The Larry Sanders Show – Season One

If good things traditionally come in groups of three, I’m willing to bet the next DVD box set of a television series is a doozy – possibly “Benson,” “The Facts of Life” or the priceless “Family Ties.“ Because after last month’s “Buffy” collection (from Fox) and Columbia TriStar‘s latest first-season package of “The Larry Sanders Show,” I‘m beginning to think these studios want to chain me to my couch.

Not that it would be a bad thing. “Larry Sanders” remains one of the only reasons to subscribe to HBO’s sister channels, and one of the sharpest satires of late night talk to ever hit the airwaves. If you’ve lived under a rock for the past decade, or worse, lived without cable, allow me to catch you up on the cast of characters: