1. ‘BEST OF THE MUPPET SHOW’ DVDs
If we need to explain why this is on the list, you must have had a really, really sad childhood.
2. THE COMPLETE FAR SIDE, BY GARY LARSON
An 18-pound collection featuring every talking deer and fat tyke Larson ever committed to paper.
3. MOST EXTREME ELIMINATION CHALLENGE
Who wants to watch a recycled ’80s Japanese game show where all kinds of saps attempt miserable, injurious tasks? Who doesn’t?
4. ALEC BALDWIN IN ‘THE COOLER’
The oldest, boldest Baldwin returns as a brutal casino boss. As a bonus, none of his brothers costar.
Finally: a hockey-themed band we can all love! Okay, so it’s the only hockey-themed band we’ve ever heard of. But those magical ice-smoothing machines are just so darn cool. Get it? So darn cool? We crack ourselves up.
6. ALIEN QUAD-RILOGY
Boasting more extras than a Colosseum scene in Gladiator, this nine-DVD set should thrill any Ripleyphile with a C-note in her purse. And unlike many DVDs, the bonus material is actually worth watching.
7. BENICIO DEL TORO IN ’21 GRAMS’
His turn as an oddly sympathetic, morally ambiguous Jesus-freak felon is the chewy center of a weighty tale.
8. ”BELLEVILLE RENDEZVOUS” FROM ‘THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE’
Just try to get this swinging ditty out of your head.
9. THE ‘SURVIVOR’ FINALE
It’s tough to root for any of CBS’ waterlogged publicity fiends, so pick one to root against. Anybody know a voodoo curse for granny slayer Jonny Fairplay (center)?
10. THIS IS NOT A TEST!, MISSY ELLIOTT
The hot sequel to Under Construction proves that rap would be oh so empty without the beloved M.E.