Dot Comedy (partially found ABC television sitcom; 2000)
Hosted by Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar, Dot Comedy, who would guide viewers watching the show to another segment. The show would feature several bits of humour and was mainly about bringing clips from the internet to a TV audience in an era where broadband was still new. Dot Comedy was cancelled after airing one episode with four episodes never airing. The concept of using clips from the internet as humour for a TV audience would later be used in shows like Tosh.0 and Web Soup.
The most popular clip of this episode was of Katie Puckrik (who is an American broadcaster and newspaper columnist) travelling to a computer expo to see the creations that other people have made to know if consumers would buy them or not. One was of a desktop mirror that can be clipped to the side of the screen, notifying the person if their boss comes near to see what the person is doing. Another was of a computer keyboard that could also be used as a back massager. The third and final creation consisted of a mouse that can also be used as a deodorant.
After the first episode of Dot Comedy, the series was cancelled due to low ratings and viewership. Only 4.1 million viewers watched the first (and only) aired episode of the show, but the remaining four episodes of the show were never aired. Since a lot of the humour used in Dot Comedy relied upon clips from the internet instead of actors, the concept did not sit well with audiences as viral videos were not mainstream. As of now, most of the episodes are lost to this day.
|Episode #||Status||Air Date|
|1||Found||Dec 8th, 2000|
- LA Times review of the first episode. Retrieved 02 Mar '19
- Eonline article that mentions the show’s cancellation (courtesy of the Wayback Machine). Retrieved 02 Mar '19