NBC has trouble on its schedule, and fresh ideas are few and far between. The year: 1976. The solution: pitches from Albert Brooks.
Okay, let’s starts with some history. Here is the NBC 1975-76 “super season” preview:
Look’s like Lloyd Bridges picked the wrong week to quit the peacock. Anyway, this past weekend I watched the delightful movie Camp, a coming-of-age story about teens at a performing arts summer camp. If you enjoyed Smash, watch this movie (it’s on Netflix). The end credits have a number of tags, the second-to-last featuring the opening lines from a children’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? This reminded me of an interstitial short Albert Brooks did for Saturday Night Live in the mid-70s, featuring pitches for mid-season replacements for NBC. I can’t seem to find video online for the segment, but this transcript tells you everything you need to know.
40 years later and not much has changed, huh?