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» Friday, October 23, 2009
In the "Why Isn't This Series on DVD?" Department
1967's hilarious He and She starring Dick Benjamin and Paula Prentiss, as Dick and Paula Hollister (a cartoonist and a social worker, respectively), with Jack Cassidy as Oscar North (star of the Jetman television series based on Dick's comic strip), Hamilton Camp as Andrew (the handyman-of-all-trades who seems to spend all his time in the Hollister apartment), and Kenneth Mars as Harry (who works at the fire station next door and crosses into the Hollister apartment using a board between the windows—heaven forbid Harry should do anything so mundane as take the stairs), created and written by much of "the gang" from Get Smart: Leonard Stern, Arne Sultan, Allan Burns and Chris Hayward.

Here are two episodes on YouTube, the opening episode "The Old Man and the She":

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

and "Don't Call Us," from November 29, 1967, with original commercials (and oh, how wonderfully understated and quiet they are—well, except for the always obnoxious Wisk "ring around the collar" commercial, to which my mom always snapped, "Tell him to wash his dirty neck!" LOL—who knew we'd come to cherish them?). For some reason it's in black and white, but no less funny:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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