"Life is a silly walk in the park / A knife to your throat held after dark"
Just looked up this old Onion video for no particular reason. This was certainly one of the weirder ones we ever did. I remember many long discussions about how to justify the fact that Jim and Tracy did not immediately recognize that this was a human woman. In the end we just sort of chalked it up to “They are stupid.” Bonus Tip: One of those guys in the haz-mat suits at the end is yours truly. On our first take there was so much smoke coming out of the tent that I couldn’t see and ended up blundering into that elderly actress and knocking her over. Fortunately she was pretty resilient.
Last night I spent ~15 minutes desperately searching the internet, trying to find this old trailer for Poochinski—a failed TV pilot starring Peter Boyle as a “tough, ill-mannered cop who is gunned down in the line of duty” and is “reincarnated as a streetwise bulldog.” It was worth the effort.
Had to look it up myself. This was a real TV pilot made for ABC in 1990.