Baconsale Episode 73: The Pilot Program

Because the fall season is fast approaching, Baconsale is ready to talk about their favorite pilots! Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Chelsey Sullenberger….wait, I am being informed that they are actually talking about TV show pilots (yes, that joke get used A LOT in this episode). Kent, Joel and Jacob have each prepared their lists of the top five television pilots of all time, and yet they spend a bunch of time talking about our restroom etiquette show and Jennifer Garner’s wigs.

Will their picks for the best TV series pilot match up? Or will Kent only choose random hipster shows that no one has ever heard of? Press play and give us the green light to entertain you!

29 comments

  1. crewdutler · September 6, 2016

    So, I haven’t seen many of your top pilots, especially not Kent’s. So, I’m a little Lost with the picture for this episode. I’m guessing you’re characters from different pilots, but I have no clue which ones.

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  2. crewdutler · September 6, 2016

    Pushing Daisies does sound interesting…. I think you could do a whole show on series that were cancelled too soon, but you should still watch what they do have. Here is my list: Firefly, Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, Dollhouse (they rushed the last season to come to a conclusion).

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    • Joel · September 6, 2016

      I definitely agree…with your first three.

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    • chidwick1 · September 6, 2016

      What is Dollhouse? Never even heard of that one…

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      • crewdutler · September 6, 2016

        All I’m gonna say is that Dollhouse stars Eliza Dushku. That’s why I started watching.

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    • crewdutler · September 6, 2016

      I would also like to add Freaks and Geeks to the list of shows that ended too soon. Of course they kind of rebooted it with Stranger Things.

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      • Kent · September 7, 2016

        It’s strange but I didn’t really invest in Dollhouse until the season 1 finale. Then it had me…and dropped me again until the season 2 finale.

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  3. crewdutler · September 6, 2016

    Nothing you said, has induced me to watch Twin Peaks.

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    • chidwick1 · September 6, 2016

      Seconded.

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      • Joel · September 6, 2016

        Just watch the pilot. That’s all we ask.

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    • Kent · September 7, 2016

      I’m pretty sure there was an inducing taking place in the episode. It’s pretty weird crap.

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      • crewdutler · September 8, 2016

        Okay, I guess I lied. I ended up watching the pilot of Twin Peaks at work (over lunch-ish). That is some weird crap. I have no idea what I just watched. I picked up on the flickering lights and Jim in the morgue. And you gotta love the Log Lady. But the FBI agent is weird. And what is up with the two jocks barking like dogs in the jail cell? Also, they could have shortened the opening credits and made it a 60 minute episode. But I get what you’re saying Joel about it being like Napoleon Dynamite. It is so random.

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      • Joel · September 8, 2016

        Very random! Will you be watching any more of it, then?

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      • crewdutler · September 8, 2016

        I’m not sure. Possibly. I think if I watch another episode it will be for the same reason you can’t stop staring at that weird person in Wal-Mart.

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      • Joel · September 9, 2016

        Yeah, that’s sounds about right.

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      • crewdutler · September 9, 2016

        It was an “interesting” pilot, but I cannot understand how it is on anybody’s top 5 list.

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      • crewdutler · September 21, 2016

        I kept watching the Twin Peaks, and it doesn’t get any better. It is psycho. I’m in Season 2 now, and I don’t see a drop off in quality – or increase for that matter – with the new director. This series is like an art video students attempt to make a meaningful show with lots of symbolism but in the end just turns out some weird crap. I just watched the Dual Spires episode of Psych and thought it was great. I watched it previously, but never got all the references to Twin Peaks.

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      • Joel · September 21, 2016

        Yes! I’m impressed that you watched the whole first season that quickly.
        If nothing else, getting the references in Dual Spires makes watching it all worth it. Fantastic episode!

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  4. chidwick1 · September 6, 2016

    I’ve been debating about starting to watch Lost… You may have convinced me..

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    • crewdutler · September 6, 2016

      Lost is great. And some people like how it ends. It’s a great ride, and now that you don’t have to wait weeks between episodes, it’s even better.

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    • chidwick1 · September 6, 2016

      Big thing is convincing my wife to watch with me, its a long series isn’t it? I’ve been wary about the time investment.

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      • Joel · September 6, 2016

        It’s six seasons — four of which are really good!

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      • crewdutler · September 7, 2016

        Which four do you consider really good? The first 4? Or is there a season or two in the middle where you think they lost their way? It’s been a long time since I watched, and for me, the series finale left a bad taste in my mouth, so I haven’t gone back to re-watch.

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    • Kent · September 7, 2016

      Just start and you’ll be invested for at least one season

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  5. chidwick1 · September 6, 2016

    Community’s pilot had some weird takes on a couple of the characters that didn’t continue, mainly Britta’s character. Awesome show though, I’ve rewatched it a couple of times.. except for the last season, mostly because Yahoo’s app is awful.

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    • Joel · September 6, 2016

      Britta got better as the seasons went on — as did Troy. And yes, watching the series on Yahoo is awful

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      • chidwick1 · September 7, 2016

        Just checked yesterday and all 6 seasons are on Hulu! I’m sad Troy left the show… I really hope they get their movie and its one big ridiculous reunion of Troy and Abed trying to save the group in some crazy paintball/pillow fort/lava mashup.

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