Jun 9, 2009

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iTunes Puts Classic TV Comedy on Sale

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Talk about your cheap laughs.

Apple's iTunes Store has launched a summertime comedy promotion giving away five full-length episodes of some popular TV comedies... for free. Dozens more episodes are being virtually given away at just 99 cents a pop.

Getting the gratis treatment are some ensemble half-hours with strong cult followings, including "Arrested Development," "Human Giant," "Reno 911!," "The State" and "The IT Crowd." Users can only download one free episode of each series, but other episodes of those shows are available for under one buck.

That's also the price point for a number of other major series taking part in the iTunes yuks giveaway. Those shows include "The Office," "30 Rock," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Barney Miller," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Good Times."

One of the best values of the sale: All 24 episodes of the landmark first season of "Saturday Night Live" are available for just 99 cents. The episodes run over an hour in length, without commericals (natch) and include the musical performances (Carly Simon! Martha Reeves! ABBA!)

Don't say MoJoe never did anything for you.

 

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