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Judd Apatow: Favorite and Forgotten DVDs

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Judd Apatow: Favorite and Forgotten DVDs

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Judd Apatow: Favorite and Forgotten DVDs

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Judd Apatow, writer-director-producer of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, toiled in TV for many years. He wrote for and produced The Ben Stiller Show and The Larry Sanders Show, then created the critical darling Freaks and Geeks.

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Judd Apatow tells why it took so long to get his TV series Freaks and Geeks out on DVD.

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He shares five of his favorite DVDs and talks about the DVD of his TV show.

Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season, 1975-76 (2006) — The first release of SNL's debut year has all 24 episodes: over 30 hours of sketches and musical performances.

The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats (2006) — The interviewees include Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Groucho Marx, Kirk Douglas, Alfred Hitchcock, Mel Brooks, Robert Altman and Orson Welles.

Terms of Endearment (1983) — The tearjerker won five Oscars in 1983, including best picture.

Tell Them Who You Are (2004) — The son of cinematographer Haskell Wexler turns the camera on his accomplished father.

The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006) — A sequel to 1975's Grey Gardens, the highly praised documentary about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's quirky cousins.

Some Fridays on MORNING EDITION, we give you movie options. If you can't make it to the theater, or if you don't want to pay Seven dollars for a three-gallon cup of Coke, or you just don't know what to rent or buy, we get some DVD picks from special guests.