(To be buried forever!) Never judge a book by it's cover, even if it's a little book. Or a little person. They're people too you know.
It's just that, they can do some things that average people can't, like undetected shoplifting. And playing stunt-double to some child actor who will no doubt grow more and more awkward-looking. And such useful skills as not kneeling down to pick up anything, ever.
Speaking of not getting picked up, here's 15 TV pilots that never made it past the heads of network studios, deemed too dreadful even for viewers such as yourselves.
Maybe, just maybe, this isn't an original article, maybe I haven't found my niche yet. But, I've said it before, and I'll just say it again..if I haven't yet then let me warn you, I have no shame. So if anyone finds this article disagreeable, suck it up.
I guess I should begin with the basics. For example: Any show where a man moves into an apartment with his elderly mother would not make the cut, but a show where a man moves into an apartment with an elephant would go over better. Especially if that man were caught climbing into it's butt.
That kind of sketch comedy/real-life drama would send the Nielsen ratings through the roof!
These were probably one shot specials (and they've been sitting on the shelf ever since) so it’s probably a little late to talk about them, but in order for a show to become a series it has to be the best.
It should be noted that “Best” is meant ironically. In fact, the main criterion for the best TV shows is that the pilot has to destroy the dignity of everyone involved.
And even though these examples do just that, they also destroy the dignity of it's viewers...which is a no-no from a network TV exec's point of view.
So here's the "best" of the worst TV pilots that never made it.