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|Complete Kathy Mo Show - Parallel The Dark Side|
Actors: Mo Gaffney, Kathy Najimy
Directors: Art Wolff, Dean Parisot
Genres: Comedy, Television
With great insight, wit and compassion the QUEENS OF COMEDY -- Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet, Dirty Blonde) and Mo Gaffney (Mad About You, Happy Texas, Absolutely Fabulous) bring their unique perspective to a... more »
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W. Oliver | Alabama | 09/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The comedy team of Kathy and Mo consisted of Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney who first came onto the scene in the early 80s entertaining audiences in their hometown of San Diego, California. They went on to achieve much success in Off Broadway with their two-woman show which consisted mainly of skits featuring hilarious characters with strong views on feminism, gay rights, religion and abortion rights. "Parallel Lives" (1991) and "The Dark Side" (1995) became HBO specials. Both women went on seperately to achieve success in films and television.
This 2 disc dvd set contains both shows as well as video outtakes from some of their earlier shows. Also featured are two skits that Kathy and Mo did in 2004 when they briefly reunited. I find "Parallel Lives" to be much funnier and more satisfying than "The Dark Side." The former features the hilarious characters of Madeline Samuels and Sylvia Dunlevy, two elderly women who are broading their horizons by taking women's studies courses as a local junior college (these characters appear again in "The Dark Side"). And my favorite, the unforgettable Hank (Najimy) and Karen Sue (Gaffney), a drunk with a cigarette constantly dangling from his mouth and a young woman in a western bar, absolutely hysterical! The dvd features a commentary by Najimy and Gaffney."
3 Stars for Dark Side, 5 for Parallel Lives
N E Hetrick | Westland, MI United States | 01/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm glad I bought this DVD set. I've shown it to lots of friends and family members (my Da, in particular, enjoyed Mo's miming of a woman's typical morning, while my Mum thought Mo and Kathy's imitation of older students taking a women's studies course was hysterically accurate). My favorite line from Parallel Lives comes from the characters of the little-old-lady Women's Studies students, visiting a museum for a luncheon. One remarks on the appetizing appearance of something she presumes is a display for lunch, and the other, realizing it is an exhibit, says "No, no, my dear. (pats her hand) That's a [...] on a plate."
This is a MUST have set for mothers, daughters, Women's Studies enthusiasts, liberals, gays, ex-Catholics, current Catholics, feminists, activists, people who think outside the box, and those that love all of the above."
Kathy & Mo Show & "NO Show"
Marcus A. Weems | Dallas, Texs | 02/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been in love with Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney ever since their groundbreaking arrival heralded by their HBO special PARALLEL LIVES. Through the years I had heard rumors of a sequel or second part on HBO that I was never able to catch. FINALLY, I have seen it. I can't say that is was worth the wait.
If THE DARK SIDE had been the first one released, it would have been amusing and fun to watch, but not one for the record books. Unfortunately PARALLEL LIVES came out first and blew the doors off, leaving quite large shoes to fill the second time around. The intuitive nature and rapport that exalted any exchange between the two of them during PARALLEL in its entirety does not spark and was not present in THE DARK SIDE.
A Glimmer of the bond between the two was intermittent in the extras and outtakes. With no great production quality demonstrated in this bonus feature the old routines are charming and give us some insight to the Kathy and Mo we now know and adore, but nothing to write home about.
A MUST BUY and well worth the money for PARALLEL LIVES ALONE, the second feature of THE DARK SIDE is not necessarily a plus. My suggestion is watch DARK SIDE first then PARALLEL LIVES for maximum enjoyment.
Heyday Kathy and Mo
Rev. K. L. J. Depue | New York metro area | 01/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have admired their work separately. Kathy N. with her devil-may-care humor and wandering eye and Mo showing up in unexpected places (like Ab Fab). Together their first show is a riot... the majority of it is. If you never saw the specials on HBO (I think that's the genesis of the first recording, at least) it is worth the time and effort... some laughs, some touching moments.
The Dark Side is that and bogged down a bit, yet with a few bright moments. Sketch comedy is not for the faint of heart and- especially in the first show - their timing is remarkable.
The 'bonus' material is hard to follow - basically because they have the quality of transferred home movies - grainy and poor sound quality. I don't have a stereo TV so I was disappointed when I flipped to their running commentary that I could only hear Kathy speak - Mo was faintly in the background.
I would recommend this for anyone who would like to see Kathy pre 'Sister Act' and Mo before her ill fated talk show and guest spots. They were a hoot!"