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Dr. Katz Professional Therapist - The Complete Series (1995)

Jonathan Katz  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jonathan Katz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 13
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 1782 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UX6TIY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,615 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dr. Katz Professional Therapist - The Complete Series" on IMDb

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  • 13-disc digistack with collectible book

Editorial Reviews

Comedy Central's first hit animated series - the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist - is now available in this epic thirteen-disc collection. From living with his deadbeat son Ben to his day-to-day dealings with his stunningly sarcastic secretary Laura, join therapist Jonathan Katz as he picks the brains of Ray Romano, Rodney Dangerfield, Dave Chappelle and more of your favorite stand-ups. So lie down on the couch, relax and bask in the glory of the funniest (and slightly troubled) comedic minds to ever wander into the office of Dr. Katz, professional therapist.

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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extras October 22, 2007
Why does the Product Details not include a section for DVD extras?

* 13-disc set including every episode
* three "lost" episodes featuring Dave Atell, Whoopi Goldberg and Conan O'Brien
* An Evening with Dr. Katz: Live from the Comedy Central Stage with Maria Bamford, Kathy Griffin, Andy Kindler, Paul F. Tompkins and series co-stars H. Jon Benjamin and Laura Silverman
* 28-page booklet, with an introduction from Dr. Katz and memoirs from his favorite patients
* The Bibliography of Dr. Katz
* "Short Attention Span Theater" shorts
* "Shrink Wrapped" - an original Squigglevision short
* Checking In: Dr. Katz follows up with former patients Dave Atell, Joy Behar, Emo Philips and Steven Wright
* Audio commentary by Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Ray Romano, Laura Silverman and Tom Snyder
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, am I excited about this August 21, 2007
By Barno
I remember watching this show late at night with my college roommates and laughing hysterically. Over the past few years, I have been looking for it. I was happy with the first two seasons coming out of DVD and caught a few episodes on Comedy Central "On Demand" through my cable. I was not disappointed. It is still hilarious. It looked to be in jeopardy of being shelved, but thankfully the full-set is coming.
For anyone wondering, the animation is crude, bordering on annoying. But that isn't the selling point. It could be a radio show and it would be hilarious. About 1/2 of the show takes place in Dr. Katz's office as he has therapy sessions with well known stand-up comedians. Most of it is them doing some of their stand-up material and Dr. Katz reacting. This is the most hit or miss part of the show for me. 75% of the comedians are funny. Big names too. Ray Romano, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, etc. The part of the show that never missed for me was the storyline surrounding Ben Katz. Perhaps my favorite character of all time on television. He never misses. He makes me laugh every episode. His interactions with Dr.l Katz, Laura (the receptionist), and anyone else he encounters are very funny.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well packaged DVD set, no commercials May 3, 2008
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This DVD set is well designed. All the disks are stored in a single case that's easy to flip through. Each season is split into 2 DVDs of 6-7 episodes each and the seasons have matching colors. The complete series DVDs don't have the obnoxious advertisements that you had to skip through before the menu in the previously released DVDs.

The menus are fairly easy to navigate and provide the names of the comedians and air date of each episode. The video looks good in either widescreen or 4x3 aspects (to me anyway) and none of the image is cut off in either aspect. I can't tell if that's due to the original format or anamorphic formatting on the DVD, but it seems to work.

The only nit I have to pick, and it's a small one, is that they may have purposefully split each season to two disks to jack up the price but it's not enough of a drawback to drop a star.

Regarding the show itself, it had been a while since I'd seen the last episodes and I was pleased that the show was pretty consistent from season-to-season. Some additional background music and transition scenes are mixed in around the 4th-5th seasons and some color creeps into the original b&w backgrounds, but the style of dialogue remains about the same which is impressive over so many seasons.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This 13(!!) disc "raised" coverart box set contains a booklet, all 48 (44?) original episodes, plus lost episodes, shorts AND a Comedy Central special featuring a REAL LIFE Dr. Katz skit! Damn, is Laura HOT! ;) It was surreal to see the characters in real life doing what they do best. Totally amazing! I'll treasure this box till the day I die! AND don't forget, at this time you can only individually purchase seasons 1+2 on DVD! This box is the ONLY way to get everything ever made in this series on DVD! One of the best, if not THE best, program Comedy Central ever aired! ONLY drawback is lack of audio commentary track for most episodes.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is the best comedy show of the early '90's that most people have never heard of! It's one of my favorite comedy shows of all time. The interplay between Dr. Katz, his son Ben, and his receptionist Laura ranges from humorous to side-splitting. His "patients" are all comedians of the time, and are all hilarious -- some better than others, but all great.

My one complaint about this set is the visual quality. I had most of the shows home-recorded on VHS tapes at the lowest-quality setting. Nevertheless, the quality of those VHS tapes was substantially better than on these DVDs. I'm not a video expert, but the "squiggle-vision" which seemed fine on the broadcasts in the 90's (analog?) has been digitized on these DVDs at a low resolution. The viewer is constantly aware of very large black pixels that keep moving around the character's outlines. These episodes should have been digitized at twice the resolution -- the pixels would be smaller and the overall effect wouldn't be so distracting.

However, I'm a huge fan of Dr. Katz, and this set is worth it. My brain can come to ignore the poor pixelation and just take in the show itself. And If they ever decide to come out with a better quality set in the future, I'll probably buy that as a replacement.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as I'd remembered
Published 1 month ago by Matthew Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Animated series ever- if you like comedy
Price per laugh is an unbelievable deal for this multi-season set. A rare inspired genius idea for a show, & well executed. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chris Donald
5.0 out of 5 stars Katzy
Classic comedy in cartoon (squiggle vision) format. With great special guests, but equally great regular characters (H Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Eks De Rektree
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love Dr Katz!
This show is the best. The crazy comedians have me LMBO! My favorite is Dom Irrera. he is pretty regular visitor to the show. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Miladyk
5.0 out of 5 stars TIMELESS CLASSIC
You aren't a true Dr. KATE fan without this 1782 min. Complete series from 1995-1999. Beautifully put together in huge 13 disc box set.
Published 8 months ago by Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Great original show. Funny comics and natural sounding conversations...
I never missed this quirky series when it was on Comedy Central. I love stand-up comedy and animation, and considering that this show was invented before adult-swim shows how... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dana Putnam
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Underrated Animated Show of All Time.
This was such a great venue for some of the best stand up comics: Louis C.K., Dave Attell, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Marc Maron, and, my favorite, Brian Regan, just to name a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chief
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greats!
I still love this dvd pack. I don't allow my kids to touch it because they will only scratch them. They just don't make this great animation anymore with lots and lots of... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Picky Purchaser
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have if you love squiggle-doc
Exactly as I remembered. Nicely packaged collection of the old Comedy Central squiggle classic. Nostalgic feelings hearing the son's (Ben) voice, who is not the voice-over in oh... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Scott Crespi
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Katz cha-cha-cha
Why this isn't still on rerun late night comedy eludes me. This in every sense of the word is Excellent. Jonathan Katz is a riot.
Published 13 months ago by cojo
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This actually makes me mad. I already purchased seasons 1 and 2 they day they came out and now will have to buy them again. This screws the real fans.

But don't get me wrong, I'll definitely buy it. But there should be a rebate for those with the first 2 seasons.
Aug 15, 2007 by Lover of books, movies and music |  See all 7 posts
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