Commando Nanny and Other Sitcoms That Failed Spectacularly

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Commando Nanny and Other Sitcoms That Failed Spectacularly

Postby Mikethehack » Fri May 18, 2012 9:05 pm

Looking for a distinctive mix of melancholy and amusement? Let us recommend the cast photo of a canceled sitcom. Sure, the actors huddling close together in the promos for this year’s new batch of shows look happy now, but few of those smiling faces will endure longer than a few episodes. Many will never air at all. Coming next season: False hopes, failed dreams.

This is the peculiar sadness of the canceled sitcom. Just look at the up-and-comers rounded up in this slideshow. So young! So jaunty! They could be the next Friends!

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With some sitcoms, it’s no mystery why their hopes were dashed while they were still so young. Many feature tired premises: odd couples, odd men out, zany workplaces, another family rallying around the living room couch. Others go places a sitcom should probably never go, like, for instance, the 1990 series Heil Honey I’m Home! Others are ahead of their time: Consider the case of Heat Vision and Jack, a deliberately campy mix of old TV tropes that starred Jack Black and Owen Wilson (with Ben Stiller directing, and Dan Harmon executive producing) that never made it to air. It’s just one of many beautiful dreams that wasn’t meant to be.

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Re: Commando Nanny and Other Sitcoms That Failed Spectacular

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Fri May 18, 2012 11:18 pm

Small Wonder. (see - there's a double meaning there).
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Commando Nanny and Other Sitcoms That Failed Spectacular

Postby Mikethehack » Sat May 19, 2012 7:15 am

Interesting story about the man behind Commando Nanny. He is a Falklands 3 Para veteran who went from being a nanny, to selling t-shirts on a beach to being a multi-millionaire TV producer and marrying Roma Downey.
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Postby nowonmai » Sat May 19, 2012 7:18 pm

Mikethehack wrote:Interesting story about the man behind Commando Nanny. He is a Falklands 3 Para veteran who went from being a nanny, to selling t-shirts on a beach to being a multi-millionaire TV producer and marrying Roma Downey.


Roma Downey who supported Martin McGuiness's candidacy for President of Ireland marries an ex 3 Para blokey which goes to show that men will adopt any position in order to get into knickers they fancy.
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Re: Commando Nanny and Other Sitcoms That Failed Spectacular

Postby Mikethehack » Sat May 19, 2012 7:25 pm

nowonmai wrote:
Mikethehack wrote:Interesting story about the man behind Commando Nanny. He is a Falklands 3 Para veteran who went from being a nanny, to selling t-shirts on a beach to being a multi-millionaire TV producer and marrying Roma Downey.


Roma Downey who supported Martin McGuiness's candidacy for President of Ireland marries an ex 3 Para blokey which goes to show that men will adopt any position in order to get into knickers they fancy.


The thought did occur to me that marrying a Para in her part of town probably wouldn't be met with wild enthusiasm.
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