Reno 911!: The Complete Fourth Season Uncensored! – DVD Review

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Studio: Comedy Central
Release Date: June 26, 2007
Number of Discs: 2
Number of Episodes: 14
Running Time: 308 Minutes
MSRP: $26.99

Creator:

Ben Garant
Kerri Kenney
Thomas Lennon

Cast:

Cedric Yarbrough. Deputy S. Jones
Niecy Nash. Deputy Raineesha Williams
Ben Garant. Deputy Travis Junior
Thomas Lennon. Lieutenant Jim Dangle
Carlos Alazraqui. Deputy James Garcia
Wendi McLendon-Covey. Deputy Clementine Johnson
Kerri Kenney. Deputy Trudy Wiegel
Mary Birdsong. Deputy Cheresa Kimball

The show:

As the inept Reno County Sheriff’s Department enters their fourth season, one might worry that the shtick has grown stale. This is, however, most certainly not the case. Lt. Dangle (Lennon) and his cadre of bungling deputies are as funny as ever as they botch everything they do from battling serial killers to hot women selling Buffalo wings.

The season opens as the dramatic cliffhanger from season 3 is wrapped up with a nice little joke. Then we cut to six months later and deputy Wiegel (Kenney) shows up pregnant. A joke they worked into the show because actress Kerri Kenney was, in real life, pregnant. All types of merriment and mirth ensue and before you know it you’ve reached yet another uproarious season cliffhanger.

As if the comedic talent of these eight ad-lib masters wasn’t enough, this season is chalk full of fantastic cameos. Not only do you get returning regulars such as Nick Swardson, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, David Koechner and Zach Galifianakis, but Paul Rudd joins the cast in a recurring role as Guy Gerricault, Wiegel’s Lamaze coach. On top of all of that, Paul Reubens steals the show in one episode as Citizens Patrolman Rick.

There is no denying how truly hilarious this show is and the fourth season is no exception. And the fact that the whole show is ad-libbed really shows how funny these people really are. If you’re a fan of the show thus far, you’ll love this season as well and even if you never seen an episode, you’re sure to fall out of your seat with laughter.


Just one of many mistakes for the Reno Sheriff’s Department.

Episodes:

Disc One:

Episode 1

Wiegel returns from personal leave shockingly and disturbingly pregnant and the officers face off against a violent, hotel-trashing Carrot Top.

Episode 2

Junior’s out-of-control brothers come to town; Garcia goes undercover as an undocumented worker; and Williams helps a hooker with her errands.

Episode 3

When a deputy dies, the Reno Sheriff’s Department inherits his jet ski, creating a rift among them. Wiegel tries to seduce her Lamaze coach.

Episode 4

When a crime wave floods the streets of Reno, the Sheriff’s Department is helped by Citizens Patrolman Rick.

Episode 5

The officers watch over a brilliant and charming prisoner while Jones and Garcia work security at a Ted Nuggent concert.

Episode 6

The Reno Sheriff dies and the officers believe it’s foul play; also, the officers take bets on what Wiegel’s having.

Episode 7

The officers investigate the death of their sheriff, vow to avenge his death and have visions of their departed leader.

Disc Two:

Episode 8

A sexy hot wings restaurant sponsors the officers’ uniforms — for a price. Meanwhile, a perp has been putting pubic hairs in burritos.

Episode 9

Kimball invites Johnson to join her church group and get baptized, and the officers guess what’s embedded in a corpse.

Episode 10

Wiegel and Williams commit election fraud, and the department bungles a meth bust and battles a naked gun-wielding man who claims to be from the future.

Episode 11

Jones’ new role in the mounted patrol threatens to break up his partnership with Garcia; Junior and Kimball’s relationship is taken to the next levee.

Episode 12

The deputies pay a visit to former DA/cannibalistic murderer Mike Powers regarding their phone; Garcia and Junior go after a fat kid with a laser pointer.

Episode 13

The officers get personally involved in a stakeout, use the jaws-of-life to squash assorted items, and Dangle visits his ex-wife and her new husband.

Episode 14

Dangle plans his commitment ceremony while a topless Wiegel gets stuck in a giant cake and goes into labor.

The DVD:

VIDEO: How does it look?
(Presented with a 1.33:1 full screen aspect ratio)

For the most part the show looks great, in some the dark scenes the image can get a little grainy but not bad enough to ruin the enjoyment of the show.

AUDIO: How does it sound?
(Dolby Stereo)

As the show is a parody of cops the sound is not designed to be perfect. That said the sound you go get comes across just fine.

Extras:

Audio Commentary: Episodes 8, 9, 11, and 14 have commentary. Each one has two cast members talking about the episode in question. The funniest one is which is Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. These guys are just hilarious. The other ones are funny to but nearly as consistent.

Profiles in Valor: These are short little vignettes with each character that gives you a better understanding of where they are coming from and how they feel about being part of a “reality show”. These are spread over both discs and are hilarious!

Extended Scene: Knowing that there must be hours of extra and extended scenes that could have been included in this collection, it’s really sad that the one they chose really isn’t all that funny. The edited one in the show is much funnier.

The DVD Lounge’s Ratings for
Reno 911: The Complete Fourth Season
CATEGORY
RATING
(OUT OF 10)
THE SHOW

10
THE VIDEO

8
THE AUDIO

7
THE EXTRAS

7
REPLAY VALUE

10
OVERALL
9
(NOT AN AVERAGE)

The Inside Pulse
Reno 911: The Complete Fourth Season is a wonderful edition to this hilarious show. The extras are a bit skimpy but the ones that are included are good. Quality over quantity I guess. Definitely a must own.