I recently got DVDs of SCTV.... where I live , 4th largest city in the USA, for some reason, Second City Television never had a complete airing, never knew why. SCTV had a continuing setting of the 'Melonville' TV station with a continuing cast of characters played by a fairly fixed set of actors. It was kind of a mix of SNL skits and a mild form of off-the-wall Monty Python... some improvisation in the continuing story. This show reminded me of the Bob and Ray (who played about 100 different character) radio show , understated , sometimes absurdist , with a lot of satire on radio shows and advertising, you had to pay attention since a lot of humor depended on the history of characters , a very funny show. SCTV did this too, without a live audience or dreaded laugh track. All the stars of SCTV went on to bigger things, the show was unique for TV , can't say I have seen anything like it since.We went completely nuts and bought a whole bunch of old TV series on DVD, mostly complete series. Naked City, The Untouchables, the first five seasons of Saturday Night Live, etc.
First one being watched: The Addams Family.
Most frustrating: The "complete series" of The Munsters contains two copies of season one and none of season two.
Biggest purchase: The complete series Dark Shadows, which comes in a huge coffin-shaped box and weighs about fifteen pounds.