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The Trio Wayback Machine

In a desperate attempt to draw viewers to it's network, Trio has sold out it's primetime schedule of Rowan and Martin reruns to annoying Joel Stein from Time magazine. In exchange for mention in his column, they have allowed him to program their primetime lineup. It's hard to fault Trio for Stein's mostly horrendous choices since they have proven they will try anything to attract more than a few hundred viewers. The sad part is that more people will read this post, than watch Trio. Make sure to check out the less than scintillating forums that Trio has running. The have a total of less than 150 posts. That's a lot of viewer interaction, NOT!

Here is the crap that Joel has come up with for his one week in charge:

Good Clean Porn - Porn minus the porn. I think they stole this from Satan's cable channel, since this is surely what you're forced to watch in hell.

Idiot Savants - MTV quiz show in which four college-age contestants were asked pop culture questions by a wise guy host. Luckily for 99.999 percent of the population never heard or saw this clunker. The only apparent reason for it's inclusion is that a college-age Joel Stein was a guest.

Pink Lady and Jeff - If you're going to show crap you might as well go for the worst series of all time.

My Mother the Car - Jerry Van Dyke starts as a family man who discovers that his mother has returned from the grave as a 1928 Porter convertible automobile.

Battle Of The Networks Stars (1977) - Wide World of Sports meets Reality TV. This is the height of 70's TV schmaltz. Pay close attention to the T&A which ABC graciously highlights with skin tight outfits. Added bonus is that the Monday night football crew called the action.

Other than Battle Of The Network Stars, six monkeys locked in a room could have done a better job...


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Comments (3)

I dunno, I kinda liked M... (Below threshold)

I dunno, I kinda liked My Mother the Car. I just do not imagine that there were too many episodes of it ever made. Did it last a season? I am just surprised no one has made a movie based on the show yet. Now the one they ought to bring back is Petticoat Junction.

Um...I liked Battle of t... (Below threshold)

Um...I liked Battle of the Network Stars.

Jen - Who didn't?... (Below threshold)

Jen - Who didn't?






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