New TV on DVD: Best of Saturday TV Funhouse, MacGyver, Wings and More

by Jason the TVaholic on October 24, 2006

in New On Tuesday, TV on DVD/Streaming

The Addams Family was looking for a new place to live and was Bewitched by a property on Sesame Street in The O.C. It was no Little House on the Prairie in Hannah Montana but it had all the Creature Comforts one would expect and sat right next to Jonathan Creek. It had plenty of room for their pets Greg the Bunny and Krypto the Superdog to run around and The Swan to spread its Wings. They also liked that the Groovie Goolies lived just down the street right next door to Beavis and Butt-head. Another neighbor who saw himself as the Monarch of the Glen, Hamish Macbeth, saw fit to point out his property line. He exclaimed, “That’s My Bush! And everything on this side of it is mine and I will use Slings and Arrows to protect it.” They thought he was a loser but didn’t want to use The L Word right there in front of him. Then they went in the house to check things out including the SCTV reception. They ended up watching Saturday Night Live with MacGyver as host and musical guest Degrassi The Next Generation. They enjoyed The Facts of Life sketch but the rest of the show took a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in terms of being funny. They went back outside to find that the Justice League Unlimited patrolled the city and Batman Beyond the city limits kept the riff-raff out. The next morning I awoke to find out that none of this was true. It was just a bunch of Nightmares and Dreamscapes – From the Stories of Stephen King although they were available on DVD for some reason.

Prime TV on DVD Pick

Saturday Night Live - The Best of Saturday TV FunhouseSaturday Night Live – The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
“Saturday TV Funhouse” has been consistently the funniest part of Saturday Night Live in recent years. While the rest of the show has had its ups and downs when one of these cartoons comes on you usually forgive the rest of the broadcast. They are, “I can’t believe they just did that,” funny. You can ‘t believe some of the things Robert Smigel comes up with for these entertaining vignettes. The most amazing thing is how they recreate the animation style of some of your favorite childhood cartoons. The Peanuts cartoon where the kids figure out if they just get in a circle around something and wave their hands it will change into what it should be like the tree does in the original. It looks just like the real thing and until the wacky stuff starts happening you wouldn’t know the difference. With over 80 minutes of cartoon goodness you can’t go wrong with this DVD. Unless you don’t like envelope pushing, pop culture skewering and downright riotous comedy. Special features include commentary by Robert Smigel and others and bonus cartoons along with storyboards and artwork from some of your favorites.

Other TV on DVD Options

The Addams Family – Volume One
Batman Beyond – Season Two (DC Comics Classic Collection)
Beavis and Butt-Head – The Mike Judge Collection (Vols. 1-3 + Beavis and Butt-head Do America – Special Collector’s Edition)
Bewitched – The Complete Fourth Season
Creature Comforts – The Complete Second Season
Creature Comforts – Merry Christmas Everybody
Degrassi The Next Generation – Season 4
The Facts of Life – The Complete Third Season
Greg the Bunny – Best of the Film Parodies
Hamish Macbeth – Series Two
Hannah Montana, Vol. 1 – Livin’ the Rock Star Life
Jonathan Creek – Season One
Justice League Unlimited – Season One (DC Comics Classic Collection)
Krypto the Superdog, Vol. 2 – Super Pets Unleashed
The L-Word – The Complete Third Season
Little House on the Prairie – Special Edition Movie Boxed Set (Look Back to Yesterday / Bless All the Dear Children / The Last Farewell)
MacGyver – The Complete Final Season
Monarch of the Glen – Series Five
Nightmares & Dreamscapes – From the Stories of Stephen King
The O.C. – The Complete Third Season
Groovie Goolies: Saturday Mourning Collection
SCTV – Best Of The Early Years
Sesame Street – Old School, Vol. 1 (1969-1974)
Slings & Arrows – Season 2
The Swan
That’s My Bush! The Definitive Collection
Voyage to the Bottom of Sea Season 2, Vol. 1
Wings – The Complete Third Season

What TV on DVD shows will you be adding to your collection this week? Which ones only rate a Netflix rental? Which ones will never see the inside of your DVD player?

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