Laugh like a drain with these comedies from across the pond.
Mr. Bean is sent on a mission to California to escort the world famous painting of “Whistler’s Mother” to its new home in the Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric museum guard. He is also the clumsiest, craziest, wackiest, wildest, most bizarre character they have ever come across, and certainly not someone you would entrust one of the world’s most valuable paintings to.
When the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has everybody in an uproar.
Evangelical Christian do-gooder, Laura Marshall fills her home with down-and-out boarders. Laura’s shy teenage son, Ben, lands a job tending to self-proclaimed “Dame” Evie Walton, an over-the-hill actress with the mouth of a drunken sailor and an insatiable lust for life. The battle for Ben’s soul begins as Evie shanghais Ben away from his repressive roots and transforms him from a boy to a man.
Monty Python’s John Cleese is the sharp-tongued, short-fused innkeeper in this award-winning series. Includes 12 newly mastered episodes and an exclusive interview with Cleese.
French & Saunders: On the Rocks
Comedy skits from the BBC series French & Saunders. Includes two French & Saunders Christmas Specials.
An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife’s dalliance with her brash golf instructor, his daughter’s parade of new boyfriends, and his young son’s regular trouncing by the school’s bullies. Enter their new housekeeper, Grace, the answer to the family’s prayers. Grace is a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house.
Keeping Up Appearances
Tireless social climber Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced ‘Bouquet’ of course) tries her hardest to fit in with high society. All six episodes of the first season. Includes the complete first season of Keeping Up Appearances. Episodes are: The Name is Bouquet: B-U-C-K-E-T, Welcoming the Dishy Vicar, Visiting an Acquaintance’s Stately Home, A Fate Worse Than Senility, Daisy and Her Toy Boy, and How to Manage a Family Christening… as well as outtakes and cast bios.
The complete Monty Python’s flying circus
Comedy sketches and animation from the influential British comedy show. This set includes the 14 discs on the Complete Set, plus the 2-DVD set of Monty Python Live!
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Recently widowed and well-to-do Laura Henderson needs a diversion to see her through war torn London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it. The two don’t seem to get along at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres begin to copy the idea and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily for Laura, she is friends with him.
Rose is a free-spirited thief who finds herself in the crosshairs of a world-class assassin named Victor. But when Victor spares Rose’s life, the lonely-hearted hitman sets off an outrageous chain of events that turns both their worlds upside down. Joined by a gun-toting apprentice, the unlikely trio teams up to thwart the murderous intentions of Victor’s unhappy client.