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Old 04-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Only 4 seasons of Happy Days on DVD??

It ran for 11 seasons right? Surprising only 4 are out on DVD!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Well, they were released by Paramount, who aren't exactly the best company when it comes to TV on DVD...
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I'm still waiting for Season 5 and 6 because of Mork and the Laverne and Shirley crossovers
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I would like to see the rest of the series on DVD as well, but I have heard that music rights are the main reason for the hold-up. It seems that CBS doesn't want to spend the money for the rights to the original music.
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I suspect that when they were making the shows, they didn't think that people would be watching them nearly forty years later, much less about them being released on a home video format.

Videocassette recorders were just being introduced in the late '70s and no one knew if they were going to take off as a mass market item, much less be the predecessor to DVD/Blu-ray.

It's too bad they couldn't have locked up the rights for the music to be used in other media, but HD wasn't alone in being able to see the future of home video.
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I'm patiently waiting for more seasons. At least give us Seasons 5 and 6. Those seasons were amazing. Starting with Season 7, the show went downhill and got worse after Ron Howard left. So, all I'm asking for is Seasons 5 and 6.
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I understand Happy Days was a nice wholesome show but it really wasn't THAT funny. I'd much rather see more seasons of the Jeffersons released especially after the death of George!
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Many DVD releases have been plagued by music rights issues. Nobody thought about it back then as has been said. Also many music rights holders think they can make a windfall off these rights and do not cooperate. I have read of outrageous amounts being asked which led to music being changed to awful generic music that is worse than no music at all, WKRP, Hunter, and Married With Children are good examples. I assume all current shows either license the music when broadcast for home video or avoid using anything that will be an issue.
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Many DVD releases have been plagued by music rights issues. Nobody thought about it back then as has been said. Also many music rights holders think they can make a windfall off these rights and do not cooperate. I have read of outrageous amounts being asked which led to music being changed to awful generic music that is worse than no music at all, WKRP, Hunter, and Married With Children are good examples. I assume all current shows either license the music when broadcast for home video or avoid using anything that will be an issue.
That's not a problem anymore since intros are a thing of the past and don't exist for the most part in today's shows!
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Why exactly was Paramount able to use "Rock Around the Clock" for Season 1, but not on Season 2? What was the issue?
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I understand Happy Days was a nice wholesome show but it really wasn't THAT funny. I'd much rather see more seasons of the Jeffersons released especially after the death of George!
Considering that you're posting in a Happy Days forum and in a thread dedicated to the Happy Days DVDs, you're basically thread crapping.
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This show is slowly becoming obsolete because it's failing in syndication which is going to hurt DVD sales
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This show is slowly becoming obsolete because it's failing in syndication which is going to hurt DVD sales
That's because they're showing it at inconvenient times. Who is going to stay up so late on a weeknight to watch this? Why not show this at 8 or 9pm? Why show it at 11pm or 12am?? That's insane!
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That's because they're showing it at inconvenient times. Who is going to stay up so late on a weeknight to watch this? Why not show this at 8 or 9pm? Why show it at 11pm or 12am?? That's insane!

I miss the old days when it was aired in syndication at 5pm. For some reason Laverne and Shirely has performed better in the ratings than HD on the HUB
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For some reason Laverne and Shirely has performed better in the ratings than HD on the HUB
I haven't watched L&S either for the same reasons why I don't watch HD. Back in the day when Nick @ Nite used to air these at 8pm, I used to watch both shows all the time. I miss the days when classic sitcoms used to be shown at nice, convenient times. Nothing like coming home from a hard days work and turning on the TV to watch some classic sitcoms.
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