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That Girl: Season 5 (2009)

Marlo Thomas , Ted Bessell , Hal Cooper  |  G |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell
  • Directors: Hal Cooper
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O4KBP0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,927 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The fifth and final season of That Girl leads the audience down the aisle. Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) and Donald Hollinger (Ted Bessell) finally cement their long relationship with an engagement to wed. The ring, the cake, the family, the bridal shower . . . everything happens in amusing fashion this season except the wedding. Ann Marie continues her acting career with a series of adventures including a play in St. Louis, appearing as Miss Everything at the New York Has Everything exhibit, playing the Friars Club, modeling at a race track and more. Season 5 would garner a fourth Emmy nomination for Marlo Thomas and the first for Ted Bessell. The amazing list of guest stars includes Cloris Leachman, Danny Thomas, Dick Van Patten, Joe Flynn, Milton Berle, Regis Philbin, Stan Musial and more.

Bonus Features:

Audio Commentaries by Marlo Thomas and Series Co-Creator Bill Persky

Customer Reviews

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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars for Season Five and the Finale of That Girl! January 11, 2009
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Finally, we get to have the fifth and final season of That Girl! It has been a wait that is well worth waiting for! Ann finally becomes engaged to her 4 year boyfriend, magazine executive Donald Hollinger. This season features a few episodes that focus on just how serious planning to get married is for Ann and Donald.

There are great guest stars in this last season that include the great Phil Silvers playing Ann's Uncle and Cloris Leachman playing Don's sister. For the second time, Ann's real life father, Danny Thomas appears in her show, and this time he does more than just a walk-on. Ann and her father Danny close this episode with a musical stage number! This last season closes with highlights of all 5 years of That Girl, while Ann and Don remember their favorite moments together, when they are trapped in an elevator. It's a fitting ending for such a wonderful series!

Here are the final seasons episodes from 113 to 136:

113.(9-25-1970) COUNTER PROPOSAL...After 4 years of dating, Donald pops the question.
114.(10-2-1970) DONALD, SANDY, HARRY AND SNOOPIE...Cloris Leachman guest stars as Donald's sister who is serious about a man Donald thinks is not good enough for her, so Donald sends Ann to spy on him.
115.(10-9-1970) I AIN'T GOT NOBODY...Ann finds her reputation tarnished when her photo suddenly turns up in Playpen Magazine's foldout, wearing nothing more than a staple.
116.(10-16-1970) NO MAN'S A MANHATTAN ISLAND...Ann appears on a game show Know Your Neighbor, and when she does poorly, decides to get to really know her neighbors.
117.(10-23-1970) RATTLE OF A SINGLE GIRL...Worried Ann wants pre-marital counseling.
118.(10-30-1970) THERE SURE ARE A BUNCH OF CARDS IN ST.LOUIS (Part 1)...Ann travels to St.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I will miss this show!!! June 6, 2009
By Bunnie
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I am 29 years old and my mom used to love this show whn she was younger so me and my sister bought Season one for her for her birthday one year. I watched one or two of the shows with my mom and when she was done watching it i took it and watched it. After that i bought all the seasons for myself on DVD. I love this show. i just got done watching the fifth season and i dont know what i'm going to do - i want more! This was a great season, just like all the others it's hilarious and it makes me happy everytime i watch it. if i'm in a bad mood, i can't be after i watch this show. I'm going to miss it!!!!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashion clean television shows May 26, 2009
I love That Girl. I love everything about it. Morals and humor are compatible no matter what Hollywood says!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brings back some great memories. December 28, 2009
By Dk Dk
The release of these DVDs bring back some great memories; however, I was let down a bit by Marlo's commentaries. I realize that, forty years on, she has quite a body of work behind her; yet as a fan you wait to hear such things as, "I remember this!," or "I remember Ted Bessell did this during shooting this scene...", but she speaks about Ann Marie in the 3rd person, occasionally pointed out some dresses she liked, or that, "Teddy Bessell was so thin then." Her commentaries seem to suggest she has no independent recollection of the shows, so in that sense it will be a let down for fans and you may question the value of the commentaries.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My least favourite season September 17, 2012
I love That Girl, but season 5 was a let down, and it was time for it to end. The original show was about a young woman trying to make it as an actress in New York, and all the kooky misshaps she had along the way. Ann Marie had a sweetness and innocence that was lost by the series end. The show became more about Thomas' personal viewpoints on women's lib and racism than about comedy. She seemed more shrill and demanding than the lovely, adorable woman she was at the beginning. TV had changed a lot from 1966 to 1971, and it seemed like the producers and star wanted to be more hip than funny.

It was the hair change too. That Girl will always be Ann with bangs and the flip. Donald was much more appealing clean cut than with longer hair and a purple leisure suit. Thomas seemed too glamorous with long hair to get her toe stuck in a bowling ball or sell shoes meant for the dead; scripts that made the first few seasons so memorable. Not having the characters get married didn't make sense. If you don't want the audence to get the impression that you have to get married, why have them get engaged, since that leads to marriage, so you're still giving them the same message? A wedding would have been a nice two part ender to the show. They could have done a lot of funny stuff about Ann almost missing the wedding, a la Rhoda, and bringing back Judy and Leon.

The show had a number of continuity issues over the years; Ann and Don go to Conneticut when Jerry marries Margie, with no explanation as to why he's then married to Ruthie being one, but it made a huge blunder in season 5. Ann is nervous about meeting Don's parents for the first time, but she had already met them numerous times before.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Sad Final Season to a Great Series June 3, 2012
I love That Girl--it's on my top ten list of all time--but this was a bad final season that took the show off in new directions that made it almost unwatchable. Beyond the new Marlo Thomas hairstyle (yuck!) and the fact that her dad was in few episodes (replaced it seems by Don's boss with more focus on his workplace) was the attempt by the writers to make the show "hip" by doing contemporary topics instead of character comedy. The result is that there are full episodes with nothing funny about them, especially the closer they get to the end.

It is filled with guest stars who are usually misused (Joe Flynn as Lew's brother? Seriously?). Look for Jennifer Aniston's dad in one episode, which is ironic since Marlo went on to play Jennifer's mom on Friends!

By the time it gets to the final episodes (about a bachelor party, horse racing and Ann picketing Newsview with an ecology group) Marlo Thomas is overacting to the point of hysteria, saying lines that are stupid and not funny. Sorry, That Girl lovers--don't claim every episode is great. The first four seasons were wonderful fun. This is a sad ending to a great series.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed that girl as an 8 year old
disappointing. Marlo Thomas' narcissism is on full view here. She dresses as a princess (literally) and the entire season is ridiculous. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Book Lover Extraordinaire
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Mr. E
1.0 out of 5 stars My opinion is, this season was awful
As much as I love That Girl, Season 5 was horrible. Never should of been made.
Published 2 months ago by Bonny Forester
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the show when it was on was very glad ...
Loved the show when it was on was very glad when I found it so that I could watch it all the time.
Published 2 months ago by C. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Love this series!
I absolutely love this series and have enjoyed watching an episode or two every night for a few months now (started with Season 1, etc). Read more
Published 4 months ago by Adele
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treat To Watch - BUY IT
As a huge fan and owner of classic tv series, I think this tv series is so cute and wonderful to watch! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Coffee Bean
1.0 out of 5 stars That Girl Season Five was disappointing.
That Girl was one of my favorite shows growing up. Seasons 1 - 4 were great. Unfortunately, Season 5 was a huge disappointment. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cathy J
3.0 out of 5 stars That Last (Very Different) Season
The old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" should have been applied to "That Girl" in its final season. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Retro Pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars That Girl !
This is possibly my all-time favorite series of movies. Don and Ann conduct themselves so responsively in many situations in which they could have done wrong. Read more
Published 8 months ago by William S. Chellberg
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love "That Girl"!
Right now I am still on season 4. I haven't gotten to 5 yet but, each season that I have purchased has turned out to be fine. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. O
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