In 1991, Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel wrote a pilot for a show about a washed-up actor who feels that his pedigree as a television cop has given him the innate ability, and the public duty, to solve crimes. It’s a deadpan comedy with Adam West as Ty Lookwell. Of course, the show didn’t get picked up, but the pilot lives on Youtube.

It’s wonderful and doesn’t quite work; it’s as if Adam West was so perfect in the role that he might not have known it’s a comedy. I’m kidding, but I’m not kidding.

via The AV Club

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