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scruffziller
08-02-2002, 10:41 AM
I remember a weird show called the "The Famous Teddy Z"
It was about a Greek guy who lived at home who became a Hollywood agent. I tried watching it but it was duller than dull.

bigbarada
08-02-2002, 09:32 PM
There was once a show called "Oops!" or "Whoops!" about the aftermaths of a nuclear holocaust and the only survivors are six one-dimensional, shameless stereotypes. After the loss of billions of human lives these six decide that they must repopulate the planet. Oh yeah, it was a sitcom. Nuclear holocaust and trite characters! It's a recipe for comedy!:rolleyes:

Another one was called "Herman's Head" about some shmuck and his neurosis given human form inside his head. Whenever three seconds of life pass by for Herman we are treated to five minutes of these four facets of his personality battling it out before he makes a decision. Confused? Try watching the show, then you'll be confused and bored.

Another one that I actually watched in syndication (although why anyone would broadcast reruns is beyond me) was "My Mother the Car." About a guy whose mom gets reincarnated into a car, owned by her son. Never has watching a man hose down his car or change the oil taken on so many disturbing Freudian subtleties.

2-1B
08-03-2002, 02:35 AM
bigB, that's funny - someone mentioned Herman's Head in the "good cancelled shows" thread. :D JT maybe?

I don't remember Whoops! at all, but I noticed TV Guide fit it in the Worst 50 list. Hogan's Heroes is on there too, but I think they used it to spark controversy.

JediTricks
08-03-2002, 04:49 AM
I thought "Whoops!" was actually funny, the ensemble cast and really out-there gags made it work. I especially remember one ep with mutant squash that said "maaa!".

I also liked "Herman's Head", which ran right before or after Whoops, IIRC. I wasn't the first one to mention it in that thread Caesar. :D


I thought "Top of the Heap" should never have been born (spin-off from Married With Children) and didn't die soon enough. The gags were just NOT funny and the situation wasn't ANYTHING, it's like they sneezed out a concept and called it a show.

I'm lucky, I rarely remember the bad ones.

scruffziller
08-03-2002, 08:14 AM
What was Top Of The Heap about?

Eternal Padawan
08-03-2002, 08:36 AM
I noticed most of these are from Fox's early Sunday night line up. I was addicted to Fox on Sunday nights 10 years ago. :D

Herman's head
Flying Blind (with RRRROOOWLL Tea Leoni!)
Woops!
and all of them anchored by The Simpson's...

Top of the Heap was about a garbage man and his son (played by Matt Leblanc). the only redeeming quality about the show was Joey Lauren Adams as the gum-popping next door neigbor was was always trying to get Matt. DAMN, she was HOT. I developed a crush on her that has yet to wear off. :D

mabudonicus
08-03-2002, 10:31 AM
What about "condo"?? "Check it out"??? The comedy "ER"???
Those shows stunk..... on ICE!!!

scruffziller
08-03-2002, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by Eternal Padawan
I noticed most of these are from Fox's early Sunday night line up. I was addicted to Fox on Sunday nights 10 years ago. :D

Herman's head
Flying Blind (with RRRROOOWLL Tea Leoni!)
Woops!
and all of them anchored by The Simpson's...

Top of the Heap was about a garbage man and his son (played by Matt Leblanc). the only redeeming quality about the show was Joey Lauren Adams as the gum-popping next door neigbor was was always trying to get Matt. DAMN, she was HOT. I developed a crush on her that has yet to wear off. :D
How was Top of the Heap a spinoff of Married with Children

Lord Malakite
08-03-2002, 12:38 PM
How about Leonard Nimoy's show, Deadly Games? Every week a new villian from a video game would be brought to life by their leader, the Jackel, to destroy the world. It was up to the creator of the game to destroy the villian every week (ala "Power Ranger" style) in order to save mankind.


Who could possibly forget Cristopher Lloyd as the Jackel? :p

LTBasker
08-03-2002, 02:33 PM
The Tick (Live-Action series)
Wolf Lake (Should've kept Special Unit 2)
Bob Patterson (I think that was the name of the show, it was Jason Alexander's show after Seinfeld)

JediTricks
08-03-2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by scruffziller

How was Top of the Heap a spinoff of Married with Children The characters were introduced in a Married ep where Charlie Verducci was Al's long-time divorced (or was he widowed?) friend and Charlie's son, Vinnie, had been dating Kelly for a few eps. Peg and Charlie didn't get along well and the rest of the ep was basically Bundy-free. Joey Lauren Adams' character on the show was an underage vixen who had the hots for Vinnie, it was kinda uncomfortable.

Married tried to pull another spinoff out of its keister in the form of a show where Steve Rhodes was the dean of Bud's college and some kids ran the school radio station. The Married ep that was supposed to be the pilot for this new series stunk so it never got produced.

JON9000
08-04-2002, 05:49 PM
The worst show I have ever seen was Chevy Chase's foray into late night talk. I think it was 1993 when I saw the first show. It was painfully bad.

mabudonicus
08-04-2002, 08:15 PM
If the dates right, it was the last time you saw it, too (ps- I think it was a bit later, not sure....)
That show was awesome!! Every night, everything was different, and Chevy kept blaming the stage layout etc as the reason why the show wasn't doing well... It was really funny to watch, endless painful minutes, Chevy with that goofy smirk... GREAT!!
Want a worse one ??? "The Wilton North Report", on in the timeslot left empty wehn Joan Rivers stepped down... That show was really terrible, most of the airtime was spent begging for laughs.... Anyone else recall that one???