The talk last week of "Good Times" got me to thinking about my favorate shows, and the worst shows ever created.
Let's start with the worst. Here are the dumbest tv shows I have ever seen. Some of them are series. Some are specials. Some are current. Some are old school. All of them are ludicris as hell. I know i'm missing a lot, so feel free to add on.
Man vs Beast.
The premise: human beings square off in a round of olympic-like competitions against...animals.
My take: The world is going to hell when you turn on a tv and see a human being racing a giraffe in the 40 yard dash. Put it this way: I'm human. I EAT animals. I don't RACE against them. Who cares if a hyena can beat me in a sprint? I'm an evolved species that can think and do things.
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pheffier.
The premise: This was on UPN (that figures) about seven or so years ago. It's a a sitcom about - brace yourself - a slave in Abraham Lincoln's White House who records the various goings on in his lil diary.
My take: Triflin. Insulting. Dumb. What's funny is, this show tanked not because of the insulting premise, but because it was simply a horrible idea and wasn't funny.
The premise: Human beings (you know, we evolved ones) eat rats and shove snakes down our underwear and stuff to win prizes.
My take: The true sign that mankind has lost it's mind. Who thought of this? Who thought it would be interesting to see people pick up a mouth full of roaches and move them to a jar?
The premise: a musical cop show.
My take: An old school pick. Cops singing? WTF? The last thing I want to see is a cop twirling around on my tv screen. Go solve some damn crimes.
The premise: yet another black-orphan-adopted-by-rich-white-folks show. And it wasn't even funny on top of that.
My take: All I remember is, the mama in that show looked like a drag queen.
What's happeneing now
The premise: A remake of the old "What's Happening?" show.
My take: I don't care what's happening now. I cared about the show THEN. D was my girl, and this show didn't have D.