How did David Lynch and Mark Frost capitalize on the zeitgeisty momentum sparked by Twin Peaks? With 1992’s On The Air, an unlikely mash-up of, well, Happy Days and 30 Rock. From its Wiki entry: “The program followed the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s television network (Zoblotnick Broadcasting Company or ZBC), as they tried to put on a live variety program called ‘The Lester Guy Show’ with disastrous results.”
I loved it. America did not. ABC took On The Air off the air after airing only 3 of its 7 filmed episodes. Why not decide for yourself, and watch some of it below? If you like what you see, you can, for now, find a whole lot more of it here.