||Released On: June 07, 2004|
Production Company: Paramount Home Video
The second season of the ensemble farce set in a Boston bar continues to build on the relationships between the staff and the regulars that frequent it. There are several strong story lines, including the development of the turbulent, screwball romance between intellectual poseur Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) and ex-baseball pitcher Sam Malone (Ted Danson). The supporting cast also have their fair share of troubles; there are more romantic conflicts for the sexually voracious and deeply cynical barmaid Carla (Rhea Perlman), while beloved barfly Norm (George Wendt) has to deal with marital separation. With pompous postman Cliff Claven (John Ratzenberger) signing on as a full-time cast member, the second series offers fans of the show much more from their favourite characters.
Episode highlights include "They Call Me Mayday," in which talk-show personality Dick Cavett, playing himself, convinces Sam the public would be interested in the former major league pitcher's autobiography - a notion that throws the unpublished, would-be novelist Diane into disbelief. "Where There's a Will," guest-starring George Gaynes as a rich, dying man who leaves the gang £100,000 on a paper napkin will is a superbly funny episode and in "No Help Wanted", Sam's friendship with down-on-his-luck accountant Norm becomes strained when the latter endeavours to undertake the bar's accounts.
* Strictly Top Shelf: The Guys Behind The Bar
* Cliff's Notes: The Wisdom of Cliff Clavin
* Carla The Comeback Queen: Insults for Every Occasion
* Di Another Day: Diane Chambers From A-Z
* Gag Reel: Bloopers from Season One
* Fullscreen 1.33:1
* Dolby Digital
* Languages - English
* Subtitles - English
* Region 2/PAL/Colour
* Running Time 8 Hours 54 Minutes