I’m consistently amazed at what shows people have recorded and saved over the years. Old commercials for coffee, Saturday morning cartoons, and the topic of this thread: The Chevy Chase Show.
I was 11 when this show debuted (and ended), completely oblivious to most late-night programming. I never watched it when it was on, but only heard how horrendously awful it was. The fact that it was canceled after 5 weeks, on Fox no less, tells me that people really did think it stunk.
The link above is to an interview with De Niro. I don’t see anything particularly bad about this show, certainly nothing too different from the current crop of late-night antics. Was this show just too “different” for its time, or would it get the same scorn today?