This is exhibit A on why classic shows should not be rebooted.  Mr. Ed was piloted in 2004 for FOX but like almost anything on FOX, this show had an edgy FOX twist.  Also, the computer graphics in this show were horrible, even for 2004.  You can see this pilot at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze5IBEMoUR0.

We continue our look at pilots with the NBC entry from 1990, Where's Rodney?, where Rodney Dangerfield plays a confused teenager's confidant.  You can see this pilot with commercials at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6kk335.

April 22, 2020

Episode 52–Infiltrator

Next up in our cavalcade of unsold pilots is a sci-fi show not unlike previous installment Automan.  A pre-Quantum Leap Scott Bakula is merged with a probe to become Infiltrator.

In honor of 420, we present you with submission #420.  The High Court with Doug Benson was like any other court show with a marijuana twist.  Blink and you missed it because it went up in smoke fast.

April 15, 2020

Episode 50–Tag Team

Combine wrestling with a cop show and what do you get?  You get a show which almost made ABC's lineup in the early 90s, Tag Team.  You can watch the episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Gf3gXvZ-k and follow along with this installment.  We even included commentary about the commercials.

In an episode which is sort of timely with Easter just happening, we look at a world where puppets and humans coexist on Greg the Bunny.

April 8, 2020

Episode 48–Malcolm

What happens when you mix Alex Trebek and a crudely animated sidekick?  You get the unaired pilot Malcolm, a show done for NBC in 1983.  This is a short show because there's not much meat on this bone.

Remember 1997, when the Internet was exciting, new, and informational?  We do, as do the Jamison family.  The Jamison kids share all the cool things you can do on the VHS cassette Kids Guide to the Internet.

Pricing games on The Price is Right can be hit or miss.  You can have winners like Plinko, Rat Race, and Master Key.  You can also have misses like the dozen games we will cover in this installment.

(Please note, this was an April Fools Day joke.  98% of what you hear in this episode is fake.)

While searching for material on a previous episode, we stumbled upon information about a very brief BBC comedy from 1980 capitalizing off of the popularity of Doctor Who and The $1.98 Beauty Show.  Combine the two and you get a series in which nothing outside of blurbs of the episodes exists, Rip Taylor in Time.

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