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January 22, 2005

WHAT KIND OF A GEEK AM I? First class, as shown by what showed up yesterday: The second season of Gilligan's Island on DVD, and part of the second season of Lost in Space -- though only part, because -- inspired by the excellent sales of the first season, I guess -- they've broken the second season into two pieces and I didn't notice when I ordered it. That's kind of cheesy.

My big question, though, is why The Addams Family isn't out on DVD yet. America's youth need role models, and who better than Gomez Addams?

UPDATE: Fritz Schranck notes another stunning omission from the video revival. Meanwhile, on the "how big a geek?" front, reader John McGuire emails: "I ordered the Lost in Space soundtrack. And I play it in my car. Top that!"

I can't. I said first class, not world-class . . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Peter Taylor emails:

You blogged:

"My big question, though, is why The Addams Family isn't out on DVD yet. America's youth need role models, and who better than Gomez Addams?"

I don't know if you meant this as a joke, but The Addams Family was the *only* show I remember on TV when I was growing up in which there was much in the way of open display of affection between a married couple. Great show!

Hmm. I hadn't really thought of that. But Gomez -- a lawyer married to a striking brunette with morbid interests -- was one of my role models, along with the Professor from Gilligan's Island. And here I am, a law professor married to a striking brunette with morbid interests . . . .