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"Best of 'Fridays'" DVD Set Coming in August

By Rich Heldenfels Published: May 15, 2013

It includes 16 episodes of the late-night sketch comedy series, long wanted by fans, and featuring among others Michael Richards and Larry David. And some music from Dev o. The official word:

“Live from the Los Angeles basin, it’s Fridays!” For the first time ever on DVD, ABC’s cult hit Fridays is here! Shout! Factory will release The Best Of Fridays on DVD on August 6, complete with an introduction written by Co-Creator / Director John Moffitt, and a slate of bonus features that include a cast and writers reunion, “The Andy Kaufman Incident”: What Really Happened?, behind-the-scenes photos, and more!

 

Featuring Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell, Darrow Igus, Brandis Kemp, Bruce Mahler, John Roarke, Fridays presented a hilariously twisted view of the early ‘80s to adventurous viewers on a weekly basis. Their outrageous characters – from the paranoid Drugs R Us Pharmacist to the rabbinical action heroes of Matzoi! to the laid-back Nat E. Dred, “The Rasta Gourmet” – left audiences laughing long into the wee hours of the night.

 

Originally airing from 1980 to 1982, these sixteen episodes showcase the edgy and subversive sketch comedy that helped launch the careers of Melanie Chartoff (Parker Lewis Can’t Lose), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Michael Richards (Seinfeld), and more.

 

With vintage musical performances, including Devo, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Cars, The Clash, KISS, Graham Parker and The Rumour and more, as well as the show’s infamous guest appearances by stars such as Andy Kaufman, Billy Crystal, Valerie Harper, and William Shatner, Fridays proved that late-night live comedy wasn’t just for Saturday night.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Cast And Writers Reunion

“The Andy Kaufman Incident” What Really Happened?

Behind-The-Scenes Photos

And More!

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