I was a week late posting about April’s poll and now I’m a week late posting about May’s poll. Everything evens out in the end, I guess. Except for this month’s poll, which unless I forgot will only run for three weeks.
Anyway, last month’s poll asked “Have you seen “W*A*L*T*E*R,” the unsold pilot starring Gary Burghoff?” A total of 191 votes were cast and 73% said no, they had not seen the pilot while only 27% said they had. These results were not a surprise to anyone. In fact, I am frankly a little shocked that more than 50 people say they have seen the pilot. I wonder how many people actually watched it when it was broadcast back in July of 1984.
While writing my article on “W*A*L*T*E*R” for Television Obscurities, I probably watched the pilot twice. Once all the way through and then the second time in bits and pieces. Once would have been more than enough. In my opinion, it was an embarrassment to all involved.