If you think television is bad, you should hear about the series proposals that get rejected. In a report titled 'Hollywood's Most Outrageous Stories,' TV Guide tells of the producer whose brainchild was a show about a man who was raised by wealthy farm animals.
Another well-known writer tried to pitch a series called 'Bionic Drapes' starring extraterrestrial curtains. 'This was a man who'd often spoken out on what was wrong with television,' said Mike Sullivan, now executive producer of 'Growing Pains.' And then there was the teenage actress who kept blowing her lines, which ended with a mention of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. 'She goes, 'Sandra Day O'Connor! Why can't we just change the name,'' said an unnamed TV writer. 'The other actress ... says, 'Change the name? You don't know who Sandra Day O'Connor is?'' Teenage actress No. 1 then proclaimed that Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman astronaut.