The Man Show: Season One, Vol. 1
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Of course, it's sparse. The first season was sparse; there were ten or so episodes aired...what do you want? ...the un-aired episodes? ['Beam me up'] It's video on DVD, not IMAX. It's lots of man-humor without apology. If you like Benny Hill, this is your fare. If you like woman's suffrage, beware.
Where else would you see a variety show with recurring segments like "Movies Men Don't Want to See" (a hilarious takeoff on "chick flicks"), "Man-O-Vations" (ridiculous inventions for guys, such as the Carnival Urinal) and "Household Hints from Adult Film Stars" (you figure it out)? Or fake commercials for such outfits as the Rest Assured Disposal Agency, which cleans all the naughty stuff out of your house when you die so your family won't be traumatized?
"The Man Show" is a hysterically funny series quite unlike anything else on TV. May there be girls jumping on trampolines for a long time to come!
Now the reason I gave this set only 2 stars. The video quality of this set is horrible. There's some strange interlace artifacting that's very noticeable, and extremely distracting, especially when there's any moderate to fast motion. I tried all the various interlacing and deinterlacing settings on my player and TV, and could not get rid of them.
It's not just on one disc either, so that rules out a bad disc. There's a problem with the way these discs were encoded to MPEG2. To me, it looks like it was either the interlaced source was reinterlaced during encoding, or the encoder was just simply not configured properly. I'll be letting the studio know that there's a pretty bad problem with this set.
How THREE discs got pressed without anyone noticing the problem is beyond me. Doesn't anyone watch this stuff to make sure it works before they go to mass duplication with it?
Personally, I'm going to hold off on future seasons of this show until I see that the problem has been solved.
Simply put: The only reason anyone would want a DVD of the Man Show is to have it uncensored and with a lot of episodes. Seeing as there are only 10 episodes in this set (and that they are spread over 3 DVDs for some reason) and that they are CENSORED (Yes, no nipplevision for you!), there is absolutely no reason to buy this at ANY price. I loved the show, I'll admit, but I expect no censorship when I buy a DVD. If they release it uncensored (a costly and time consuming process), I'll maybe buy it (I've seen the full thing, just in case you think I have no idea of what I'm talking about.)
Buy this only if you feel like being disappointed
Obviously Comedy Central had to bleep out certain language and mosaic over the brief nudity. But so far the language is uncensored for the DVD but the one instance of nudity remains strategically covered. No big deal, really. Most of us are adult enough to not get all googly over a pair of you-know-whats. But it is an interesting "partial uncensoring" nonetheless.
The DVD extras are only mildly interesting, but the content as a whole is still worth the expense.
Okay The Man Show is vulgar and sexist. It also happens to be funny and reasonably clever in it's sophmoric humor. Which is far better than most of the programming that is not sports geared for men...well the clever part at least. The first season of The Man Show is solid and if you can just let that egalitarian new age guy out for an evening you should be laughing and getting a few guilty pleasures.
It is too bad Fox went to the big bar in the sky, but his drinking chant lives on.
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I'm a HUGE fan of THE MAN SHOW. It's smart, and the juggies are well.. jugtacular! Adam Corrolla & Jimmy Kimmel are perfect hosts. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by Frank Ponce
probably one of the greatest comedy shows on telivision. Theres some funny stuff on here. But sadly the closet you get to see to nudity is the [brief]shorts! IT'S A DVD!!!!!! Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2004
OK, ladies, take it from me, this is what your man wants. This is a show for real guys, even the ones who won't admit to it! Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Joshua S. Johnson
Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla are the best comedy men in the business, and combined with "the Fox", it is nothing but laughs in this dvd.Published on Sept. 20 2003 by EThompson03@yahoo.com
All this complaining about no nudity leads me to believe that no one here can find naked girls elsewhere. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Vic Malagon
If your a fan you will like to have this for a keepsake since Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla are not on the show anymore, and since the worlds Fastest Beer Drinker Passed away known... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Robb MacMaster
since they censored all the good juggie stuff, it's not worth the trouble to buy this d.v.d.,Published on Aug. 27 2003
Gotta say, I love the Man Show, which is why I got the DVDs. The first season is not as great as the rest, but I thought it would be worth it.
I was disappointed. Read more