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Reno 911! The Complete Third Season

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
Movie Rating:
6 out of 10
Extras Rating:
7 out of 10
Movie Details:
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Cedric Yarbrough as Deputy S. Jones/Various
Niecy Nash as Deputy Raineesha Williams/Various
Ben Garant as Deputy Travis Junior/Various
Thomas Lennon as Lieutenant Jim Dangle/Various
Carlos Alazraqui as Deputy James Garcia/Various
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Deputy Clementine Johnson/Various
Kerri Kenney as Deputy Trudy Wiegel/Various
Mary Birdsong as Deputy Cheresa Kimball

Special Features:
Audio Commentaries

Extended Outtakes

Action Figure Promos

Other Info:
Fullscreen
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 278 Minutes

Synopsis:
Reno 911! The Complete Third Season originally aired in 2005. The following is from the DVD cover:

"Buckle up for another ride with the deputies of Reno, Nevada's Sheriff's Department in this third season DVD of the hit Comedy Central series. From a stint in prison to an accidental cat killing to close encounters of the SARS kind, you can expect nothing but foolish choices and utter mediocrity from these hapless law enforcers!"

Reno 911! The Complete Third Season is not rated.

Mini-Review:
I had seen commercials for Reno 911 on Comedy Central, but I had never watched an episode before. The concept for the series is great. Anybody that has seen Cops knows it's ripe for parody. Rarely do you see such a parade of rednecks, lowlifes, and trash outside of Jerry Springer. Reno 911 makes complete use of the comedy potential. They take things a step further by not only improvising the scenes but occasionally taking turns playing the criminals they bust. The final result is a pretty funny though quite crude series.

If you've never seen the show before (like me), then you'll find the first few episodes are hard to follow. They continue a storyline that left on a cliffhanger from Season Two. However, the rest of the 13 episodes are stand-alone and easy to jump into. It's those episodes where they seem to be in top form. One particularly amusing episode has the deputies providing security for the cast of CSI.

This DVD is fairly light on the bonus features. A few of the episodes have commentaries. There is also an hour of extended takes from a few of the episodes. You get to see the actors improvise for up to 20 minutes at a time. You'll also find a few promo commercials that feature fictional action figures of the characters. Also included is an introduction by a couple of the characters discussing their upcoming film Reno 911!: Miami.

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