We're not talking polite chuckles. We're talking gut-busting, side-splitting, falling-down funny. We're talking six DVDs and more than ten hours of comedy's all-time kings, queens, aces, and jokers (and some that aren't even playing with a full deck)! Be the laugh of the party with this treasure trove of classic scenes, beloved routines, and rarely seen performances. From Jack Benny to John Belushi, Jerry Lewis to Jerry Seinfeld, and the brothers Marx to Steve Martin, it's a must-have collection of timeless comedy that the entire family will enjoy again and again!
DVD 1: Favorite Moments of the Stars and Slapstick
Favorite Moments of the Stars: From movies, television, and stand-up, here are timelessly funny moments to treasure, personally selected by the stars, their families, and the people who knew them. Includes: Carol Burnett's "Went with the Wind," Jackie Gleason on roller-skates in "The Honeymooners," and, from "Saturday Night Live," the Coneheads on "Family Feud." Slapstick: It's pies in the face and pratfalls. It's outrageous sight gags and exquisitely funny body language. It's slapstick in the classic tradition as practiced by masters of the art: Lucille Ball, John Belushi, Carol Burnett, Sid Caeser, Charlie Chaplin, Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke, Jackie Gleason, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Phil Silvers, Red Skelton, and many more.
DVD 2: The Golden Age of Comedy
Return to the days when comedy was king! From silent films, when body language spoke volumes, to the first "talkies" that added side-splitting dialogue to the energetic slapstick, comedy has always been a key ingredient in the magic of the movies. Laugh and thrill again to the wonderful clowns who made the nation rock with laughter: Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Buster Keaton, The Keystone Cops, Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd, Mabel Normand, and many more. You will also meet the comedy legends who made the 1940s fabulously funny! After honing their craft on the burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway stages, they brought their unique voices to the movies and radio. Includes priceless moments with the madcap Marx Brothers, the scandalously funny Mae West, the slaphappy Three Stooges, the inseparable duo of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, the musically mischievous Spike Jones, and many more.
DVD 3: What Made America Laugh
From Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory in "I Love Lucy" to the Marx Brothers in the stateroom in "Night at the Opera," great comedy never goes out of style, and neither do the antics of a legendary group of entertainers who defined their eras. In the 1930s, comedy was the silver lining in the dark clouds of the Depression thanks to such stage-trained entertainers as Fanny Brice, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, the Three Stooges, and many more. During World War II, Abbot & Costello, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, and Charlie McCarthy, Bob Hope, Spike Jones, Danny Kaye, Red Skelton, and others, kept spirits up on the home-front. In the 1950s, television launched a new golden age of comedy with such entertainers as Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Lenny Bruce, Eddie Cantor, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, and Jonathan Winters.
DVD 4: Laugh? I Thought I'd Die!
Corral a menagerie of TV's most hilarious animals, including Eddie from "Frasier," Arnold the pig from "Green Acres," and the memorable Mr. Ed. Salute members of our "Armed Farces" with scenes from "Stripes," TV's "M*A*S*H," and "Sgt. Bilko." Experience the arresting comedy of Leslie Nielson in "Police Squad," Don Knotts in "The Andy Griffith Show," and the gang from "Barney Miller." Scream with laughter at the fiendishly funny "Ghostbusters," "Young Frakenstein," "Dial a Joke" with Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin as wisecracking operator Ernestine, and TV's the Addams Family." All this plus classic commercials and great stand-up performances by Tim Allen, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Rita Rudner, Jerry Seinfeld, and Garry Shandling.
DVD 5: TV Comedy Classics
This program spotlights legends of stage, screen, and radio who became some of television's most enduring and beloved stars, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Burns & Gracie Allen, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Sid Caeser, and Red Skelton. Comedy variety shows and situation comedies offered these seasoned entertainers a national stage, and their outrageous antics made them more popular than ever.
DVD 6: Unexpected Bloopers and Blunders
Sig Caeser, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jimmy Durante, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and many more are featured in this star-studded Blooper-palooza of wardrobe malfunctions, defective props, physical slips, and verbal stumbles. Adorable animal antics and uproarious wedding mishaps add to the fun in this priceless collection of unexpected comedy.
Includes: Budd Abbott and Lou Costello, Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, John Belushi, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Victor Borge, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, Carol Burnett, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Sid Caeser, George Carlin, Dana Carvey, Charlie Chaplin, Billy Crystal, Rodney Dangerfield, W.C. Fields, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, The Little Rascals, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Bill Murray, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, The Smothers Brothers, The Three Stooges, Lily Tomlin, Dick Van Dyke, Jonathan Winters, and thousands of laughs!