Everybody has a favorite show they love to hate. We put 10 of them in a list for you. If you think we left one off the list that really stunk up the place, leave a comment at the end of this. XFL Football and 10 Cooking shows were close to making the list. We'll be putting another list together and we'll consider it. And no, we already considered MSNBC's Countdown and didn't pick it. It didn't make the list. Barely.
Here's our list of the Top 10 Worst TV shows of all time. They're in no particular order--we don't want to influence you. You can vote for the absolute worst use of the medium of television at the end of this story.
"Petticoat Junction" (1963-'70). Some shows from that era hold up remarkably well -- either as sweet nostalgia or entertaining camp. Not this one, set in Hooterville.
"My Mother the Car" (1965-66). In it, Jerry Van Dyke's mother was reincarnated as a talking automobile, the voice supplied by Ann Sothern. Actually made it through one season.
"B.J. and the Bear" (1979-81). Comedy/adventure about an itinerant trucker who traveled the nation's highways with his pet chimpanzee.
"Mr. T. and Tina" (1976). Starring Pat Morita (who also played Arnold on "Happy Days"). Canceled after five episodes.
"Manimal" (1983). NYU prof could change into any animal to help fight crimes. Show turned into a turkey.
"Cop Rock" (1990). Steven Bochco, apparently bored with making legitimate cop series ("Hill Street Blues"), decided it would be fun to have cops sing, and it would be even more fun to have them performing legit, hard-core cop work while they did it.
"Pink Lady and Jeff" (1980): Quite possibly the most demented variety show of all time, this bizarre offering paired two Japanese pop singers who spoke almost no English with comedian Jeff Altman. Hilarity did not ensue.
"The Jerry Springer Show" (1991 to present). His aim is low.
"Homeboys from Outer Space" (1996-97). The name was a tip-off.
"Barney & Friends" (1992-present). Yes, some little kids love it. But parents helped compile this list, and it annoys the heck out of us.
Read the complete list of 25 at the Chicago Tribune.
What's the worst TV show of all time? Here's a chance for you to vote on the DBKP list of all-time worst TV shows. We're sorry--we left "Barney and Friends" off the list. At first, we were gonna make it a case for non-discrimination of dinosaurs of color. It wasn't that we were partial to the goofy-sounding but harmless Barney: we just forgot to include him.
On the right sidebar, right under the Drug Clock (appropriate placing?)you'll find our poll of All-time Worst TV shows. Knock yourself out--vote.
by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn
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