Pat Paulsen was a "quirky" entertainer, like Tiny Tim, Mrs. Miller, or The Gang. This 2-disc set contains all 13 episodes of his 1970 TV series. Guest stars of all kind show up in the first 11 episodes, the best being Hubert Humphrey, Jean Byron, Tiny Tim, Miss Vickie and (grrrrrrrrr!) Joey Heatherton. There are no guest stars in episode #12, but it is the best episode because in it Pat sings a serious song called "Did I Ever Really Live?", which was written by Allen Sherman from his Broadway show "The Fig Leaves Are Falling". This was an old promo 45 on Mercury (which should have been a hit but wasn't). The song is also on Pat's 1970 album "Live At The Ice House". (Oddly enough, Rich Little sang this song on an old Colgems 45!). In fact, some of Pat's bits on this series ("finger shadows", "Hawaii song", "folk song", etc) were also on his "Ice House" LP. Sadly, "Ice House" isn't on CD. The final episode (#13) is a true TV classic, ending the series in a "full circle" way. In episode #1, Pat jokes that if this series gets cancelled after 13 weeks many people will be unemployed and their children will starve. Episode #13 begins with Pat saying his series has been cancelled and this is the last show. In the final scene of the last episode, those "starving children" show up. But even they don't like Pat, and run away from him. The final shot shows a close-up of Pat with a tear in his eye. Brilliant satire. Another highlight is the closing tag to #12. In reality, Pat knew the show had been axed by ABC because of poor ratings (it was opposite FAMILY AFFAIR and DANIEL BOONE). But instead of saying this, he instead announces he won't return for a second season because he wants to quit while he's still on top. Again, simply brilliant. I never thought I'd see this show again, so I'm happy it's on DVD. If a show this odd can make it out on DVD, then maybe there's hope for other "lost classics", such as A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH and GETTING TOGETHER. Some of the lyrics to "Did I Ever Really Live?" are: "too soon you'll here a distant drum/ too soon the time to go will come/ and time won't wait/ is it too late to ask/ did I ever love? did I ever give? did I ever really live?" Pat heard his "distant drum" in 1997 and left us "too soon" at age 70 from cancer. These DVDs are a great way to remember the truly legendary almost-president of the U.S., Pat Paulsen.