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Classic TV Bloopers: Uncensored DVD Review
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March 18, 2013 5:25 p.m.

Classic TV Bloopers: Uncensored presents approximately an hour and
sixteen minutes of flubbed lines and other goofs from the sets of television
programs from the 1950s to the 1980s. The opening sequence identifies the
specific programs from each clip, but unfortunately the feature doesnít (though
most of these programs will be easy to identify). The clips come one after the
other, with no introductions, set-ups or host making annoying jokes. While not every clip is noteworthy, there are
plenty of shots that will have you laughing. And I like that clips from
individual series are presented together in a group.
There is lots of great stuff
from Happy Days, including Ron Howard
falling down the stairs and Henry Winkler repeatedly cracking up during
one particular scene. There is also some footage from Laverne & Shirley.
I was glad that this
collection featured several flubs from M.A.S.H.
(one of my favorite shows), including a short montage of various cast members
saying, ďShit.Ē There is some footage
from The Dukes Of Hazzard, a show I
loved as a kid. Itís particularly great seeing Rosco P. Coltrane
saying, ďIíll shoot the living shit out
of youĒ into a megaphone.
One of my favorite bits in this collection is the clip
from the childrenís show New Zoo Revue.
I remember really not liking that show when I was a kid, but I love this clip.
Itís incredibly funny, particularly because it is a show aimed at children. I
think I would have appreciated the show just a bit more as a child had I seen
this clip then.
There are lots of outtakes from the original Star Trek series, including several bits
where actors walk into those doors, because the crew members didnít open them
in time. Plus, there is some great clowning around by cast members.
And speaking of bloopers related to Star Trek, thatís a nice misspelling of Leonard Nimoyís name on the
DVD box. (See photo.) Itís misspelled on the back too. Thatís great,
considering this is a DVD that is pointing out othersí mistakes.
Other shows featured in this collection include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hoganís Heroes, I Love Lucy, Rowan &
Martinís Laugh-In. Thereís something from The Tonight Show that is seriously hilarious.
There are some weird bits with commercials too. The
Johnsonís baby powder ad is delicious. The Citgo bit is great too, but I really
wish I knew exactly where this footage was from. It canít be an outtake from an
actual Citgo commercial, can it? If so, that actor is seriously ballsy.
Bonus Features
This DVD has a couple of
good bonus features. The first is an episode of the Jack Benny Show, with Bob Hope and Martin & Lewis. This was a
live 1950s broadcast. Itís the whole show (approximately 26 minutes), with a
bit of fooling around, some ad-libbing and some flubbed lines. Both Jack and
Bob crack up at times. And so did I while watching. By the way, Martin &
Lewis appear only very briefly.
The second bonus feature
is ď1960s TV Gag Reel,Ē which is approximately fifteen and a half minutes. It
includes a shot of a cow ad-libbing on set during a live broadcast.
There is also a trailer
for the Classic Movie Bloopers:Uncensored DVD, which was released at the same time as Classic TV Bloopers: Uncensored. Both
were released on January 29, 2013 through Legend Films.

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