Cold Turkey 06/09/18

Olive Films

Norman Lear’s Cold Turkey is preferred by 4 out of 5 doctors, and the other doctor is a fool that doesn’t smoke cigarettes. Norman Lear’s triple-threat writing, producing and directing effort is by no means a lazy comedy, with its twenty featured actors running around like asylum inmates for ninety minutes. It’s not the show to help one kick the habit, that’s for sure — even though it makes smoking look appropriately disgusting. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Pippa Scott, Bob & Ray, Vincent Gardenia, Barnard Hughes, Jean Stapleton, Barbara Cason & Judith Lowry. On Blu-ray from Olive Films.