When I learned in May 2010—thanks to TDOY cub reporter and brand-spanking-new Facebook chum Larry Shell—that CBS-Paramount was finally bringing the first season of The Phil Silvers Show to that newfangled home video DVD…I wept with joy. (Of course, I also wept after I learned the company wasn’t going to do any follow-up season-by-season releases—but that’s a post for another day [in fact, there were several]. And my therapist says I am getting better.)
When I learned in February of last year—thanks to…half a tic: I found out about this one on my own—that Warner Home Video was finally bringing the first season of Maverick to that newfangled home video DVD…I also wept with joy. (And when I learned that Season 2 is just around the corner…well, let’s just say
Tangents blog—that Shout! Factory is planning to bring The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in its entirety to DVD…well, suffice it to say I’m a basket case. Honest to my grandma, I could win the lottery right now and that would take a back seat to this sensational news. (Of course—that means I could buy a set for everybody who wanted one…so maybe that wouldn’t be such a terrible thing.)
blogging by night. I have a partial bootleg set of the series—and I say partial because there are some episodes missing. (It’s a sad state of affairs when you can’t even trust your friendly neighborhood bootlegger.)
So I am ecstatic by this news. The article also mentions that Timeless Factory has acquired the rights to Fridays, the SNL rip-off that ran on ABC from 1980 to 1982. I’m sure people will be more excited about that…but as for me—give me Doris Packer saying “Chatsworth! You nahsty boy!” and I’m good to go.