(July 6, 2004 – Burbank, CA) – In October 1995, “MADtv” hit the airwaves on the FOX Network and late-night television has never been the same! On September 21, Warner Home Video brings fans “MADtv: The Complete First Season,” the hilarious comedy sketch series, in a collectible three-disc DVD set that includes all original 19 episodes chock full of outrageous parodies, celebrity impersonations, political satire, commercial spoofs, social commentary, pop-culture send-ups, and other assorted high jinks! In the vein of “Chappelle’s Show” and “In Living Color,” “MADtv” received tremendous critical acclaim for its edginess, with Boston Globe calling it “twice the show SNL is...” “MADtv” continues to climb the ratings chart – it is currently ranked the #2 show in its time period and has been rated the #1 show among key demographics including African-Americans, Latinos and teens. “MADtv: The Complete First Season” features an ensemble cast that includes Artie Lange, Orlando Jones, Bryan Callen, David Herman, Pat Kilbane, Phil LaMarr, Mary Scheer, Nicole Sullivan, and Debra Wilson. The set is packed with over 2 hours of special features including some of the best parodies from the show’s nine years spanning their infamous movie, television and commercial send-ups. Also included is their highest rated show from the last season - the much-talked-about and well-reviewed re-union show, the commemorative 200th episode. Other must-see bonus materials include several unaired sketches and hilarious outtakes and bloopers from the show’s 1st season. This high energy, brazen satire will be delivered in eye-catching packaging that will pop off the shelf! “MADtv: The Complete First Season” will be priced to collect at $39.98 SRP. With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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