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Growing up, I can remember spending the night with my Nana and us watching such great funny shows like Carol Burnett and Hee Haw, so to see that they are now being released on DVD, well, it just brings a bit of nostalgia to me! Imagine my excitement to see this, being in my 30's ... so I know there are others out there that will be just as excited (or maybe more) to see this too! Make sure to check it out and see if there is someone you want to grab this for on your list!
Every legend has a beginning. And this past September, Time Life released the very first steps of a TV icon with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES. Featuring original broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972) not seen since their original airing more than forty years ago and hand-picked by Carol herself, Time Life has a configuration for every fan -- whether a die-hard, Tarzan-yelling, ear-tugger or a newbie, discovering the incredible talents of Burnett for the very first time.
Aside from the 6-disc retail set, which features 16 magical episodes and nearly 5 hours of bonus programming including a backstage tour of CBS Studio 33, 13 exclusive new interviews with Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Bill Hader, Queen Latifah, Don Rickles and others, bonus sketches and never-before-seen bloopers & outtakes, Time Life has also released two exclusive configurations. THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION includes 22 DVDs, over 20 hours of specially-created bonus programming, a collectible guest book and more. And, THE VIP EDITION features all that, plus a hand-signed, personalized greeting on the cover of the guest book from Carol. Each VIP EDITION will be numbered and arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity.
TIME Magazine named THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW one of the "100 Best Television Shows of all Time". This holiday season, perhaps it's time to discover why.
THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ($59.95srp, 6-Disc, Retail, Available Now at Costo, Target, Wal-mart, Best Buy and FYE)
THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION ($199.90, Time Life Direct, Available Now)
THE LOST EPISODES VIP EDITION ($399.95, Time Life Direct, Available Now)
Time Life invites home audiences back to rural Kornfield Kounty for some timeless, down-home entertainment with THE HEE HAW COLLECTION. The 3-disc collection features 5 episodes never-before-available at retail from the longest-running weekly syndicated series in television history.
These vintage episodes from the late 60s and early 70s, rarely seen since their original broadcasts and feature all the Kornfield Kounty regulars (including co-hosts Roy Clark and Buck Owens) and their hilarious comedy plus country legends like Conway Twitty performing "Hello Darlin'," Merle Haggard singing his classic "Okie from Muskogie," Tammy Wynette performing her #1 hit "Ways to Love a Man," an unforgettable duet with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn performing "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries," plus other country legends like Charlie Rich, Hank Williams Jr. and many other chart-toppers. Rife with pickin' and grinnin', singin' and spinnin' tall tales and corny jokes, the set also includes bonus interviews with show regulars including Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, George Lindsey, Charlie McCoy and Jim and John Hager,a s well as bonuses including all-time favorite comedy from the early years in "Hee Haw Laffs," featuring "Board Fence," "Cornfield," "Moonshiners," "Doctor Spot," "Old Philosopher," "General Store," "Haystack," "Schoolhouse" and other knee-slappers.
For true Kornfield Kounty fans, Time Life has also released several exclusive sets, only available online. These exclusive sets offer either 11 episodes across 8 DVDs or 23 episodes across 14 DVDs, for $99.95 or $189.900, respectively. Both sets arrive with hours of bonus programming including in-depth interviews and Hee Haw comedy classics.
THE HEE HAW COLLECTION ($39.95srp, 3-Disc, Retail, Available now at Wal-mart, Cracker Barrel)