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TV on DVD: Mel Brooks, not so rotten

Actor/Director/Writer Mel Brooks speaks onstage during the PBS

Actor/Director/Writer Mel Brooks speaks onstage during the PBS panel for "American Masters' 'Mel Brooks: Make a Noise'" of the 2013 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California. (Jan. 14, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Mel Brooks was at the height of his movie mastery in 1975 (just after "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein") when he dabbled in TV with this 13-episode Robin Hood spoof. "Get Smart" grads Dick Gautier and Bernie Kopell star. Though still only sporadically funny, their gag-com certainly delivers great guests -- Sid Caesar, Dick Van Dyke, Dudley Moore, Lainie Kazan, Paul Williams.

WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN

SeriesList price $25 for two discs, released by CBS, direct-order only from Amazon.com.

Also out:

WILFRED: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES This is the Australian original, starring co-creator Jason Gann as the troublesome dog; $30, Shout.

WILFRED: SEASON 2 Here's the American version, with Gann again and Elijah Wood, who start season 3 on FX Thursday; $30 DVD/$40 Blu-ray, Fox.

DOCTOR WHO: SEASON 7, VOLUME 2 Matt Smith's latest adventures; $25 DVD/$30 Blu-ray, BBC. (Separate release: "Doctor Who: The Snowmen" special, $15 DVD/$20 Blu-ray, BBC.)

K9: THE COMPLETE SERIES Little-seen 2009 family show with heroic robot dog out of "Doctor Who"; $30, Shout.

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