That Girl - Season One
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Wildly popular, That Girl received four Emmy® nominations, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Thomas for Best TV Star Actress. The That Girl cast included Ted Bessel (Hollinger), Ruth Buzzi, George Carlin, Dabney Coleman, Rosemary DeCamp and Lew Parker (Lou Marie) and featured such notable guest stars as Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Carl Reiner and Danny Thomas (Marlo's father).
This 5-DVD box set features all 30 half-hour episodes from the historic first season plus:
Original That Girl pilot episode
"The Making Of That Girl Featurette" with Marlo Thomas
That Girl Promos
That Girl In New York with Marlo Thomas and Bill Persky
Audio commentaries with Marlo Thomas and Bill Persky
One of the other kicks of reuniting with That Girl is the stellar roster of veteran character actors and future stars. Dabney Coleman, Bernie Kopell (Get Smart, The Love Boat), and Ronnie Schell (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) are regulars this season. Guest stars include Sally Kellerman and George Carlin in "Break a Leg," Rob Reiner and "Terry" Garr in "This Little Piggy Had a Ball" (the inevitable bowling-ball-stuck-on-the-toe episode), and a pre-All in the Family Carroll O'Connor as an amorous opera singer in "A Tenor's Loving Care." That Girl is so-'60s, but as with The Dick Van Dyke Show, on which series creators Sam Denoff and Bill Persky previously worked, the literate, character-driven comedy holds up remarkably well. --Donald Liebenson
- Commentary by Marlo Thomas and co-creator Bill Persky on 4 episodes
- Original pilot episode
- "That Show That Woman That Creation of That Girl" interview featurette with producer/star Marlo Thomas
- "That Girl in New York" outtakes, raw footage and other clips, narrated by Marlo Thomas and co-creator Bill Persky
- Series Promos
- 8 page episode guide
Top Customer Reviews
That Girl is a television series that aired from 1966-1971. Shout Factory recently released That Girl season one on DVD. The colorful five disc set includes all thirty episodes from the shows first season. The picture and sound quality is great on the episodes.
If That Girl was before your time let me refresh your memory. The set includes the pilot episode. In this episode Ann Marie is seen in the big city pursuing her acting career. She is working at a counter when she is spotted by film makers looking for a last minute actress. On her lunch break she decides to look at a desk that is for sale and she crosses paths with a man named Don who is also interested in the desk. They cross paths later in the evening while she is filming a kidnapping scene and he thinks she is being kidnapped for real and he tries to rescue her. Everything works out fine and Ann Marie and Donald become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Although That Girl aired in the 1960's, it really opened the door for women sitcom stars. This show was before Mary Tyler Moore and decades before shows like Murphy Brown, Blossom, Ally McBeal, Ellen,Grace Under Fire and Suddenly Susan. The situations that Ann Marie finds herself in our themes that became common in the Hollywood sitcom. Babysitting woes, minor court cases, problems with parents, and much more.
This is a really great set and one of the best TV on DVD sets Shout has ever released. It's so bright and colorful and full of bonus features. Bonus material includes:
-Original That Girl Pilot Episode
-That Show...That Woman...The Creation Of That Girl with Marlo Thomas
-That Girl promos
-That Girl in New York with Marlo Thomas and Bill Persky
-Audio commentaries with Marlo Thomas and Bill Persky
The situations are as funny as they've ever been. My wife was never a fan of the show, but she watched a couple episodes with me and was laughing out loud.
The extras include an interview with Marlo about the creation of the show. There is also a short with much of the outdoor shots taken in New York that were woven into the episodes with commentary on how they did that. On top of that, they include the never-aired pilot!!!
The packaging is bright and colorful and of similar quaility to the "Everybody Loves Raymond" sets.
If you were ever a fan of this show, you will not be disappointed with this set, and Amazon has the best price by far.
The reason I smiled and laughed quietly is because I really only remember glimpses of Ann and Don. I wasn't even a year old when the first show aired, so my memories have to be from episodes from the later seasons or, more likely, from repeats my siblings watched.
I watched the entire first season in just a few days. I was pleased at how entertaining it is. Even 50 years later the story lines could be from this century and this decade. It's refreshing to watch a clean show, where kissing is as sexual as it gets. Too many writers rely solely on sex to create a create a comedy these days. They could learn a thing or two by watching this show and others from this era.
This show made me laugh out loud. I am amazed at how funny the show is. I truly expected to watch "That Girl" and be a little entertained and certainly didn't expect to laugh as much as I did.
I really hope seasons 2 to 5 are released because I'll happily watch them all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are some sitcoms that are timeless like Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke and Barney Miller just to name a few. I just added That Girl to the list. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gary RH
I've heard about this show but never watched it. It's groundbreaking for it's time, and the actors are some of the TV greats of their era. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DsrtRosy
Oh ! if a love this Series! This is like the Carrie Brashaw of the 60's (without the sex). Marlo Thomas is funny and I couldn't help to watch every move she made. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daretodream11
I remember seeing glimpses of the reruns when I was younger. Now seeing if fully I don't know why no one hasn't try to to a remake. I also liked Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda. Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Harper
As someone born in 1950 in LA, Ca, I can confidently say that this show was cutting edge in the middle 60's, but will make us older guys look like jerks if people who grew up later... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hecklejive