TV Main Title of The Week – Worst Show in the History of Television Edition September 21, 2010 by Lee Goldberg
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I thought this was some of George The Robot’s best work.
Wow, I must have deleted that from my memory. What were Martin Landau and Barbara Bain thinking? Oh, wait, they were thinking, “We need a paycheck this week.”
How did I miss this one???
I ADORE Martin Landau!!!!
It’s still not quite as bad as the sequel, “The Washington Senators on Gilligan’s Island.”
When I look at the titles I think, man, this is a bonehead idea. But the cast is impressive. Landau and Bain have already been mentioned. Then there is Chick Hearn and Scatman Crothers. It might also be a treat to see some of the old H. Trotters. I wonder if Hearn went to the studio during his lunch hour. This show may be a jewel, but this is the meat of football season.
I think my IQ just shrank ten points from seeing this clip…
Yes, I will nitpick. Wasn’t this a tv movie and not a regular episode? Therefore the story in question is not part of the series?
I said show… which could be at TV movie, pilot, or series. But you’re right, it was a pilot and not a series main title sequence. I think there are probably quite a few other series that would qualify for worst TV series ever. This was certainly one of the worst pilots…and worst TV movies.. ever.
Argh. Rather than skirting around with my nitpicking I will cut directly to my point. I like Gilligan’s Island. You (and Joe R. Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard) miss the brilliance and hilarity of Gilligan and his fellow castaways. Did you not see the episodes with the gorilla?
Maybe I’m driven by pleasant memories from when I watched as a 10-year-old but I stand by my statement.
Okay. I got a little off track on that last comment by talking about the series rather than the Harlem Globetrotters story. But, the Globetrotters made everything better. Except the Senators.
It’s like Rosalind Chao pulled off some kind of series extension/spinoff trifecta between this, AfterMASH and Deep Space Nine.