Shout! Factory is running a poll on which of their releases should be followed up with another season set. Despite an attempt by Paper Chase fans to stuff the virtual ballot box, Mr. Belvedere is still in the lead, has been in the lead from the beginning of the poll, and is also apparently beating all these other titles in actual sales. I don’t know why Mr. Belvedere is the most popular show ever, but apparently it is. And ironically, Fox has more or less nuked its classic-film DVD division, meaning that we may never see DVD releases of the original Belvedere movies with Clifton Webb, yet there will almost certainly be more season sets of the indestructible TV series and its star, Roger De Bris.
I — somewhat bizarrely — cast my vote for Blossom because I want more Don Reo shows on DVD (though what I really want is season of John Larroquette), but the music clearance issues make that unlikely in this economy. But if they ever do release the third season of that show, it will contain what I consider one of the most underrated “heartfelt wrapping-up” scenes in TV history.
And, let’s face it: if I want a scene that takes advantage of a particular character’s distinctive speech patterns, that is it.