(Pt 2) History of Peep Show And Its American Pilot


We continue with Part Two of our history of the pilot for the American version of Peep Show. How did they take one of the funniest shows ever and turn it into one of the most unfunniest TV pilots of all time? David Mitchell and Robert Webb must be rolling in their graves. (Despite the fact that they are still very much alive.)

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Here is the shitshow that is the American pilot of Peep Show:

History of Peep Show and Other US Versions of British Comedy Shows


Peep Show is one the greatest British comedy shows of all time. So what did they do? They tried to bring the beloved show to the U.S. and make an American version. Do you know what? They failed miserably.

We dive into the history of the Peep Show American pilot and other British comedy shows that came stateside and completely missed the mark; including The IT Crowd, Spaced, and Fawlty Towers.

Remember, America is where British comedy shows come to die!

History of National Lampoon Lemmings


National Lampoon: Lemming was a 1973 live stage show that spun out of National Lampoon magazine - and helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Christopher Guest, and Chevy Chase.

Lemmings was a take-off of Woodstock - and was toted as three days of peace, love and death - and Belushi acted as the festival emcee who encouraged everyone to kill themselves.

Lorne Michaels saw the show and scooped the talent for a show he was going to launch, called Saturday Night Live. Plus, for us New Yorkers, the show was performed at a venue on Bleeker Street and Thomas in the Village.

Check out the full performance…