13 TV Comedies That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Made into Movies
The special alchemy that goes into movie is different from the nose-to-the-grindstone nature of TV shows. Movies require lengthier scripts, multiple shooting locations, and often bigger budgets. TV shows, on the other hand, require cast and crew to almost work a 9-to-5, going in every day to bang their head against the wall and slip on bananas for weekly entertainment of the half-asleep Thursday night masses.
So we can understand the appeal of crossing mediums. It's a finite job, and movies carry the weight of a sort of capstone achievement. We're sure sooomebody at the The Officer proposed the idea of releasing the Dunder Mifflin documentary as a big-budget blockbuster and tried to turn a bunch of characters watching clips of themselves into an event. Thankfully, we didn't get that. Instead, we got these massive missed opportunities like Bewitched and Flintstones.
All that, plus 11 more TV comedies that would have been better off staying on the small screen.