Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Why Hasn't Newhart Been Released On DVD?

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Newhart was a funny, classy, slow. And it's not just me who thinks so. Both my brothers -- Darryl and my other bother Darryl -- agree.

The series ran from 1982 to 1990. So, why hasn't it been released on DVD? Doesn't MTM want to make any money? Are they waiting for Bob Newhart to, you know, die?

Have the terrorists won?

Why are we being punished?

Or, as Seinfeld's George Costanza might say, "why? why? why?!".

And that's the way the Ball bounces.
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12 comments:

Joe said...

Bit of trivia: Which Daryl is never referred to as "My other brother Daryl"? BTW Newhart is on Comedy Gold cable channel 5 nights a week.

RkBall said...

The first one?

Comedy Gold channel?

1. Never heard of it -- must be a western thing.
2. We ditched cable.
3. I like to, no must watch episodes in sequence, and this is very difficult to do watching them on a network.

One bucket of nothing. Ha ha ha. Still chuckling over that one, Joe!

Surecure said...

Actually... it has been released on DVD.
http://www.amazon.ca/Newhart-Season-1-Bob/dp/B000YKYT1M

Leeky Sweek said...

Hey there RK, I totally agree with you. I would go a whole week without coffee just to get seasons of Newhart on DVD.

I saw him in concert a few years back. A class act all the way.

BTW, Season one is available on DVD and has been for some time.

Cheers.

RkBall said...

Season one only -- I'm talking about the series.

RkBall said...

Leeky -- I'm talkin' the whole enchilada. Being able to get season one only -- and this has been the case for a few years now -- just increases the punishment.

Leeky Sweek said...

RK, I heard a rumour (emphasize rumour) that Bob wasn't happy that the studios weren't releasing the entire series of the earlier "Bob Newhart Show." Therefore, he was blocking release of his later series.

Joe said...

My brother Daryl is dark haired. My other brother Daryl is blonde.

RkBall said...

Leeky -- I read something like that too. I have seasons 1-4 of the Bob Newhart show, in fact, I have season four here with me in Singapore.

So, maybe the Bobster is dragging his feet. It should be a human right for studios to release these classic boomer shows on DVD. Where are the human rights police when we need them??!!

Anonymous said...

"Newhart" Season 2 Just Announced by Shout Factory! http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Newhart-Season-2/19148

groovymovieguy said...

season 3 came out in april by shout factory and season 4 is due out in august 2014

RkBall said...

Thanks for the info. Now, should I wait for the price to come down?! Decisions, decisions!

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