I bought the DVD because I have an old lp record of the show's music, and decided to by a DVD before IT became outmoded. It pleased me to discover that the show holds up very well. Al Capp's crazy world of Dogpatch is brought to life with absolutely no effort at realism. The back drops are literally those of the stage, the choreography has real people moving and singing like comic strip characters. I played it for my two-year old granddaughter and she in front of the TV entranced by it all for minutes at a time. Normally she pays no attention at all to live-action films. For people who remember Capp's strip, of course, the satire comes through loud and clear, and enough of it is sufficiently timeless for everyone to get most of the jokes. Stubby Kaye is the real star of the film, and he is perfect as Marrying Sam, a minor figure in the strip, and his vigor holds the film together. But all the cast is pleasant and more than capable. Although I wish that Edie Adams had been cast as Daisie Mae, Lesie Parrish does a fine job in the role, and Peter Palmer sings well and is appropriately good-looking and naive as L'l Abner. The color is a bit runny , but who cares.