The 5 Worst Decisions Ever Made by TV Executives (Twice)
Your television doesn't always learn from its mistakes. For example, giving the Tonight Show to Jay Leno again... we all agree that's a terrible mistake. Jay Leno sucking is such a universal truth that typing it on the Internet is like screaming to a concert crowd that you like to get high. People will act like they've been waiting their entire lives to agree with you. Anyone who thinks it's a good idea to bring Jay Leno back either A) doesn't exist, or B) rapist. And yet it's happening. It's a TV moment we thought we'd never see again, and obviously shouldn't have seen the first time. Television keeps placing its hand on the same goddamn hot stove. So to celebrate this latest catastrophe, I went back and found some of television's previously biggest remistakes. I then rated them all using a specialized D.U.H. System* and found the following top five. *The D.U.H. in the D.U.H. System stands for: D.uh, which is what you'd say if I explained it. U.nlogic, where thinking is replaced with magic. H.indsight, or lack thereof. 5. Fuckin' With Foo'ball First Mistake: The World League of American Football In 1990, they created a new football league to appeal to an international audience that thought football meant something completely different. We even got the foreigners themselves involved with a rule that required coaches to always have a non-American on the field. We would have been less subtle, but we didn't know how to say, "We'd play without you if we could," in German. The other thing that made The World League different was gluing a camera to everything. We finally got to see what it was like inside the helmet of a real pro quarterback, which gave us a whole new way to think about football. For instance, before The World League I wouldn't have described football as staring at the back of a 300-pound man's junk for a few seconds before blurry shapes in every direction tried to kill you.