There are really no posts here. I just wanted to make this a category. In my favorite episode of Futurama, Ep. 2-3, “When Aliens Attack,” Fry says, “I only watch TV shows of the genre ‘world’s blankiest blank’.” That’s some funny shiznit.
Just in case anyone’s paying attention, I wanted to post a quick explanation for where I’ve been lately. I have every intention of watching lots more pilots and blogging the crap out of them.
However, I’ve recently lost a family member, moved across the country, started a new job, and become a homeowner. It’s a lot. It’s kind of like Hot in Cleveland meets Mary Tyler Moore meets WKRP in Cincinnati and a little touch of Suburgatory. Except I’m married and all these shows are about single people. Hey, that gives me an idea for a new show.
Check back — I promise I’ll write something interesting.
Since the Fox network is celebrating its 25th anniversary on April 22, I thought I should write a blog post in honor of it. First I thought I’d pick a show that Fox prematurely cancelled, but that would be like shooting zombies in a barn.
Then I realized, I have already blogged about enough Fox shows to keep the inhabitants of Omicron Persei 8 entertained until someone decides to reboot Single Female Lawyer. So, here’s a list in roughly chronological order. Some selections fit squarely into the “cancelled too soon” category while others, deservedly or not, continue to air. I’m up for suggestions as to others I should cover — just leave a comment. Continue reading →
Pilot episodes are usually just called “Pilot,” possibly because the creators don’t know quite where the show is headed. But some shows have really cool pilot titles. Often, titles are added after the fact, possibly when the show is released on DVD.
Here are some of my favorite pilot titles I’ve come across. See if you can guess what shows they belong to. Answers are after the jump.
Chuck Versus the Intersect
Welcome to the Hellmouth
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Days Gone Bye
Space Pilot 3000
The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate, a.k.a. The First One
Sex and Violence (actually a second pilot, whatever that means)
This isn’t going to be a real post. I just really wanted to have a category of TV shows called “world’s blankiest blank.” It’s the genre preferred by Philip J. Fry of Futurama, as he says in Episode 2.3, “When Aliens Attack.” It makes me laugh every. single. time.