Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (4 Episodes)
At the height of really bad ideas for a television series, there is “Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer”, a comedy that tried to tackle the ever-humorous topic of slavery in America. Pfeiffer aired in October of 1998 on UPN and centered around an African-American man that was banished from England to be sent to the United States during the Civil War. There, he finds work as Abraham Lincoln’s butler. Nothing stirs up the laughs better than jokes about cotton-picking and gags about important historical figures, right? According to audiences, apparently not, as Pfeiffer was cancelled after only four episodes.