It Was A Thing on TV Twin Pack (Episodes #69-70): When Things Were Rotten & The Nutt House

This week on It Was A Thing on TV, the gang pays tribute to a legend by looking at his two not so well known TV creations.

First, When Things Were Rotten. Mel Brooks is a legend, both for his work in film and on television. He had something in Fall 1975 with When Things Were Rotten, but it had rotten luck and a rotten time slot versus two powerhouse shows plus it might have been a little ahead of its time.

Then, 14 years after When Things Were Rotten, Mel Brooks returned to TV with The Nutt House. It had Mel Brooks behind it. It had Cloris Leachman. It had Harvey Korman. Yet it lasted all of 5 episodes.

As always you can follow us on social media on Instagram and Jack Dorsey’s Hate Box over @ItWasAThingOnTV. We also have a Discord where you can talk to us at over at this link. –

Also, if you want to give us feedback on how we are doing or suggest potential topics e-mail us at contact@itwasathingontv.comIT