It Was a Thing on TV: Episodes 255 & 256 – Kung Fu: The Next Generation/Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl (2001 Pilot)

Pilot Month 2022 concludes on It Was a Thing on TV as the gang looks at a pair of pilots with one common theme. They have someone who was on Night Court.

First, Kung Fu originally ran for 3 seasons on ABC and made David Carradine a star.  Just like any quality show, a network (in this case, CBS) wanted to reboot it.  Kung Fu: The Next Generation didn’t make it out of pilot stage, but did air on CBS in the summer of 1987.  It did give us a glimpse of a future legend in a key role.

Then, The WB (and now, The CW) like their superhero shows.  In 2001, The WB piloted a reboot of a mid-70s superhero duo, but brought them to the modern day including making the main character (we’re not joking) a 50-year-old divorcee who lives in a trailer and is a raging alcoholic.  Needless to say, The WB said thanks but no thanks to Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl.

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0:30 – Kung-Fu: The Next Generation

49:47 – The Jenny Position Commercial

50:54 – Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl (2001 Pilot)