Time Life’s Latest ‘Hee Haw’ Collection Is Loads More “Kornpone Komedy”

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Courtesy: Time Life Entertainment/StarVista

Time Life Entertainment is taking audiences on a trip back to Kornfield Kounty. That is thanks to is a new fourteen-disc collection of Hee Haw episodes titled Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition.  This latest compilation is a welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s personal DVD library.  That is due in part to the episodes that have been culled for the collection.  That will be discussed shortly.  The production values presented within the episodes is another key element to note in examining the collection’s presentation.  They will be discussed later.  Last and hardly least of note in the set’s presentation is its packaging.  Each element plays its own important part in the set’s presentation.  Altogether they show completely why Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is such an enjoyable collection.

Time Life Entertainment’s recently released Hee Haw box set Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is hardly the first Hee Haw collection that the company has ever released.  That aside it is one of the most extensive of the show’s collections that Time Life has released in recent memory.  Keeping that in mind, the episodes that are presented in the collection make up the most important of the set’s elements.  All twenty-three episodes that are presented across the collection’s three box sets have already been released in their own respective box sets before.  That might not seem important on the surface.  But the fact of the matter is that even though they have been released, having at least these episodes in one place saves at least some space on fans’ DVD racks; especially fans who might not already own any of the show’s others collections, including the shows full series set.

On a related note, Amazon and Time Life are listing this collection’s pricing at an MSRP of $114.  That might seem rather expensive to some.  By comparison, the also recently released Hee Haw: Return To Kornfield Kounty boasts only nine episodes spread across sixteen discs and is being listed at $99.99.  So it boasts more discs, but far fewer episodes.  Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition presents twenty-three episodes over fourteen discs.  And while the price might be higher than that of Hee Haw: Return to Kornfield Kounty, it is a price that is economical.  For more comparison, the six-disc Hee Haw Collection—which is part of the Hee Haw: The  Collector’s Edition—is retailing on Amazon and Time Life at MSRP of $119.  Again, keeping that in mind, it makes this fourteen-disc set’s pricing even more of a non-factor.  And the seven-disc collection that is another part of the collection is almost impossible to find by itself today.  All things considered, the collections that make up the body of Time Life’s new Hee Haw collection and its pricing work together to show in themselves a big reason that this collection is welcome in any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  They are collectively just part of the reason that this latest set is so welcome is fan’s homes.  The production values presented in the collected episodes are just as important to note in the set’s presentation as the episodes themselves and the set’s related pricing.

The episodes that make up the body of Time Life’s new Hee Haw collection and its related pricing are key elements in their own right in examining the set’s presentation.  While the episodes presented here have each been previously released, having them in one collection, and at a price that is considerably economical compared to other recent Hee Haw collections, does plenty for the collection.  Of course they are only part of what makes Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition stand out among Time Life’s many Hee Haw collections.  The production values presented in each episode are just as important to note here as the episodes and the set’s related pricing.  The episodes included in this collection boast the same grainy look that they boasted in their original broadcast so many years ago.  Some even have the static lines that were visible in the original VHS footage of the show.  The thing is that even with those imperfections being there, there is something about them that serves to make the episodes…well…perfect.  They serve the nostalgia of fans who remember watching the show all those years ago, regardless of how old they were when they originally saw said episodes.  In the same vein, the audio in each episode is just as impressive as the show’s video mix.  The cuts between segments are fast-paced, too, thus keeping audiences engaged and entertained throughout.  When that is taken into consideration with the episodes, it shows even more why this collection is so welcome in any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  It is still not the last element to examine in the collection’s presentation.  The last element to examine in the collection’s presentation is the bonus material that is included in the set.

The episodes that were culled for Time Life’s recently released Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition, the set’s pricing, and the production values presented throughout the set’s episodes are each important in their own right to the collection’s presentation.  While each element is undeniably important in its own right to the collection’s presentation, they are not its only important elements.  The set’s packaging is just as important to note in examining its presentation as the other noted elements.  All three of the previously released collections that make up the body of the collection are housed within one larger box that houses them.  The box is, in reality, not that big in itself.  It is just large enough to house each of the three boxes that make up the collection.  Considering this, one could easily argue that it saves at least some space on fans’ DVD racks.  Given, even if all three sets were placed next to each other without the containing box, it would take up the same amount of space as they would with the extra containing box.  But at least the sets that were chosen for the collection are not that big to begin with.  Keeping that in mind, it proves the overall packaging to still be its own positive to the set’s collection.  When it is set alongside the set’s featured episodes, the set’s pricing, and the episodes’ production values, the set’s presentation shows in whole to be one that any Hee Haw fan will appreciate.  In turn, this proves once again why Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is one more welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.

Hee Haw: The Collector’s Edition is yet another welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  That is evident in the collection’s featured episodes, and by relation, its pricing.  The production values presented throughout each episode and the set’s packaging each play their own important part in the collection’s presentation, too.  All things considered, this recently released box set proves once more why it is another welcome addition to any Hee Haw fan’s home DVD library.  It is available now and can be ordered online direct via Amazon.  More information on this and other titles from Time Life Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

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‘Maude: The Complete Fifth Season’ Is Yet Anoher Example Of Comedy Done Right

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Courtesy: Shout! Factory

Television today is a pale shadow of what it once was so many decades ago.  It used to be that even with only a few channels audiences had so many options.  That is because writers in television’s bygone eras were allowed to get away with so much more without fear of repercussions.  They weren’t afraid to take on touchy subjects.  And that is because people weren’t so driven by political correctness.  It’s too bad there are so few TV shows like that out there today.  Thankfully Shout! Factory has been offering audiences options in the past year or so with the release of the classic dramedy Maude both in a full series set and in its own separate standalone season sets.  This past June, Shout! Factory released the series’ penultimate season.  It goes without saying that the series is just as entertaining in its fifth season as in its first seasons if not perhaps more so.  That is due in large part to the work of the series’ writers.  That will be discussed shortly.  The work of the series’ cast is just as important to note in the series’ fifth season as that of the show’s writers.  This will be discussed later.  Last and hardly least of note in the fifth season of Maude is the series’ general presentation (its audio and video).  It plays its own important role in the overall presentation of Maude: The Complete Fifth Season.  Together with the work of the show’s writers and its cast, all three elements come together to show why Maude was, and still is today, one of the greatest series of one of television’s greatest eras.

Late this past June, Shout! Factory released the fifth complete season of the classic dramedy Maude.  The series’ penultimate season, it is more proof of why the series was, and still is today, one of the greatest series from one of television’s greatest eras.  This is thanks in no small part to the continued work of the show’s writers.  Audiences will note in watching Season Five’s twenty-four episodes that it boasts just as much heart and humor as it did throughout all four of its previous seasons.  What’s more many of the topics that are covered in each story—gender roles, homosexuality, fidelity (and infidelity) and even bromances (of all things)—are just as relevant today as they were in Season Five’s original run on CBS.  From Walter and Arthur learning to be comfortable in with simply hugging each other to Maude trying to be there for Walter when he faces one of his darkest moments to Maude having to face the very real issue of immigration and beyond, the writers expertly balance the series’ heart and humor from one episode to the next right up to its season finale in which Maude has to find a new housekeeper.  What is truly amazing to think about in considering the series’ writing in its fifth season is the fact that the writers managed once again to craft a whole season’s worth of new, original episodes all while taking on many of the issues that had been tackled time and again in the series’ first four seasons.  If for no reason other than that, the writing deserves its share of credit.  That and the ability of the writers to balance the series’ heart and humor throughout solidifies the importance of the series’ writing in its fifth season.  The work of the series’ writers is just one of the most notable of Season Five’s elements of course.  The work of the show’s cast in interpreting each episode’s script is just as important to note here as the work of the shows writers.

The work put in by Maude’s writers in the series’ fifth season is undeniably important to the series’ presentation.  That is because of the expert way in which they balanced the show’s heart and humor once again all while crafting twenty-four new episodes with topics that had already been tackled more than once in the series’ first four seasons.  While their work is clearly important in its own right to the presentation of the series’ fifth season, it is only one of the most important of the season’s elements.  The work of the show’s cast is just as important to note as that of its writers beginning with lead star Bea Arthur.  Arthur is spot on once again throughout Season Five.  Her comic timing both by herself and with her cast mates.  There are moments here and there in which she breaks down that fourth wall, and does so with such subtlety.  That subtlety makes for its own share of laughs because of how subtle she is in doing so.  In other moments such as when Maude finds Walter fighting for life in the three-part story arc “Walter’s Crisis” she is just as incredible to watch because of her ability to emote without becoming hammy.  In the case of Walter’s dream about Arthur she is just as entertaining thanks to her comic timing with co-star Bill Macy (The Jerk, The Holiday, Analyze This).  Macy is just as entertaining in his own right, too.  There is no denying that.  His reaction when Maude’s friends turn out to be swingers is classic in its own right.  When he and co-star Conrad Bain take on the topic of men being comfortable with something as simple as hugging one another (even when they’re straight) that comic timing is just as evident.  Macy’s portrayal of Walter’s emotional pain in “Walter’s Crisis” is just as incredible to take in.  Just as with [Bea] Arthur, it would have been so easy for him to chew the scenery so to speak in that story arc.  But he didn’t.  He hit the nail right on the head with his portrayal.  It is just one more example of the importance of the cast’s work in Maude’s fifth season and hardly the last.  One could note the work of both Rue McClanahan and Conrad Bain just as much here, too.  But that would take far more time and space than is available here.  Keeping that in mind, it should be clear why the work of the cast in Maude’s fifth season is just as important to its presentation as the work put in by the show’s writers.  It still is not the last notable element to examine in the presentation of Season Five.

The work put in both by Maude’s writers and the show’s cast is important to the presentation of its fifth season.  It works hand in hand to make quite clear why this season is just as enjoyable as the series’ first four seasons.  The work of said parties is collectively only part of what makes Maude’s fifth season so enjoyable.  The work put in by those charged with restoring the footage for Season Five’s home release is just as important to note as that of the show’s writers and cast.  Audiences that were not lucky enough to get their hands on the series’ full six-season box set will be glad to know that the production values presented in Season Five are just as impressive as those presented in the series’ first four seasons, too.  It is clear in watching Season Five that just as much time and effort went in to restoring the show’s footage (including its audio) as was put in to restore Seasons 1 – 4.  The footage is grainy, as it should be.  But it is also clear that it has been cleaned up to look just as it did in its original run.  This is important to note because sadly there are some companies out there who don’t even make that effort.  Rather, they just let the footage look terribly grainy and almost unwatchable.  That isn’t the case here.  In the same vein, the audio is perfectly in sync and sounds just as good.  The combination of both factors shows clearly why the production values presented in Maude’s fifth season is just as important to its presentation on DVD as is the season’s writing and the work of the show’s cast.  All things considered, audiences will agree that regardless of their familiarity with this classic standout series this season is yet another wonderful installment of a show that is one of the greatest sitcoms of the 20th century.

Maude is one of the greatest sitcoms of the 20th century, hands down.  Shout! Factory has proven that time and again thanks to the release of the series’ full six-season set some time ago and with the release of its first four seasons.  Now with the release of the show’s fifth season late this past June Shout! Factory has done just the same once again.  The series’ writing is once again a breath of fresh air in comparison to the writing presented in so many of today’s sitcoms.  Its stories are just as relevant today as they were in their original broadcasts.  The same can be said of the topics that each episode takes on.  Throughout it all, the writers once again balanced the heart and humor that made the series so enjoyable in its first four seasons, too.  The work of the cast in interpreting the scripts for Season Five does just as much to exhibit how entertaining Maude remained in its fifth season.  The work put in to restoring the show’s footage for Season Five’s home release is the final touch on this set.  Each element is important to note in its own right in examining the overall presentation of Maude: The Complete Fifth Season.  All things considered, this penultimate season of Maude is yet another clear example of why Maude was and still is today one of the greatest sitcoms of the 20th century.  Maude: The Complete Fifth Season is available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered online direct via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/maude-season-five.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

 

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The O’Jays To Appear On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ This Week

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Courtesy: Merlis For Hire

The O’Jays are going to be on television this week.

The group—Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Nolan Grant—will be on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night.  The trio will sit in with the show’s house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human and will perform with the band  going to commercials and coming out of breaks.  The numbers expected to be featured in those segments will come from The O’Jays’ extensive catalogue.

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The Getaway Has Finally Gotten Here

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Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

The Getaway has finally gotten here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album is now available in stores and online today worldwide.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for its new single ‘Dark Necessities’ yesterday.  The video, directed by Olivia Wilde, can be viewed online now here.  Wilde had a chance to sit down and discuss working with the band on the video and had only positive remarks about the filming process.  “It was an honor and a thrill to create this video with such wonderful artists,” she said, “who happen to make up one of the greatest bands of all time.”  The video features appearances by renowned long board surfers Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

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Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

 

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Courtesy: BBGun Press/Viacom/CBS

Along with its new video premiere, the band also made an appearance on CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden earlier this week.  The band took part in the show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment in which it performed some of its own classic hits, new music, and more.  Audiences can view that appearance online now here.

 

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Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Those appearances are not the only ones for the band this week.  DIRECTV, Audience Network, and U-Verse will present a special performance by the band tonight.  The performance was recorded recently by the band at the iHeart Theater L.A.  It can be seen tonight at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239 and on U-Verse Channel 1114.  It features a number of the band’s classic and newer material including: ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘Other Side,’ ‘By The Way, and ‘Soul To Squeeze’ among many others.  The band is gearing up to make its way across the world at a number of major concert festivals in support of The Getaway.  Audiences can check out the band’s current tour schedule online now here.  More information on The Getaway, the band’s tour schedule, additional live appearances, and more is available online now at:

 

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Unveil ‘Dark Necessities’ Video Today

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Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Red Hot Chili Peppers is going “dark” on its new album The Getaway.

The Grammy® Award-winning band will unveil the video for its new song ‘Dark Necessities’ today  The video will be streaming online via the band’s official Facebook page beginning today at 1pm EST/10am EST following a live Q&A sessions with front man Anthony Kiedis at 12:30pm EST/9:30am PST.  The video was directed by Olivia Wilde and features cameos by noted long board surfers Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

The Getaway will be available in stores and online beginning this Friday, June 17th.  Audiences that pre-order the album now will get the album’s ‘Dark Necessities,’ ‘We Turn Red,’ and the album’s title track as instant downloads.  It can be pre-ordered online now here.

Earlier this week the band appeared on CBS’ Late Late Show  With Jammes Corden for the show’s  beloved “Carpool Karaoke” segment to perform some of their most well-known songs and some new material.  Audiences can check out the band’s appearance on the show now here.  In only twenty four hours, the video received more than six million views and at the time of this post sits at over 9 million views  The band is currently touring in support of The Getaway.  It will be at the famed Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark on June 29th.  It is just the first of an extensive festival run that the band has scheduled.  The band’s current live schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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The Nanny: The Final Season Is A Fond, Fun, Funny Farewell To CBS’ Modern Classic Sitcom

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Courtesy: Shout! Factory

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally to say farewell to Nanny Fine one last time.  Shout! Factory releases the sixth and final season of CBS’ modern classic sitcom The Nanny today.  It marks the first time that the twenty-two episode run has ever been released in its own standalone DVD set.  All twenty-two episodes from the series’ final season are presented here across three discs.  And over the course of those twenty-two episodes there is plenty to appreciate beginning with the episodes themselves.  The writing within the episodes is just as important as the episodes themselves.  There are plenty of laughs once again from the season premiere to the series finale to keep audiences entertained.  Last but hardly least of note in this season is the work of the series’ cast.  Once more the cast shows perfect timing and great chemistry in every episode, making for even more entertainment from beginning to end.  Each element proves important in its own right, as noted.  Altogether, they make The Nanny: The Final Season a fun and funny farewell to a great modern classic series.

The Nanny: The Final Season is a fun and funny farewell to CBS’ modern classic sitcom.  For five seasons, the series provided audiences with so many laughs and a certain amount of heart, too.  Now it does that once again here in this final installment.  One of the most important, notable elements of Season Six is its episodes.  This season’s release marks the first time that its episodes have ever been released in their own standalone season set.  Previously, Season Six had been released as part of the series’ full series run which was released in 2015.  All twenty-two episodes that made up Season Six are included here in their entirety.  The only “episode” that is not included with the season’s set is the cast’s 2004 “Reunion Special.”  Sure, it aired a little more than five years after the series ended its initial run.  But considering that this season is the series’ last, it would have been a major plus to have had this as an added bonus to the set, unless of course Shout! Factory has plans to release the reunion special in its own single-disc presentation in the not too distant future.  Right now it doesn’t look like that is in the works.  So it is a little bit of a letdown that the reunion special wasn’t included at least as a bonus feature to the set.  Even with its omission in this last installment of The Nanny it isn’t enough to really detract so much from the set that it becomes unwatchable.  Keeping that in mind, the episodes still maintain the center point of the set’s enjoyment.  They are collectively just one important part of the set’s presentation.  The writing within the episodes is just as important as the episodes themselves.

The episodes that are presented within the final season of The Nanny are in themselves hugely important to the set.  That is because their presentation in this set marks the first time that they have been presented together in their own standalone season set.  They are presented in whole just as they were in their original broadcasts on CBS.  Considering this it makes the set’s roughly thirty-five dollar price tag a largely reasonable price.  This is even without the series’ reunion special as a bonus or otherwise.  The episodes are collectively just one of the set’s most important elements.  The writing within each of the season’s episodes is just as important as the episodes themselves.  Over the course of the series’ previous five seasons, the show’s writers had shown real talent with not just the show’s episodes but the content within the episodes.  That content included great dialogue between the cast and equally funny one-liners throughout each episode.  That is no different in the series’ final season.  It is evident right off the top in Season Six’s premiere as Fran and Maxwell get stranded on a deserted island.  On the surface, it’s a classic story of two people being stranded by themselves in the wild.  On another level though, it is a story that sees the couple facing the first true test as husband and wife.  What is really interesting here is that as easy as it would have been to go over the top with this story, the writers opted not to take that route.  Instead they made it playful, and even rather edgy considering some of the innuendo thrown into the dialogue.  Even with all of the innuendo and jokes infused into the script for this episode, there was at least one tender moment between Fran and Maxwell that will put a smile on any viewer’s face.
“The Hanukkah Story” is another example of the importance of the writers’ work.  It is a holiday episode.  But unlike so many other holiday episodes out there from other series, it’s not one of those schmaltzy sort of episodes.  After all, the writers already did that with the show’s Passover episode.  This episode sees Max, C.C., and Gracie getting in a crash during a holiday trip to Boston.  Fran crosses religious lines so to speak when a nun happens along as Fran waits for Max to return.  The reason for the nun’s appearance is in itself a lighthearted moment that keeps the episode from becoming too emotionally heavy.  For the sake of those that haven’t seen this episode it won’t be revealed here.  Even when Max reveals the whole story of what happened, the writers keep the tie in to the Hanukkah story from being too emotional thanks to a pair of short jokes about holiday miracles.  Being that holiday episodes of TV shows are generally a craps shoot the writers rolled a lucky seven here.  Sure, it isn’t the only episode of a sitcom to ever attempt a lighthearted holiday episode.  But it is one of the rare lighthearted sitcom holiday episodes out there to date that succeeded.  And that is thanks, again, to the writers obviously not taking themselves too seriously in trying to not be serious (if that makes any sort of sense).

“Maggie’s Wedding” is one more example of what makes the show’s writing important once again in this season.  Right from the episode’s opening moments, Fran and Max just happen to be right in the room when Maggie’s boyfriend proposes to her.  The couple’s immediate and split reaction to the moment is a direct homage to I Love Lucy.  Fran’s response to Max constantly forbidding the wedding is just as funny.  She tells him, “Keep talking.  We’re listening” as she and the rest of the ladies head out the door, wedding plans stirring in their minds.  This is all within the first few minutes of the episode.  Even with all of the comedy tied into the episode, there are also some tender moments that will move viewers just as much.  One of the most memorable of those moments is Max’s talk with Maggie.  He has to finally come to terms that Maggie is grown up and she has to live her life.  It’s a moment through which every father with a daughter/daughters goes through.  So, even fathers will find this moment special.  It’s just one of the episode’s more emotional moments.  And together with the more lighthearted moments, the episode in whole will both entertain and move audiences male and female alike.  It’s one more example of what makes the show’s writing so important this season.  Set against the episodes themselves both elements strengthen even more the reason for fans of The Nanny to pick up this final installment of the modern classic sitcom.  And they still are not the only reasons that audiences and fans alike will enjoy this season of The Nanny.  Once again the cast’s work on camera shines through, making the show that much more enjoyable in its final season.

The episodes that make up the body of The Nanny’s sixth season and their sharp writing (both in terms of stories and smaller details) are both of equal importance to the set’s overall presentation.  While they are obviously quite important to the set they are hardly the show’s (and set’s) important elements.  The cast’s work in front of the cameras is just as important this time out as the episodes and their writing.  This is no different from the series’ previous seasons.  The chemistry that built between Shaughnessy and Drescher was more on display than ever this season as Fran and Max navigate the waters of married life.  One of the best moments between the pair comes early in the season in “Once A Secretary, Always A Secretary.”  Max comes to realize in this episode that he hasn’t yet adjusted to being married again, much less to the woman that was his children’s nanny.  When he slips up early on, saying that Fran was the nanny, the look on his face is priceless.  It is that look that lets viewers know he realizes he has really messed up.  It would have been easy for Shaughnessy to ham it up in the moment.  But he didn’t. He just stood there and let his face do the talking.  It is a great moment.  Drescher’s reaction as Max slips up is just as funny.  The two reactions together will leave viewers in stitches.  This is especially the case considering that other newlyweds will be able to relate to the situation.  Going from being boyfriend and girlfriend to fiancée to husband and wife is more of a whirlwind, mentally and emotionally than people realize.  So waking up and realizing that one is married takes some time in terms of adjustment.  Calling someone one’s husband or wife is actually strange to most couples at first.  It takes time adjusting to the new titles.  Any married couple will agree with that sentiment.  It’s just one of the moments when the cast’s work shines in this season.  Daniel Davis is just as entertaining from one episode to the next.  While he is still considered supporting cast, his interactions with his cast mates is yet again a laugh riot.  From trying to hide his new relationship with C.C. to sharing barbs with Drescher to so many other moments Davis proves time and again to be just as entertaining as his co-stars if not more so.  Lauren Lane’s work can’t be denied either.  Watching her reaction at Maggie’s wedding as Yetta tells her about Fran and Max walking in on her and Niles is worth just as many laughs.  Again, it’s one of those moments that shows the cast’s expertise.  Much as with Max’s reaction when he realizes he called Fran the Nanny early on in the season, C.C.’s look of total shock at being found out and following reaction will generate just as many laughs.  The blissful ignorance and innocence on Yetta’s part set against C.C.’s shock and embarrassment makes the moment even funnier and makes both actresses even funnier together.  It is yet one more example of what makes the cast’s work just as important to this season’s presentation as that of the writers.  There are plenty of other moments that could be cited to prove just how enjoyable the cast’s work was this season.  But that would take far too long.  That being the case viewers can find those moments for themselves.  The same can be said of the great moments in the episodes’ scripts that are just as enjoyable.  Speaking of the writing, that and the acting come together with the episode selection to make the whole of The Nanny: The Final Season a fond, fun, and funny farewell for one of the last great sitcoms of the twentieth century.

The Nanny: The Final Season is a fond, fun, and funny farewell for a show that is one of the last great sitcoms of the twentieth century.  That is saying quite a bit considering that the Big 4 (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) started moving more towards serials and all of the cookie cutter dramas not too long after it ended its run.  That is not to say that there is a correlation between the two events.  There were other sitcoms that ended around that time.  It just so happened that that was also the same time that the major broadcast networks were beginning to move more towards serials and cookie cutter crime and medical dramas.  Now getting back on the topic at hand, the fact that this season is the last of one of the last real worthwhile sitcoms on television it makes it that much more worth the addition to any viewer’s home DVD library.  That is evident through the episodes presented in this season and their writing.  The stories created for this season and their more minute details make for plenty of entertainment for audiences.  The same can be said of the cast’s work in front of the cameras.  Every member of the show’s cast shines in his and her own way from one episode to the next.   Their work and that of the writers comes together to make The Nanny: The Final Season, once more, a fond, fun, and funny farewell for a series that is one of the last great sitcoms of the twentieth century.  It is available now in stores and online and can be ordered direct online via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/the-nanny-the-final-season.  More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

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Shout! Factory To Release The Nanny: The Final Season Next Month

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It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally to say farewell to Nanny Fine one last time.

On Tuesday, March 15th Shout! Factory will release the sixth and final season of The Nanny.  It marks the first time that the twenty-two episode run has ever been released on DVD.  All twenty-two episodes will be presented here across three discs.  Season Six opens with Fran and Maxwell spending their honeymoon on a deserted island after the pair fell off of a yacht.  The moment tests the couple’s vows and leads to an intimate moment between the pair.  That’s just the beginning of the laughs for fans this season.  All of the bumps that every married couple experiences early on in married life are there and then some.  There is also a touching holiday story in “The Hanukkah Story” that will move audiences of any age. And in the series’ two-part finale, it turns out that Fran and Max aren’t the only ones with good news. There’s even a marriage in the cards for another member of the Scheffield family in this final season. So needless to say there are lots of laughs and lots of joyful tears to be had in this final season of The Nanny.

The Nanny: The Final Season will be released Tuesday, March 15th on DVD. It will retail for MSRP of $34.99 but can be pre-ordered at a discounted price of $29.99 now via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/the-nanny-the-final-season. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

 

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