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Old June 23 2013, 01:35 PM   #1
RJDiogenes
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When Things Were Rotten

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.
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