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posted by [personal profile] boymeat at 10:34pm on 03/05/2009
Pardon me as I publicly humiliate myself here.

Would any of you know how or where to get the collections of BJ and the Bear or Sheriff Lobo on DVD? My google-foo reveals a lot of schlocky looking companies that I wouldn't trust my pet rock to.

Anyone? I need my bad 80's TV fix.
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posted by [identity profile] at 02:43am on 04/05/2009
I've been down this road. Don't pop that sexy nostalgia bubble. There's a naiveness that you had while watching them back then that said - 'These are awesome'. I tried this with Greatest American Hero, which for me at the time was funny and cool, and now looks like a steamy pile of fetid wank.

But if its all about masturbation material - go for it. :)
posted by [identity profile] at 02:44am on 04/05/2009
I actually just watched the pilot episode of BJ and the Bear that someone bought for me a long time ago. I enjoyed it just as much as back then.

I think I'm safe on this one. :-)
posted by [identity profile] at 02:44am on 04/05/2009
I wouldn't buy from those places either.. Maybe it would be easier to find them on video and then use a video-to-DVD converter program? the quality wouldn't be as good, obviously.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:47am on 04/05/2009
I couldn't find anything on VHS either. :-(
posted by [identity profile] at 02:58am on 04/05/2009
well, not online, anyway. Someone probably has them in a thrift store somewhere.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:23am on 04/05/2009
I'll look at the mega truckstop up the road...
posted by [identity profile] at 03:05am on 04/05/2009
I don't think it is available online, but thought that a search of Hulu ( might yield some other results you hadn't thought of, as I found episdoes of Starsky & Hutch for free on IMDB (
posted by [identity profile] at 03:07am on 04/05/2009
I tried Hulu, and I even tried the torrent sites. Nothing! I can't be the only one!
posted by [identity profile] at 03:07am on 04/05/2009
The Retro Television Network ( is playing Sheriff Lobo. There are affiliated stations in your region, but I don't think there's anything close enough that you might be able to get.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:13am on 04/05/2009
This site seems legit, according to stuff I read on the intarwebz.

Also this.

Ah, 80's TV.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:14am on 04/05/2009
I have a weird urge to see the BJ episode with the vampire, as far as that goes.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:23am on 04/05/2009
You were totally a rebel trucker in a past life
posted by [identity profile] at 04:36am on 04/05/2009
Every time I go to the WFMU Annual Record Fair, I see vendors selling Retro TV stuff of all sorts of American programs. Their vaults range from B/W TV from the 50's on up.
Honey West, and The Rat Patrol, Route 66, The Man From UNCLE, Ben Casey, whew!
Mebbe PW knows how to get in contact with them when they're not on 18th Street at the Record Fair.
Good luck!
posted by [identity profile] at 11:47pm on 04/05/2009
See, my "Paper Chase" flashbacks are not as guilty a pleasure as I thought!
posted by [identity profile] at 10:17pm on 05/05/2009
Don't know if you ever found it - but I buy at all the time and they tend to have 80's stuff


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