13 Disastrous Attempts by Major Networks and Corporations at Comedy
Sadly, comedy has been continuously exploited for corporate greed. Commercials are notorious for it. How many awkward high fives have helped hawk products over the years? How many actors will proclaim “You’ll be shocked” in electric car commercials? We foresee many more of those in the near future. As you’ll see on this list, an even more egregious infraction is a successful ad campaign being given its own sitcom! They really thought that they could get season after season of material out of a 30 second concept, and we’re glad they learned the hard way.
We can just see those fat cats in their corner offices now… Plotting what they think are fresh and even quirky ways to capture an audience — without once caring about quality. Yes, it’s the entertainment “business.” We get it. But these failed attempts to line executive pockets were so glaring that they just feel greasy. We’re not ones to wish ill on a project (especially a comedy) but these shows peeled the corporate greed curtain a little too far back, and it’s just impossible to feel bad for them. Here are 13 disastrous comedic attempts by major networks and corporations.