DVD Review: The Sarah Silverman Program – The Complete Series Box Set 1

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I never really thought much about Sarah Silverman until she did that bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live. You know, the one built on the premise that she’s “bleeping” Matt Damon. I say “bleeping,” because this is a family site, but you know what I mean.

It’ s not really my type of humor, but the fact that Matt Damon got involved and really threw himself into the video with gusto made it pretty hilarious. Then Jimmy Kimmel countered with a video where he was “bleeping Ben Affleck,” which also featured Brad Pitt and a bunch of other stars. Sarah and Jimmy were a couple at the time, but broke up shortly thereafter. Maybe there’s more to the “bleeping Matt Damon/Ben Affleck” story than we know.

Anyway, when Shout Factory sent me [amazon_link id=”B007I1Q544″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Sarah Silverman Program: The Complete Series[/amazon_link] box set (released June 19, 2012), I started watching it and even though it’s still not my type of humor, you have to give Sarah props for just going out there and being her demented, awkward, irreverent, raunchy self. She just doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks, and that’s awesome in a weird way.

The 7-DVD set, which originally aired on Comedy Central, contains all 32 episodes from the show’s three seasons and also stars Laura Silverman (Bob’s Burgers), Brian Posehn (The Five Year Engagement), Steve Agee (2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings), and Jay Johnston (Bob’s Burgers).

Notable bonus features include a conversation with the writers and producers, digital and animated shorts, behind-the-scenes videos, audio commentaries with cast and crew, the cast and creators at 2007’s Comic-Con, the original pilot, audition videos, and more. The show was also nominated for several Emmy, GLAAD and WGA awards.

I searched a long time to find a video suitable for a family site, and finding none, this is as close as I could get. It’s the Sarah Silverman panel at Comic-Con 2008. Note that neither this video or the show itself is suitable for kids. The DVD set isn’t rated; however the show was rated TV-14, D (for intensely suggestive dialogue). I’d say you can throw in sexual situations, as well.

About Jane Boursaw

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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