DVD Tuesday: Petticoat Junction, Peanuts: 1960’s Collection

It’s another relatively slow week for fans of classic television. Out today on DVD is the Official Second Season of Petticoat Junction. The term “official” is used to differentiate this set from the many and varied public domain releases over the years. The Official First Season came out in December of 2008. Also out today is the Peanuts 1960’s Collection, containing all six animated specials originally broadcast during the 1960s: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, It’s the Great Pumpkin, You’re in Love, He’s Your Dog, It Was a Short Summer. Some of these are new to DVD.

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2 Replies to “DVD Tuesday: Petticoat Junction, Peanuts: 1960’s Collection”

  1. “Official”, in this case, means CBS/Paramount/Viacom is FINALLY releasing the second season (1964-’65) of “PETTICOAT JUNCTION”’s black and white episodes- which they initially deemed “unsaleable” when the series first went into syndication in 1970, distributing the 1965-’70 COLOR episodes only; at that time, CBS figured, who watched monochrome when everything else was in full color? Same factor in their decision to syndicate ONLY the 1965-’72 color episodes of “MY THREE SONS”, because they decided nobody wanted to watch the first five black and white seasons. “I LOVE LUCY”, their “evergreen” and the biggest “cash cow” of their filmed library, was, of course, a different story…

    1. For some reason, Seasons 11 & 12 of My Three Sons are also hard to find in syndication. Nick-at-Nite reran these along with Seasons 1-5 back in the 80s & 90s, but the syndication package, at least what I saw locally, only has Seasons 6-10. I would love to have another chance to see the last 2 seasons. The only episode from the last 2 seasons that I recall seeing any part of was where the triplets were used in a tv commercial. I’d love to see the last-aired original episode where Russell Schulman (who had played Peter Brady’s bully Buddy Hinton) played a peer of Ernie’s with a drug problem.

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