show worked better with Joey as the lead. But many did not care for Joey Bishop as a comic either. So, to each his own.

  29. Robert13

    I have to say (and I know I'm in the minority on this one but) I am glad Joey got rid of Joe Flynn (if that's what happened). I found him to be very annoying and unfunny. I didn't care for his type of comedy. I can understand why Joe Flynn was let go because Joey Bishop's type of comedy definitely clashed with Joe Flynn. Joey Bishop has a more subtle and dry sense of humor. In my opinion, the show worked better with Joey as the lead. But many did not care for Joey Bishop as a comic either. So, to each his own.

    I find the first season the best with Joe Flynn, Marlo Thomas, Madge Blake and Warren Berlinger as the supporting cast.

  30. It's a great season! As the season goes on, I found it got even better. The episode "Must The Show Go On?" is hilarious! I am also finding the last few episodes are not edited as crudely as the rest of the episodes on this set. They are still syndicated versions but at least we feel the storyline has resolved. When it was left sorta hangin', it felt incomplete.

  31. UPDATE: I have noticed on the last few episodes of Season 1/Disc 4, the jerky motion thing seems to have stopped. So now I'm wondering if the authoring was messed up and somehow corrected towards the end of Disc 4. We'll see if it continues into the next season. Hopefully not.

  32. cadavra

    Damn, wish I'd known this before pre-ordering it. Oh, well…

    FWIW, there's a nostalgia channel called RetroTV that's also airing it, and the teasers are intact.

    Mike S.

    That's the one vintage TV network not on FIOS. Do they air season one also or is that just on Antenna TV?

  33. Neil Brock

    That's the one vintage TV network not on FIOS. Do they air season one also or is that just on Antenna TV?

    I'm not a regular viewer of Joey, but I do watch Retro TV quite often, and I've never seen the first season on that network. I assume that season is exclusive to Antenna TV.
    As far as teasers, is that the part where they show Joey doing his stand up act before they go to the title credits? If so, then yes, I just caught an episode, and Retro is showing them. Shame they weren't included on the set.

  34. To elaborate on what others have previously said, I agree, The Joey Bishop Show DVD's that came out a few months ago are no good. The episodes are the same edited ones currently being shown on Antenna TV. Shame on the people who released this. They didn't even use silver/pressed DVD's, the discs are the burned variety, they might be DVD+R instead of DVD-R because they have problems playing in my DVD player. The set is just a complete mess all the way around. Edited episodes, bad discs, I wasted money buying this. The only thing worthwhile on this set is the series pilot episode from The Danny Thomas Show because it happens to be uncut. But everything else is edited. Only hope now, and it's probably a slim hope, is for a decent DVD studio to come along and release the series properly with the uncut episodes.

    The season 2 set released by Questar is a keeper because it has uncut episodes, except for "Joey's House Guest" which is edited. First minute or so of the episode is missing, funny banter between Joe Besser and Joey Bishop is what's missing.

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