Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour - MPI Video Prepping DVDs for this Star-Filled, Short-lived 1970 Series
Henry Fonda, Angie Dickenson, Mel Blanc, Debbie Reynolds & Don Adams all guest-star
Posted by David Lambert
In 1970, the late, legendary comedian Pat Paulsen starred in THE PAT PAULSEN HALF A COMEDY HOUR, his own series for ABC-TV, following his three years as a regular cast member on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" - and his 1968 campaign to become president of the United States!
THE PAT PAULSEN HALF A COMEDY HOUR features the famous deadpan delivery of the show's star in a variety of 70s-flavored skits and settings, co-starring a stellar roster of guest stars such as Don Rickles, Angie Dickinson, Tom Smothers, Debbie Reynolds, Andy Williams, Don Adams, Henry Fonda, Mike Connors, Wilt Chamberlain, JoAnn Worley and even Daffy Duck!
On October 13th MPI Video will release Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour - The Complete Series. Paulsen, who was regularly seen in The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (which also gets a new DVD release in October; see our separate story about that), is joined by a ton of guest stars in these 13 episodes. Also on board as a regular is Bob Einstein, better known these days as "Super Dave Osborne."
MPI will release the entire series, as broadcast on ABC in 1970, on 2 DVDs running approximately 390 minutes. It will also include "an abundance of never-before-seen Special Features," according to the studio-provided material, but no details about those extras has been provided yet.. Cost is $24.98 SRP. Here's a look at the packaging: