Here's my take on the best of the best
family friendly TV DVD sets. These shows are compiled based on family
friendliness, content, and over all entertainment value. It doesn't do any
good to have a family friendly show that is as boring as watching paint
dry. The point being these are great series to sit down and watch
together as a family. Sure, Jr. has his own TV in his room, but
wouldn't it be nice for everyone in the family to experience the same
thing together. It might even improve communication in the home if
everyone has something they can all relate to. Skip
to the Top 5.
You've probably felt that way yourself sometimes, so maybe you can relate. Green Acres is filled with off the wall comedy like the fact the second smartest person, besides Lisa Douglas, is Arnold the pig. Arnold spends most of his time watching TV on the farm and getting spoiled by the farmer Mr. Ziffel. In reality Arnold got more fan mail than any other member of the cast. Believe it or not! Of course you can't forget Mr. Haney the town salesman. He's almost as bad as a car salesman. The show is a spin-off of Petticoat Junction and features most of the cast at least one time or another. You'll hear a lot of references to the Beverly Hillbillies too. In fact, Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies actually appeared in at least one episode of Petticoat Junction.
Of course every episode doesn't deal with just scary subjects, but the way the series grabs you and doesn't let go is scary in itself. The Twilight Zone goes from one end of the spectrum to the other with scary weird westerns, time travel, and even comedy. Be warned though, repeated exposure to quality programming may cause your kids to begin to act intelligently. The entire series has just been released in one collection, if you would like to buy the whole series from Amazon. It's a little cheaper that way in the long run.
I just bought this set a few weeks ago and already we are almost at the end. There are 34 half hour episodes in the first season set. Each show is a treat to watch. My favorite scenes involve the Hekawi Indians. Frank DeKova played the peace loving Indian Chief, Wild Eagle, and made him the most likeable funny character you'll ever see on the small screen. Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch (SGT O'Rourke & Corporal Agarn) are always fun to watch. Growing up, it seemed that these two always appeared to show up together on TV, even after F-Troop went off the air. They starred together on their own Saturday morning TV show called Ghostbusters back in the 70's. Of course Ken Berry (Captain Parmenter) went on to Mayberry RFD, and Mama's Family.
Only one thing keeps F-Troop from even being higher. Following strict guidelines here I have to ding them for excessive drinking. O'Rourke does own a saloon, which is part of the plot - keep O'Rourke enterprises profitable while keeping out of trouble with the Captain.
This is the newest series to make the list. It pushes the boundaries of
good taste at times, but overall I think this one the whole family can
enjoy together and laugh a whole lot.