The Stupidest TV Shows In History

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In a medium as dumbed down as TV is, it’s hard to go lower. But, TV does keep trying. Cable makes broadcast TV better, but, now and then, something truly stupid makes it through. For some reason, the 60s, 70s and 80s were the Golden Years of Dumb. To prove it, look at the ratings. Most of these shows were hits…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

The Flying Nun: A short, skinny nun wearing an aerodynamic habit living in a mountain convent in Puerto Rico discovers she can fly because of the high winds. Stupid idea terrifically pulled off by an always appealing Sally Field.
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

She’s The Sheriff: A gorgeous, ditzy sheriff’s wife and young mother takes over his job after he’s killed on duty. Makes perfect sense. Also, it didn’t hurt that Suzanne Sommers looked totally hot in that suede Sheriff’s uniform…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Cop Rock: Cops in the middle of a drug bust start dancing and singing, using their cars and equipment as props. Even the robbers join in now and then. Beats getting shot…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Knight Rider: A cop has a near death experience and pairs up with an indestructible Pontiac Firebird equipped with artificial intelligence. Which was what was required for anyone with an IQ above 80 to watch this show. But, the car was so cool, most viewers didn’t care…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Manimal: A rich guy learns how to transform himself into any animal. He sticks to either a Hawk – or a Jaguar. Instead of turning himself into a kitten strolling into a ladies locker room. He solves mysteries. Why? The show was so stupid it was cancelled after only 8 episodes. Sometimes, putting a Manimal down is the only choice…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Homeboys In Outer Space: Two bruthas from the hood fly an 18-wheeler low rider around space in the 23rd century. Are humans even dumber in the future? Looks like it…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

The Powers Of Matthew Star: Another stupid TV show where the alien with hidden super powers uses them for good instead of picking up hot chicks. All of his powers were useless after the show was cancelled in the first season…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Hee Haw: Intentionally stupid? Or just plain stupid? We’ll never know. But, as funny as the Hillbilly Vaudeville was, there was an intentional “Dumbing Down” vibe that was ultimately too hard to shake…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

My Mother The Car: A lawyer discovers his mother has been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile. Huh? It’s never explained how or why. Apparently, viewers didn’t care. And still don’t. The show is in syndication and it’s considered a Baby Boomer cult classic. Not so stupid after all…
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Stupidest TV Shows in History

Hogan’s Heroes: How did this show get past the pitch stage? “It’s about a wisecracking Army Officer in a Nazi concentration camp…” “Go on…” Ghastly bad taste, yet terribly funny because of the richly drawn characters. Hey, it was a hit show for more than 6 years. Kind of like the war itself…
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