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The TV Wheel (1995)

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Joel, Joel, Joel - What were you thinking?
10 November 2002 | by (NY, USA) – See all my reviews

Rest assured that, much to his chagrin, Joel Hodgsen will forever be remembered as the creator & original host of Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of the top ten TV shows of all time!

TV Wheel, on the other hand, wasssss... an interesting idea which should have been abandoned early in pre-production. Unfortunately it wasn't. Fortunately almost nobody saw it.

The idea was simply to put a rotating camera at the center of a stage so that several comedy sketches could be performed consecutively without any edits or breaks. The camera would simply rotate and point to the next set as each previous one ended. Or maybe it was the stage that rotated and the camera stayed fixed.

Either way though, big deal? This was hardly anything innovative. Multiple-group concerts have used rotating 'playing/tearing down/setting up' style stages for years. Ok, so maybe it was a new thing to use for sketch comedy.

But even if it was, a-rotating-stage-does-not-a-comedy-make. The performers and their material were at best, sophomoric, and at worst, really, really, terribly unfunny. So in the end the whole thing was kind of a waste of time and effort.

Oh well. Like I said, even most of the fans of MST3K never saw this flop. And believe me, you don't want to. TV Wheel made the KTMA MST3Ks look like a Kubrick film.


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