Gosh, I just love the bumbling cops of Reno, Nevada. Comedy Central recently released Reno 911: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD and I gave it try.
Reno 911 had its work cut out for them at the start of this season as 3 characters, Deputy Kimball, Deputy Garcia, and Deputy Clementine Johnson exited at the close of season 5. They are missed.
However, the replacements will grow on fans of the series. Ian Roberts (who you may recognize from Upright Citizens Brigade) portrays Jack Declan. Deputy Declan has one of the hottest tempers and shortest fuses ever to exist in a human.
Also new to the force is Deputy Frank Rizzo (Joe La Truglio, a face familiar to those fans of the series The State). Deputy Rizzo is getting used to the difference between working in New York and Nevada. He seems mostly okay, possible a little on the “dirty cop” side, time will tell.
Also, new to the Reno 911 cast is Wanru Tseng who plays Cindy, an ex sex worker who now works as a secretary/administrative assistant in the office.
All the other fan favorites are back and just as funny as ever: Lt Dangle (Thomas Lennon), Deputy Junior (Robert Ben Garant), Deputy Weigel (Kerri Kenney Silver), Deputy Williams (Niecy Nash) and Deputy Jones (Cedric Yarbrough).
The other usual suspects are back too, still causing trouble for law enforcement: male prostitute/hustler Terry (Nick Swardson), Big Mike (Toby Huss) and Sniffy the Drug Hound (David Lincoln) and many more. The new character Carmen (Sarah Tiana) is hysterical every time she appears. She is going to be a new fan favorite.
In this season, the officers experience everything from a visit from Vatican staff to see if Reno is suitable for a visit from the Pope to being duped by a serial killer (Rainn Wilson of The Office).
Everything that works about Reno 911 is back again this season, and the addition of the new cast members, in particular Wanru Tseng as Cindy, keeps things consistently funny through this season.
You don’t have to look very far to see lots of guest appearances this season: Carmen Electra, Rainn Wilson (The Office), Craig Robinson (The Office) , Jay Johnston (Mr. Show) and Keith Powell (30 Rock) are just a few of the names this season.
So, for fans of this series, adding this to the collection is a no brainer.
The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen. The source material was clean and the overall image is vibrant and free of artifacts or grain.
The film is presented in 2.0 stereo. While not the most dynamic presentation, the dialogue is clear throughout and serves the film well. And, no more pesky beeps blocking out the profanity: it flows freely in this release.
The Packaging and Bonus Features
The discs are presented in slim amaray cases enclosed by a carboard slipcover.
There are several bonus features to peruse on this release. There are eight commentaries on this release and all are worth your time.
Profiles in Valor are featurettes that introduce the audience to the new cops on the force. The complete commercials from the Craig Robinson episode are included.
There are several uncut scenes to enjoy as well as the expect assortment of previews and promos for other Comedy Central releases.
Overall (Not an Average) 7.5/10
The Series 7.5/10
The Video 7/10
The Audio 6/10
The Packaging and Bonus Features 6.5/10
Overall (Not an Average) 7.5/10