These days there’s more television than ever, which makes finding some great shows to settle down with after a long day both easier and more difficult than ever. But relax, we’ll make things simple for you by showcasing a variety of great TV treasures that are now on sale. For this post, we are focusing on comedies from the golden age of television to today. So fire up the remote and get ready to laugh with some of the most beloved TV characters ever:
Laverne & Shirley: The Complete Series
Reprising their recurring roles from “Happy Days,” Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams starred in this hilarious 1976-1983 spin-off about a pair of lifelong friends who lived in a basement apartment in Milwaukee while working as bottlecappers for Shotz Brewery. The series also starred Michael McKean and David L. Lander as screwy neighbors Lenny and Squiggy, and Eddie Mekka as Carmine “the Big Ragu” Ragusa. With Phil Foster and Betty Garrett. All 176 episodes from the series are included in this 28-disc set.
Airing on ABC (and later NBC) from 1978 to 1983, this acclaimed sitcom followed the day-to-day travails of the employees of New York’s Sunshine Cab Company. Judd Hirsch played veteran cabby Alex Rieger, Danny DeVito was diminutive, despotic dispatcher Louie De Palma, and Andy Kaufman was quirky mechanic Latka Gravas; Jeff Conaway, Tony Danza, Marilu Henner, and Christopher Lloyd also starred. All 114 episodes are featured on 17 discs.
The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Series
One of the most popular TV shows of all time, this charming CBS sitcom ran from 1960 to 1968. Travel to the laid-back burg of Mayberry, North Carolina, and follow the comical, homespun exploits of widowed local sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), his son Opie (Ron Howard), the doting Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier), bumbling deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and the rest of the town’s quirky and lovable residents. This 39-disc set includes all 249 episodes from the series.
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis: The Colgate Comedy Hour
This two-disc set features the great comic duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in four episodes of the popular 1950-55 variety program “The Colgate Comedy Hour.” Special guests include Polly Bergen, Connie Russell, Dorothy Dandridge, and Helen O’Connell; also features “The Magic Act,” a pantomime performance between Lewis and Red Skelton from “The Red Skelton Show.”
Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series
Needing a reasonably priced apartment in New York City, ad agency workers Kip (Tom Hanks) and Henry (Peter Scolari) get a tip from their friend Amy (Wendie Jo Sperber) about a great apartment in her building, dirt cheap, but it’s a hotel for women! Now the other ladies know them as Buffy and Hildegarde, but they also know them as Kip and Henry, Buffy and Hildy’s brothers. See, it’s all perfectly normal! Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor, Telma Hopkins co-star in this cross-dressing 1980-82 ABC comedy. All 37 episodes from the series’ two seasons are featured in a six-disc set.
Psychiatrist and Cheers regular Kelsey Grammer left Boston for his hometown of Seattle and a job as a radio call-in show host. Thanks to brother David Hyde Pierce, dad John Mahoney, health care worker Jane Leeves, and radio producer Peri Gilpin, though, things were just as aggravating on the West Coast, in this hit 1993-2004 spin-off. All 258 episodes are featured in this 44-disc set.
Van Dyke and Company: The Complete Series
TV’s favorite funny man Returns with Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, & Other Comic Greats! Following his legendary success in situation comedy, Emmy-winning icon Dick Van Dyke headlined his own variety show in 1975-76 on NBC-TV. Now available for the first time since they were originally broadcast, these hilarious hours showcase the many wonderful talents of the television (The Dick Van Dyke Show) and film (Mary Poppins) legend, who can sing, dance and bring laughter to audiences of all ages. This complete series collection of his short-lived variety show features series regular Andy Kaufman (Taxi). Bob Einstein aka Super Dave Osbourne, (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and an illustrious list of guest performers such as Lucille Ball, Chevy Chase, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson, Harvey Korman, Tommy Smothers, Hal Linden, Freddie Prinze, John Byner and Gabe Kaplan, in addition to Dick’s old co-stars Mary Tyler Moore and Carl Reiner. Musical guests include Ike & Tina Turner, John Denver, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Sha Na Na, the Spinners, Bobbie Gentry, the Sylvers, Donna Fargo and Lola Falana. Bonus features: Dick and brother Jerry Van Dyke from the 1967 Dick Van Dyke Monsanto Special and a pair of 1965 Let’s Talk to Lucy radio shows where Lucille Ball interviews Dick Van Dyke!
TV Guide Classics: Television Legends
Heeeeeeeeere’s…a terrific collection of vintage 1950s television episodes featuring the legendary Johnny, Jack, and Uncle Miltie! Boasting an array of guest stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Carol Channing, Bing Crosby, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, and others, this three-disc set features 31 episodes from The Johnny Carson Show, The Jack Benny Program, and The Milton Berle Show.
Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life
Join Groucho in this laugh-packed collection of 20 episodes from You Bet Your Life. Cigar not included.
Seinfeld: The Complete Series Box Set
Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing, yet often trivial questions. Often described as “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld mines the humor in life’s mundane situations like waiting in line, searching for a lost item, or the trials and tribulations of dating. Co-starring are Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Jerry’s ex-girlfriend and current platonic pal, Elaine Benes; Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry’s neurotic hard-luck best friend; and Michael Richards as Jerry’s eccentric neighbor, Kramer. This highly renowned sitcom set the bar in comedy with some of the most hilariously watchable characters in television history. All 180 episodes are featured in this 33-disc collection.
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