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Children’s Hospital – Season 4 (2012/Adult Swim/Cartoon Network/Warner Archive DVD)


Picture: B     Sound: B     Extras: D     Episodes: B-


PLEASE NOTE:  This Children’s Hospital DVD set is only available from Warner Bros. through their Warner Archive series and can be ordered from the link below.


Children’s Hospital (and in one episode Children’s Hospital UK) returns with all new absurdities and delights for Season 5.  The cast are as crazy as ever as the quick witted, over the top series continues down the path of psychosis.  The fast paced series (each episode is only 11 minutes long) demonstrates all of the goodness of previous season, while concurrently piling on new bizarre features to keep audiences wondering WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!


This season we are treated to the staff of Children’s Hospital continuing to get sex by whatever means necessary, insinuated incest, having petty feuds, trickery, ‘cannibalism,’ pop culture references galore, dance lessons, and so much more.


Though we didn’t review the third season it is not of much consequence.  I am a big proponent of watching all series from the beginning as it helps with continuity, but in this case the fast paced nature and constantly changing storylines allow even the most casual viewer to jump in at any time.


To take a look back at Seasons 1 & 2, please refer to the link below:


The series may seem like pure nonsense, but it is perfectly calculated humor.  The hospital/medical degrees of the inept staff is merely a casing to propel the insane storylines forward; and it works!  The series is absurdly hilarious and I can’t wait to view more.


The picture is certainly a step up from Seasons 1 & 2, but is by no means high definition (sadly).  The image is crisp, clean and clear but can continue to have inconsistent moments that aren’t always the most colorful or sharpest.  The sound is a simple Dolby Digital Stereo that I would have liked in surround, but again it gets the job done and remains crisp, clean, and clear throughout.  Here is hoping for a Season 5 Blu-ray release.


No extras are available for this wonderful series, which is surprising with the immense amount of creativity that is on set.  Perhaps it is due to being a Warner Archive release (so go online and grab it!)?  Warner Archive continues to deliver amazing series and films that we would not get otherwise, but definitely some extras would have been nice.


A great series that everyone (well not everyone) should see!


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-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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