In 1990 the British television station Galaxy aired the pilot for Heil Honey, I’m Home, Geoff Atkinson’s send up of mid 50s American sitcoms starring none other than Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. The show was pulled almost immediately. Eight episodes were filmed but the pilot was the only one that ever saw the light of day and that’s frustrating because the show holds up very well, it’s exciting layered television and it never once stoops into obvious tastelessness. In an age where prime time is over saturated with barely passable, cut-and-paste NBC comedies I would love to see something like this given a second life. Here’s the entire first episode.
Heil Honey, I’m Home :: The Greatest Sitcom Ever Cancelled