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All the titles in full - Christmas treats especially for fans of Garry Marshall productions!,
This review is from: TV Sets: Christmas Treats [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)These are the titles on the DVD -
The Beverly Hillbillies: Christmas At The Clampetts 1963
The Lucy Show: Together For Christmas 1962
Petticoat Junction: Cannonball Christmas 1963
Happy Days: Richie Branches Out 1976
Laverne & Shirley: O Come All Ye Bums 1978
Mork & Mindy: Mork's First Christmas 1978
The Odd Couple: Scrooge Gets An Oscar 1970
Cheers: The Spy Who Came In For A Cold One 1982
Love American Style: Love And The Christmas Punch 1972 (one segment)(see below)
Having bought the previous release TV Sets: Holiday Treats [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] a couple of years ago I was really looking forward to this and pre-ordered it from Amazon.com.
The first three episodes are in black and white and The Lucy Show stands head and shoulders above them. Lucille Ball is just in a different class and the episode is excellent.
Although there were more festive episodes of Happy Days they could have chosen, I liked it because The Fonz only had a small part in it! Also included are Laverne & Sirley and Mork & Mindy - both spin-offs from Happy Days. I've always liked L&S but not M&M. However I was won over by Robin Williams' performance. In lesser hands the episode just wouldn't have worked.
As a collector of A Christmas Carol adaptations I'd have bought the DVD for The Odd Couple alone. A good episode with one of the best theme tunes ever! Cheers was also very good although not very festive.
On the front cover of the DVD featured there is no mention of Love American Style so I can't guarantee it being on your copy. It's only a fifteen minute segment anyway.
Why the mention of Garry Marshall in the title of my review? Because he was the executive producer on Happy Days (and wrote this episode), Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley and The Odd Couple! He was also executive producer on Love American Style but not on this segment. BTW, Happy Days originally started as a pilot episode/segment on the same programme!
This DVD will appeal to anyone interested in Christmas and/or vintage TV. Heyyyy!