I hadnt seen RENO 911! until I watched it on DVD, and I was immediately delighted by this hilarious spoof of reality TV shows such as Cops. In fact, I often laughed until there were tears in my eyes. However, in spite of how funny, unpredictable, and thoroughly entertaining RENO 911! is, I can see that this series wont please everyone, especially since its humor can be in bad taste and is politically incorrect. The two-disc DVD set is not rated, but carries the parental advisory that follows. Explicit Content Warning: This program is recommended for mature audiences only. It contains adult language and situations.DVD Special Features:
The uncensored special features include audio commentaries and alternate/deleted scenes. For me, the best part of RENO 911! The Complete First Season is the entertainment value of the episodes. If youre short on time, you wont be missing that much by skipping the special features. The special feature I enjoyed the most was hidden as a DVD Easter egg which contained an audio commentary where the cast of RENO 911! attempted to recreate from memory the vocal performances and sound effects in episode 2. This commentary track is worth watchingat least for a whileespecially if you are in a very, very silly mood. For me, it was a guilty pleasure. But I have to admit I tired of it after a while. However, Im really not complaining, since it still put a smile on my face. I have more about how to find it below.How to Find the DVD Easter Egg on Disc 1:
The Easter egg is very easy to find. It is on the main menu for disc 1. When you are at the main menu, youll find what looks like a snapshot photo labeled Episode 2, and youll see what looks like a blue dot. Highlight the dot by using the arrow keys on your remote. When the dot is highlighted, it turns a bright red. Then, all you do is press the Enter button (or equivalent) on your remote and the audio commentary will play.Is the DVD Set Worth Renting or Buying?
The DVDs are worth watching for their entertainment value alone, but fans of the show might find the special features more interesting than I did. At least for mepossibly because so much of the humor in this series is so darn sillyI doubt that Ill want to watch these DVDs repeatedly. Id recommend this DVD as a rental, but with the following caveat. The humor is RENO 911! is definitely for grownups and is not for those who are easily offended by politically incorrect, tasteless humor.