I always find it amusing that a lot of standup specials and documentaries are released on DVD just a day or two after they're shown on television. Jim Gaffigan: King Baby premiered this past Sunday, and here it is for sale on DVD. I guess you could have just taped it (sorry, "recorded it"), though I'm sure there are extras on the DVDs you don't get on the TV special.
I'm just happy Volume 5 of Hannah Montana is out!
- California Dreams - Seasons 1 and 2
- The Fugitive - Season 2, Vol. 2
- Goosebumps - Return of the Mummy and The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
- Hannah Montana - Vol. 5
I think I mentioned a week or two ago that it was good that I didn't have to spend any money on DVDs. Well, it looks like we're getting into a time when they're releasing something every single week that I want. This week it's Game Show Moments Gone Bananas, which looks like a lot of fun.
The first season of This American Life is finally out in general release after the Borders-only version from last year.
- Alvin & The Chipmunks - Alvin's Thanksgiving Celebration and Holiday Gift Set
- Ax Men - Season 1
- Boston Legal - Season 4
- Brothers & Sisters - Season 2
- CSI: NY - Season 4
- Cashmere Mafia - Complete Series
- Friday The 13th - Season 1
- Games Show Moments Gone Bananas
- iCarly - Season 1, Vol. 1
- Peanuts - Peanuts Holiday Collection
- Rob & Big - Season 3
- Samantha Who? - Season 1
- Schoolhouse Rock - Election Collection
- This American Life - Season 1
- Two and a Half Men - Season 4
I'm just old enough to remember watching Schoolhouse Rock on ABC, and getting all those catchy but educational songs stuck in my head. The series of shorts that popped up between cartoons on Saturday mornings was conceived by Thomas G. Yohe and based on the simple idea that rock lyrics stick in kids' minds easily, so why not make them educational? The series has become one of the defining pop cultural icons of Generation X, and YesButNoButYes has a brief history of the series and the men and women behind it, complete with video clips. The piece mentions Jack Sheldon (the "I'm Just a Bill" guy) lent his voice to an episode of Family Guy, but it forgets to mention he was also the voice of the "Amendment To Be" in an episode of The Simpsons: "There's a lot of flag burners / who have too much freedom / I wanna make it legal for policemen / to beat 'em." It's a great bit of TV history, definitely worth checking out.
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