Many shows were cancelled too soon: Arrested Development, Firefly, Deadwood. I’d like to add one more to the list: Poochinski.
This show was either created by an ABC executive who threw two darts that landed on ‘Peter Boyle’ and ‘English Bulldog,’ or was some fever dream by an employee over at Everything Is Terrible. I sincerely hope it was the latter.
Wikipedia explains, “Poochinski is a 1990 pilot featuring a Chicago police detective whose spirit is transferred to a flatulent English Bulldog after he is killed in the line of duty.” …..Flatulent! Like some executive thought, “Oh no, don’t worry, there’s going to be PLENTY of farts.”
Everything about this trailer is perfect: the script, the voiceover actor, who sounds like he’s apologizing throughout the entire thing, even the sound effects sound like they’re from the America’s Funniest Home Videos soundboard (who knew that biting into a man’s crotch sounds JUST like biting into a hard shell taco???)
What I desperately want to know… what would’ve happened in season 10 of Poochinski? Who would play his love interest? It is truly a crime against humanity that we will never know the answer.
We hope you enjoyed tonight’s edition of Bark After Dark, the one-stop-shop for all your insane-in-the-canine, cuckoo-for-cocoa-ruffs, barking mad needs!