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02.16.2012

CBS HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS FAN FAVORITE EPISODES OF SEVEN CLASSIC TV SERIES

Selected By Fans Via Facebook Polls, Collections To Debut On DVD March 6 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 16, 2012) – The fans have spoken! Devotees of seven of television’s best-loved series – including CHEERS, FRASIER, HAPPY DAYS, HOGAN’S HEROES, MACGYVER, THE HONEYMOONERS and THE ODD COUPLE – were asked to select their favorite episodes via Facebook polls.  Episodes receiving the most votes will be available in seven separate FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF collections on DVD March 6 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  A must-have for TV enthusiasts, the collections are also the perfect way to share these popular shows with new viewers.

Lovers of HAPPY DAYS can’t get enough of the Fonz becoming part of the Cunningham household as the show’s season three premiere “Fonzie Moves In” garnered an astounding 43% of votes – winning in a landslide as the overall favorite episode.  HOGAN’S HEROES fans selected Colonel Hogan’s side-splitting turn as a spy as the season one episode “Hogan’s Hofbrau” won 25% of all votes.  The CHEERS gang getting hustled by Coach with an elaborate scheme in the first season episode “Pick A Con, Any Con” won out with over 30% of fan votes, while FRASIER fans selected “Ski Lodge,” and all the romantic follies that befall the group as they take a snowy vacation together, as their overall favorite.

Fans of THE HONEYMOONERS were almost evenly split between a duo of season one episodes as Ralph’s attempt to win big on a TV game show in “$99,000 Answer” just barely edged out Ralph’s hilarious quest to get to the root of his neighbor Norton’s nighttime issues in “The Sleepwalker.”  However, Oscar and Felix’s turn as game show contestants in the season three episode “Password” was a clear winner, capturing nearly 40% of the total votes from fans of THE ODD COUPLE.

MACGYVER fans also had a hard choice, but Mac and Harry’s second season, nail-biting adventure to foil a terrorist’s revenge scheme to bomb a hockey arena in “Phoenix Under Siege” won over MacGyver’s attempt to rescue the sister of his nemesis Murdoc from Murdoc’s murderous former employer in the fifth season episode “Halloween Knights.”

Fans can still voice their opinions on selected episodes on CBS Home Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages along with a chance to win copies of these special collections throughout the month of March by visiting Facebook.com/CBSHomeEntertainment and following @CBSHE.

All FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF DVD collections will be available in full screen format. CHEERS, FRASIER and MACGYVER collections will be available with Dolby Digital English Stereo and English SDH subtitles. HOGAN’S HEROES, THE HONEYMOONERS, THE ODD COUPLE and HAPPY DAYS collections will be available with Dolby Digital English Mono and English SDH subtitles. All collections are not rated and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99.  The disc breakdown for each is below:

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF CHEERS

  • Give Me a Ring Sometime (Pilot)
  • Diane’s Perfect Date
  • Pick A Con, Any Con
  • Abnormal Psychology

 

  • Thanksgiving Orphans
  • Dinner At Eight-ish
  • Simon Says
  • An Old Fashioned Wedding (Parts 1 & 2)

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF FRASIER

  • A Midwinter Night’s Dream
  • Frasier Crane’s Day Off
  • Daphne’s Room
  • Moon Dance

 

  • The Two Mrs. Cranes
  • Ham Radio
  • Ski Lodge
  • Three Valentines

 

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF HAPPY DAYS

  • All The Way
  • Fonzie Drops In
  • Haunted
  • Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas

 

  • Richie’s Flip Side
  • Fonzie Moves In
  • The Motorcycle
  • They Call It Potsie Love

 

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF HOGAN’S HEROES

  • The Flight of The Valkyrie
  • Hogan’s Hofbrau
  • Happy Birthday, Adolf
  • The Safecracker Suite

 

  • Praise the Führer and Pass the Ammunition
  • Some of Their Planes are Missing
  • D-Day At Stalag 13
  • War Takes a Holiday

 

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF THE HONEYMOONERS

  • TV or Not TV
  • Funny Money
  • The Golfer
  • The Sleepwaker

 

  • Better Living Through Television
  • The Man From Space
  • $99,000 Answer
  • Young at Heart

 

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF MACGYVER

  • Phoenix Under Siege
  • The Widowmaker

 

  • Legend of the Holy Rose (Part 1)
  • Legend of the Holy Rose (Part 2)
  • Halloween Knights

FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF THE ODD COUPLE

  • The Blackout
  • Security Arms
  • I’m Dying Of Unger
  • Password

 

  • Take My Furniture, Please
  • The Murray Who Came to Dinner
  • Cleanliness is Next to Impossible
  • The Insomniacs

 

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video.  CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.   

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

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FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF CHEERS

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 144834

Runtime: 216 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF FRASIER

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 144844

Runtime: 180 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF HAPPY DAYS

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 144854

Runtime: 201 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF HOGAN’S HEROES

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 822954

Runtime: 203 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF MACGYVER

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 144864

Runtime: 239 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF THE HONEYMOONERS

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 822964

Runtime: 207 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated 


FAN FAVORITES: THE BEST OF THE ODD COUPLE

Street Date: March 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Catalog #: 144874

Runtime: 205 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com