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Does anyone know if this show will ever come out on DVD?


This was a wonderful show featuring funny man Redd Foxx. I really enjoyed it and was wondering if they are ever gonna put out the few shows that he made out on DVD?

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I'm hoping, everything else is so that gives it a chance....its just a shame Redd had to die before the show could really properly take off.

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This show should get a DVD release if for no other reason,than to eulogize Redd Foxx and pay tribute to his years of being a funny man.They should honor him with Royal Family for being the very show he passed away on.It was such a tragic shock finding out what happened that day.....it touched me greatly.My favorite comedy show of all time was Sanford & Son,and I thought Redd Foxx was the funniest guy on TV...I think he still is...

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I completely agree - this should be on DVD, Redd was funny, a good man!

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I'm sorry, but DVD's do not get issued because of a need 'to eulogize Redd Foxx and pay tribute to his years of being a funny man'-they get put on DVD because there's a demand for said show, the company recognizes it, and the company can make money off of it. The studios are no longer just putting movies & TV shows on home video willy-nilly like they used to during the videotape/laserdisc era and the early days of DVD for one basic (and sensible, IMHO, reason); Not everything that's on DVD sells. Also, the DVD market is suffering due to the economic downturn and because of the rise of streaming media like Netflix, plus, also because of downloading and the effects that it's had on the home video market.

Maybe, if and when the economic outlook gets better due to Mr. Obama's policies, we can see home video companies take risks of putting little-seen shows like The Royal Family on DVD But, as I indicated before (but am now indicating differently), for there to be supply, there has to be demand-and there just isn't enough demand for a show like The Royal Family to be on DVD, in part because the show wasn't on long enough to be rerun and be popular enough to warrant a DVD release.

If you like, you can always write to Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, 90038, or you can go here: https://www.facebook.com/cbshomeentertainment. You can also go to this website (tvshowsondvd.com) and put in a request for it to be on DVD as well.

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You're right. It should be out on DVD. They just put Stacked out and that only aired 14 episodes before it was cancelled (another show Fox screwed up). The Royal Family was unbelievably funny until Redd Foxx passed away. It would've been a classic. The episode where Redd teaches his grandson history by watching Jeopardy and ends up having to vouch for his grandson's turnaround in school at a meeting with the teacher is in my Top 10 funniest sitcom episodes.
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You have to understand for a major company to put out just 7 episodes on DVD doesn´t make sense.

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You have to understand for a major company to put out just 7 episodes on DVD doesn´t make sense.

Then why did they release the seven episodes of "Tabitha" on dvd? Why are they releasing the 7 episodes of "Get Smart" (95 version)? If there is a demand for something, they will release it regardless of how many episodes.

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And since when are there just seven episodes? Remember, the show continued without Foxx for a very short time. I believe there are 13 episodes.

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I never saw the episodes without Redd but when I was younger I had heard that Sherman Hemsley came on board to replace Redd as the same character. I see nothing about "The Royal Family" under Hemsley's acting credits on the Internet. Maybe they continued the show like "8 Simple Rules" was continued by working in the character's death into the show.

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I remember there was talk about bringing in Hemsley. But instead, then went with Jackie, she played their daughter. She first appeared in the episode where they dealt with Al/Foxx's death. Originally she played Della Reese's half sister but in the episodes after that, she became the daughter. I think the creators realized that because of the age difference between Jackie and Reese, Jackie would be more believable as the daughter.

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People should sign up and vote at tvshowsondvd.com. this is a site where you can get your voices heard about the shows you'd like to see out on DVD. Be proactive!

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At last, a person who understands the nature of economics!

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check out IOFFOR site I got it complete set on dvd watching it now,even with commercials intant u can buy it from there



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No thanks-those kind of DVD's are cheaply made and will malfunction in your DVD player. Best thing to do is to go to tvshowsonDVD.com and vote for the show to be on DVD, or go to Comedy Central's website and click on 'Request-A-Show' instead.

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I know but I was desprete couldn't help myself I also got 1980 Sanford with a extra Sanford arms disk

it was not the same without Redd foxx

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Not true (happymundo). Plenty of shows came out with best of discs with only a handful of episodes on them to see if there was interest for more. There was a best of the Dick Van Dyke Show that came out with only 4 episodes on it. It came before any season sets came out.

"It's not the ups and downs that make life difficult, it's the jerks." Charles Chaplin

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