What’s your favorite TV show? And while you’re at it, how about the worst ones?
tie: “The Outer Limits (1963-1965)” “The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)” “Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-1974).” I don’t really like TV shows with those restricting “plots.” “TZ” could deal with anything from guardian angels (although those episodes usually sucked–one of them is supposed to be a comedy, something TZ isn’t good at) to Satan to aliens to my favorite, time travel, and it’d stay in character. “TOL” was similar, except mostly they HAD to have a bunch of monsters on it due to ABC’s demands. (Episodes like “The Borderland” didn’t have any monsters, but those kinds of episodes are few and far between. BTW: Although “The Borderland” was made second on their schedule, because it had no monsters, it had to be postponed!) Oh, and “MPFC” is, in the word of one character who was in two episodes I’ve seen, “SILLY!” Oh, yeah, can’t wait for “TOL” movie (YAY! And yes, it’s of the old one–see below at “hated” for my opinion on the new, or nude, one), “TZ” film wasn’t so good (at least it improved “Kick The Can,” which was one piece of **** on the show), and the two MPFC films I’ve seen (“And Now For Something Completely Different,” which was their best sketches from their first and second seasons–the name comes from something they kept saying on the show-and “Monty Python And The Holy Grail,” which had them in medieval times, although there were some modern police) were rather funny!
“The Tick” (2002). The network knew they had something good, so I think they put it against “Friends” (AAAHHH!) and it got killed.
“Clerks: The Animated Series.” (2000, or 2001, around)I admit, I haven’t seen ANY of the J&SB films (“Clerks” is one of them), but the cartoon was hilarious. Unfortunately, due to the worst time slot ever (it had to compete agianst the original “Survivor”—AAAHHH!) and some REALLY bad advertising by ABC (one commercial was full of bad reviews–and I’m not joking, they really had people bashing on it, thought they didn’t say who or where they were from), it got killed after only two episodes! They were FUNNY–one had Jay suing the clerks for slipping in the Quick Stop (the fourth episode, which they aired first), and the other had them repeatedly getting locked in freezing places and flashing back to events in their life! (“Hey, you know what this reminds me of? The last time we got caught in a freezer, remember?” --Randall’s shirt now says “Down With Saddam Hussein”-- “Let’s make sure, whatever we do, this never happens again!” “Hey, you know what this reminds me of? The last time we got caught in a freezer, remember?” --now it says “Down With Paul Reiser”-- “Let’s make sure, whatever we do, this never happens again!” You kind of have to see it to understand–pure words don’t do it justice.)
“Fawlty Towers.” No, that’s not a typo, that’s how it’s spelled! It was about a hotel owner (Basil Fawlty, hence the name) who wasn’t cut out for his job. He’s paranoid, snobby, and in the meantime, he’s absolutely hilarious! It had 12 episodes (it had 3 seasons-you do the math), and while not all of them were that funny, “The Germans” (where Basil gets a concussion and begins talking about World War 2 to some Germans–hilarious, even if you’re German) and “The Hotel Inspectors” (where he gets extremely paranoid when some hotel inspectors come in–or so he thinks) made up for all those!
Well, I don’t know… “Fresh Prince,” “Seinfeld,” I don’t know, I don’t really watch that much TV.
The remakes of “The Outer Limits” (1995-2002, although I think I saw a commercial for it on a new TV channel–NNNNOOOOOO!) and “The Twilight Zone” (2002-present), and I have to tape the latter series for my brothers and some family friends! NNNNOOOOOO! They have absolutely NO clue of what the originals were–TZ didn’t have current fads (the first episode of the new one had a girl with piercings, tatoos, things normal girls these days get), and TOL had some extremely scary monsters (not the now-dated ones–the humans were much scarier if you think about it). All the new ones are about is adding a little color, some new CGI, and a whole lot of sex. Edit: Actually, the last episode (which involved a girl time-travelling to kill Hitler as a baby, and a phantom bus–every episode has two stories half an hour long each) wasn’t that bad. I mean, I couldn’t see the twist endings! Hopefully it will stay that way after the last two bad episodes!
Oh, and many modern sitcoms these days suck almost as badly. Name any one of them that’s still in production–“Friends,” “Scrubs,” basically anything–usually suck donkey balls.