Screwball TV pitches
Sitcoms were glad didn't make it on the air, from ghost nuns to Dracula
There is such a thing as too much creativity. Below, some of the more outrageous — or downright scary — sitcom scenarios that have been pitched to Warner Bros. Television president Tony Jonas:
1. Martina Navratilova as the owner of a bed-and-breakfast with a tennis camp next door (suggested title: It’s Inn!).
2. Dracula as an actor on a sitcom (call it: Nosferatu Close for Comfort).
3. The Love Boat on the moon (how ’bout: A Crater Love).
4. Ghost nuns (’nuff said).
5. A pitch from a murderer looking to have a movie made about his life. ”It can make you a little nervous,” says Jonas.