Chopped & Cheesey
nozama | Champaign, IL USA | 04/10/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I remember watching the Red Skelton show when I was a kid and I suppose I was simply hoping to see re-runs. This DVD is inexpensive and you get about what you pay for. The quality is low. In one respect, we can expect that since video recording at the time of the original airing was primitive. Meanwhile, the DVD looks like it was put together using equally primitive techniques. Unless you take control and skip around, you will have to see snippets of the same scenes over and over. The way the main content is edited, I don't think we really get a feel for the way the show really came off on live TV. In the midsts of the skits, monologues and other material in the show, Red was carrying on a tangental dialog with the audience that is only glimpsed in the 'best of' editing. I would rather see whole episodes, warts and all, versus stilted snippets."