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(Loudwire)   CBS shows how hip it is to the times by proposing a sitcom based on Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'   (loudwire.com) divider line 25
    More: Stupid, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Big Bang theory, CBS, nirvanas, laugh tracks, 3rd Rock, frat boys, Kurt Cobain  
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2012-10-24 12:23:01 AM  
3 votes:
This idea makes me want to blow my brains out.
2012-10-24 05:16:45 PM  
1 votes:
When Guns n Roses came out, that's when everyone took off the make-up. Nirvana's meandering 5 chord whinefest was just what everyone attributed it to.
2012-10-24 12:50:40 PM  
1 votes:

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.

I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.


bwaa haahaa.

Look, I love NIN as much as anyone but no one gave two shiats about PHM and the only song on it worth a turd is Head Like a Hole, a song that was almost as overplayed as Smells Like Teen Spirit... except that it was just a pop song with industrial leanings instead of a rock song.

Oh, and PHM dated so badly that it is practically unlistenable now.

And another comparison - PHM machine went triple platinum IN 2003. That's 3 million copies.

By that time Nevermind had sold 30 MILLION COPIES.

So, no, Trent had shiat all to do with the death of hair metal. Hell, the biggest thing Trent did was this -

www.musiceffect.com

you can try to re-write history to minimize Nirvana's importance, but it is akin to neo-nazis claiming that the holocaust didn't really happen.
2012-10-24 12:27:04 PM  
1 votes:
Things that make the 90s one of the better decades:

2.bp.blogspot.com

24.media.tumblr.com

www.ecb.org

modmobilian.com

confusedmatthew.com

At least for being a kid growing up during it.

Go ahead and add more to the list if you wish.
kab
2012-10-24 11:33:01 AM  
1 votes:
So it's a show about an absurdly overrated band, who's singer decided that simply no longer writing wasn't a good option for getting out of the limelight?
2012-10-24 10:27:58 AM  
1 votes:
Nirvana gets WAY too much credit for their impact. The mainstreaming of alt rock was happening with or without them. If Nirvana gets credit for anything, it's for mainstreaming the specific and godawful grunge genre.

I give Trent Reznor more credit for changing the mainstream rock scene than anyone, given that Pretty Hate Machine came out in 1989. THAT is what destroyed spandex rock.
2012-10-24 08:09:47 AM  
1 votes:

hubcity: The producers originally used the working title "Come As You Are", but found that the concept was already in use for a work-in-progress sitcom called "Eighties".

/u mass?


That was educational.
2012-10-24 07:57:50 AM  
1 votes:
Many Nirvana fans would agree that Kurt Cobain wouldn't have wanted CBS to use his song title to capitalize on the track's phenomenal success

Do you still get to be an iconoclast anti-mainstream hero if you had three videos on heavy rotation on Mtv and your band still has merchandise at Hot Topic? Does blowing your head off really give you that much hipster cred?
2012-10-24 07:54:56 AM  
1 votes:
The producers originally used the working title "Come As You Are", but found that the concept was already in use for a work-in-progress sitcom called "Eighties".

/u mass?
2012-10-24 07:51:19 AM  
1 votes:
Courtney, have the writers for this show killed and make it look like a suicide. I know you can do it.
2012-10-24 04:15:47 AM  
1 votes:
what about a tee vee show about someone who spends their life, and each episode, watching inane, ignorant foolishness on a box, on a screen, or on a cellular telephone, complete with the associated vapid interaction associated with such media, in between having the life sucked out of them for eight hours a day (10 with the commute) and perhaps the occasional desperate fapping or unsatisfactory, and therefore humorous, social entanglement? As the season progresses, the antihero or anti-heroine grows ever more pale and zombiefied, a mere dry husk of a human being who only speaks in the gray monotone like the smiths but not as whimpy and then finally snap and going on a murder rampage of death. the next season starts with the main character in the shower like nothing happened but you could add your own supporting lovable cast of miscreants every year knowing that they would all die in the aforementioned murder rampage of death in amusing and satisfying ways.

it would need a laugh track but I bet we could sell lots of soap
2012-10-24 02:14:13 AM  
1 votes:

ClintonKun: "The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur," describes the Hollywood Reporter, "who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents."

Yes, that's exactly what I think when I hear the lyrics "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, 'EY, 'EY, ayyyaya ayyyayya ayyyayayya ayyayayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa."


Oh so it's based on Bill Gates + Marc Zuckerberg.
2012-10-24 02:03:00 AM  
1 votes:
Dumb.

/I'm a negative creep
2012-10-24 01:58:59 AM  
1 votes:
so... a my so called life reboot?; Or a grittier Daria?
2012-10-24 01:38:09 AM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: Olympic Trolling Judge: Personally, I'm waiting for the spinoff, Bargle Nawdle Zouss.

That'll be the one about the janitor, right?


muleabides.files.wordpress.com

Or an old-school D&D villain...
2012-10-24 01:28:00 AM  
1 votes:
And if Kurt Cobain was still alive, this would be enough to make him blow his brains out.
2012-10-24 01:17:53 AM  
1 votes:
Since it'll be done by CBS, the series may last for only a couple of shows due to poor ratings (according to them).
2012-10-24 01:15:03 AM  
1 votes:
"The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur," describes the Hollywood Reporter, "who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents."

Yes, that's exactly what I think when I hear the lyrics "A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, 'EY, 'EY, ayyyaya ayyyayya ayyyayayya ayyayayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa."
2012-10-24 01:08:07 AM  
1 votes:
www.threadbombing.com
2012-10-24 01:04:14 AM  
1 votes:
The Food Network will be doing a new show based on the song Hollaback Girl.
mhd
2012-10-24 01:01:54 AM  
1 votes:
Don't they have to wait for another station to come out with a "More Than A Feeling" sitcom first?
2012-10-24 12:57:26 AM  
1 votes:
And if that's successful, they're doing a drama based on "Rape Me".

Oh, wait, NBC has that. They call it "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit".
2012-10-24 12:33:44 AM  
1 votes:
Starring Courtney Love as the mom with a heart of gold?
2012-10-24 12:31:50 AM  
1 votes:
I should submit a headshot to the producers.
2012-10-24 12:26:21 AM  
1 votes:
If they want a comedy, they should base it on "Smells like Nirvana". Link
 
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