Case Number 20282: Small Claims Court

CLASSIC TV CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Warner Bros. // 2010 // 341 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // December 9th, 2010

The Charge

Christmas specials for a bunch of shows no one cares about anymore.

The Case

From the Warner Bros. archive of television, here's an assortment of various Christmas specials. And I wish I could pad my word count further, but, really, that's all there is to this: a bunch of Very Special Christmas Episodes, which aren't terribly special.

Here's the agenda:

Disc One
Dr. Kildare: "An Exchange of Gifts"
The Courtship of Eddie's Father: "Gifts Are for Giving"
Welcome Back Kotter: "A Sweathog Christmas"

Disc Two
Eight is Enough: "Yes Nicholas, There Is a Santa Claus" (Two-Parter)

Disc Three
Alice: "A Semi-Merry Christmas"
CHiPs: "Christmas Watch"
Perfect Strangers: "The Gift of the Mypiot"

Disc Four
Mama's Family: "Mama Gets Goosed"
Suddenly Susan: "The Walkout"
Veronica's Closet: "Veronica's Christmas Song"

You're not going to make me run through these episodes are you? Mr. Kotter pretends to be in a gang, some transient robs the Bradfords, Alice and the rest of the waitstaff end up in a tractor trailer and Mama gets goosed.

Perfect Strangers is the only show I have mild interest in, but maybe a healthy helping of Veronica's Closet topped your letter to Santa.

All shows receive mediocre full-frame transfers, with 2.0 stereo mixes and no extras.

The Verdict

Humbug.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 60

Perp Profile
Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

Subtitles:
* None

Running Time: 341 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* None

Accomplices
* Warner Archive
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