How does it stay fresh and funny? By not adhering to any pesky distractions like “story arcs” and “character development.” Each episode is a stand-alone experiment, parodying zombies one week and Mafia movies the next. One goes meta for a behind-the-scenes mockumentary; another is transplanted to the UK (and, therefore, features an all-new cast).
The highlight among highlights is Erinn Hayes’ Dr. Lola Spratt turning into a coked-up attorney for the “Childrens Lawspital” episode — a real tour de farce. She’s one spoke of what is arguably TV’s greatest comedy cast.
whereas this season sets a series high in the ratings, it’s been issued
on DVD not through Warner Home Video like the others, but on DVD-R
through Warner Archive. No jokes will be lost during the burned-on-demand
procedure. —Rod Lott