It Was a Thing on TV Twin Pack: Episodes 140 & 141 – Ace Crawford…Private Eye/You Don’t Know Jack

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we look at two short-lived flops from two different comedy legends. 

First, Tim Conway is a legend but it seems he’s only best known for The Carol Burnett Show and Dorf on Golf.  One of his post-Burnett flops is Ace Crawford…Private Eye, a detective show in a similar vein to Police Squad!, but with a horrible laugh track. 

Then, it was to be Paul Reubens’ bounce back role after Pee Wee’s Playhouse was cancelled.  You Don’t Know Jack is but a blip in TV history, a deviation from what TV audiences were used to seeing.  Mike used his Money in the Bank on this and by the end of this episode, he regrets selecting this show. 

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