Friday, May 19, 2006

Pilot error

Set aside a spare hour to enjoy these over the long weekend: A couple of failed TV pilots, courtesy of YouTube. Blame the dopes in suits at the networks for not realizing how awesome they are.

Lookwell, created by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel, and starring Adam West as a former TV detective show star turned real-life amateur sleuth.

Heat Vision and Jack, directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black and the voice of Owen Wilson as a superintelligent ex-astronaut on the run with his best friend, a sentient motorcycle.

Bonus: These two mash-ups by Party Ben are the best I've heard in a while, and I've been listening to them all day: Death Cab for Cutie's "Soul Meets Body" vs. Madonna's "Hung Up" and the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" vs. Veruca Salt's "Seether". They're catchier than avian flu.


Blogger Dickolas Wang said...

It's good to know that we live in a world where these gems can never be lost -- they'll always have a home on the internet.

I personally think "Heat Vision and Jack" was just Ben Stiller trying to waste the network's money in retaliation.

5/19/2006 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

Wow, Lookwell is hilarious! I can definitely see the Conan influence in it -- certain lines even felt like they should've been spoken by Homer. Adam West's incredible ability to keep a great straight face while saying the best lines added to the humor. How did you find these?

5/19/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

It took me a while to backtrack and figure that out. It was via The Sneeze, which is well worth reading on its own. Go read it.

5/19/2006 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you sir, for what is a public service.

5/20/2006 11:02:00 PM  

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