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Finding Long Lost Jack Benny Episodes

The last time on From the Archives that we checked in on Jack Benny, it was towards the end of his career, in 1973. While he was getting on in years, his oft-complimented timing was still just as sharp as it always was, and he still put on a good show. However, judging any comedian's performance at the age of 79 seems a little unfair, unless they're George Burns, so today we're going to examine Jack Benny at his peak, with the help of the new Shout Factory DVD The Jack Benny Show: The Lost Episodes.

I've spoken many times in this column about the various studios [...]

'Fridays' Starring Larry David and Michael Richards Finally Gets a DVD Release

The sketch comedy show Fridays has been unavailable on home video or in reruns since it originally aired in the early 1980s, with a smattering of sketches posted on YouTube being the only option for fans and young comedy nerds interested in checking out the show. Now, all that's about to change because Shout! Factory has acquired worldwide rights to Fridays and is planning a DVD release, according to The Wrap. Fridays was ABC's attempt to duplicate the success of Saturday Night Live, and it ran for three seasons from 1980 to 1982, jump-starting the careers of cast member/writer Larry David, cast member Michael Richards, and writer Larry [...]