TV on DVD: Dick Van Dyke and friends
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VAN DYKE & COMPANY
Variety show Dick Van Dyke's loopy lunacy is soooo '70s -- Inflate-a-Mate, underwater golf, chess/boxing match (with young George Foreman!), lots of physical comedy and random strangeness. Guests include sitcom partner Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson and Tina Turner. Even better, young Great Neck gadfly Andy Kaufman interrupts weekly for deadpan havoc. Too bad this 1976 hour only got 13 episodes to deconstruct its genre.
List price $30 for 3 discs, out from MPI.
GUNSMOKE: SEASON 7, VOL. 1 Western hit doubled episodes to hour length in this 1961 season; $40, CBS.