Heil Honey I'm Home! (partially found episodes of sitcom TV series; 1990)

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Title card.

Status: Partially Found

Heil Honey I'm Home! was a 1990 British sitcom written by Geoff Atkinson and directed by Juliet May. The show is notable for its negative reception by both critics and the audience and is often considered to be one of the worst television shows ever made.

Premise

It featured Adolf Hitler (played by Neil McCaul) and Eva Braun (DeNica Fairman) in a nice quiet neighborhood. The show's main gimmick is that the Hitlers live as a stereotypical 1950s sitcom couple, and they have to deal with living next to the Goldensteins, a pair of obnoxious Jewish neighbors.

The show's opening caption card states that in-universe, the sitcom was actually a lost, abandoned sitcom that was originally made by Brandon Thalburg Jr.

Reception and Cancellation

The sitcom enraged audiences due to its offensive nature, despite aiming to be a parody of stereotypical sitcoms according to the creators.[1] Even in this context, however, the show was criticized for exceeding the limitations of irony and simply being unfunny.

Due to the overwhelmingly negative reception, the show was quickly cancelled after it September 30 airing and was never aired again.

Unaired Episodes

Other episodes outside of the pilot were planned, although there is a lot of conflicting information on how many there would have been, with sources saying anything between 11 and 16[2] episodes. Only eight episodes were ever apparently filmed, however.

Availability

While the pilot itself is widely available online, the remaining episodes have not been released in full. However, Gareth Marks, who played Arny Goldenstein, has an acting reel that features clips from unknown unaired episodes.

Additionally, YouTuber Paul Carmichael claimed that he owns second-generation copies of the eight master tapes of the finished episodes. To prove it, he uploaded an unused animated opening sequence as well as VT countdown clocks for the unaired episodes, which also featured episode titles. It is unknown if he will ever upload the episodes themselves, however, as he is apparently waiting for permission from those involved with the show to release them.

Episodes

# Episode Title Air Date Status
1 Peace In Our Time[3] September 30, 1990 Found
2 A Close Shave For Adolf[4] Unaired Lost
3 Eva's New Shelves[5] Unaired Lost
4 Ziggy Hitler Comes to Stay[6] Unaired Lost
5 Arriva D’erci Rosa[7] Unaired Lost
6 Adolf Gets the Bird[8] Unaired Lost
7 Enduring the Gorings[9] Unaired Lost
8 Arny & Gretl[10] Unaired Lost
9 New Drapes for The Goldensteins[11] Unaired Lost
10 The Second Honeymooners[12] Unaired Lost
11 A Day At The Olympics[13] Unaired Lost
12 The Newcomers[14] Unaired Lost
13 The Newcomers[15] Unaired Lost
13 Santa Adolf[16] Unaired Lost
14 Heinrich's Seven Day Pass[17] Unaired Lost
15 Know Your Neighbours[18] Unaired Lost
16 The Mitfords[19] Unaired Lost
17 A Night At The Opera[20] Unaired Lost
18 In The Club[21] Unaired Lost
19 Adolf's Summer Vacation[22] Unaired Lost
20 Adolf On The Couch[23] Unaired Lost
21 The Class Reunion[24] Unaired Lost
22 Rosa At The Movies[25] Unaired Lost
23 Two Angry Men[26] Unaired Lost
24 Eva Gets A Job[27] Unaired Lost
25 Arny's Ticket[28] Unaired Lost
? Hitler Moves In Unaired Lost
? The Mom Who Came to Dinner Unaired Lost
? Hitler in the Closet Unaired Lost
? Without Prejudice Unaired Lost

Videos

Heil Honey, I'm Home opening titles, supposedly from Paul Carmichael's collection.
Clips from Gareth Marks' acting reel of the remaining episodes. (~1:46)
VT countdown clocks for the episodes.

References

  1. Los Angeles Times article on the show. Retrieved 22 Jun '17.
  2. Gareth Marks' official website. Retrieved 22 June '17.
  3. Archived website containing partial script for Peace In Our Time. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  4. Archived website containing partial script for A Close Shave For Adolf. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  5. Archived website containing partial script for Eva's New Shelves. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  6. Blog post containing script for Ziggy Hitler Comes To Stay. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  7. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Arriva D’erci Rosa. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  8. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Adolf Gets The Bird. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  9. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Enduring the Gorings. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  10. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Arny & Gretl. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  11. Archived website containing plot synopsis for New Drapes for The Goldsteins. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  12. Archived website containing plot synopsis for The Second Honeymooners. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  13. Archived website containing plot synopsis for A Day At The Olympics. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  14. Archived website containing plot synopsis for The Newcomers. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  15. Archived website containing plot synopsis for The Newcomers. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  16. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Santa Adolf. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  17. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Heinrich's Seven Day Pass. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  18. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Know Your Neighbours. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  19. Archived website containing plot synopsis for The Mitfords. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  20. Archived website containing plot synopsis for A Night At The Opera. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  21. Archived website containing plot synopsis for In The Club. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  22. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Adolf's Summer Vacation. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  23. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Adolf On The Couch. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  24. Archived website containing plot synopsis for The Class Reunion. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  25. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Rosa At The Movies. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  26. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Two Angry Men. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  27. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Eva Gets A Job. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.
  28. Archived website containing plot synopsis for Arny's Ticket. Retrieved 24 Feb '19.