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The maddeningly entertaining new “Wonderfalls” DVD set - which collects all 13 episodes (including the nine never broadcast in the U.S.) of last season’s best new TV series – “streets,” as they say in “the biz,” on Feb. 1.

Amazon has it for $27.99 (including, I think, free shipping) and, I tell you, it’s worth it just for the episode in which the vengeful pre-teen gets his Russian mail-order bride. You also finally get to see what happens with Jaye and that bartender she covets. Jewel Staite from “Firefly” plays the barkeep’s ex in three episodes. Oh, and there’s the last appearance ever of the fabulous Kellie Waymire!

Thanks to the good folks at Buzztone and Fox Home Entertainment, I’ve not only got a copy for myself, I’ve got five more to give away!!

Here’s how to enter. Make sure you live in the United States, because Herc is shelling out for the postage and really really hates all foreigners less pretty than Caroline Dhavernas.

Now describe, if you would, an imaginary “lost” episode of “Wonderfalls.” Submissions must include:

1) A LOGLINE. Example: “A Scottish horse-trainer is inconsolable after Jaye’s vengeful taunting causes his prize steed to collapse into coma.”

2) A NEW FAKE ANIMAL THAT SPEAKS TO JAYE TYLER. Example: A cute anthropomorphized cartoon mad-cow virus on a brochure in the veterinarian’s office.

3) VAGUE INSTRUCTIONS THE FAKE ANIMAL REPEATEDLY RELAYS TO JAYE. Example: The fake cartoon virus keeps yelling, “Give him a happy ending!! Give him a happy ending!!”

4) WHAT JAYE THINKS THE FAKE ANIMAL’S INSTRUCTIONS MEAN. Example: Jaye believes the talking cartoon virus is telling her she must subject both the horse and, just to be safe, its napping owner to euthanasia.

5) WHAT THE FAKE ANIMAL'S INSTRUCTIONS ACTUALLY MEAN. Um, I haven’t worked out an example for this part yet. But I don’t have to!! I’ve already got my fabulous “Wonderfalls” DVDs!!

If you’re not even as confident as Herc about your creativity, it might behoove you to add a sob story about how poor you are, how much you love the show, how much you love Ain’t It Cool, how much you long to bone the mighty Hercules, etc. etc.

Make sure you put “Wonderfalls Contest” in the subject line and email your entry to

All entires must be submitted by Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.

In the meantime, want to know who does what commentaries on which episodes? Behold specifics even Amazon won’t share with you!!


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Fan-Favorite Arrives On DVD February 1, 2005 From Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Called “arguably the best network drama” (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE), the series that devoted fans have relentlessly lobbied for arrives on DVD when “WONDERFALLS” THE COMPLETE VIEWER COLLECTION debuts as a three-disc set on February 1, 2005 from Fox Home Entertainment. Set against the backdrop of Niagara Falls, “WONDERFALLS” takes you on a journey through a rich universe where a young girl discovers that the world around her is a magical place and that the seemingly random events in her life are actually all part of something much greater. Answering the appeal from thousands of fans from websites like, the three-disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes, nine of which were never aired, plus episode commentary, a “Greetings from Wonderfalls” featurette, a visual effects featurette and a music video. The “WONDERFALLS” THE COMPLETE VIEWER COLLECTION DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S./$54.98 Canada and prebook is January 5, 2005.

Jaye is an underachieving twenty-something souvenir shop worker whose life is forever changed after she has what her family calls "an episode." That's when inanimate objects — toys, cartoon images, anything in the form of an animal — begin talking to her, providing her with cryptic messages that invariably lead her into the lives of others in need. Jaye meddles in, muddles up, and ultimately betters the lives of herself, her eccentric family of overachievers, and the eclectic variety of strangers that cross her path.

DVD Special Features:
The “WONDERFALLS” THE COMPLETE VIEWER COLLECTION DVD set features wondrous bonus materials including episode commentary, a “Greetings from Wonderfalls” featurette, a visual effects featurette and a music video. The DVD is presented in Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1 and English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround. The following is the breakdown for each disc:

Disc One
2 Wax Lion
2 Pink Flamingos
2 Karma Chameleon
2 Wound-Up Penguin
Special Features:
2 Wax Lion commentary by Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Todd Holland and Bryan Fuller
2 “Greetings From Wonderfalls” featurette

Disc Two
2 Crime Dog
2 Muffin Buffalo
2 Barrel Bear
2 Lovesick Ass
Special Features:
2 Crime Dog and Lovesick Ass commentary by Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Todd Holland and Bryan Fuller
2 Music Video
2 “Fantastic Special Effects” Featurette

Disc Three
2 Safety Canary
2 Lying Pig
2 Cocktail Bunny
2 Totem Mole
2 Caged Bird Special Features:
2 Safety Canary and Caged Bird commentary by Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Todd Holland and Bryan Fuller
2 Cocktail Bunny commentary by Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Todd Holland, Bryan Fuller and Scotch Ellis Loring

DVD Price: $39.98 U.S./$54.98 Canada
Street Date: February 1, 2005
Prebook Date: January 5, 2005
Total Running Time: 556 minutes
DVD Catalog Number: 2224804
U.S. Rating NR
Canadian Rating: NA
Closed Captioned: Yes

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