One of the three best comedies on the air today
M. G. Mora | San Leandro, CA. United States | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With so many generic comedies on the air today, Reno 911, along with Arrested Development and Scrubs, show that you dont have to aim for the lowest common denominator and you dont need a laugh track either.
This show is always laugh out loud funny. Both Upsurd and outragious and full of comic talent, there's never a dull moment. Hats off to the writers and the Actors."
I laughed 'til I cried
V. R. Smith | Lancaster, PA USA | 12/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bizarre behavior in a police department? and we always thought Cops didn't have a sense of humor ... This show is, from beginning to end, packed with excellent writing and even better ad-libbing. Non-stop nonsense!
The cast blew me away--all virtal unknowns before this show, and yet so talented! It takes a natural brilliance to play "dumb" so well.
Some of the can't-miss recurring issues in Season 2 include:
~ Trudy falling in love with a serial killer
~ A gay prisoner/leader of the gang the "Grape Slushies"
~ Dangle's wife (gasp! it's true)
~ Some amazing PSAs by R. Williams
~ Hospital visits that make you feel sorry for everyone involved
~ Hilarious segments from traffic school
~ The entire gang finally must pay the price for their actions
Perks to owning the DVD set:
~ excellent deleted scenes
~ a special segment from the 2004 Comedy Arts festival (whole cast onstage)
~ no bleeps--you get to hear what they really say
~ Come on, you'll have Reno 911 anytime of day!"
Comedy Central did right with this show
incubus1 | 12/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Few shows can build upon themselves to create an even better second season. Reno 911! does just that. Each episode is simply hilarious and surprises you in some way. From Jones and Garcia beating up the milk shake man to Dangle's constant fight to keep his testicles from coming out of his very short shorts, it's all hilarious. Women, in a lot of cases, take the back seat in comedies. In Reno 911! however, they call 'Shotgun' and deliver. Whether it's Clemmy's sexuality, Rayneesha's ever changing obsessions, or Wiegel's complete disregard of common sense, they take as much spotlight as the guys do. My favorite character, Junior, is even funnier this time around. Be it his selling of Dangle's bike, his run-in with the massage lady, or when he's testing the department's new kevlar vests, it's all funny. Seeing every episode uncensored makes this season's release even better than last season's. The Druge Arrest Prevention Seminar from HBO's 2004 Comedy Arts Festival was just as good as any episode is. The sound quality is pretty bad but it's worth turning up because seeing Wiegel cussing the participant out is worth it alone. The deleted/extended scenes really should've been left in because they're just as funny as what was left in. And the fact that the scenes are so long is a real treat as well.
It amazes me that week after week they keep things fresh and funny. The cast comes back better than ever and doesn't let one certain member shine brighter than the other. This season patches the hole from season one to season two very well and leaves you with quite the cliffhanger. With a slew of great guest appearances (Kenny Rogers' appearance will no doubt go down as one of the highlights of Reno 911!) and wonderful dialogue (particularly Dangle and Junior's banter while waiting for the Presidential motorcade), I wouldn't understand why anyone wouldn't love this show. I for one look forward to future outings with the deputies of Reno, and can't wait to see season three hit the shelves."
Reno's Finest In Their Finest Season Yet!
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the second season's first episode, Lt. Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) mistakenly thinks he's been promoted. However, instead of leaving to work in Carson City, he still leads the Reno Sheriff's Department. Deputy Trudy Wiegel (Kerri Kenney) manages to get a boyfriend, who turns out to be a serial killer. Deputy Clementine Johnson (Wendi McLendon-Covey), the blonde bombshell who always gets her man, has a torrid love affair with Deputy James Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui). Deputy Raineesha Williams (Niecy Nash) briefly joins the Nation of Islam, which arouses the interest of Deputy S. Jones (Cedric Yarbrough). Deputy Travis Junior (Robert Ben Garant), going undercover in a sex slave sting, accidentally marries a Chinese prostitute!
British Detective Smiley visits the Reno Sheriff's Department, and ends up being shot dead after a bank robbery he pulled! Wiegel and Garcia are assigned to protect Kenny Rogers at a book signing in the local mall. They take down all of the flyers advertising his appearance and, as a result, only one person shows up. Unfortunately, that person is an obsessed fan who shoots Kenny! Jones and Garcia playfully attack a man wearing a milkshake costume. Disoriented, the milkshake man walks to the middle of a highway and is run over by a truck. This leads to an investigation by the District Attorney, in which each member of the Sheriff's Department turns against everybody else. At the conclusion of the investigation, they're all fired. To find out what happened to them, you'll have to watch season three of "Reno 911!" on Comedy Central.
Unlike the DVD boxed set for season one, the episodes in season two include all of the profanity. In addition, there are also over 90 minutes of alternate and deleted scenes. It's a nice bonus feature, even though some of the scenes last too long. A terrific bonus feature is a live performance of the group, taped at a 2004 comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado. Highlights include a blindfolded Lt. Jim Dangle frisking an audience member for drugs, Travis Junior and Wiegel's graphic demonstration on how to pass a drug-related urine test, and Jones leading the cast in a performance of the song "Hip Hop Cop.""