Ann and Donald are back for the second season of the groundbreaking hit situation comedy That Girl which aired in 1967-1968. It remained in a prime ABC spot following Bewitched and the viewer numbers regularly ranked in th... more »e top 5 television shows airing at that time. On September 20, 1967, Variety reported that That Girl held 27.5% of the TV viewing audience. This substantial number continued to grow through the season and by January 1968, Nielsen polls showed 45.4% of the TV audience was tuning in. This season debuted with one of the most popular episodes from the series. In "Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman," Ann gets a one-line role in a short-term revival of Gypsy and invites Ethel Merman (playing herself) back to her apartment for a home-cooked meal. Here are all 30 color episodes from the second season, along with rare bonus material and guest appearances by Sid Caesar, Rob Reiner, Teri Garr, Ruth Buzzi, Rich Little, Bill Bixby, Norman Fell, Joan Blondell and Ethel Merman. Bonus Features:
? Marlo Thomas Interview Featurette
? Never-Aired 1965 Pilot for Two's Company Starring Marlo Thomas
? Audio Commentaries with Marlo Thomas and series co-creator Bill Persky
joseph Corey | Raleigh, NC United States | 08/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second season brings us another 30 episodes of Ann Marie driving Donald nuts. This is also the season where they introduce the opening with the theme song sung, the kite and the wink. Shout! Factory has done a great job restoring this series so it plays better than when it first ran - back when you had to adjust the attenae on top of the TV.
Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman 9/7/1967 The Good Skate 9/14/1967 Black, White and Read All Over 9/21/1967 To Each her Own 9/28/1967 The Apartment 10/5/1967 Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (1) 10/12/1967 The Philadelphia Story (2) 10/19/1967 There's Nothing to Be Afreud of But Freud Himself 10/26/1967 The Collaborators 11/2/1967 When in Rome 11/9/1967 Thanksgiving Comes But One a Year, Hopefully 11/23/1967 The Mailman Cometh 11/30/1967 It's a Mod, Mod World (1) 12/7/1967 040 0 Reviews 3.9 It's a Mod, Mod World (2) 12/14/1967 041 0 Reviews 3.1 'Twas the Night before Christmas, You're Under Arrest 12/21/1967 A Friend in Need 12/28/1967 Fur All We Know 1/4/1968 The Rivals 1/11/1968 Sixty-Five on the Aisle 1/18/1968 Call of the Wild 1/25/1968 The Other Woman 2/1/1968 He and She and He 2/8/1968 Odpdypahimcaifss 2/22/1968 Great Guy 3/7/1968 The Detective Story 3/14/1968 If You Were Almost the Only Man in the World Just Spell the Name Right 3/28/1968 The Beard 4/11/1968 The Drunkard 4/18/1968 Old Man's Darling"
Let's not forget That GUY!
William Smith | Fontana, CA United States | 12/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot has been said about Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) but I would like to take some time here to explain why I love and not merely "like" this show: That Guy, Don Hollinger. Ted Bessell was a comic GENIUS. His greatest asset was not "trying" to be funny. He was cool, he was kind, he was jealous, he was the perfect compliment to Ann. That Girl may have been a success without Don, but I stand here today to tell you this show would not have lived this far beyond 1971 without Ted. Beyond him were the smart styles of the era, Ann's innocence that did captivate, but the true heart and motivation that was at the soul of That Girl was Don. I suppose if you wanted to draw comparisons Desi to Lucys Lucy could serve in a pinch but looking deeper there was genuine affection that Don and Ann had that cannot be manufactured through goofy mishaps. These two light up the screen like few others and I for one am HONORED to be able to have a piece of this special time when TV was more about charm than harm.
The boxset itself is another Shout! masterpiece full of content like commentaries (when they speak!) and even an unseen pilot Marlo shot before That Girl. The packaging is smart and colorful, durable and yet sensible, in a way they just packaged That Girl in the very way it was produced. I may have just found this show last year but it will be with me for a lifetime:) Please release season three ASAP!"
Season 2 as great as Season 1!
C. Pledger | USA | 11/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just got "That Girl - Season 2" over the weekend, and even though I haven't finished watching all the episodes, I can say that this set is as great as Season 1! The picture and sound quality are the best (which is true of all sets I've bought that were put out by Shout! Factory), and the episodes are as funny as the first season's. The New York City location shots for the 1967-68 season are outstanding, and there seem to be a lot more of them than in the previous season (plus there're a lot more guest stars!). One thing I did notice was that the bonus features for disks 1 & 2 were actually reversed from the way they were listed on the packaging, but this is minor. I especially enjoyed watching the black and white, unaired pilot, "Two's Company"...the show that got Marlo Thomas noticed by ABC (there are some moments with Paul Lynde in this that were absolutely hilarious!) I hope that the future seasons contain a lot more of these archival materials, like more network promos, and maybe an early episode of "The Joey Bishop Show" with Marlo playing Joey's sister, Stella. Now if Shout! Factory would just release season sets (complete with similar bonus features) of a few fondly remembered, one-season-wonders from the same era: "Hey, Landlord", "Love on a Rooftop" and "Occasional Wife"!"
Cant wait to see more
A. Deleasa | 11/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i bought season 1 just got season 2 cant wait to see 3,4,&5 love the commentaries wish they would show us some out takes and some fun between marlo and ted that where caught on film. loved them both. money well spent on these dvds brings back old times. my girls love them too."
Ann Marie returns in a second season of fun!
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 05/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second year of THAT GIRL is one of my personal favourites. The writers really got a sense of life in New York showbusiness, with cameos from many great stars including Ethel Merman and Sid Caesar, amongst others.
The series follows the experiences of a young woman trying to lead her own life in the big city of New York--a bold concept for situation comedy in the 1960s. Marlo Thomas plays Ann Marie, who leaves a comfortable homelife in small-town Brewster for the bustle of New York. Armed with Broadway dreams and faithful boyfriend Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell), most of the episodes in THAT GIRL tended towards Ann's various attempts to break into showbusiness. Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp play Ann's well-meaning parents. Sadly, producers did not bring back Ann's neighbours, Leon and Judy Bessemer (played by Dabney Coleman and Bonnie Scott) for the second year.
THAT GIRL was a ratings smash for the ABC network, originally airing in the lucrative Thursday night line-up with "Bewitched" and "The Flying Nun".
This 4-disc set from Shout! Factory includes all thirty uncut episodes from the second season of THAT GIRL, plus some great extras (new interviews with Marlo Thomas, audio commentaries on several key episodes, and rare promotional footage). The original unsold, unaired pilot of a proposed sitcom entitled "Two's Company" is also included here. It was Marlo's performance in this show that got producers at ABC talking about tailoring a sitcom especially for her...and the result was THAT GIRL.
COMPLETE EPISODE LISTING:
"Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman" - Ann Marie is ecstatic to get a role in a Broadway musical starring Ethel Merman, but becomes tongue-tied every time she sees her.
"The Good Skate" - Ann is cast as the star of a new commercial campaign for Twinkie, a softdrink. The only problem is that she'll need to be able to rollerskate...
"Black, White and Read All Over" - Donald's book is rejected by another publisher, so Ann offers to take it to one of her father's publishing friends.
"To Each Her Own" - Donald writes an article about computer-dating, leading to a case of the green-eyed monster for Ann. Guest-starring Rich Little.
"The Apartment" - Ann plays house in Donald's apartment while he's out of town. Guest-starring Bill Bixby.
"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Nervous (Part 1)" - Ann lands her first big role in a Broadway play entitled "And Everything Nice", but the excitement vanishes when she must be separated from Donald during the out-of-town previews.
"The Philadelphia Story (Part 2)" - In his attempts to review Ann's performance, Donald wonders if he can give a fair and unbiased opinion...especially when the play turns out to be a bomb. Guest-starring Ruth Buzzi.
"There's Nothing to Be Afreud of But Freud Himself" - A series of ink blot tests lead to some fierce arguments for Ann, Donald and their friends.
"The Collaborators" - Ann and Donald decide to write a play about Ann's life.
"When in Rome" - Ann is discovered by an Italian director, but how much will she sacrifice for stardom?
"Thanksgiving Comes But Once a Year...Hopefully" - Ann cooks a recipe for disaster when she invites her parents and Donald's parents for Thanksgiving.
"The Mailman Cometh" - Ann becomes the first client for a young, inexperienced agent. Guest-starring Dick Shawn.
"It's a Mod, Mod World (Part 1)" - A famous fashion photographer discovers Ann at the automat.
"It's a Mod, Mod World (Part 2)" - Ann's modelling adventures continue in California, until Donald discovers the true motives behind the photographer...
"Twas the Night Before Christmas...You're Under Arrest" - Christmas turns to pandemonium when Ann and Donald are accidentally arrested while housesitting for the neigbours.
"A Friend in Need" - When Ann breaks her ankle, she discovers a new side of Donald's personality.
"Fur All We Know" - Ann is mistaken for a member of the social elite when she borrows a chinchilla wrap for a party.
"The Rivals" - A weekend visit to Ann's parents leads to a huge fight with Donald.
"Sixty-Five on the Aisle" - Ann is set to appear in a new play but becomes worried when her father may not make it to opening night.
"Call of the Wild" - Ann questions her sex appeal when a director casts her on the merits of her non-threatening beauty.
"The Other Woman" - A gossip columnist suggests that Ethel Merman and Ann's father might be having an affair! Guest-starring Ethel Merman for the second time.
"He and She and He" - English fashion photographer Noel Prince returns with an ultimatum for Ann...
"Oh Don, Poor Don, Your Pants Are Hanging in My Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad" - Ann finds she has some explaining to do when Donald's mother discovers something untoward in Ann's closet.
"Great Guy" - Ann has concerns for one of her girlfriends, who's being ignored by her current boyfriend.
"The Detective Story" - Ann becomes the target of strange prank phonecalls.
"If You Were Almost the Only Man in the World" - Ann is knocked unconscious by a flying baseball and awakens in the hospital to discover her doctor looks like Donald.
"Just Spell the Name Right" - Ann's publicist makes up a story linking Ann to a well-known actor.
"The Beard" - Donald returns from a hunting trip with a brand-new beard, much to the annoyance of Ann.
"The Drunkard" - Ann helps an alcoholic comedian to get back on the wagon. Guest-starring Sid Caesar.
"Old Man's Darling" - Ann is placed in an awkward situation when an eccentric millionaire starts to lavish gifts on her."