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

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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 the Biggest Flop in TV Comedy History

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Turn-On is considered the biggest flop in TV comedy history. The sketch comedy show was created in 1969 by George Schlatter - who was trying to capitalize on his other show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Only one episode ever aired. In fact, some stations pulled the show after the very first commercial break. A young Albert Brooks was one of the staff writers and the first episode of Turn-On was hosted by Tim Conway. Perhaps the show was too ahead of its time, or perhaps it was truly awful? We’ll just never know…

HIstory of Trump Attempting Humor in the White House

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From mocking a disabled reporter to make fun of a sexual assault victim - Donald J. Trump has proven there is a vastly different sense of presidential humor now coming from the White House.

I recently interviewed David Litt - head joke writer for President Obama - for a new story in the NY Observer, to get his take on Trump as a purveyor of jokes and humor. We discuss his insights and the history of humor coming from Trump - The President.

Trump loves laughing at the misfortunes of others. Trump doesn’t love laughing at himself. Trump is no comedian. But I’m sure he’d would claim he’s the funniest president in history – EVER!