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TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 10, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

After his falling-out with Inspector Spacetime, Constable Reggie pursues a new career as a microphone salesman.

Donald Glover: Weirdo
As Donald Glover warns the crowd at the Union Square Theatre at the top of his stand-up show Weirdo, if you've shown up expecting to see more of Community's Troy Barnes, you're in for a very different experience. For one thing, where Troy tends to be a private person, Donald mines his personal life -- particularly his childhood -- for comic material. In that way, his act is closer to Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor -- who spun lengthy comic stories based on their pasts -- than the rat-a-tat-tat set-up/punchline structure employed by other comedians. Highlights of this one-hour special, which was previously broadcast on Comedy Central, include a hilarious bit about Glover and his brother finally getting their anti-sugar mother to buy them Cocoa Puffs cereal and a family outing to Home Depot that ends in memorable fashion.
Extras: Most one-on-one interviews included as DVD bonus features tend to be bland affairs, but the half-hour chat with Glover featured here is a must-watch as he speaks candidly about his years as a struggling writer/comic in New York and the challenge of building a stand-up act. There's also a fun featurette that follows Glover around New York City as he checks out his old haunts.

Also on DVD:
Experience the joy of campy '70s sci-fi courtesy of Logan's Run: The Complete Series, the short-lived series that was spun-off from the equally campy film. Less than a week after finishing its run on The CW, One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth Season gives the show's remaining fans the chance to finish their One Tree Hill DVD collection and also makes room for extras that include five featurettes, unaired scenes and a gag reel. And speaking of supernatural TV shows, Night Gallery: Season Three presents more twisty tales from the unique mind of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.

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