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10 Greatest TV Pilot Episodes

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EricVanBezooijen
EricVanBezooijen

I always thought the Red Dwarf pilot "The End" was really well done, introducing us to life aboard the Red Dwarf, all the major characters as well as setting up the entire series in 30 minutes ... The pilot for Six Feet Under was excellent as well, and in fact the entire tv show was the best I've ever seen.

cadavra
cadavra

" the birth of the workplace-as-family sitcom."

 So what you're saying is that you've seen no shows made before 1970...

AmericaFest
AmericaFest

The comment on the Cosby Show slide about the line “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out" where the author notes  that it is from his act and "not, let's hope, from his life" is in poor taste considering the tragic way Bill Cosby's son passed away.

DurtBagg
DurtBagg

Dumb list, ALL TIME? 

So they know the future?

dperkyone
dperkyone

Uggh! I knew Battlestar Gallactica would not be on there.  One of the best pilots and series I have ever seen.

bbcaaat
bbcaaat

OOOOPS I guess I should have read the article.  ASS U ME ring a bell?  LOL

bbcaaat
bbcaaat

Before I read anything ..... Sky King!!!!

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

the pilot of the wire isn't on here? really? weak

rpearlston
rpearlston

@AmericaFest However, the show ran from 1984 - 1992 and Ennis Cosby was killed in 1997.The Theo character was based on Ennis Cosby.  In particular, Theo was diagnosed with the same type of learning disability as Ennis, and learned ways to cope in the same ways as did Ennis.  

BTW, the comment in the article was a reference to the tragedies in Bill Cosby's life.  Such a reference isn't in poor taste - if simply reflects reality.  

greyngold
greyngold

@dperkyone I was thinking the same thing!

And its crazy, both the TV Pilot Mini-series and 33 should both have made this list...