20 January 2019 | Wizard-8
Is it as bad as you've heard? Well... YES!
After reading so many bad reviews of this short-lived talk show, and hearing many bad reports of the show by ordinary viewers, I finally decided to watch the first episode (via YouTube) to see for myself if the show was really that awful. Yes, it was just as bad as it has been made out to be. While Chevy Chase is funny in movies and sketches on television, the position of being a talk show host does not fit him in the least bit. From the start, he is clearly nervous and befuddled about his position, and watching him desperately struggle gives you the feeling of seeing a drowning man in front of you and being unable to help him. The written humor sections of the show by Chase and other writers is just as bad, though the poor delivery certainly didn't help things. It's amazing that the FOX television network didn't first shoot a pilot to see if Chase could handle this new position being offered to him - it would have saved a lot of money (and embarrassment) in the long run.