Monday, February 15, 2010
Retro Special: President's Day Edition
Several TV sitcoms have been set inside the White House through the years -- with little success. Actually, some of the shows have been notoriously bad -- while one, "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer," was deeemed downright offensive by some.
Here are a few of the most memorable from the past few decades. Above, George C. Scott starred as "Mr. President" for Fox -- one of the then-fledgling network's first shows, in 1987.
The thought of a female Commander in Chief was so ridiculous in 1985, it was played for laughs in ABC's "Hail to the Chief," starring Patty Duke.
And yes, of course, the notorious UPN entry, 1998's "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer" -- starring Chi McBride as the black English butler to President Abraham Lincoln.