Pioneer resumes its release of complete episodes of The Judy Garland Show with Volume 7 (due to a change in numbering, there was no Volume 6). The combination of episodes not only provides an overview of the show's brand of variety entertainment, but demonstrates why it was such a good showcase for Garland in her post-Hollywood career. Episode 14 (aired 12/29/63) features Bobby Darin's singing, some comedy by Bob Newhart (including a self-deprecating sketch with him and Garland), and a dance number, but also a number of songs by Garland. Episode 23 (3/8/64) is all Garland, as she performs a solid hour of songs from the movies, and yes, that includes "The Boy Next Door, "The Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe, and "The Man That Got Away (but not "Over the Rainbow"). Making the DVD even better are outtakes (not just funny bloopers, but a story and a three- song sequence), extensive liner notes, and a very interesting commentary track by series producer Gary Smith (he describes the joys and frustrations of working with Garland and explains that the show tried a lot of different ideas at the network's urging in hopes of improving the ratings). A lovingly produced package all the way around.