This DVD offers some great episodes of Flip, notably Muhammad Ali and a great scene with Marty Feldman. The design of the disk from the fun FBI logo through to the music and applause behind the main menu maintain the light entertaining integrety of everything Flip’s show stood for. The quality of picture and sound are excellent considering the age of these shows. Direct accessabilty to Guest stars is a convieniant feature I wish more DVDs released with classic shows, would employ.
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I remember when Flip Wilson started his shows on TV; it’s been over 30 years now and I was just a child, but, to me each Thursday night, it was a treat as well as a privilege(couldn’t watch it unless I did homework and learned my multiplication tables)to watch; but, now, I find that folks forgot what a great show that was all those years ago; To get this DVD is just a trip to remember all the great shows now that he is gone and to keep the memory alive; See, Flip had a heck of characters on that show; but I feel the most famous one was Geraldine (“Watch it sucker”). Child, if that show didn’t have Geraldine on that night, folks would be sorely disappointed. And when his show ended, he didn’t put the shows in syndication; so the memories dimmed; I was soo glad that someone convinced him to put them shows back on; It was a true sin to just put them shows somewhere where no one could watch them; so I am real glad that these shows are available; My mom bought this one and plan to get the rest because we want to remember the man who kept us laughing on Thursday nights on Channel 4(NBC) in NYC;
This is a great Video, however, the bonus episode ( with Marty Feldman, Howard Cosell and Sandy Duncan ) was out of sync.on the audio. It isn’t funny to hear the words and watch the mouths move after the fact. Could this be just on my disk – haven’t heard any other comments about this problem…Buy it, anyway-it’s that good,totally.