The show made many adult viewers uncomfortable because it often showed the child singers dressing and dancing in imitation of the provocative styles of the original adult performers.
The show made many adult viewers uncomfortable because it often showed the child singers dressing and dancing in imitation of the provocative styles of the original adult performers.One performance by Joanna Fisher, in which she sang the Sheena Easton song "9 to 5", caused national outrage when Fisher, then aged only five years old, sang the lines: "Night time is the right time/We make love".grotesque appearance of the characters, it's not surprising that the series didn't last." In his 2011 book Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders, author Alvin H.
MTV debuted The Brothers Grunt in August 1994 in attempt to capitalize on their earlier success of Beavis and Butt-Head, but the show was canceled after seven months and met with derision from critics and viewers for its gross-out content.
Writer David Hofstede included the show among his selection of "The 100 Dumbest Events In Television History" in 2004: "Given the ...
The series employs a team of researchers to ensure medical accuracy, and utilises surgeons from different disciplines to check scripts.
Cast members are taught to perform basic medical procedures, and given the opportunity to spend time on real hospital wards for research.
Many of the cast were inexperienced actors whose limitations were clearly exposed on such a new and ambitious project; the acting was derided as amateurish, while the attempt to appear more 'European' by having people speaking other languages without subtitles or bizarre/unconvincing accents was met by viewers with incomprehension and ridicule.
Holby City has attracted comparisons to other medical dramas, often unfavourable, and figures within the television and entertainment industry including Broadcasting Standards Commission director Paul Bolt have accused the BBC of squandering the television licence fee on the programme.
Titled Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon", it premiered in June 2003 and contained significantly more vulgar content than its predecessor, which resulted in only three of nine ordered episodes being aired by the network.
Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider opined that the show's intended audience was "the 16-year-olds who grew up on the [original] show and are ready to handle such hilarious topics as spousal abuse and eating boogers." Billy West, who voiced Stimpy in the original series, had turned down Kricfalusi's offer to reprise the part in Adult Party Cartoon: "It would have damaged my career. Mitchell, a University of Chicago professor who devoted a chapter of his book The Dinosaur Book to the anti-Barney phenomenon, noted: "Barney is on the receiving end of more hostility than just about any other popular cultural icon I can think of.
In some cases, a show that is acceptable on its own merits can be put in a position where it does not belong and be judged "worst ever." Multiple outlets have produced lists ranking the worst television series and most spectacular television flops in history, including the U. publications TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly, the British Mail Online and Jeff Evans's The Penguin TV Companion; in many cases, these lists were partially slanted toward recent memory.
TV Guide, for example, published two lists, one in 2002 and another in 2010, each of which had contemporary shows near the top of the list; The Jerry Springer Show and the XFL in the top three of the 2002 list, while The Jay Leno Show topped, and in fact inspired, the 2010 list and the XFL had fallen nearly 20 spots.