1 9 9 4 (USA)
3 x 30 minute episodes
Premiering on 15 September 1994, this train wreck lasted just three of its intended ten episodes before NBC committed euthanasia.
Marty Short (Martin Short) was a comedian who hosted a TV variety series. Marty was married to Meg (Jan Hooks), an actress who often appeared in skits on his show, and they were the parents of Caroline (Noley Thornton) and Charlie (Zack Duhame).
The jokes were humourless, the plot was pointless and the show was so thoroughly incompetent that the tapes should be mandatory viewing for all prospective sitcom producers. Assuming Short didn’t have the good sense to burn them all.
Martin Short returned for another attempt at a Martin Short Show in 1999 – the format this time was switched to celebrity interviews interspersed with short comedy skits.
Meg Harper Short