They had bad seasons over the years, and then they would be saved by Phil Hartman. He was one talented guy.
I quit completely after the 8 year slobbering love fest with Obama, then it REALLY sucked after after Trump was elected. Try and watch that shit, even if you're really into politics, some of the references are so obscure, you better not have a job and be glued to cable news 24 7. Even the Lib audiences laugh in the wrong places. I can't IMAGINE what it would be like to watch a re run after those stories that didn't matter then, are now out of the news. Ugh
I stopped watching at around early 200s or so. The rest of Phil's era was all but gone and just wasn't finding the humor like I used to.The only bit I found funny were the Sean Connery/Celebrity Jeopardy skits. Once those I stopped so did I.
The best thing about the Phil era was that nobody was overtly cruel when it came to political humor or life in general. They understood what humor is meant to be. Remember the cat that was kind of sort of able to drive? It was the most irrelevant thing anyone could think up but it was always funny.
2003-4 when Cheri O'Teri showed off her tits in a wet see through shirt in a skit with Chris Katan. Jackie Chan was the host, and they cut the skit for the west coast feed. Played a digging to the center of the world skit instead. You know China.... Cheri O'Teri was fired that week, and hasn't been seen since.
His mocking Ford for slipping on wet stairs wasn't even funny. It was pretty cringe. I'm not quite old enough to remember seeing his schticks live (born in '78), but I have seen them and they were horrible. And I was disappointed because normally he's a funny guy.
His mocking Ford for slipping on wet stairs wasn't even funny. It was pretty cringe.
Right there with ya, I never "got" a lot of his stuff. Reports have him struggling with Opioids as far back as the 80's. have a feeling it was either funny when high, (or the reverse.) e.g. I found the Vacation movie hysterical, and maybe Christmas Vacation,but some other stuff? He seemed to do his best work when John Hughes was moving his mouth.
No, I haven't seen the Wonder Years reboot. I didn't know it existed! I did watch some of the Night Court reboot. It was awful! Since TV has gotten so bad, I actually spend more time listening to AM radio. Remember: When AM radios are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have AM radios!
Fred Savage, btw, more recently appeared in the series "Crumbs" (2006) as a gay Hollywood screenwriter.
"13 Episodes were made but only five episodes aired."
There's NO WAY I could tune in to that. Woke? I'll go back to bed.
(Seems like Fred is a tad of a head case too.)
Some in the industry were shocked when news emerged that former child star Fred Savage was fired from The Wonder Years reboot, currently airing on ABC. Savage served as a director and executive producer on the series, but he was let go after “allegations of misconduct” were made public. The original series made Savage a star, and now his alleged conduct on the reboot has added him to the cancellation club. Exact details were slim at the time of his initial firing, but more has been revealed about what exactly went down between Savage and several women that reported him to Disney HR.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Savage was getting ready to direct his ninth episode of the reboot when a group of six women decided that they needed to take action because of his conduct. While they feared repercussions, the women sent a complaint to Disney back in February about Savage’s behavior.
As the report explains, “the women who worked on the Wonder Years reboot say they saw two very different sides of Savage: a charismatic, seemingly supportive colleague and a far darker, angrier alter ego.”
The piece is extremely extensive and goes into much detail on his behind the scenes conduct. Read it for a thorough examination. It definitely details a guy in a position of power with extreme entitlement issues. It was also like he had this Jekyll & Hyde personality. Given that several of the women describe his “dead eyes” whenever he becomes upset, that shows a consistent level of inappropriate behavior.
This isn’t the first time Fred Savage has been accused of inappropriate behavior. In 1993, when the actor was 16, a costumer on the original The Wonder Years sued him for sexual harassment, and the case was eventually settled. During his time on the Fox comedy series The Grinder, which ran from 2015-2018, a female crewmember sued Savage claiming that he “constantly hurled profanities” at female employees and had shouted at and struck her during a costume fitting. Fox ultimately found no evidence of wrongdoing, and the lawsuit was settled. Savage also denied both allegations.