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26th Nov '16 7:56:33 AM Jake18
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* In 2009, James Corden and Mathew Horne were riding high as the stars (and in Corden's case co-writer) of the critically acclaimed sitcom ''Gavin and Stacey''. What could have gone wrong by giving them their own sketch comedy show, ''Horne & Corden''? Just about everything. Sketch after sketch relied on the fact that Corden was fat and had a wobbly stomach (that was the joke), with other sketches featuring Mathew Horne as a gay war reporter who was frightened of war (that was the joke) or the pair teaching school children how to draw a penis on a blackboard (that was the joke). There was absolutely no attempt to develop any situations beyond the basic premise, which left just a load of puerile references to body parts and Corden's flab. The critical hostility was overwhelming, and declining audience figures led to the second series being cancelled. Corden himself stated in retrospect that he didn't know how to write a sketch show and was not good enough to pull it off.

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* In 2009, James Corden and Mathew Horne were riding high as the stars (and in Corden's case co-writer) of the critically acclaimed sitcom ''Gavin and Stacey''. What could have gone wrong by giving them their own sketch comedy show, ''Horne & Corden''? Just about everything. Sketch after sketch relied on the fact that Corden was fat and had a wobbly stomach (that was the joke), with other sketches featuring Mathew Horne as a gay war reporter who was frightened of war (that was the joke) or the pair teaching school children how to draw a penis on a blackboard [[RuleOfThree (that was the joke).joke)]]. There was absolutely no attempt to develop any situations beyond the basic premise, which left just a load of puerile references to body parts and Corden's flab. The critical hostility was overwhelming, and declining audience figures led to the second series being cancelled. Corden himself stated in retrospect that he didn't know how to write a sketch show and was not good enough to pull it off.
20th Nov '16 9:31:20 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was CBC's first primetime sitcom, airing from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves into a small town from a major Canadian city and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he had to complete high school first. The series was criticized by many in the Canadian press for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was CBC's first primetime sitcom, airing from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves into a small town from a major Canadian city and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he first had to complete high school first.before being given the position. The series was criticized by many in the Canadian press for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
19th Nov '16 11:36:52 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was CBC's first primetime sitcom, which aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves into a small town from a major Canadian city and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he first had to complete high school before taking on the role of shopkeeper. The series was criticized by many in the Canadian press for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was CBC's first primetime sitcom, which aired airing from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves into a small town from a major Canadian city and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he first had to complete high school before taking on the role of shopkeeper.first. The series was criticized by many in the Canadian press for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
19th Nov '16 11:34:50 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that CBC's first primetime sitcom, which aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town from a major Canadian city and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from had to complete high school. school before taking on the role of shopkeeper. The series was criticized by many in the Canadian press for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
18th Nov '16 8:23:57 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several CBC flops produced during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several CBC flops produced by CBC during the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
18th Nov '16 8:20:00 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several CBC flops from that specific time period, during which the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of sufficient quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In fact, the show was one of several CBC flops from that specific time period, produced during which the early 1970s, when the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of sufficient quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
14th Nov '16 8:59:23 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. Moreover, the show was one of several CBC flops from that specific time period, during which the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of sufficient quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. Moreover, In fact, the show was one of several CBC flops from that specific time period, during which the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of sufficient quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
14th Nov '16 2:14:17 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.

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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. Moreover, the show was one of several CBC flops from that specific time period, during which the network was experiencing something of a DorkAge due to a lack of sufficient quality control among its creative staff. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
9th Nov '16 11:02:40 AM Scifimaster92
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* ''Delilah'' was a CBC sitcom that aired from 1973 to 1974. The plot revolved around a young woman named Delilah, played by Terry Tweed, who moves from the city into a small town and becomes the owner of a barbershop, in the process becoming the town's first female barber. The shop was supposed to be given to her younger brother Vincent, but he must first graduate from high school. The series was criticized by many for being poorly-written and unfunny, most notably by ''Toronto Star'' critic Jim Bawden, who reported a total absence of laughter from the studio audience during filming of one episode. In the end, ''Delilah'' was cancelled after only a single season, a rarity in those days due to Canadian content regulations.
29th Oct '16 3:07:06 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' has gone down in history as one of Cartoon Network's most hated original programs, and is considered responsible for the network's NetworkDecay. The series, based off a CN original movie entitled ''Re-Animated'', revolves around a teen named Jimmy Roberts, who is an ExtremeDoormat constantly exploited by [[WithFriendsLikeThese his friends]] and others at school. One day, after he somehow gets hit by a train in a public location in a Walt Disney World {{Expy}}, he has to have a brain transplant and it just so happens he receives the brain of the park's founder [[MrAltDisney Mitt Appleday]]--which inexplicably gives him the power to see the cartoons Appleday created, who help him through his everyday junior high life. It's an IdiotPlot, but it wasn't completely without potential... but sadly, they didn't even see the good that could come out of it. The acting is wooden, most of the characters are unlikable, the animated effects [[SpecialEffectsFailure look horribly cheap]], and there is a LaughTrack that is especially overused and out-of-place since the series is mostly an attempt to emulate [=KidComs=] like ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The series was canned after only 20 episodes as the network used the 2007 TV Strike to end it without much fan anguish, and gained a PeripheryHatedom the size of the Empire State Building, "earning" a 2.1 [=IMDb=] rating. Cartoon Network seem ashamed of it as well, as they never put it out on DVD outside of ''Re-Animated'' and never aired it again. Sadly, they didn't learn from their mistakes and this show is probably what paved the way for other later live-action CN shows like the aforementioned ''Dude, What Would Happen?''. It doesn't help that it was directed by the same person who made Film/SonOfTheMask.

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* ''Series/OutOfJimmysHead'' has gone down in history as one of Cartoon Network's most hated original programs, and is considered responsible for the network's NetworkDecay. The series, based off a CN original movie entitled ''Re-Animated'', revolves around a teen named Jimmy Roberts, who is an ExtremeDoormat constantly exploited by [[WithFriendsLikeThese his friends]] and others at school. One day, after he somehow gets hit by a train in a public location in a Walt Disney World {{Expy}}, he has to have a brain transplant BrainTransplant and it just so happens he receives the brain of the park's founder [[MrAltDisney Mitt Appleday]]--which inexplicably gives him the power to see the cartoons Appleday created, who help him through his everyday junior high life. It's an IdiotPlot, but it wasn't completely without potential... but sadly, they didn't even see the good that could come out of it. The acting is wooden, most of the characters are unlikable, the animated effects [[SpecialEffectsFailure look horribly cheap]], and there is a LaughTrack that is especially overused and out-of-place since the series is mostly an attempt to emulate [=KidComs=] like ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The series was canned after only 20 episodes as the network used the 2007 TV Strike to end it without much fan anguish, and gained a PeripheryHatedom the size of the Empire State Building, "earning" a 2.1 [=IMDb=] rating. Cartoon Network seem ashamed of it as well, as they never put it out on DVD outside of ''Re-Animated'' and never aired it again. Sadly, they didn't learn from their mistakes and this show is probably what paved the way for other later live-action CN shows like the aforementioned ''Dude, What Would Happen?''. It doesn't help that it was directed by the same person who made Film/SonOfTheMask.
''Film/SonOfTheMask''.
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