I've always argued that "Mr. Ed" worked because who
hasn't wondered what their pets would say if they could
talk (OK, I have. Maybe you haven't). But who's ever
thought about what their car would say if it could talk?
Certainly never crossed my mind.
TV Guide voted "My Mother The Car" the second-worst
show of all time, behind Jerry Springer. And Ann Sothern
reached the point where she recorded her lines for several
episodes in one session, and I don't think she even bothered
to watch the show.
Let's see.... some other memorable rejects from the glorious 1960's.....
, barely lasted half a season in 1966-67 on ABC, starring Tim Conway, the same guy who was part of that one night flop "Turn On"
in 1969. Then there was "The Pruitt's Of Southampton"
, starring Phyllis Diller, lasted one season on ABC in 1966-67. How 'bout "The Pat Paulsen's Half A Comedy Hour"
, lasted two months in 1970 on ABC. Boy, ABC really had quite few rejects until they made their stride in 1976 when Fred Silverman took over and made ABC "the