homage to truth is to use it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This newsletter is a bit all over the place. You'd think after a
five day vacation I'd have come up with something more coherent!
But I also had a
lot of other things going on so... First, I'm getting really
frustrated by the lack of TBAA Season 5 DVDs. I know I'm not the
only one. So below please find a guide on who to contact to
request that they release the set and soon! And after that you
can reward yourself by reading something... well, eight years out of
Campaign for TBAA
I wanna see "Beautiful Dreamer"
again!!! But that's a lil difficult to do without Season 5 of our
beloved show. So I put together a list of people you can contact
if you'd also like to make it known that you are anxiously awaiting the
season's DVD release. After that I'll supply some handy do's and
TBAA Season 5 "Give Us Our DVDs!"
Campaign Contact List:
1. Paramount Home Video, who releases the DVDs, can be reached at
2. Viacom- This is the company that owns Paramount.
find a contact form for them here:
Now for some example of good and bad inquiries:
3. The CBS Store- Why not? Go here:
Then under Customer Support choose "Product Suggestions."
4. CBS.com- It aired TBAA so it seems like a good place to
go. Their Feedback form is here:
Since TBAA is no longer listed, I chose "Other" when I sent my comment.
I've heard that Amazon reports to companies what yet-to-be-released
items are being "watched." I don't know if that's true but it
takes very little time so why not sign up to be notified?
To Whom It
I've loved "Touched by
an Angel" for X years. I own every DVD set available!
However, as much as I love rewatching the episodes, I'd really like to
move onto Season 5. Could you please tell me when it will be
Pleasant and it lets them know you've supported the show for years and
will continue to via DVD purchases.
Dear Big Stupid
Gimme the "Touched by an
Angel" Season 5 DVDs or I'll sic my angel of death on ya!
Andrew, Adam, and Henry do not enjoy being used as threats.
forward to purchasing Season 5 of "Touched by an Angel." However,
after doing an extensive web search I can't find any news of its
release. Could you tell me when the next set is scheduled to be
Again, it makes you look invested. You did research, obviously
you're a serious buyer.
Your DVD sets are
ridiculously overpriced and I doubt I'll even be able to get it but...
when's TBAA Season 5 coming out?
Yes, DVD sets may be overpriced but we want to look like we'll actually
buy the product. Also, try to avoid using TBAA. We may know
what that stands for but the customer service rep who gets your email
Several friends and I are
devoted fans of "Touched by an Angel."
so enjoyed getting the chance to rewatch our favorite episodes via
DVD. Now we're really hoping Season 5 gets released soon! I
episode "Psalm 151" and can't wait to be able to watch it again!
you know when we can expect Season 5 to be made available?
Mentioning an episode by its title shows you know that of which you
speak and will likely actually buy the set.
Wenz tbaa season 5
comin? me and my frendz ned to c it. k?
What's wrong with you??? Step away from the text messaging device
All kidding aside, I think the best advice is to be succinct and
polite. And while I may, in moments of frustration, vow to make
threats against CBS if they don't release the set and soon... that's
probly not the best thing to do. Rant to us, not TPTB at these
companies. Speak from the heart. I
think it would be best if everyone wrote their own inquiries but if
you're really pressed for time and need some sort of form letter then
just fill the following out and send it:
Could you please tell me when Season 5
of "Touched by an Angel" will be
released on DVD? I have watched the show since INSERT YEAR and
really love it! I look forward to having Season 5 in my
collection. I'm especially excited to see my favorite Season 5
episode, INSERT TITLE, once again! Any information on the release
date would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Let us know if any of your efforts get a personal response and we'll do
the same! I hope very soon we'll be able to add news of the
Season 5 release to JABB News and
started writing the
following, intended for the JABB YG, after reading Newsweek's "top
of the recent U.S. presidential campaign. But then when this
newsletter came up short, I decided to put it here. Fun walk down
memory lane, I guess! I've been imagining what reporters woulda
dug up had they covered the Andrew and Adam presidential race of 2000
in Dyeland. So to share what I think they woulda discovered, I
Secrets of the Road
to the Green and Blue House
Andrew and Adam
actually produced their own attack ads. Meaning Andrew
dissed himself, Adam did the same and then they gave each other the
ads. They then viewed them together
over ginger ale and orange juice, pretzels, and buffalo wings; laughing
hysterically the whole time.
JenniAnn refused to talk to Adam for three days after seeing the attack
ad against Andrew he'd produced. She then apologized after
Andrew explained he had drafted it and thought it was funny. She
then stopped speaking to Andrew... for three minutes.
8. The election was staged in hopes of ramping up
stopping people from leaving Dyeland. It sorta worked... for a
while. (Sorry, that one came out kinda depressing! Maybe a
walk down fictional memory lane wasn't the best idea...)
7. Adam voted for
Andrew, Andrew voted for Adam. Aww.
When asked for his
plans for the Dyeland economy, Andrew was stumped and asked "We have an
economy?" It turned out Dyeland did not.
5. The voters swooned simply because Andrew used the word "we"
and they knew then he wasn't gonna bail, even if they could be a lil
crazy... and sometimes "borrowed" some of his clothes.
4. With only two
questions ("Who should be president?" and "What should we serve for
inaugural dinner?") the ballot was decided to be embarrassingly
short. So it was pumped up with extra questions like "Should
Andrew be required to wear flannel shirts at least twice a week during
fall and winter months?" and "Should turkey meat be banned in Dyeland
and replaced, completely, with Turkey Like Substance provided by
Adam?" Both passed unanimously.
3. A minor scandal
occurred when Monica was tapped to head up Andrew's Secret Service
detail since she had at least some experience. However, she quit
after a voice recording from one of Andrew's staffers was leaked
to the press. It said: "You've got to be kidding me! They
went with Monica?!?! That chick couldn't protect him from one
flipping, crusading reporter. And... and... he'll end up
crying. You know he will and... and... I love him! Umm, I
mean, I love hymns. Hymns are great. 'Amazing grace, how sweet
Tess was torn when
trying to decide which of her Angel Boys to
vote for. She ended up crossing out both names and writing in
"Babies, I'm a little concerned for your sanity just now." The
phrase ended up coming in third place in the election.
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on this page are from "Touched by
an Angel" and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon
Water Productions. They are not being used to seek profit.)
1. Rafael was quickly
dismissed from the campaign trail after referring to Princesses
JenniAnn and Audrey and Cliff as
Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed. Rafael was urged, by Andrew, to stop
nicknames inspired by Disney movies... or else.
::Jenni does happy "gotcha, Rafael" dance.::