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The Best of the Colgate Comedy Hour
The Best of the Colgate Comedy Hour
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     20hr 0min

THE COLGATE COMEDY HOUR, which ran from 1950 through 1955, was a wildly popular weekly variety show filled with funny monologues and comic sketches. And it was broadcast live. The rotating roster of hosts included such ent...  more »

     
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Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Passport
Format: DVD - Color - Best of
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 20hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 10
SwapaDVD Credits: 10
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Butchered and no Songs
frankebe | redwood city, ca United States | 07/28/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Sorry folks, but they did it again. They placed the title of the DVD collection at the not-low-enough right of the frame, where it stays constantly visible throughout the programs; AND they cut out every single one of the Dean Martin songs as well as other parts of the show, INCLUDING some of the Martin & Lewis scenes!! For instance, on CD4, Show #1, the "Chapters" listing has a routine called "Jerry's Everywhere!", but this skit is nowhere to be found anywhere in the collection, and so you miss one of the funniest bits they ever did.

Don't buy this set.

Hey producers, you out there? Anybody listening? Give us the uncut versions with the option to skip the main titles and the commercials. No, I don't want to watch every show all the way through, but let ME CHOOSE what I want to watch or not watch."
It's good, but it could be great!!
M. Tolliver | 06/16/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Martin & Lewis in every endeavor, but most importantly in their Colgate shows, were the epitome of "The Golden Age of Television." Never will you see two men equally do all they can to make their audience laugh without completely humiliating themselves. Their movies would never completely show case the comedic talents of Dean Martin, but the show always would! Which leads me to the only flaw I found with this DVD set; you can see the two men in all their comedic glory, but you can barely hear Dean sing anything. Yes, all of Dean Martin's solo spots behind the microphone doing what he does best is extracted from every episode. So, laugh your bum off, but for newcomers you will only bare witness to half of the history."