I bought the DVDs for the first two seasons.
Season 1 is terrific. A bit rough with Florence, who doesn\'t seem as much a send-up as she seems a stereotype. But the rest of it is there: The educational slant, the infighting social commentary slant, you name it.
Unfortunately, season 2 nixes the educational slant. There are some good moments, and the bickering now sublime, but it\'s a changed show. Lionel being different speaks volumes in of itself too. Understandably, Mike Evans (THE Lionel) probably wanted more and left. (he was also involved in \"Good Times\", before Jimmy Walker made it into his own puerile show.)
Lionel returns in later seasons, so when they become available I\'ll re-evaluate. Right now, only season 1 has components I loved.