Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Good Morning World|
Actor: Ronnie Schell; Joby Baker; Goldie Hawn; Billy DeWolfe; Julie Parrish
Genres: Comedy, Television
What a Treat!
P. Mitchell | Calif. USA | 02/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I vividly remember watching this show with my family when it originally aired. It was bright, edgy, genuinely funny and Billy DeWolf could deliver a line like no one else (with the possible exception of Paul Lynde!) When I saw it was becoming available on DVD I felt a mixture of joy at being able to see it again, and fear that it would be one of those nostalgia pieces best left in it's own era. Let me assure you, it's a treasure. The characters are well drawn and engaging, and the writing is smart. But what makes this a home run for me is the treatment. S'more entertainment has done a beautiful job on these episodes. The colors and sound are crisp and clear, and if you are someone who has been burned by DVD collections where the quality was godawful, this is one time you can buy with peace of mind. This is truly one of the best TV series on DVD. I thank the producers for taking the risk on a show few might remember and for giving it the treatment of which other shows would be jealous."
Good Morning World . . . wake up to a funny show from the 19
Robert Huggins | Suburban Philadelphia, PA United States | 02/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's yet another "lost" television situation comedy that, thankfully, has made its way to DVD. "Good Morning World" ran on CBS in the 1967-68 season and, unfortunately, was up against "NYPD" on ABC and "Tuesday Night at the Movies" on NBC. In an interview included on disc 1, series co-star Ronnie Schell observes that "Tuesday Night at the Movies" was broadcast before the days of multiple movie channels on cable television and that "Good Morning World" couldn't compete with the likes of Cary Grant. As a result, "Good Morning World" was never among the top twenty shows and was promptly cancelled after its one year run of 26 episodes. A number of the writers and production people who worked on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" also worked on "Good Morning World," elevating it above many of the other sitcoms of the day. This is the show that gave Goldie Hawn her start on television, but the other regular cast members - Schell, Joby Baker, Billy DeWolfe, and Julie Parrish are all fine and obvious comparisons with "The Dick Van Dyke Show" can be made. In particular, the relationship between Schell and DeWolfe will remind one of the characters Buddy Sorell (Morey Amsterdam) and Mel Cooley (Richard Deacon) from the Van Dyke show, and Baker and Parrish are the "surrogates" for Rob and Laura Petrie.
As was the case with their previous TV-on-DVD releases ("Mister Peepers" and "Lotsa Luck!"), S'more Entertainment has done a great job in bringing this series to DVD. The episodes look reasonably crisp for an early color series that's nearly 40 years old and the audio is fine, save for an occasional dropout. There are also a few extras included on this DVD set, chief among them being the interview with Ronnie Schell which I would recommend watching before proceeding to the episodes; it's informative and provides a nice context for the show.
Fans of "Good Morning World" who watched the series back in the late 1960s will be happy to see this release, and those who are discovering it for the first time, particularly "crossover" fans of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," are likely to enjoy the humor that's delivered by a fine ensemble cast.