Betty White Collection - America's Funny Lady
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This incredible collection features 40 rare and acclaimed episodes from Betty White s early days in television. Also included in this 4-DVD set is a brand new, never-before-seen documentary chronicling the fascinating journey of the incomparable Betty White.
EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARY Brand New featurette produced exclusively for this DVD collection!
Still Hot on TV! Currently starring in the top-rated Hot in Cleveland series and will soon be hosting the new NBC hidden-camera comedy series Off Their Rockers!
Comedy Comeback Queen! Her popularity sky-rocketed during the online fan petition that preempted her hosting Saturday Night Live.
Transitioned from the small screen to the big screen with huge success her last 3 films, You Again, The Proposal and Bringing Down the House collectively drew in over $300 million in box office receipts!
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In this four disc set, you will see her infamous role in the fifties sitcom, "Life with Elizabeth, in the title role of course and Del Moore as her long suffering husband, Alvin. While this sitcom has announcer who talks to Elizabeth and she replies non-verbally to him. The announcer will ask "Elizabeth, aren't you ashamed of yourself?" And she replies non-verbally of course not. The first two discs feature the season of the show with ten episodes apiece.
The last four episodes of "Life with Elizabeth" is on the third disc. The third and fourth discs features 16 episodes of a later sitcom, "A Date with an Angel," where she plays newlywed Vicki Angel. Bill Williams plays her husband, Gus.
Of the two sitcoms here, I prefer Betty White as Vicki Angel. Her first sitcom has Alvin and Elizabeth most of the time with little interaction from neighbors, relatives, or friends. With the Angels, there is more socialization with friends and neighbors which makes it more real.
The DVDs here are a fine quality but remember that quality and preservation by time may have affected the final result. Still it is worth seeing both shows at least once.
The last disc features an uninspired documentary about Betty White made with an unknown narrator and shown clips of "Life with Elizabeth."
Running between 1953-55, LIFE WITH ELIZABETH revolved around ordinary housewife Elizabeth (White) and her husband Alvin (Del Moore). In quite a bold step, storylines took on a non-linear pattern, with the on-screen narrator (future game show host Jack Narz) taking us through various "incidents" in Elizabeth and Alvin's marriage, as opposed to regular 25-minute, self-contained stories. In the early days of TV sitcoms it was highly unusual, and still is largely unheard-of today! This was, at least, partly done because the producers weren't sure if they wanted to syndicate the whole show or just highlights from certain episodes.
LIFE WITH ELIZABETH originated at the Los Angeles station KLAC-TV in 1952, where both White and Moore were employed at the time. The show started out being aired live with a studio audience as part of a larger, five-hour block of variety entertainment. White won her first Emmy Award for her performance as Elizabeth. 24 episodes of LIFE WITH ELIZABETH are included in this set.
DATE WITH THE ANGELS (1957-58) casts Betty as Vickie Angel, another trouble-prone housewife, with Bill Williams as her husband Gus. It's quite close in spirit to the earlier ELIZABETH (including several of the same creative and production staff), but it is a more polished production - situation comedy had come a long way in the few short years between ELIZABETH and ANGELS.Read more ›
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Exactly what I needed for a paper on Betty White. Informative and entertaining.Published 3 months ago by Timtastic
If you like Betty White, you'll like this dvd. I enjoyed it and I'm sure you will too.Published 10 months ago by Evamin
My wife and I have both really enjoyed Betty White over the last 10-15 years, so I bought these for my wife's birthday. They were extremely disappointing to both of us. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Old Codger
My wife is the real Betty White fan in this house. She has not watched all of these DVDs but has probably seen every Golden Girls episode twice or more often. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Miller.