The Captain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection (3 DVD Set)
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DISC 1 begins with the first show from September 1976. Also included are C&T song favorites LONELY NIGHT and SHOP AROUND, plus Toni duets with John Travolta! Featured guests Penny Marshall, Bob Hope, Ron Howard, Leonard Nimoy and Andy Griffith add to the mix. Did we mention the Bionic Watermelon or Masterjoke Theatre?
DISC 2 - It's 1977 and the Captain & Tennille perform tributes to Neil Sedaka, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and the Carpenters. TVs original Charlies Angels drop by, as do Tony Randall, Ed McMahon, The Sylvers, Jim Stafford, Muhammad Ali and other special guests. Heard any good HAT JOKES lately?
DISC 3 features some production numbers and Toni just CAN'T STOP DANCIN! Other music highlights include guests Ann & Nancy Wilson in HEART, David Gates and BREAD, RUFUS with Chaka Khan and an amazing duet featuring Toni with Dionne Warwick. Special appearances by Don Knotts, Vincent Price and George Burns round out the classic variety lineup. EXTRAS: Some fun bonus material, including Captain & Tennilles national TV debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, more C&T performances, a little Broddy Bounce, a few Muskrat sightings and other surprises! It's like Captain & Tennille never really said goodbye!
Top Customer Reviews
The comedy mostly ranges from semi humorous to very bad but there are a few laughs along the way, mostly involving the ongoing "Masterjoke Theater" skits. The pie fight on the season finale was predictable but fun to watch.
Mostly it's just fun to watch the Captain & Tennille perform, particulary when doing songs from their own albums.
I was disappointed to find that the performance of "Mind Your Love" was not included on the C&T jukebox though. It was the one performance from the show that I still retained a vivid memory of and I was looking forward to seeing it again. It was always one of my favorite C&T songs.
It's a good set though -- full of fun, memories and good tunes. Anyone who enjoys the goofiness that was the 70s television variety show will really enjoy this collection.
THE SONNY & CHER SHOW set the format for all 1970's variety programs, and THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE falls into line perfectly. Sure, the comedy bits are dated and not really all that funny (were they ever on these variety shows?) but on THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE the comedy pieces are quick and to the point. Many other variety series belabored the ill fated comedy sketches and let them drag on far too long. This one doesn't. The main focus on THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE is the music. And what music it is! Many consider the music of the 1970's to be lightweight and weak, but how can anyone argue how well crafted these songs are? It may not be raw rock & roll, but it is perfect pop music. Toni Tennille has an amazing voice and seems capable of performing just about anything. Watching her belt out the tunes (from 1940's standards to 1970's ballads and pop classics) and dancing up a storm, one can only wonder how she did not become a huge Broadway star (oh, how I would have loved to have seen her in the touring company for `Victor / Victoria' back in 1995). She's an incredible talent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worth every cent. Was craving the nostalgia from my childhood years..and smiled every minute of the 9 hours. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Troy S. Smith
As I watched these classic shows as an adult. I can now appreciate the true vocal talent, charm and charisma of Tennille.Published 12 months ago by nybandit
Very entertaining. Captain and Tennille are great and you can truly see the genuine affection between them. 40 years later - it does come across silly and a little hokey. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. Cruz
This was mostly A slow pace music show with some fast pace music! My two favorite parts were one The Captain hat jokes, and two there tennis video was absolutely hilarious with... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ben P.
Nostalagic and a little corny but I liked seeing it again. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed seventies variety shows back then.Published on June 27, 2014 by Robert R Fausett Jr
What needs to be said??? Captain & Tennille...the Ultimate team on DVD!! Oh...the memories :)
Highly recommend seller and the collection if you are a fan!!