Slowly waddling (he’s a PENGUIN, get it?) my way further into “TENNESSEE TUXEDO AND HIS TALES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION” on DVD, from Shout! Factory, I’ve found nearly everything to be consistent with what I’ve previously observed – in THIS POST.
…Except for this glaring error!
I’ve already mentioned that, unlike UNDERDOG, no effort was made to reconstruct anything resembling the original TV show TENNESSEE TUXEDO AND HIS TALES!
The first disc is divided into THREE SEPARATE SECTIONS: One for Tennessee Tuxedo, one for The King and Odie (King Leonardo), and one for The Hunter.
Here is the Disc One menu for “The King and Odie” section. Anyone spot the problem?
Okay, I’ll spare you the effort… King Leonardo cartoons were two-part stories.
On the original KING LEONARDO AND HIS SHORT SUBJECTS series, we would get Part One of King L., then Tooter Turtle, (maybe a short segment like the cereal-ad-based “Twinkles”), The Hunter, and finally Part Two of King L.
And, on TENNESSEE TUXEDO AND HIS TALES, King L. would begin one week, and conclude the next.
So, if all the “King and Odie” cartoons were two-parts, how can this disc have only SEVEN (…and not EIGHT) “King and Odie” segments?!
Easy, the second part of “Got ‘Em Up Scout”, titled “The King Camps Out”, was LEFT OFF!
I’ll say it again, for those staring at their computer screens in utter disbelief…
That’s: L-E-F-T (pause) O-F-F-!
It ain’t there!
And, if the episode listings for the set are to be believed, it ain’t anywhere else, either!
The King, himself, would say: "CONFOUND IT!"
Now, I’ve given Shout! Factory the benefit of the doubt, when it comes to the tricky task of piecing together a show like this. In fact, here are my own words, as they applied to the UNDERDOG set:
“At this point in time, I’m not sure it is at all possible to properly reconstruct multi-segment shows like this – that were “sliced and diced” in countless ways for various syndication packages. And, I’m certain that Shout! Factory did the best they could in reconstructing the original “Underdog Experience”. So, I’m willing to concede this, and give ‘em points for trying.”
But, leaving off Part Two of a series KNOWN to always have been shown in two parts, is more than I’m willing to overlook!
Bad job, folks! Sorry!
I just hope there are no more such surprises to be discovered.