Monday, June 10, 2013

Sitcom Starring Hitler & Eva Braun - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Some might think it strange that a sitcom could be set in a Nazi Concentration Camp but Hogan's Heroes enjoyed a long run on American TV and is still rerun. But that was nothing compared to this -
 a comedy half-hour that aired only once back in 1990 on British Satellite Broadcasting, cancelled because of the outcry from outraged viewers.

It's Heil Honey, I'm Home, the trials and domestic travails of Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun, your not-so-typical suburban couple. The series was presented as if it were an unearthed sitcom from the past.

The first storyline centered around Neville Chamberlain coming for dinner and the couple's new neighbors who happen to be Jewish. A sendup of the 1950's American sitcoms, Heil Honey, I'm Home was actually kind of amusing but it has to be one of the weirdest TV programs ever conceived and holds the distinction of being the only UK show cancelled after only a single airing. There were a number of other episodes filmed but never shown.

45 years after the fact? Still too soon...