New TV to DVD: Alias, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld and More

I was watching Kenny vs. Spenny on Match Game when I saw a promo for Da Ali G Show. His guests were going to be Seinfeld, Perry Mason and a Mother and Son that are So noTORIous that you just have to tune in. It turned out that Ali G new the mother and kept asking the son, do you know How I Met Your Mother? The son didn’t know until Ali G blurted out that he was the kid’s father hoping the interview would turn into a Family Affair. The kid was so traumatized by this revelation that he had to start seeing Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. After a few weeks with Dr. Katz the son realized that he had been living under an Alias all this time not knowing who he really was. Then he decided to Get Smart and hire a Boston Legal firm to get what he thought was owed him. When he lost he consoled himself by watching all 22 episodes of Star Trek The Animated Series, which was new to DVD this week just like all the others you can see below.

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Alias - The Complete Fifth SeasonAlias – The Complete Fifth Season, The Complete Collection
Alias was one of my favorite shows for the five seasons it was on. Cool gadgets, twisty plots and Sydney Bristow running down corridors in yet another funky getup. Today the fifth season of Alias is out on DVD along with a Limited Edition boxed set of the Complete Series. I was saddened when the show was cancelled but glad that they were given the chance to know ahead of time so they could wrap things up, which I thought they did a pretty good job of. My favorite character on the show was the computer gadget geek, Marshall. He provided the comic relief on the show. The The Fifth Season Set includes featurettes, deleted scenes and bloopers, as well as a look at the 100th episode. The Complete Series Boxed Sethas all 105 episodes on 29 discs. Special features include everything you would have gotten on the individual season sets along with a bonus disc of extra, all packaged in a Rambaldi artifact box collector’s case.

How I Met Your Mother - Season 1How I Met Your Mother – Season 1
How I Met Your Mother is one of my favorite new shows from last season. It is reminiscent of Friends in some ways and different in others. The story is told by a father in the future to his kids about what it was like back when he was looking for that special someone, namely their mother. The Barney character is one of the best characters of recent TV vintage. The DVD set has all 22 season one episodes on three discs. Special features include commentaries on select episodes by the cast and creators and a gag reel. So “Suit Up!” and sit down and watch this fun show on DVD.

Seinfeld - Season 7Seinfeld – Season 7
Seinfeld is an all time classic comedy. Season seven has plenty of the those classic episodes you remember like “The Maestro,” “The Wink,” “The Soup Nazi” and “The Caddy.” The Seinfeld DVD sets are some of the best as they include plenty of extras to keep any Seinfeld fan glued to their TV set for hours above and beyond the episodes themselves. These special features include 10 episode commentaries, deleted scenes, blooper reel, factoids and six featurettes. This is one DVD set the you won’t want to keep “In the Vault” because for TV comedy Seinfeld was the “Master of His Domain.”

Other TV to DVD Options

Best of Match Game DVD Collection
Boston Legal – Season 2
Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist – Season Two
Family Affair – Season 2
Get Smart – The Complete Series
Kenny Vs. Spenny: Season 2
Mother & Son: Season 1
Perry Mason – Season 1, Vol. 2
So NoTORIous – The Complete Series
Star Trek The Animated Series – The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek

What TV shows on DVD 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? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Note: The Get Smart DVDs were supposed to be released last week but due to a manufacturing problem they were delayed but are available now at

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  • Sean Hattaway Nov 22, 2006, 11:21 am

    If you’ve also got anything on House and CSI series, I’d be grateful if you’d share the knowledge… thanks!

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 26, 2006, 3:14 pm

    Sean, come back each Tuesday or get the RSS Webfeed to get the latest info on what TV shows are new on DVD each week. Thanks for visiting!

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