Monday, August 31, 2015

Bizarre TV Ads: A Year at the Top

There's so much that makes no sense with this ad, it's hard to know where to begin. There's a pre-Letterman Paul Shaffer with Greg Evigan performing at what seems to be a cheesy bar mitzvah while Shirley Feeney and Sonny Bono menace an insane Mickey Rooney, who's probably glad to just be collecting a paycheck.

In reality, this "comedy" was pretty much dead on arrival when it premiered in August of 1977. The show aired just five episodes before getting canceled by CBS. Perhaps a more accurate title would have been A Month at the Bottom.