The Complete Television Series on DVD!
Shirley Booth stars as the irrepressible housekeeper Hazel. A brilliant character actress, Booth wisecracks her way through Hazel’s life, solving the problems of her employers, the often-befuddled Baxter family, as well as of the community (busting a shoplifting ring, finding homes for stray dogs, exposing a group of financial swindlers).
All this Hazel does with her cheerful working-class enthusiasm, without getting so much as a stray wrinkle in her crisply pressed maid uniform (complete with little head thingy). When she gets into her own scrapes, she shrugs them off with Brooklynese cracks like, “Looks like I’m in the soup again!”
The show is a perfect snapshot of early 1960’s America, complete with frozen-in-time décor and a lovely leisurely pace. She knows everyone in town, from the balloon guy at the local park to the most powerful judge on the bench–all of which eventually comes in handy. And did we mention she’s a cham-peen league bowler?
Booth won two well-deserved Emmys for her portrayal of Hazel.
The five-season, 154-episode series aired in primetime from September 28, 1961, until April 11, 1966, and was produced by Screen Gems.
Although a Complete Series Set isn’t available, the entire series is available for purchase in Individual Season Sets to give you a Complete Series.
The Complete First Season!
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The Complete Second Season!
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The Complete Third Season!
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The Complete Fourth Season!
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The Complete 5th & Final Season!
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