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|The Doris Day Show - Season 3|
Actor: Doris Day
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Motion picture great Doris Day is back with a third smash season of her hilarious situation comedy series, which ran on CBS-TV from 1968-1973. In year three of THE DORIS DAY SHOW, Doris Martin (Day) moves from the country ... more »
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DAY'S THIRD TIME BRINGS MORE CHARM AND FUN!
Paul Brogan | Portsmouth, NH United States | 02/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Countless Doris Day fans have had cause to celebrate during the past year as the first and second season of her hit CBS comedy series have been released on DVD. The pristine quality and great bonus features have only been part of the reason for the rejoicing. The series has proven to be even better than die-hard fans recalled and many new admirers have fallen under the spell cast by Miss Day.
Season Three will soon be out and it promises to easily measure up to the first two, as the show continued to evolve season by season, thereby preventing viewers from falling into a routine rut.
During the third season, which aired in 1970-1971, the character played by Miss Day left the farm in Mill Valley and moved into San Francisco with her two boys. The grandfather, played by the venerable Denver Pyle during the first two seasons, appeared from time to time and even directed a few episodes. Miss Day takes up residence in an exquisite apartment with a spiral staircase located over an Italian restaurant run by husband and wife Kaye Ballard and Bernie Kopell. They add their own special zest to the proceedings and the season features a dazzling array of guest stars. There is something for everyones taste from Tony Bennett in a side-splitting episode, Van Johnson as Miss Day's cousin, Ricardo Montalban, John Gavin, not looking a day older than he did when he appeared with Miss Day in "Midnight Lace" in 1960, the nearly 90 year old Estelle Winwood, John McGiver, Stubby Kaye and returning for appearances from the previous year, Billy DeWolfe, Lew Ayres, Edward Andrews and Larry Storch as boxer, Duke Farentino. There's a terrific episode in which Miss Day wins a Doris Day Lookalike Contest and goes to Hollywood to meet Miss Day. Henry Fonda makes a cameo appearance and you almost wish the two stars had worked together.
McLean Stevenson, Rose Marie and Paul Smith are back as Miss Day's co-workers at Today's World Magazine and the annual fashion show sequence is a sparkling display of early 70's fashions from mod to marvelous.
One of the highpoints of the season is when Miss Day renders a few vocal ditties. Her version of "Silver Bells" sung in the Christmas episode is memorable as is her brief coupling with Bennett on his signature tune, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". Even her playful singing with Storch to "Shine on Harvest Moon" brightens the episode.
While the writing may sometimes be inconsistent, the one constant is Miss Day who is charming, real, and the most natural actress on television at the time.
"The Doris Day Show" deserved the huge ratings it garnered during the third of its five seasons on the air and after watching this DVD you will not have to ask why.
As usual, the production values promised are first-rate and the extras are indeed special.
After watching the third season, you'll be crossing your fingers and counting the days till seasons four and five are unveiled."
FUN SHOWS, GREAT QUALITY AND WONDERFUL BONUS STUFF
Music Expert | Los Angeles | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Doris Day is without a doubt one of the most natural actors in the history of film and television. She could play both comedy and drama with complete truth and great appeal. She translated well to the small screen and this third year of her CBS sitcom was probably its best. Doris is glamorous and surrounded by a wealth of talented co-stars and guests, ranging from McLean Stevenson to Kaye Ballard to Meredith Baxter and Tonny Bennett.
The quality of the episodes is terrific with rich, clear colors. The bonus material, as in previous Seasons 1 & 2 DVD sets, is plentiful -- new interviews with actors Bernie Kopell (Louie Pallucci) and Philip Brown (Billy Martin) plus another bloopers reel (with Doris having great fun between takes), outtakes of Doris' famous opening credit run down her spiral staircase, and lots more. If you haven't already enjoyed Doris Day's TV show on DVD, this is the best season to start with and then visit the others -- it's fascinating to watch "The Doris Day Show" evolve from a rural comedy in its first season to a sophisticated career woman in the city before Mary Tyler Moore came along."
Great to see this again!
jrc | Jonesboro, AR USA | 05/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As everyone else mentioned, these DORIS DAY season sets from MPI are simply great.
The only annoying feature, especially seen in 2nd and 3rd season episodes, is something that probably cannot be corrected. Everytime Miss Day appears in close up or two-shot, the image is diffused(slightly blurred)!! This was obviously done to hide any of Miss Day's wrinkles or other facial blemishes, but it can be jarring at times! In a few of the season 3 episodes, the effect becomes rather strange....in some shots, like watching a 3-D movie without the glasses! Poor Rose Marie doesn't get this treatment unless she's in a two-shot with Miss Day. I've always heard that some of the older movie stars were photographed in this way, but never really noticed it much until watching this series again.
Still, if you can get past this minor irritation, these are great wholesome family entertainment."
Better than I remember
W. Soule | Aylett, VA United States | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well I started with the thrid season because I didn't quite know what to expect. I did expect to be entertained by Doris, who has never failed to do that, but to be entertained to the extent that I was really surprised me. I laughed and found myself excited about watching the next show. I am not a Doris Day freak but I really do like the lady. She comes across as a typical, everyday, normal woman. I guess that is mostly her appeal. Her timing for comedy is wonderful and the cast surrounding her is perfect. I wish they still made comedies like this. Makes you realize how much we have changed (and not for the good) in the last 30 years. This set is wonderful, I am here to order Season II."