FtL 217 – Driving Miss Daisy

CBS tried to convert the touching 1989 Oscar winner into a laugh-track sitcom. Even more boring than it sounds, except for, ah… this one bit.

This week we examine Driving Miss Daisy, an attempt by CBS to cash in on the Oscar winning film by converting it into a laugh-a-minute sitcom, with such wacky antics as “Hoke fixes the cabinet door”, and “Miss Daisy meets Eleanor Roosevelt and it goes fine.”

This sounds dull (and it is), so it might surprise you to know that this pilot garnered protests when it aired in 1992. Give this episode a listen and… you just might understand why.

Reviewers: James Ferris, David Shaw, Fabian Lapham
Soundboard: Andrew Cherry

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