Reno 911: The Complete First Season
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Carlos Alazraqui, Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash,
Written By: Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon
Directed By: Michael Patrick Jann
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I’ve watch this show since day one. I’ve always liked it, and always thought it was great. The cops on here are so nutty, and a lot of the incidents in the episode are freakin’ funny as hell.
For the unforunate people that don’t get Comedy Central or haven’t seen this show at all, it’s about a bunch of outrageous Reno, Nevada cops. There’s Lieutenant Dangle (Thoma Lennon), the closet homosexual who wears super super short shorts. There’s redneck Deputy Junior (Ben Garant), white trash whore Clemy Johnson (Wendi McLendon-Covey), pyscopath Deputy Wiegel (Kerri Kenney), sista ghetto booty Deputy Williams (Niecy Nash) and Deputy Jones (Cedric Yarbrough). Each episode finds the cast fighting white trash hicks, ghetto ladies with knee knockers, abusive mimes, lunatic sex perverts and lots more!
I think this show is hysterical. Granted the COPS spoof thing is a bit-outdated, it’s still quite funny. Obviously fans of The State and Viva Variety will love this show. I just crack up every time I see Dangle’s shorts. That joke will never get old with me. I think the funniest person on there is Thomas Lennon, Carlos Alazraqui and Kerri Kenny. Those are my favorite characters. I think my favorite episode of Season 1 is the scavenger hunt episode #5 on the DVD. The episode starts out with Dangle saying to everyone (at the morning briefing) that they have 2 tickets to an execution and whoever wants those tickets, has to get the most points from the Scavenger Hunt. Some of those findings include a person over 6 feet tall, a guy with man tits, the most beautiful hooker in all of Reno, a person with an animal tattoo and if the person is Jewish, that’s an extra 5 points. Now that’s just fucking’ funny! Many of the jokes step over the line, and that’s what I love about the show. Everybody doesn’t hold back anything and aren’t afraid to show kids falling off buildings or old people getting hurt or animals getting killed.
There’s some audio commentary with a few cast members on selective episodes. I listened to the first episode’s commentary a little bit with Thomas Lennon and Niecy Nash. There’s one scene where Thomas and Ben kiss on the side of the road and it’s funny. Thomas said he always gets “?” a lot, and also he said when they did that scene, there was a bunch of cops blocking off the road having their hands on their pistols when that was happening haha. There’s about a half hour of deleted scenes and there’s some funny outtakes in there as well. Those scenes are all uncensored, which the episodes SHOULD have been on the DVD! Why have it bleeped out on the DVD? Also, I think whoever made this DVD is a bunch of schmucks because the episodes are by production number and not when they aired SO all the episodes are all over the place. That’s just freakin’ stupid. But that’s the only negative feelings I have towards this set. Definitely go out and buy it if you’re a fan of the show.
– Audio Commentary by the Cast and Director
– Alternate/Deleted Scenes
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: #1, #5, #12
Running Time: 337 minutes