Editorial Review of The Sid Caesar Collection – The Fan Favorites – 50th Anniversary Edition, courtesy of Amazon.com
In between the sketches, the cast members and writers, a virtual Who’s Who of comedy, affectionately recall working with each other, and creating these classic sketches. Each DVD includes bonus sketches. Caesar also provides illuminating commentary on selected sketches. More than a television time capsule that vividly re-creates a bygone era, this priceless collection is also a master class for aspiring comedy writers and performers. It is not a coincidence that one of Caesar’s signature characters was called “the Professor.” —Donald Liebenson
Product Description of The Sid Caesar Collection – The Fan Favorites – 50th Anniversary Edition
One of the greatest comedians ever, Sid Caesar has been making America laugh since the 1950s, when he ruled airwaves with his Emmy® Award-winning “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar s Hour.” Now, for the first time ever, 20 of his fans all-time favorite sketches have been brought together in one hilarious DVD collection. Selected through an Internet poll, these skits represent some of the most beloved, admired, and side-splittingly funny moments of Sid s career. From his lunchtime gymnastics in “Big Business” to one of television’s most famous ad-libs in “Gallipacci,” this collection proves why generations of fans have come to love Sid Caesar, the original king of comedy. Turn back the clock to the golden age of comedy and join Sid for 20 of his fans favorite sketches as voted on by you, the fans.
Special Features on The Sid Caesar Collection – The Fan Favorites – 50th Anniversary Edition
Bonus Sketches: “Pantomine at Coney Island,” “Continental Express,” and “The Beauty Contest;” Interview Extras with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, and Nanette Fabray; Sid Caesar Audio Commentary on “Auto Smash Up,” “Gallipacci,” and “Break Your Brains;” Original Scripts of “Auto Smash Up,” “Newspaper Movie,” and “The Professor;” Photo Gallery; Cast and Writer Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection