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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 26, 2008 |


OK. It’s not “officially” canceled, but the Jerry O’Connell hotel-sitcom, “Do Not Disturb,” has been pulled from the air, after only three episodes, and it doesn’t look like it’ll ever be back. It will be replaced by an additional episode of the almost as low-rated and bad “Til Death.”

I actually pondered reviewing “Do Not Disturb,” for the site a couple of weeks ago, but after watching it, I reasoned that it didn’t deserve the attention. It was one racist, fat, sexist, homophobic, offensive joke after another. And not a one was funny. The most embarrassing thing: Jason Bateman was involved in this, as a director of one of the episodes. Yeesh. For shits and giggles, here are my mostly incoherent notes. Make of them what you will:

When was the last time a traditional laugh track sitcom was good?
“I can’t tell how old black people are.” That’s a joke?
Sassy black boss. Oh brother.
Dumb, sexual-harassing manager. That’s new!
Dumb blondes in high heels tripping over them. Eating a sucker, “what am I doing? I had lunch. What am I? An animal?”
Fat jokes? Really? “This is not the plump and lovely bed and big breakfast hotel. It’s the skinny bitch in high heels hotel. You feel me?”
Bad gay humor? “Why can’t I be the wife?”
Oh god! Whathisface!
Jerry O’Connell yelling like a goddamn ninny.
“You have amazing cans, Rhonda.”
“Don’t make a black woman take off her earrings.” ?

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