The Dick Cavett Show - Comic Legends
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1. September 5, 1969 - Groucho Marx
2. September 19, 1969 - Woody Allen, Ruth Gordon, Gina Lollobrigida
3. October 4, 1972 - Bob Hope
4. Bonus - June 10, 1968 Here's Dick Cavett - Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Pat McCormick, Jack Burns, Debbie Drake
5. Bonus - Cavett Remembers The Comic Legends
6. Bonus - Alternate Opening For The September 5, 1969, Groucho Marx Episode
1. October 20, 1971 - Woody Allen
2. April 6, 1970 - Mel Brooks, Rex Reed, Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Dr. Aaron Stern
3. November 10, 1971 - Bill Cosby
4. Bonus - Outtake Segment From October 20, 1971, Woody Allen Episode
5. Bonus - August 6, 1968 - Joanne Carson Interview
1. January 27, 1973 - Jerry Lewis
2. May 25, 1971 - Groucho Marx, Truman Capote, Jim Fowler
3. February 21, 1974 - Carol Burnett
4. Bonus - November 20, 1966 - Dick Cavett on The Ed Sullivan Show
5. Bonus - The Dick Cavett Show Promo - May 25, 1971
1. February 21, 1973 - Jack Benny, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier
2. December 15, 1971 - George Burns, The Smothers Brothers, Adelle Davis
3. March 7, 1974 - Lucille Ball
4. Bonus - Cavett Backstage
5. Bonus - The Dick Cavett Show Promo - February 21, 1973
6. Bonus - The Dick Cavett Show Promo - December 15, 1971
1) His love of Groucho made him blind to his faults as a guest, the inability to share the spotlight and a hectoring personality in old age. But, when Groucho was on, he was gold and he was mostly on during the first interview in the set.
2) Woody Allen doesn't really talk to interviewers anymore, which is too bad, because his work with Cavett was awesome.
3) I loved the Bob Hope interview because he wasn't funny, but was just having a normal conversation.
4) Ditto the Jerry Lewis interview and as a general rule, I find Jerry Lewis pretty hard to take. Very smart guy, but you can tell that the critical drumming he received throughout his career really stung.
5) The Lucille Ball interview wasn't that good, but that wasn't Cavett's fault. Lucy looked like she wanted to be anyplace else but the Cavett show.
6) The Carol Burnett interview was nice, but not earth shattering.
7) It's almost worth the price of the DVD alone to see Bill Cosby make Jack Benny crack up during the story about jazz drumming.
Rumor has it that the next DVD's will be with Hollywood Stars and we can only hope that Cavett's incredible interviews with Katherine Hepburn and Orson Welles will be on that set
Bonus Material Includes:
* New show introductions by Dick Cavett
* New interviews with Dick Cavett, producer/director Bob Weide ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and original Dick Cavett Show writer Tom Whedon ("Benson," "Alice")
* Classic footage of Dick Cavett doing his own stand-up routine on the "Ed Sullivan Show"
* Classic Outtake and Alternate Show Opening
* Classic, rare footage from Cavett's morning show.
Runtime: 14 hours
But as I watched his shows, I grew to enjoy them more. So it was intriguing to see that there was a collection focusing on his moments with comics, some of whom had the ability to draw Cavett out of his shell, to make his reserve less apparent. However, his session with Robin Williams was NOT one of those moments and that interview is still painful to watch, which probably explains why it isn't listed in this collection (Cavett actually appeared insulted by Williams, perhaps uneasy by the chaotic atmosphere that seemed to surround William when he was at his most impromptu).
If you are one of those people who adores comics - including Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, and George Burns (all of them are interviewed in this collection) and have to see EVERYTHING they'd put on film, including appearances on talk shows, you might want to buy this. As a slice of tv history and culture, this is also revealing.
Otherwise, I wouldn't advise buying this. In most of the sequences, the comics were wooden or awkward, like a fish out of water (with a few notable exceptions).
Cavett had some wonderful shows but this collection doesn't show what I consider to be the best of them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So nice to see is wonderful demeanor again. I could watch him for hours. We just don't have stars like that anymore.Published 8 months ago by Suzy
These Shows are Always a Fantastic selection of the Types of Guests Dick Cavett had on his show! The idea of the Complete show is the Best way to experience these times on Live TV. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Glenn S. Hawley
Jack Benny and George Burns are wonderful with Jerry Lewis surprsingly revealiing but Groucho is a bit lackluster. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Roc
this is a great dvd filled with interviews by dick cavett. the interviews with groucho marx, lucille ball, jack benny, and woody allen were particularly good.Published 20 months ago by wayne milne
To see these individuals in their prime, interviewed in this relaxed, casual format is very entertaining. Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by Eddie Z.
A+ Quality. Great collection of comedic legends!!! I bought this for the Carol Burnett interview alone, but enjoyed every second of the entire collection. :)Published on January 2, 2014 by John Weaver
Great interviews and a great interviewer. It all was fun to watch and a great way to remember all of these talented people.Published on March 2, 2013 by Janeellen
My husband ordered this so I am not sure if he liked it or not he does like Dick CavettPublished on March 1, 2013 by Nancy H. Cagle
I cannot play this DVD in Australia. I can only watch it on my computer.I should have been told it would not be playable i. It stinks and I won't be sucked in again! Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Michael James McDonald