Monday, April 10, 2017

What Might've Been: The Edge (1992)

After leaving MTV, Julie Brown tried to reboot her MTV series, Just Say Julie, as The Julie Show, but couldn't find any takers. Along with then-boyfriend David Mirkin, Brown then developed a sketch comedy series, The Edge, which was picked up by Fox in 1992.

By taking the spotlight off herself, Brown opened the door for emerging talents such as Tom Kenny, Wayne Knight, and Jennifer Aniston. Unfortunately, despite airing on Sundays, where comedies have thrived over the years, The Edge, which boasted some short animated bits from Bill Plympton, who was also contributing to MTV at the time, lasted just 1 season. 2 episodes never aired.

In this sample clip, Knight plays a shyster lawyer who shows us how to fake injuries in order to file lawsuits.

Of course, Knight achieved bigger fame on Seinfeld & 3rd Rock From The Sun, and even landed a part in "Jurassic Park". Aniston, after Friends cemented her icon status, currently is shilling for Aveeno between movie gigs, and Kenny is better known to the kids as the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants, among other gigs.

No rating. Didn't see enough of the show to fairly rate it.

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