This week’s failed pilot TL;DR:
A Disney “TV Movie” about a boy and his invisible friend. Was probably supposed to be whimsical & fun. Instead, has a creepy puppet and about half an hour’s plot stretched over 90 minutes.
In 1986, a Disney executive ran into a writers room, shouting, “We need our own E.T! Young boy, magical friend. Kids are eating that shit up! But all that magic and whimsy is old hat. Make it dark, gritty, and completely joyless!”
This Is What Happened Next.™
Reviewers: James Ferris, Alex Malone, Lucy Shaw, Andrew Cherry
Soundboard: David Shaw