The Failed Hitler Sitcom

Back in 1990 somebody was desperate to come up with a new sitcom when the light bulb went off. What if we did a comedic sitcom based on Adolph Hitler and his wife. Not only did the pilot get a green light but it actually aired on TV. Granted it was canned after one episode but just the fact that multiple people signed off on this project and up to 8 episodes were recorded is mind boggling. Per the YouTube description: A sitcom about Hitler and Eva Braun. First broadcast in 1990 on BSB (British Satellite Broadcasting). An ironic parody of American family TV comedies of the 1950s. Heil Honey I'm Home! was controversial British television sitcom, produced in 1990, and canceled after one episode aired. The show centered on fictionalized versions of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, who live together in suburban bliss, until the day their lives are turned upside-down by their new neighbors, Arny and Rosa Goldenstein, who are Jewish. The show's plot is inevitably centered on Hitler's inability to get along with his neighbours. A caption at the beginning of the episode presented the series as a 'lost' sitcom from the 50s, recently re-discovered. The show spoofed elements of 1950s and 1960s American sitcoms such as Leave It to Beaver and I Love Lucy, including the corny title, light (even vacuous) plots and dialogue, and unwarranted applause whenever a character appeared on screen. The plot of episode 1 involved Adolf telling Eva of the impending arrival of Neville Chamberlain, and begging her not to tell the Goldensteins. Of course, Eva lets it slip to Rosa that Chamberlain (the most important man in Europe!) is coming round and Rosa tells Arny. They then crash the dinner party the Hitlers have prepared for Chamberlain.

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