Yes, it's true-- after many false starts, Mel Brooks' 1975 one-season wonder, When Things Were Rotten
, has finally come to DVD
. As some of the more temporally blessed among us remember, WTWR
was a surreal comedy in the mold of Young Frankenstein
and Blazing Saddles
that starred Dick Gauthier, Misty Rowe, Dick van Patten, Bernie Kopell and others. It's being sold through Amazon's DVD-On-Demand service.
I've been waiting for this for a long time. I love the off-the-wall humor of Young Frankenstein
, Blazing Saddles
et al and this show successfully brought it to weekly television. However-- just as when they tried to bring Airplane!
-style humor to television in the form of Police Squad!
-- the audience wasn't there for it and it only lasted one season.
For those of you who remember, this is great news-- for those of you who have never heard of it, but like that style of humor, I heartily recommend it.