"Dads": The Seth MacFarlane live-action sitcom featured Martin Mull calling Asians “Orientals” and telling his son not to trust the Chinese: "There’s a reason Shanghai’s a verb.”
Yeah, there's a reason this show didn't even make it one season.
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"AfterMASH": Arguably the greatest TV dramedy of all time, "MASH" successfully blended the horrors of war with the comedy that was essential for the beleaguered doctors and nurses to remain sane. But what happens when you take away much of the great ensemble cast and replace the horrors of war with the boredom of suburbia? Nothing, apparently.
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"Coupling" (American version): As if the copied-and-pasted scripts, the complete lack of chemistry among the cast, the canned laughs and the overall below-average quality wasn't enough to dissuade NBC execs from exporting one of the UK's best sitcoms to America, they forgot this part: There was already an American "Coupling"; it was called "Friends." And for proof that nobody wants below quality "Friends," see our "Joey" slide again.
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"My Mother the Car": One has to wonder what kind of Freudian therapy session must have birthed this idea: A man buys a dilapidated touring car when he discovers that it's the reincarnation of his deceased mother, who talks to him through the radio. Maybe creator Allan Burns just needed to get this out of his system before he could make "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda."
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"1600 Penn": It's not a great sign for a sitcom when the dramatic version of the show -- in this case, "The West Wing" -- is 10x funnier than the comedic one. Maybe we were all still in the "Book of Mormon" haze with Josh Gad and really wanted to see Bill Pullman back in the Oval Office, but that's no excuse.
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"The Millers": In all fairness, "The Millers" isn't necessarily terrible; it's just terribly average. It becomes unforgivable when you remember that, before "Millers," Greg Garcia created "Raising Hope," one of the most delightful (and hilarious) shows in recent memory. Plus, CBS chose "Millers" over Garcia's much better pilot, "Super Clyde," starring Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry. Oh, the pain...
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