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Love American Style debuted in 1969, a year in which the networks started to reach out to "modern people living in a modern world" with shows such as Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Mod Squad, and The Music Scene (which anticipated Saturday Night Live with its mix of satirical sketches and contemporary music). Love American Style was hip enough to feature a story called "Love and the Pill" and to refer to Philip Roth's novel Goodbye, Columbus. But traditional values invariably triumphed. In "Pill," a young man tells his girlfriend's overwrought parents that they have abstained from you-know. "That's the way we happen to feel about it," he reassures them. But what we truly love about American Style are the casts. You'd have to sail The Love Boat or visit Fantasy Island to find such a stellar gathering of Hollywood greats, comic legends, TV Land faves, future stars, and unsung character actors with the indelible and unforgettable faces. To name a few: Bill Bixby, Sid Caesar, Hans "Uncle Tonoose" Conreid, Broderick Crawford, Dwayne "Dobie Gillis" Hickman, David Ketchum (Agent 13 on Get Smart), Shari Lewis, Regis Philbin, Connie Stevens, Larry Storch, Paul "Tigger" Winchell, Joe Flynn and Carl Ballentine from McHale's Navy, and Mr. Ford, who shows up as Roger, the boyfriend, in "Love and the Former Marriage." Stuart Margolin (The Rockford Files) is the most recognizable face of the show's stock company who appear in Laugh-In-style blackouts that link the stories. These are hit and miss, but some are blink-twice bizarre, as the one in which a black man reassures his reluctant fiancée, "Okay, we'll raise the kids Jewish." So cue the Cowsills ("Love American Style/Truer than the red, white and blue .") and ignite the fireworks. It's dated, yes, but Love will never go out of style. --Donald Liebenson
This DVD set is magnificent and the picture and sound is great considering the age of the show.
WOW, They missed a great opportunity...I was thrilled to find out that this series was coming to DVD, I only hope that following seasons will also be released.
Love American Style... Honestly this is a show that brings back so many memories of my childhood or at least teen years.
Exactly I agree,same as "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir",instead of selling the whole season for a reasonable price these companies split them up to make even more. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Big Fan
The shipping and quality of the dvd were good. I had forgotten how cheap the acting was on this show. Technology has definitely come along way. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jtn
Loved this TV show! So glad it finally came out on DVD. Silly 70's fun and reminds me of the good old days!Published 8 months ago by Home Zoo