Between writing gigs at Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons in the early 1990s, Conan O’Brien (and writing partner Robert Smigel) wrote a pilot for NBC called Lookwell! It starred Adam West as Ty Lookwell, a washed-up actor (best known for a ’70s cop show called Banigan) who spends his time teaching acting classes, going on fruitless auditions, and using his TV detective knowledge to help police solve real crimes…even though they have explicitly told him they don’t want his help. NBC didn’t pick up Lookwell!, which was both hilarious and ahead of its time. But it’s on YouTube!
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