The lovable maid from Classic TV days is back! Long before wisecracking maids Alice (Brady Bunch), Florida (Good Times) or Florence (The Jeffersons), there was Hazel! Based on Saturday Evening Post cartoons, this popular TV series centers around Hazel (Shirley Booth), a take-charge maid who works for the Baxter family. George Baxter (Don Defore) is the head of the family which consists of his wife, Dorothy and their son, Harold. Its very clear that Hazel runs the household, and often preempts George's authority in very amusing ways. The series ran on NBC and CBS prime-time for 5 seasons, and was an instant hit. Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don Defore, Whitney Blake.
This past July we passed along word
that a Shout! Factory print catalog, sent to customers of the studio's online store along with the DVDs they ordered, had said that the long-awaited release of Hazel - The Complete 2nd Season
would be coming to stores on November 1st. That was last week, of course, and it didn't show up. Did Shout! Factory lie? Did we? No, of course not...the print catalog showed a LOT of dates for forthcoming SF titles, and we posted news for each of them and used the same sample scans from the booklet for every write-up we did. Some of those dates turned out to be correct, and others got delayed as part of the natural course of doing business in the home entertainment industry. Unfortunately, Hazel - The Complete 2nd Season
was simply one of those titles whose preliminary dates happened to move back as production of the set progressed.
But worry no longer, because today Shout! Factory has made it official at last! They have advised retailers that Hazel - The Complete 2nd Season
, a 4-disc set running $34.93 SRP, will be available in participating stores on February 21st
. Although we understand that no bonus materials will be included, you'll get all 32 original episodes...and we're sure that will put a smile on the faces of long-patient fans of this sitcom classic! You'll see Harold Gould, Forbidden Planet's
Robby the Robot, Jamie Farr, James Doohan, Dick Sargent, and William Schallert appear in these episodes. You can pre-order it at a discount using the Amazon link just below, and underneath this is a high-res 3D look at the packaging