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The Doris Day Show - Season 4
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Universally adored film and recording star Doris Day triumphed television comedy, rating number one in her timeslot with this light-hearted hit on CBS-TV from 1968-1973
The fourth year of The Doris Day Show introduces a new boss, Cy Bennett (played by John Dehner), for Doris at Today's World magazine, and a new secretary friend, Jackie Parker (portrayed by Jackie Joseph). Peter Lawford also joins the cast as Doris' boyfriend, Dr. Peter Lawrence. Among the guest stars featured are Bob Crane, Alan Hale, Charles Nelson Reilly, Van Johnson, Barbara Hale, Rory Calhoun, Werner Klemperer and Bernie Kopell.
The Doris Day Show Season 4 contains all 24 remastered episodes from the 1971-72 season, plus a wealth of rare and new bonus features.
- Contains all 24 remastered episodes from the 1971-72 season
- Doris Day on The Pet Show with Betty White
- Animal shelter commercial
- Fashion show outtakes
- Cast interviews
- Season 5 preview
- Special footage
- Movie trailer
Top Customer Reviews
During the new season, gone were the two children that had been mainstays on the series since its debut in September, 1968. Poof - no more kids!!
However, Day's character of Doris Martin continued to occupy that dazzling apartment in San Francisco with the spiral staircase (perfect for making an entrance during the show's opening credits). In addition, landlords Angie and Louie Palucci (Kaye Ballard and Bernie Kopell) were still around to lend their over the top comedy. Other holdovers from previous seasons included Billy De Wolfe with his inimitable humor and wit as Willard Jarvis.
Doris Martin had received a promotion at Today's World the San Francisco based magazine she had worked for during seasons 2 and 3. She now worked for Cy Bennett (John Dehner), creating a strong foil for Day and Day's best friend at the magazine was now played by Jackie Joseph, whose bubbly personality grows on you during the season. Joseph had played a minor role in Day's 1968 hit film, "With Six You Get Eggroll". She was at the time the wife of CBS sitcom actor Ken Berry.
As in seasons past, the series was sumptuous to look at and boasts a enviable line-up of guest stars. Everyone from Bob Crane, Iris Adrian, Harold Peary, Robert Lansing, John Fiedler, Gordon Jump, Van Johnson, Barbara Nichols, Alan Hale, Jr.Read more ›
It's common knowledge that this season marked the biggest changes in a sitcom concept that was from the beginning somewhat unstable. In Seasons 1 to 3 we watched Doris transform from a widowed farm mother to a woman-on-the-town career girl, and although the transition wasn't often smooth, it was plausible. Doris pulled it off. Unfortunately, I'm not sure even she could pull off such drastic changes as the ones we find at the beginning of Season 4. Here we're given an entirely different cast, albeit it similar sets (the glorious apartment, the office). Most disconcertingly, there isn't the slightest explanation as to what happened either to Doris's kids, to her onetime best friend Myrna, to Mr. Harvey, or to Nick. They disappear as if they never existed. The show's reluctance to do even a little bit of scene-setting (as they did in the first eposides of seasons 2 and 3, to clarify the changes that followed) is a problem that I can't ignore.Read more ›
I love Doris; I'm a big fan of her movies and I like the previous seasons of this show, but this one was weird for me. Suddenly, her boys, Billy and Toby, are not there and there's no mention of them. Maybe they're hidden away with Tiger from "The Brady Bunch" and Chuck, the oldest son from "Happy Days." There's never a mention of what became of these beloved pets and, more shockingly, beloved family members. Where DID they go?? Add to that, the magazine where she works has apparently cleaned house...Myrna, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Nicholson are gone. I can only hope they're taking care of Billy and Toby in... THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
The season starts with Doris Martin going about her life and work without any explanation whatsoever to the viewing audience as to why she's no longer a mother, or why Rose Marie as Myrna is no longer there as her best friend, or why she has no connection to her father or the farm or, well...the list goes on and on. O.K., I know this show was never high art; it was always fluff, but it was fun & enjoyable fluff; better still, plausible fluff. This season, the genius that is T.V. executives asked us to suspend all rational belief. Doris Day deserved better and so did we.
They did keep Billy DeWolfe as next-door neighbor Mr. Jarvis and Kaye Ballard as friend and restaurant owner, Angie Pallucci. But Katie bar the door at Today's World Magazine...that place was like a sieve with employees being sifted out left and right. Gone was the lovable McLean Stevenson as her boss and in was John Dehner as boss Cy Bennett.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doris Day is so underappreciated. She can do comedy, drama and sings like a dream. This series is wonderful and showcases her talents. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Katherine McGowan
If you watch this season with an open mind then you'll highly enjoy if you're a Doris Day fan. Otherwise, if you watch this season constantly wondering what happened to Doris'... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tiffy
I chose this item because I am a fan of this television series. I enjoy the shows of this time period. I would definitely recommend this item to others.Published 22 months ago by Laura L.
The Doris Day Show is like a good addiction. I enjoy every show. I start watching the episodes and I end up seeing the entire dvd. You won't be disappointed. Read morePublished 22 months ago by don
I'm a huge fan of Doris Day. Soon I'll own everything she has ever starred in. Can't get enough of her.Published 24 months ago by pattijane
This is a great show , had to have it on dvd it's a wonderful funny show glad it's on dvdPublished 24 months ago by Kindle Customer