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DVD Roundup: 4.17.07

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
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Mork & Mindy - The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Robin Williams as Mork
Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
Conrad Janis as Fred 'Fredzo' McConnell

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 10 Hours 49 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD description:

"Mork & Mindy was a spin-off from an episode of 'Happy Days' seen in February 1978, in which an alien from the planet Ork landed on Earth and attempted to kidnap Richie. So popular was the nutty character created by Robin Williams that Williams was given his own series in the fall of 1978, and it became an instant hit. Mork was a misfit on his own planet because his sense of humor (he was heard to call the Orkan leader, Orson, "cosmic breath"). So the humorless Orkans sent him off to study Earthlings, whose "crazy" customs they had never been able to understand. Mork landed, in a giant eggshell near Boulder, Colorado. There he was befriended by pretty Mindy McConnell, a clerk at the music store run by her father, Frederick. Mork looked human, but his strange mixture of Orkan and Earthling customs--such as wearing a suit, but putting it on backwards, or sitting in a chair, but upside down--led most people to think of him as just as some kind of nut. Mindy knew where he came from, and helped him adjust to Earth's strange ways. She also let him stay in the attic of her apartment house, which scandalized her conservative father, but not her swinging grandmother, Cora."

"Mork & Mindy - The Complete Second Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Few TV series scream the 70's like "Mork & Mindy." Here's your chance to re-experience it! Check out Robin Williams back when he was wild and crazy.

Available Tuesday, April 17



Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Michael McKean as Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio
Cindy Williams as Shirley "Shirl" Feeney-Meaney
David L. Lander as Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggmann
Eddie Mekka as Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa
Phil Foster as Frank DeFazio

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 9 Hours 27 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"We're gonna do it!

'Laverne & Shirley,' the hilarious female duo, returns to DVD with the Second Season. Reminisce with the tough-talking, street-smart Laverne De Fazio (Penny Marshall), the bright-eyed, naive Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), and their eccentric but loveable neighbors, Lenny (Michael McKean) & Squiggy (David L. Lander). Relive each laugh-filled moment from the second season of this wildly popular, best-loved sitcom that includes all 23 second-season episodes in a 4-disc set. Give them a chance to "schlemiel-schlimazel" their way into your hearts again."

"Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Second Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
I watched "Laverne & Shirley" a lot when I was a kid. I'm going to set my own kids down in front of this DVD set and see what they think of it!

Available Tuesday, April 17



Happy Days - The Complete Second Season
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Henry Winkler as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham
Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham
Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
Ron Howard as Richard 'Richie' Cunningham
Anson Williams as Warren 'Potsie' Weber
Don Most as Ralph Malph

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Mono Sound
Running Time: 9 Hours 36 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"'Happy Days' are here again!

Enjoy Season Two of this American TV classic! The gang from the top-rated sitcom is back for more 1950s fun -- Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard), his parents Howard (Tom Bosley) and Marion (Marion Ross), his buddies Ralph (Donny Most) and Potsie (Anson Williams), and the coolest greaser, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler). Join Richie and his friends for more rockin' adventures as they grow into young adulthood. This four-disc DVD collection contains 23 episodes of memorable entertainment for the whole family."

"Happy Days - The Complete Second Season" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Continue your "Happy Days" collection with this second season DVD. Too bad there aren't any bonus features on it!

Available Tuesday, April 17



Not Just the Best of The Larry Sanders Show
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Garry Shandling as Larry Sanders
Jeffrey Tambor as Hank Kingsley
Rip Torn as Arthur
Wallace Langham as Phil
Penny Johnson as Beverly Barnes
Janeane Garofalo as Paula

Special Features:
Documentary: The Making of The Larry Sanders Show
Featurette: Trio
Exclusive Interviews: Personal, Intimate, Indulgent Meetings With My Friends That Are Meant Only for Me to See
Featurette: Interview with Penny Johnson
Featurette: Interview with Wallace Langham
Featurette: Interview with Scott Thompson
Featurette: Interview with Janeane Garofalo
Featurette: Interview with Mary Lynn Rajskub
Featurette: Interview with Sarah Silverman
Featurette: Interview with Jeremy Piven
Featurette: Interview with Bob Odenkirk
Featurette: Interview with Linda Doucett
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Alternate Takes
Audio Commentary and Documentary Introduction on What Have You Done for Me Lately with Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan
Audio Commentary and Documentary Introduction on Hank's Night in the Sun with Garry Shandling and Todd Holland
Audio Commentary and Documentary Introduction on Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation with Garry Shandling and Judd Apatow
Audio Commentary on Flip with Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan
Digitally Remastered Audio and Video

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 577 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the official DVD synopsis:

"'The Larry Sanders Show' debuted on HBO August 1, 1992, and was ahead of its time, becoming an immediate critical and audience hit for its satirical, tongue-in-check look at Hollywood. The series that combined documentary-like camerawork with a clever blend of fact and fiction set the standard of quality for HBO and influenced the development of shows like 'Sex and the City,' 'Six Feet Under,' 'The Sopranos,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'The Office.' over the course of its six-year (1992 - 1998), 89-episode run, the series was nominated for 56 Emmy® Awards (winning three: Outstanding Writing for Shandling & Peter Tolan, Outstanding Directing for Todd Holland, and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Rip Torn). The show also won three Golden Globe® nominations, two Peabody Awards, two TV Critics Awards and five CableACE Awards for Best Comedy Series. Unfortunately, the series never won an Oscar, a Tony or the Nobel Prize for Literature because the nominating committees received their DVD screeners late."

"Not Just the Best of The Larry Sanders Show" is not rated.

CS Comment:
Never seen "The Larry Sanders Show"? This is the perfect opportunity to catch the best episodes of the series!

Available Tuesday, April 17



Foxworthy's Big Night Out
Buy this DVD at Amazon.com

Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Jeff Foxworthy

Special Features:
Bloopers
Best of Jeff's Monologues
Behind the Scenes

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 253 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"Comedian Jeff Foxworthy heads out on a new adventure with a whole new cast of friends and special guests in the signature CMT sketch comedy series, 'Foxworthy's Big Night Out.'

Each week, a different country artist joins Foxworthy for the ultimate in country comedy and live musical performance. Country stars Kenny Rogers, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Sara Evans, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, the Warren Brothers, Hank Williams Jr. and the Wreckers all test their comedy chops by appearing in sketches with Foxworthy and his amazing cast of improv actors.

Mixing the traditional TV monologue with sketches, redneck words of the day, audience participation and some of the best musical performances the world of country music has to offer, 'Foxworthy's Big Night Out' is a half hour of hilarity the whole family can enjoy together."

"Foxworthy's Big Night Out" is not rated.

CS Comment:
If you buy this DVD….you might be a redneck.

Available Tuesday, April 17

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