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13th Jan '18 4:07:09 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* '''''Series/HeilHoneyImHome''''': A {{sitcom}}, (yes, a sitcom), about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Eva Braun living next door to a Jewish family. They apparently tried to kill the Jewish family every week, but the Jewish family remained blissfully unaware of Hitler's treachery. Ironically, this was conceived as a ''parody'' of terrible sitcoms the premiere tries to spoof the old "my boss is coming to dinner" plot with UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain but unfortunately it ended up becoming the thing it tried to parody. Humor is almost nonexistent, the main concept's played straight, Hitler's no different than any other sitcom husband, and his attempt at a catchphrase is the incredibly stupid "I'm a very, very bad Hitler!" One of the strangest things ever seen on TV, it appealed to nobody and hasn't been aired in its entirety on network television since, although the pilot episode is readily available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf9jJx0NSjw online]]. Six episodes were filmed, but only one aired. Creator/BradJones' ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' review of the pilot is [[http://thecinemasnob.com/dvd-r-hell/dvd-r-hell-heil-honey-im-home here]], WebVideo/TVTrash ripped it right [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20pgwz here]], and ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' took it on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNwhA6ui-Q here]].

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* '''''Series/HeilHoneyImHome''''': A {{sitcom}}, (yes, a sitcom), about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Eva Braun living next door to a Jewish family. They apparently tried to kill the Jewish family every week, but the Jewish family remained blissfully unaware of Hitler's treachery. Ironically, this was conceived as a ''parody'' of terrible sitcoms the premiere tries to spoof the old "my boss is coming to dinner" plot with UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain but unfortunately [[PoesLaw it ended up becoming the thing it tried to parody.parody]]. Humor is almost nonexistent, the main concept's played straight, Hitler's no different than any other sitcom husband, and his attempt at a catchphrase is the incredibly stupid "I'm a very, very bad Hitler!" One of the strangest things ever seen on TV, it appealed to nobody and hasn't been aired in its entirety on network television since, although the pilot episode is readily available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf9jJx0NSjw online]]. Six episodes were filmed, but only one aired. Creator/BradJones' ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' review of the pilot is [[http://thecinemasnob.com/dvd-r-hell/dvd-r-hell-heil-honey-im-home here]], WebVideo/TVTrash ripped it right [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20pgwz here]], and ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' took it on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNwhA6ui-Q here]].
4th Jan '18 7:32:34 PM mlsmithca
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31st Dec '17 1:46:14 PM Lirodon
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* On December 31, 2012, local UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (well, technically Orange County) independent station KDOC decided to air a '''[[Series/KDOCFirstNight New Year's Eve special]]''' hosted by Jamie Kennedy. That was only the tip of the iceberg for what could be referred to as ''Jamie Kennedy's New Year's Experiment'', as the world found out after Creator/PattonOswalt [[https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/286705909474922496 tweeted]] about it: there were awkward glitches and dead air, the beginning of an interview with Creator/ShannonElizabeth accidentally started with a shot of Kennedy moping about on stage, hot mics picked up strange discussions peppered with [[PrecisionFStrike F-bombs]] from the host and crew, racist sketches where Jamie Kennedy played a Mayan (while dressed like a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins stereotypical Native American]], no less) who went to the Commerce Casino to try to regain his people's lost gold, a potentially drunk Macy Gray and an uncensored(!) Music/BoneThugsNHarmony serenaded the audience celebrating the arrival of the year 1999, Kennedy proclaimed that he would "see you in 2024!", and a fight broke out on stage during the (silent) credits. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzWmDIY9Zk It has to be seen to be believed]] (though given how desperately KDOC seems to want to consign this to the memory hole, you may have to make do with [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/epic-boondoggle-case-file-32-jamie-kennedys-first,91159/ Nathan Rabin's account for the AV Club]]). Kennedy has since [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/host-of-kdocs-chaotic-new-years-special-it-was-totally-supposed-to-be-like-that_b75731 claimed]] that [[ParodyRetcon the entire thing was meant to be that bad]].

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* On December 31, 2012, local UsefulNotes/LosAngeles (well, technically Orange County) independent station KDOC decided to air a '''[[Series/KDOCFirstNight New Year's Eve special]]''' hosted by Jamie Kennedy. That was only the tip of the iceberg for what could be referred to as ''The A.V. Club'' dubbed the ''Jamie Kennedy's Kennedy Falling Apart At The Seams New Year's Experiment'', Eve 2013 Spectacular'', as the world found out after Creator/PattonOswalt [[https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/286705909474922496 tweeted]] about it: there were awkward glitches and dead air, the beginning of an interview with Creator/ShannonElizabeth accidentally started with a shot of Kennedy moping about on stage, hot mics picked up strange discussions peppered with [[PrecisionFStrike F-bombs]] from the host and crew, racist sketches where Jamie Kennedy played a Mayan (while dressed like a [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins stereotypical Native American]], no less) who went to the Commerce Casino to try to regain his people's lost gold, a potentially drunk Macy Gray and an uncensored(!) Music/BoneThugsNHarmony serenaded the audience celebrating the arrival of the year 1999, Kennedy proclaimed that he would "see you in 2024!", and a fight broke out on stage during the (silent) credits. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzWmDIY9Zk It has to be seen to be believed]] (though given how desperately KDOC seems to want to consign this to the memory hole, you may have to make do with [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/epic-boondoggle-case-file-32-jamie-kennedys-first,91159/ Nathan Rabin's account for the AV Club]]). Kennedy has since [[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvspy/host-of-kdocs-chaotic-new-years-special-it-was-totally-supposed-to-be-like-that_b75731 claimed]] that [[ParodyRetcon the entire thing was meant to be that bad]].
26th Dec '17 2:20:11 AM MorphinBrony
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* '''''Series/WorkIt''''', ABC's 2012 cross-dressing comedy set InAWorld where only women are getting jobs, was critically savaged from the word "go". The writing was full of bottom-of-the-barrel humor and played so much to stereotype it wasn't even funny. The show's very ''premise'' was built on misogyny, and the writing was shamelessly racist. Offensive to women, minorities, and everybody else with a working brain, it was canned within two episodes (six episodes were ordered overall). Its only redeeming quality is that it killed off ABC's attempts to make "mancession" comedy a genre (it had failed once already earlier on in the season with ''Man Up''). It was so bad, it [[BrokeTheRatingScale broke]] [=IGN=]'s rating scale, [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/121/1214220p1.html "earning" a zero out of ten.]]

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* '''''Series/WorkIt''''', ABC's 2012 cross-dressing comedy set InAWorld where only women are getting jobs, was critically savaged from the word "go". The [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Disregarding the]] [[UnfortunateImplications questionable premise]], the writing was full of filled to the brim with bottom-of-the-barrel humor and played so much that failed to stereotype it wasn't even funny. The show's very ''premise'' was built on misogyny, and the writing was shamelessly racist. Offensive to women, minorities, and everybody else with a working brain, impress. Thankfully, it was canned within two episodes (six episodes were ordered overall). Its overall), and its only redeeming quality is that it killed off ABC's attempts to make "mancession" comedy a genre (it had failed once already earlier on in the season with ''Man Up''). It was so bad, it [[BrokeTheRatingScale broke]] [=IGN=]'s rating scale, [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/121/1214220p1.html "earning" a zero out of ten.]]
23rd Dec '17 8:48:17 PM Gorank
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* On paper, adapting UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's four-volume ''A History of the English-Speaking Peoples'' into the 1974-75 miniseries '''''Churchill's People''''' seemed like a winning formula for a big dramatic prestige project. In practice, the books focus far more on political and military minutiae than on narrative,[[note]] Churchill's political rival UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee quipped that the books should have been called ''Things in History That Interested Me''.[[/note]] forcing the writers to invent their own characters and stories to bring key moments in the history of Britain and its former colonies to life, and the quality of the scripts varied hugely (with many characters speaking almost entirely in InfoDump monologues), as did the quality of the performances despite the veritable "who's who" of acting talent across the series.[[note]] Just to give a sample: Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/PatrickTroughton, [[Series/TheSweeney Dennis Waterman]], Anna Massey, Leo [=McKern=], [[Film/TheDayOfTheJackal Edward Fox]], [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Gemma Jones]], [[Series/BlakesSeven Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow,]] Rita Webb, Creator/PatrickStewart, [[Series/TheAvengers Ian Hendry]], Polly James, and Peter Bowles all appeared in different episodes.[[/note]] But by far the worst problem was the tiny budget (slashed as a result of the energy crisis to just £1.25 million for 26 episodes), which forced the episodes to be shot entirely on cheap studio sets, even for outdoor scenes. The result was a series that was both suffocatingly dull and embarrassingly low grade. Critics had their knives out immediately; ''The Sunday Telegraph'' described it as "a co-production disaster"[[note]] The co-producer was Time-Life Productions, who planned to air the series on Creator/{{PBS}} - to similarly dismal returns.[[/note]] that "not only sounds like a school's radio programme, it looks like it too," while Nancy Banks-Smith in ''The Guardian'' described it as having "little to offer us but blood, horsehair, and history. Though a hell of a lot of each." Though it was originally scheduled for Mondays at 9:25pm, rapidly plummeting audience figures (down to a pathetic 1 million by Episode 9) forced the BBC to cut their losses by putting ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' in the time slot instead and burning off the rest of ''Churchill's People'' in a graveyard slot. It has never been repeated or released on DVD.
* David Croft was the co-writer of some of the most successful sitcoms of the 1970s, including ''Series/DadsArmy'' and ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' with Jimmy Perry, and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' with Jeremy Lloyd. How he and Lloyd managed to create the stiflingly unfunny 1978 sci-fi sitcom '''''Come Back Mrs. Noah''''' remains a mystery. The series starred ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[='=]s Mollie Sugden as 21st century housewife Gertrude Noah, who is touring a space station after winning a magazine competition, only for the station to be launched into orbit due to a series of technical faults, with only Noah, roving reporter Clive Cunliffe (''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s Ian Lavender), mathematicians Carstairs and Fanshaw (''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum''[='=]s Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles), and light bulb changer Garstang (Joe Black) aboard to keep the station running until a rescue operation can be mounted; spoof news reports delivered by a pre-''Series/AlloAllo'' Gorden Kaye opened each episode. The jokes, such as they were, were mostly recycled from other series co-written by Croft, with many scenes revolving around "mechanical device malfunctions and/or makes rude noises" gags (as seen regularly on ''[=AYBS?=]''), and the outrageously strange and cheaply made props and sets did little to divert attention from the thin scripts. Critics tore it to shreds, and it was axed after a single series of six episodes. ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' holds the dishonour of being the only BBC sitcom named to the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in Mark Lewisohn's 2003 edition of ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', landing at #13,[[note]] ''All 19'' of the others were produced by ITV; see the corresponding section for some examples.[[/note]] and was also one of two Mollie Sugden vehicles to be thus slated (along with the 1987-88 Yorkshire Television series ''My Husband and I'', which Lewisohn ranked #16). It remains a fixture of assorted newspaper, magazine, and website "worst sitcom" lists.

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* On paper, adapting UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's four-volume ''A History of the English-Speaking Peoples'' into the 1974-75 miniseries '''''Churchill's People''''' seemed like a winning formula for a big dramatic prestige project. In practice, the books focus far more on political and military minutiae than on narrative,[[note]] Churchill's narrative,[[note]]Churchill's political rival UsefulNotes/ClementAttlee quipped that the books should have been called ''Things in History That Interested Me''.[[/note]] forcing the writers to invent their own characters and stories to bring key moments in the history of Britain and its former colonies to life, and the quality of the scripts varied hugely (with many characters speaking almost entirely in InfoDump monologues), as did the quality of the performances despite the veritable "who's who" of acting talent across the series.[[note]] Just [[note]]Just to give a sample: Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/PatrickTroughton, [[Series/TheSweeney Dennis Waterman]], Anna Massey, Leo [=McKern=], [[Film/TheDayOfTheJackal Edward Fox]], [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Gemma Jones]], [[Series/BlakesSeven Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow,]] Rita Webb, Creator/PatrickStewart, [[Series/TheAvengers Ian Hendry]], Polly James, and Peter Bowles all appeared in different episodes.[[/note]] But by far the worst problem was the tiny budget (slashed as a result of the energy crisis to just £1.25 million for 26 episodes), which forced the episodes to be shot entirely on cheap studio sets, even for outdoor scenes. The result was a series that was both suffocatingly dull and embarrassingly low grade. Critics had their knives out immediately; ''The Sunday Telegraph'' described it as "a co-production disaster"[[note]] The disaster"[[note]]The co-producer was Time-Life Productions, who planned to air the series on Creator/{{PBS}} - to similarly dismal returns.[[/note]] that "not only sounds like a school's radio programme, it looks like it too," while Nancy Banks-Smith in ''The Guardian'' described it as having "little to offer us but blood, horsehair, and history. Though a hell of a lot of each." Though it was originally scheduled for Mondays at 9:25pm, rapidly plummeting audience figures (down to a pathetic 1 million by Episode 9) forced the BBC to cut their losses by putting ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' in the time slot instead and burning off the rest of ''Churchill's People'' in a graveyard slot. It has never been repeated or released on DVD.
* David Croft was the co-writer of some of the most successful sitcoms of the 1970s, including ''Series/DadsArmy'' and ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' with Jimmy Perry, and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' with Jeremy Lloyd. How he and Lloyd managed to create the stiflingly unfunny 1978 sci-fi sitcom '''''Come Back Mrs. Noah''''' remains a mystery. The series starred ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''[='=]s Mollie Sugden as 21st century housewife Gertrude Noah, who is touring a space station after winning a magazine competition, only for the station to be launched into orbit due to a series of technical faults, with only Noah, roving reporter Clive Cunliffe (''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s Ian Lavender), mathematicians Carstairs and Fanshaw (''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum''[='=]s Donald Hewlett and Michael Knowles), and light bulb changer Garstang (Joe Black) aboard to keep the station running until a rescue operation can be mounted; spoof news reports delivered by a pre-''Series/AlloAllo'' Gorden Kaye opened each episode. The jokes, such as they were, were mostly recycled from other series co-written by Croft, with many scenes revolving around "mechanical device malfunctions and/or makes rude noises" gags (as seen regularly on ''[=AYBS?=]''), and the outrageously strange and cheaply made props and sets did little to divert attention from the thin scripts. Critics tore it to shreds, and it was axed after a single series of six episodes. ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' holds the dishonour of being the only BBC sitcom named to the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in Mark Lewisohn's 2003 edition of ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', landing at #13,[[note]] ''All #13,[[note]]''All 19'' of the others were produced by ITV; see the corresponding section for some examples.[[/note]] and was also one of two Mollie Sugden vehicles to be thus slated (along with the 1987-88 Yorkshire Television series ''My Husband and I'', which Lewisohn ranked #16). It remains a fixture of assorted newspaper, magazine, and website "worst sitcom" lists.



* '''''Odd Man Out''''' showed that it wasn't just Mollie Sugden who foundered in projects taken up to pass the time between series of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''; this 1977 sitcom from Thames Television starred John Inman as Neville Sutcliffe, a Blackpool chip shop owner who inherits half a share in a Littlehampton rock factory from his long-lost father (the other half going to his half-sister Dorothy, played by Josephine Tewson). The series relied even more heavily than ''[=AYBS?=]'' on exchanges that implied (without ever actually saying) that Inman's character was gay, exemplified by the unmemorable CatchPhrase "How's your rock, cock?". Critics were outraged by the lowbrow "seaside postcard" humour (starting with the titles, which opened with a stylised seaside postcard drawing of Inman astride a large pink stick of rock), leading ''Odd Man Out'' to be axed after a single seven-episode series; today, the innuendo seems rather tame, if badly dated, and the series' main crime is being painfully laugh-free. ''Odd Man Out'' is one of two John Inman vehicles to land with a thud on the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in the 2003 edition of Mark Lewisohn's ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', at #5 (the other, 1981's ''Take a Letter, Mr Jones'', fared slightly better at #17).[[note]] Inman and Sugden took their ill-fated roles in ''Odd Man Out'' and ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' at around the same time for the same reason; the death in 1977 of their ''Are You Being Served?'' castmate Arthur Brough had put a question mark over the series' future, so they decided to take on other projects until they knew for certain whether ''[=AYBS?=]'' would return.[[/note]]

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* '''''Odd Man Out''''' showed that it wasn't just Mollie Sugden who foundered in projects taken up to pass the time between series of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''; this 1977 sitcom from Thames Television starred John Inman as Neville Sutcliffe, a Blackpool chip shop owner who inherits half a share in a Littlehampton rock factory from his long-lost father (the other half going to his half-sister Dorothy, played by Josephine Tewson). The series relied even more heavily than ''[=AYBS?=]'' on exchanges that implied (without ever actually saying) that Inman's character was gay, exemplified by the unmemorable CatchPhrase "How's your rock, cock?". Critics were outraged by the lowbrow "seaside postcard" humour (starting with the titles, which opened with a stylised seaside postcard drawing of Inman astride a large pink stick of rock), leading ''Odd Man Out'' to be axed after a single seven-episode series; today, the innuendo seems rather tame, if badly dated, and the series' main crime is being painfully laugh-free. ''Odd Man Out'' is one of two John Inman vehicles to land with a thud on the "20 worst British sitcoms" list in the 2003 edition of Mark Lewisohn's ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'', at #5 (the other, 1981's ''Take a Letter, Mr Jones'', fared slightly better at #17).[[note]] Inman [[note]]Inman and Sugden took their ill-fated roles in ''Odd Man Out'' and ''Come Back Mrs. Noah'' at around the same time for the same reason; the death in 1977 of their ''Are You Being Served?'' castmate Arthur Brough had put a question mark over the series' future, so they decided to take on other projects until they knew for certain whether ''[=AYBS?=]'' would return.[[/note]]



* The 1972-75 London Weekend Television sitcom ''Romany Jones'', which starred ''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s James Beck as a professional layabout named Bert Jones who indulges his inner gypsy by moving with his wife to a caravan site in a field,[[note]] In the first series, at least; Beck's untimely death in 1973 required the replacement of the Joneses with the UpperClassTwit Crichton-Joneses.[[/note]] was never a critical darling, but the LWT brass somehow got the notion the Joneses' neighbours, Wally and Lil Briggs (Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts), could hold their own in a spinoff. The result was '''''Yus, My Dear''''', which ran for 19 episodes across two series in 1976 and was even more critically reviled than its parent series; Mark Lewisohn's "20 worst British sitcoms" list in ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'' ranked it at #2 (while ''Romany Jones'' landed at #9). The new series found Wally and Lil living in a council house, and the hackneyed, laugh-free plots revolved around Wally's ne'er-do-well brother Benny (a pre-''Series/EastEnders'' Mike Reid) - never mentioned in the previous series - moving in and repeatedly conning the dim-witted Wally out of the wages from his bricklaying job, inevitably leading to Lil finding out and unleashing hell on both of them, while the crass behaviour that had nauseated critics in ''Romany Jones'' returned in abundance in ''Yus, My Dear'', typified by a scene in which Wally eats a sandwich while taking a bath. Most Britons born after 1975 (and some born before then) already struggle to understand how Arthur Mullard became a TV fixture, but even his fans find little to defend in ''Yus, My Dear''.

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* The 1972-75 London Weekend Television sitcom ''Romany Jones'', which starred ''Series/DadsArmy''[='=]s James Beck as a professional layabout named Bert Jones who indulges his inner gypsy by moving with his wife to a caravan site in a field,[[note]] In field,[[note]]In the first series, at least; Beck's untimely death in 1973 required the replacement of the Joneses with the UpperClassTwit Crichton-Joneses.[[/note]] was never a critical darling, but the LWT brass somehow got the notion the Joneses' neighbours, Wally and Lil Briggs (Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts), could hold their own in a spinoff. The result was '''''Yus, My Dear''''', which ran for 19 episodes across two series in 1976 and was even more critically reviled than its parent series; Mark Lewisohn's "20 worst British sitcoms" list in ''The ''Radio Times'' Guide to TV Comedy'' ranked it at #2 (while ''Romany Jones'' landed at #9). The new series found Wally and Lil living in a council house, and the hackneyed, laugh-free plots revolved around Wally's ne'er-do-well brother Benny (a pre-''Series/EastEnders'' Mike Reid) - never mentioned in the previous series - moving in and repeatedly conning the dim-witted Wally out of the wages from his bricklaying job, inevitably leading to Lil finding out and unleashing hell on both of them, while the crass behaviour that had nauseated critics in ''Romany Jones'' returned in abundance in ''Yus, My Dear'', typified by a scene in which Wally eats a sandwich while taking a bath. Most Britons born after 1975 (and some born before then) already struggle to understand how Arthur Mullard became a TV fixture, but even his fans find little to defend in ''Yus, My Dear''.
18th Dec '17 7:06:32 PM WillBGood
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15th Dec '17 9:21:07 AM Anddrix
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* '''''Awesomeness TV''''' was Nickelodeon's attempt at creating their own version of ''Incredible Crew'' (already [[LoveItOrHateIt critically contentious]] in its own right and [[ShortRunners lasting only a single season.]]), except ''Awesomeness TV'' had its own major issues, especially as the "unskippable-YouTube-playlist-in-22-minutes" format it had meant a lot more skits that clunked than hit. The hosts weren't remotely engaging (Daniella Monet from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' seemed to only be there to fulfill her contract to the network and couldn't do much with the material), and had a cheery "putting on a show" mentality which seemed cloying to the audience. ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' hosted an episode, but didn't feel like [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids their regular selves]], for instance. The amateurish quality of the skits didn't help much at all, along with jarring skits which seemed more mean-spirited than funny [[note]]for instance, one sketch seemingly inspired by a creatively bankrupt Website/GoAnimate video has a rowdy family beat up a poor, innocent teacher for giving their daughter a detention[[/note]] and the characters have few redeeming characteristics. The jokes are poorly written [[note]]such as this joke: Most people think an Apocalypse is the ultimate bummer, but turn that down and what do you have? A hap-ocalypse![[/note]] and the LaughTrack never shuts up, not even at the worst jokes. Also, the skits are often even recycled from the [=YouTube=] channel the series was based on. It was horrible enough to score a 1.0 out of 10 for a '''whole year''' on TV.com before getting brought up to a slightly less painful 3.1, and IMDb had no less hate for the show. Unfortunately for Nick (and Daniella) they signed a two-season contract where they had to fulfill the airing deal before the network could finally abandon their disastrous run of [=DreamWorks=] shows, but not before somehow getting the skit character Terry the Tomboy a 90-minute TV-film that was dumped on one of Nick's weekday holidays.

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* '''''Awesomeness TV''''' was Nickelodeon's attempt at creating their own version of ''Incredible Crew'' (already [[LoveItOrHateIt critically contentious]] contentious in its own right and [[ShortRunners lasting only a single season.]]), except ''Awesomeness TV'' had its own major issues, especially as the "unskippable-YouTube-playlist-in-22-minutes" format it had meant a lot more skits that clunked than hit. The hosts weren't remotely engaging (Daniella Monet from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' seemed to only be there to fulfill her contract to the network and couldn't do much with the material), and had a cheery "putting on a show" mentality which seemed cloying to the audience. ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' hosted an episode, but didn't feel like [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids their regular selves]], for instance. The amateurish quality of the skits didn't help much at all, along with jarring skits which seemed more mean-spirited than funny [[note]]for instance, one sketch seemingly inspired by a creatively bankrupt Website/GoAnimate video has a rowdy family beat up a poor, innocent teacher for giving their daughter a detention[[/note]] and the characters have few redeeming characteristics. The jokes are poorly written [[note]]such as this joke: Most people think an Apocalypse is the ultimate bummer, but turn that down and what do you have? A hap-ocalypse![[/note]] and the LaughTrack never shuts up, not even at the worst jokes. Also, the skits are often even recycled from the [=YouTube=] channel the series was based on. It was horrible enough to score a 1.0 out of 10 for a '''whole year''' on TV.com before getting brought up to a slightly less painful 3.1, and IMDb had no less hate for the show. Unfortunately for Nick (and Daniella) they signed a two-season contract where they had to fulfill the airing deal before the network could finally abandon their disastrous run of [=DreamWorks=] shows, but not before somehow getting the skit character Terry the Tomboy a 90-minute TV-film that was dumped on one of Nick's weekday holidays.
7th Dec '17 8:32:52 PM randomtroper89
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* '''''Series/HeilHoneyImHome''''': A {{sitcom}}, ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes,]] [[RefugeInAudacity a sitcom]]), about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Eva Braun living next door to a Jewish family. They apparently tried to kill the Jewish family every week, but the Jewish family remained blissfully unaware of Hitler's treachery. Ironically, this was conceived as a ''parody'' of terrible sitcoms the premiere tries to spoof the old "my boss is coming to dinner" plot with UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain but unfortunately it ended up becoming the thing it tried to parody. Humor is almost nonexistent, the main concept's played straight, Hitler's no different than any other sitcom husband, and his attempt at a catchphrase is the incredibly stupid "I'm a very, very bad Hitler!" One of the strangest things ever seen on TV, it appealed to nobody and hasn't been aired in its entirety on network television since, although the pilot episode is readily available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf9jJx0NSjw online]]. Six episodes were filmed, but only one aired. Creator/BradJones' ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' review of the pilot is [[http://thecinemasnob.com/dvd-r-hell/dvd-r-hell-heil-honey-im-home here]], WebVideo/TVTrash ripped it right [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20pgwz here]], and ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' took it on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNwhA6ui-Q here]].

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* '''''Series/HeilHoneyImHome''''': A {{sitcom}}, ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer yes,]] [[RefugeInAudacity (yes, a sitcom]]), sitcom), about UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and Eva Braun living next door to a Jewish family. They apparently tried to kill the Jewish family every week, but the Jewish family remained blissfully unaware of Hitler's treachery. Ironically, this was conceived as a ''parody'' of terrible sitcoms the premiere tries to spoof the old "my boss is coming to dinner" plot with UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain but unfortunately it ended up becoming the thing it tried to parody. Humor is almost nonexistent, the main concept's played straight, Hitler's no different than any other sitcom husband, and his attempt at a catchphrase is the incredibly stupid "I'm a very, very bad Hitler!" One of the strangest things ever seen on TV, it appealed to nobody and hasn't been aired in its entirety on network television since, although the pilot episode is readily available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf9jJx0NSjw online]]. Six episodes were filmed, but only one aired. Creator/BradJones' ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' review of the pilot is [[http://thecinemasnob.com/dvd-r-hell/dvd-r-hell-heil-honey-im-home here]], WebVideo/TVTrash ripped it right [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20pgwz here]], and ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'' took it on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNwhA6ui-Q here]].

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* '''''Series/TheSecretDiaryOfDesmondPfeiffer''''' (the "P" isn't silent), a short-lived (and extremely low-rated) UPN sitcom, possibly the network's worst such series aimed towards African-Americans, that aired only four episodes out of the nine produced overall in October 1998. It starred Chi [=McBride=] as the titular character, a Black English nobleman who is kidnapped and sent to America on a slave ship, then becomes a horny Abraham Lincoln's valet in the form of a ServileSnarker that is more competent than ''any'' of the other inhabitants in the White House throughout the CivilWar, who are all portrayed as being very stupid. This show became notorious for being the subject of protests by African-American groups against its arguably lighthearted portrayal of slavery. Because of this controversy, the original pilot episode, where Desmond Pfeiffer becomes Lincoln's butler and attempts to return to England, was never broadcast. It was so poorly received, it was even advertised with the tagline "Critics hate it." The show would have been forgotten if not for various references on ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''--and many people nearly had a DoubleTake after finding out that, yes, [[AluminumChristmasTrees it actually was real]]. Creator/BradJones did [[http://blip.tv/the-cinema-snob/dvd-r-hell-the-secret-diary-of-desmond-pfeiffer-6487121 a review]] of this series for his ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' series, and ''WebVideo/TVTrash'' reviewed it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27tjvh_tv-trash-the-secret-diary-of-desmond-pfeiffer_tv here]].

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* '''''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''''': (Yes, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' fans, [[AluminumChristmasTrees they did not make this up]].) Notable for being one of two ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] that weren't adaptations of existing tokusatsu shows (the far-superior ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'' was the other). This is the show's one positive, and it is squandered almost immediately. The show was a [[NoBudget zero-budget]] affair that managed to look even cheaper than its Japanese inspirations (a vibe not helped by being shot on video). The acting was subpar even by the genre's standards, the characters unlikable one-note stereotypes (in another show, oily rich kid Gordon would probably be a recurring antagonist) and the plots horribly repetitive (especially when it came to the BigBad's MonsterOfTheWeek schemes and over the course of 40 episodes, there were only nine or ten different monsters used, leading to some monsters showing up multiple times). The biggest sin may be the fight scenes - the bread and butter of any Sentai-wannabe series. Between the beyond-obvious use of {{Stunt Double}}s when our heroes "transformed", the use of melee weapons solely as FamilyFriendlyFirearms and the horrible, repetitive fight choreography, the fight scenes turned ''TTAFFBH'' from "forgettably bad" to "how the hell did this last a full season?!" bad. WebVideo/TVTrash tears into it [[http://rowdyc.com/tv-trash-tattooed-teenage-alien-fighters/ here]], WebVideo/MarzGurl has more to say about it [[http://marzgurlproductions.com/shows/request-review-tattooed-teenage-alien-fighters-from-beverly-hills/ here]], and WebVideo/TJOmega blasts the show and all of its shameless ripoffery [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35xuqf here]].



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* '''''Series/TheSecretDiaryOfDesmondPfeiffer''''' (the "P" isn't silent), a short-lived (and extremely low-rated) UPN sitcom, possibly the network's worst such series aimed towards African-Americans, that aired only four episodes out of the nine produced overall in October 1998. It starred Chi [=McBride=] as the titular character, a Black English nobleman who is kidnapped and sent to America on a slave ship, then becomes a horny Abraham Lincoln's valet in the form of a ServileSnarker that is more competent than ''any'' of the other inhabitants in the White House throughout the CivilWar, who are all portrayed as being very stupid. This show became notorious for being the subject of protests by African-American groups against its arguably lighthearted portrayal of slavery. Because of this controversy, the original pilot episode, where Desmond Pfeiffer becomes Lincoln's butler and attempts to return to England, was never broadcast. It was so poorly received, it was even advertised with the tagline "Critics hate it." The show would have been forgotten if not for various references on ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''--and many people nearly had a DoubleTake after finding out that, yes, [[AluminumChristmasTrees it actually was real]]. Creator/BradJones did [[http://blip.tv/the-cinema-snob/dvd-r-hell-the-secret-diary-of-desmond-pfeiffer-6487121 a review]] of this series for his ''WebVideo/DVDRHell'' series, and ''WebVideo/TVTrash'' reviewed it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x27tjvh_tv-trash-the-secret-diary-of-desmond-pfeiffer_tv here]].
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* '''''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''''': (Yes, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' fans, [[AluminumChristmasTrees they did not make this up]].) Notable for being one of two ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] that weren't adaptations of existing tokusatsu shows (the far-superior ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'' was the other). This is the show's one positive, and it is squandered almost immediately. The show was a [[NoBudget zero-budget]] affair that managed to look even cheaper than its Japanese inspirations (a vibe not helped by being shot on video). The acting was subpar even by the genre's standards, the characters unlikable one-note stereotypes (in another show, oily rich kid Gordon would probably be a recurring antagonist) and the plots horribly repetitive (especially when it came to the BigBad's MonsterOfTheWeek schemes and over the course of 40 episodes, there were only nine or ten different monsters used, leading to some monsters showing up multiple times). The biggest sin may be the fight scenes - the bread and butter of any Sentai-wannabe series. Between the beyond-obvious use of {{Stunt Double}}s when our heroes "transformed", the use of melee weapons solely as FamilyFriendlyFirearms and the horrible, repetitive fight choreography, the fight scenes turned ''TTAFFBH'' from "forgettably bad" to "how the hell did this last a full season?!" bad. WebVideo/TVTrash tears into it [[http://rowdyc.com/tv-trash-tattooed-teenage-alien-fighters/ here]], WebVideo/MarzGurl has more to say about it [[http://marzgurlproductions.com/shows/request-review-tattooed-teenage-alien-fighters-from-beverly-hills/ here]], and WebVideo/TJOmega blasts the show and all of its shameless ripoffery [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35xuqf here]].
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* '''''Film/ManInTheMirrorTheMichaelJacksonStory''''': a cheap, made for TV biopic that paints a very messy portrait of the King of Pop (said even hated it). Barely any of the characters looked like who they were portraying -- including Flex Alexander's awful performance (read: impersonation) of Jackson, cringeworthy, overdramatic and repetitive dialog, shaky camerawork and awkward cuts to actual news footage, inaccurate and exaggerated portrayals (especially Liz Taylor), and a sappy monologue about love. Even worse? As it was an unauthorized biography, it could not use any of Jackson's actual music, meaning that one of the greatest performers who ever lived is stuck dancing to royalty-free stock music.

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* In 1986, following the discovery of a "secret vault" under a hotel that once belonged to UsefulNotes/AlCapone, Geraldo Rivera was brought in to host '''''The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults''''', a syndicated special in which the vault would be opened... after a [[{{Padding}} large number of backstory segments to discuss Capone's history and hype its possible contents.]] But what was inside it? Loot? Bodies? [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Ancient]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} alien superweapons]]? Dirt? If you answered "[[MockGuffin dirt]]"... well, [[TheUnReveal you are correct.]] To say around 30 million people actually took two hours out of their day to witness this is an understatement: Rivera ultimately admitted that the special was a "silly, high-concept stunt that failed to deliver on its titillating promise", but felt that it was only the start of his career. Meanwhile, while Rivera managed to survive this debacle, both he and Capone became associated with the ritual of opening otherwise empty containers on television.
* '''''Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story'''''. This docudrama/biopic/whatever you want to call it of the 2006 Paris Hilton court case is often considered to be distasteful, disgraceful and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory largely inaccurate]]. Paris, Nicole, and Nikki are played by people who look nothing like them, but that is the least of the film's worries -- they are horribly wooden and seem to have the personalities of department store mannequins. The film is often [[NoBudget very obviously low-budget]], with awful cinematography and a soundtrack of original music because they couldn't get the rights to existing music. The resulting music is just ''sad''. Furthermore, the film can't even decide if it wants to be a depiction of Paris' party girl lifestyle or her legal issues, and towards the end it tries to depict her jail time as the most depressing event in human history, portraying her as someone who needs medical attention ([[MultipleChoicePast there's even a scene of her going for electroshock therapy]]). The film was blasted by the Hilton family themselves, aired on the station it premiered only once, and it [[StarDerailingRole destroyed a lot of the careers of the actors involved]] (including Amber Hay, who played Paris; Sara Canning (Nikki) was a lot more fortunate).



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* '''''Film/ManInTheMirrorTheMichaelJacksonStory''''': a cheap, made for TV biopic that paints a very messy portrait of the King of Pop (said even hated it). Barely any of the characters looked like who they were portraying -- including Flex Alexander's awful performance (read: impersonation) of Jackson, cringeworthy, overdramatic and repetitive dialog, shaky camerawork and awkward cuts to actual news footage, inaccurate and exaggerated portrayals (especially Liz Taylor), and a sappy monologue about love. Even worse? As it was an unauthorized biography, it could not use any of Jackson's actual music, meaning that one of the greatest performers who ever lived is stuck dancing to royalty-free stock music.
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* In 1986, following the discovery of a "secret vault" under a hotel that once belonged to UsefulNotes/AlCapone, Geraldo Rivera was brought in to host '''''The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults''''', a syndicated special in which the vault would be opened... after a [[{{Padding}} large number of backstory segments to discuss Capone's history and hype its possible contents.]] But what was inside it? Loot? Bodies? [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Ancient]] [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} alien superweapons]]? Dirt? If you answered "[[MockGuffin dirt]]"... well, [[TheUnReveal you are correct.]] To say around 30 million people actually took two hours out of their day to witness this is an understatement: Rivera ultimately admitted that the special was a "silly, high-concept stunt that failed to deliver on its titillating promise", but felt that it was only the start of his career. Meanwhile, while Rivera managed to survive this debacle, both he and Capone became associated with the ritual of opening otherwise empty containers on television.
* '''''Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story'''''. This docudrama/biopic/whatever you want to call it of the 2006 Paris Hilton court case is often considered to be distasteful, disgraceful and [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory largely inaccurate]]. Paris, Nicole, and Nikki are played by people who look nothing like them, but that is the least of the film's worries -- they are horribly wooden and seem to have the personalities of department store mannequins. The film is often [[NoBudget very obviously low-budget]], with awful cinematography and a soundtrack of original music because they couldn't get the rights to existing music. The resulting music is just ''sad''. Furthermore, the film can't even decide if it wants to be a depiction of Paris' party girl lifestyle or her legal issues, and towards the end it tries to depict her jail time as the most depressing event in human history, portraying her as someone who needs medical attention ([[MultipleChoicePast there's even a scene of her going for electroshock therapy]]). The film was blasted by the Hilton family themselves, aired on the station it premiered only once, and it [[StarDerailingRole destroyed a lot of the careers of the actors involved]] (including Amber Hay, who played Paris; Sara Canning (Nikki) was a lot more fortunate).
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7th Dec '17 4:50:15 PM nombretomado
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* '''''Sam's Game''''', a vehicle for TV presenter Davina [=McCall=]. Reviews included "It's like a British ''Series/{{Friends}}'', only without Creator/JenniferAniston or any laughs" and "It says a lot about the state of TV comedy today when a joke about someone being sick in the cutlery drawer is considered so hilarious it is thrown up a number of times". The show was basically a parade of trite cliches about young single people - playing on [=McCall=]'s success as the presenter of a popular dating show called ''Streetmate''. Unlike ''Streetmate'', ''Sam's Game'' flopped with both critics and the public and was swiftly canned after one series. Although [=McCall=] did receive some praise for her acting, the show's failure pretty much killed her chances of making the move from presenting to acting and with the exception of an appearance in ''DeadSet'', she hasn't tried again since.

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* '''''Sam's Game''''', a vehicle for TV presenter Davina [=McCall=]. Reviews included "It's like a British ''Series/{{Friends}}'', only without Creator/JenniferAniston or any laughs" and "It says a lot about the state of TV comedy today when a joke about someone being sick in the cutlery drawer is considered so hilarious it is thrown up a number of times". The show was basically a parade of trite cliches about young single people - playing on [=McCall=]'s success as the presenter of a popular dating show called ''Streetmate''. Unlike ''Streetmate'', ''Sam's Game'' flopped with both critics and the public and was swiftly canned after one series. Although [=McCall=] did receive some praise for her acting, the show's failure pretty much killed her chances of making the move from presenting to acting and with the exception of an appearance in ''DeadSet'', ''Series/DeadSet'', she hasn't tried again since.
25th Nov '17 6:53:04 AM VAIAZ
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* '''''Radio Belva''''' ("Radio Beast") was the first TV product made by Giuseppe Cruciani and David Parenzo, already famous for their grating, gratuitous, freakshow-like radio talk show ''La Zanzara'' ("The Mosquito"), which carries on almost exclusively on BileFascination. It stands out as a glorious example of LaserGuidedKarma. To elaborate: the hosts had invited Vittorio Sgarbi, an art critic infamous for his volatile personality and obscene language, to the premiere, clearly hoping for a fight to ensue in order to boost ratings. It backfired immediately when Sgarbi started ranting, since he went much beyond his already high standards of profanity. The quarrel went out of control and even involved Paolo Villaggio (creator of the Fantozzi saga) who, at the time, was already very old and frail, not to mention that [[HarsherInHindsight this would be one of his last appearances on screen before his death in 2017.]] At some point, the camera was pointed on nothing but a telephone to avoid catching the ongoing fight. Sgarbi wanted to make the program close and he succeeded: the network immediately cancelled the show. Oh, and the ratings? They didn't even reach 3%.

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* '''''Radio Belva''''' ("Radio Beast") was the first TV product made by Giuseppe Cruciani and David Parenzo, already famous for their grating, gratuitous, freakshow-like radio talk show ''La Zanzara'' ("The Mosquito"), which carries on almost exclusively on BileFascination. It stands out as a glorious example of LaserGuidedKarma. To elaborate: the hosts had invited Vittorio Sgarbi, an art critic infamous for his volatile personality and obscene language, to the premiere, clearly hoping for a fight to ensue in order to boost ratings. It backfired immediately when Sgarbi started ranting, since he went much beyond his already high standards of profanity. The quarrel went out of control and even involved Paolo Villaggio (creator of the Fantozzi saga) who, at the time, was already very old and frail, not to mention that [[HarsherInHindsight this would be one of his last appearances on screen TV before his death in 2017.]] At some point, the camera was pointed on nothing but a telephone to avoid catching the ongoing fight. Sgarbi wanted to make the program close and he succeeded: the network immediately cancelled the show. Oh, and the ratings? They didn't even reach 3%.
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