Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10/27/1993 South of Sunset goes south

October 27, 1993.  On this date the private eye series South of Sunset made it's premiere on CBS.  You may wonder why I am bothering to mention a show you never heard of.

That's the point.  South of Sunset was cancelled after only one showing.  Practically a record.

Glenn Frey of the Eagles starred as a private eye.  The show was heavily promoted during the World Series but ratings were disappointing (in some parts of the country the premiere was replaced by coverage of wildfires) and so Sunset immediately sank below the horizon.

Oddly enough, I saw that single showing, and I have seen worse.  I remember a moment when the young African-American sidekick finds himself alone in a convertible limousine.  "Ladies and gentlemen," he announces, "the first Black president of the United States!"  Then he pantomimed being assassinated.  Seemed funny at the time.

1 comment:

  1. You can find the episode on YouTube....why am I surprised?