We're going way back with this one, but it's a goodie. At Last the 1948 Show only ran for two series, but it was a primitive version of one of television's classic comedy sketch shows, one Monty Python's Flying Circus.
BBC Time Shift - Missing, Believed Wiped (2003) featuring At Last the 1948 Show - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvum24
The Coneheads was a staple of the early days of SNL and it was later a cinematic release, but there was an animated pilot in 1983 which was a one and done. Get your sensor rings at the ready as we look at the wacky adventures of Beldar, Prymaat, and Connie Conehead.
You heard about the TV movie in the previous episode. The powers that be at NBC felt it was so successful that a pilot was made a year later. It had its moments but alas, no Michael J. Fox, no Todd Bridges, and no Nancy McKeon only got High School U.S.A. to pilot stage, one which aired.
NBC's young stars came out to shine in this NBC TV movie, which also acted as a reunion of sorts for two other much older TV shows. It was had star power, it was funny, it had too many plots, and most importantly, it has a connection to our pilot month. Stay tuned...
(Note this is best enjoyed while watching the movie on YouTube, starting at about the 26:55 mark in the episode. We give about an hour of commentary while watching the movie.)
Our next episode in the remastered series is the final episode of our initial series of shows covering 1983 NBC with Jennifer Slept Here.
Two noteable things as of April of 2021 it's the only episode with a guest in Kris Lane and the only time Greg has not appeared in an episode (although he explains why in the cold open before the start of the remastered episode).
Anyways, here's hoping one day you see the most beautiful woman in the world who previously was making a living (get it?).
Pilot Month 2 continues with a show submitted just based on its ridiculous open. It may have been the most entertaining part of The Nerd, a pilot for NBC done in 1989 which aired on the network. It didn't air in 1989, though.
A favorite movie of ours from 2001 was Not Another Teen Movie. So what happened when Comedy Central tried bringing it to the small screen six years later? It was an unorganized mess which was nowhere as entertaining as the movie. One plus is it had numerous stars, in 2007 and in the future.
If you took a short nap back in 1979, you likely missed this two episode wonder. It was like Superfriends became a live action show with a horrible laugh track. If you thought the laugh track was bad, wait until you hear about the production values.
Married with Children lasted over 10 years and 259 episodes in the United States. When it was exported to the UK as Married for Life, it lasted 7 episodes, utilizing the same scripts as the original version, modified with British references. Talk about another show which got lost in translation.
This is our first of two "Lost in Translation" episodes, covering popular shows which failed in other countries. This time, we look at the import from the UK, Coupling, which was to be the next big thing after Friends, but was off the schedule after just 4 episodes.