YMMV / What Were They Thinking? The 100 Dumbest Events In Television History


  • Harsher in Hindsight: Discussing the odd trend of making black cast sitcoms out of Neil Simon plays, he says he looks forward to Brighton Beach Memoirs with Bernie Mac, just four years before Mac's untimely death.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Seeing the AMC entry on the list, given how dramatically the network's reputation has reversed in the span of a decade.note 
    • Also the mention of Super Bowl I being erased by two networks after the NFL was able to recover enough footage to recreate the broadcast in celebration of Super Bowl 50.
    • Hofstede's wish for reality TV to go the same way as the TV western would come true a few years later.
    • The entry on the 1974 Wonder Woman pilot is a twofer, as later came an even more notorious failed pilot, and he ends the entry by pessimistically viewing the rumored feature film, when her eventual arrival on the big screen was a smash success.
    • The entry on the second season of Twin Peaks, which has largely been Vindicated by History after the airing of the show's highly acclaimed third season in 2017.


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