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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Secrets of the Nutt House

You could be forgiven for not remembering The Nutt House. It was a lesser effort that only lasted ten episodes despite being created by Mel Brooks.

Perhaps its biggest problem was that it wasn't necessarily a pure creation. It started life mainly because Disney CEO Michael Eisner saw how much it cost to build the hotel sets for the Bette Midler film Big Business and wanted to re-use them. Mel Brooks did the best he could considering he had to craft a show around a pre-built set rather than the opposite, normal way things are done.

Strangely enough, The Nutt House was a huge success when it aired on the BBC in the U.K.