Monday, March 30, 2009

Cop Out!

Here's a failed pilot from the '70s for a game show called Cop Out!

Everything about the show is lame, from the failed-attempt-to-be-hip of a title, the all-too literal set, the bad hodge-podge of pseudo-celebs, the flimsy-as-hell premise...

You can actually tell when the show "dies" - it's around the 3:52 mark when Ann Elder admits she was "copping out". The almost total anti-climax is greeted with a dull thud from the studio audience (assuming there is one), and forgive me if I'm wrong, but do I hear the producers murmuring in the background?