Andy Richter Controls the Universe: The Complete Series
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Andy Richter is the most average fellow on the outside, but what goes on in his head is so bizarre and hilarious that words cannot do justice to this gem of a show. Fox did its usual job of switching the show to several different nights, never allowing an audience to develop. For the few of us that did watch the show, it was a delight and a treat.
But enough about the show, by now you either know if you will like it or not I hope, what I really wanted to talk about is the DVDs. Now don't get me wrong, I'm glad these are out and I don't have to keep watching my downloaded copies on my computer screen, but I do have a couple gripes.
First off, the picture is cropped down from the original. Like Pan & Scan in reverse. Instead of cutting down a widescreen image to fit an old-style squarish TV screen, they cut down the original squarish picture of the TV show to fit today's widescreen TVs. So the bottom part of the original image and sometimes the top are chopped off. Not a huge problem, because obviously it was done in a way where you can still see what's going on all the time, but a bit annoying having about a third of the picture missing.
Secondly, (something that "N. Smith" touched on a little) is that some of the original music from the series was changed. Instrumental snippets of songs like "Teenage Riot" by the Ataris and "Cyclone" by the Dub Pistols were used to great effect in some episodes but now they've been replaced by generic pieces of music that convey vaguely the same feeling. Most people won't miss them, but it's just something I noticed while watching.Read more ›
Aside from my little brother, a brief mention on an Irish TV show that mostly reviewed amateur zombie movies and similarly frustrated fans I've encountered online, I've never met anyone who's even heard of it. Hopefully, this DVD will go some way towards fixing that.
I had given up hope of this day ever coming. I'm so thrilled I'm close to tears,
I hope they decide to release Oliver Beene too another hilarious sitcom that fell
through the cracks at Fox.
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This series is hilarious! I had never seen it, but it was one of my friends' favorites. I ordered it for him as a gift. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JJ Bates
For my money, Andy Richer Controls the Universe and Better Off Ted are the funniest sitcoms no one ever watched. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mark R. Schneider
A very funny show - though not quite as funny as Andy Barker, P.I. This show takes place mainly at the workplace of all of its characters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Natalie
"ARCTU" is one of the funniest shows ever. Well, it starts out brilliant, with frustrated writer Andy replaying episodes of his life for different resolutions, though he... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Christopher Twelvetrees
FOX didn't know what they had in this gem, but that is no surprise to me. The cast worked very well togetherPublished 22 months ago by robin s buscemi