Smothers Brothers: Netflix always liked you best!

"You" in this case would be whoever is getting to see the 3rd season of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour instead of me.

Has anyone else had this happen with Netflix?

  • First, for weeks, my queue kept saying "Long Wait."
  • Then, for one day, it went to "Short Wait." My hopes rose.
  • Back to "Long Wait" for another week or so.
  • Then, today, it said "Very Long Wait." This was an unwelcome innovation; I’d never seen that one before.

The problem with this is that I was really hoping to have a chance to browse through the season before the election to find a certain skit, which is a political humor classic.

It starred impressionist David Frye, and he did all the characters — LBJ, HHH, Nixon and Wallace. It was the story of the 1968 election told as the Sword in the Stone. Does anyone besides me remember it?

Anyway, they keep sending me stuff from further down in my queue, such as "Mongol," which I saw last night and which was excellent, and "Don’t Mess With the Zohan," of which I saw less than 5 minutes before deciding it was the worst movie I had seen in many a year.

2 thoughts on “Smothers Brothers: Netflix always liked you best!

  1. Norm Ivey

    I don’t remember the episode. I barely remember the series, but the brothers are a riot. Daddy didn’t allow us to watch it, but I remember him being angry when they were cancelled. We also weren’t allowed to watch Laugh-In and later M*A*S*H was off-limits.
    On Netflix, I’ve had things go from “short wait” to “long wait” to the “unknown” list at the bottom of the queue. Right now I have Halloween (the original) and Recount. Next on my list is Iron Man (never saw it in the theaters). We always increase the number of DVDs we get during the holidays so we can see all the classic Christmas show. Netflix is the greatest!

  2. Doug Ross

    I recommend the series Dexter…
    and just finished watching a documentary called “Sherman’s March” which was much better than expected.
    “Filmmaker Ross McElwee grew up in the South and always marveled at how the folks there were affected by Union general William Tecumseh Sherman’s legacy. Aiming to delve deeper into the region’s interest, McElwee revisits the path of the general’s march that took down the Confederacy. But the tone of his documentary changes when he learns his girlfriend has left him, causing him to second-guess himself with each woman he meets during the shoot.”
    It’s about 10% about Sherman and 90% about the film makers love life… but it’s interesting in an “American Movie” sort of way. Plus the film maker is a dead ringer for Unabomber style Brad Warthen in appearance and speech. 🙂

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