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Worst TV Show Ever - Turn-On Turn-On is generally regarded as the worst television show ever to grace the airwaves of American TV. Created by Laugh-In producers George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, Turn-On lasted just one broadcast: Wednesday, February 5, 1969. At some ABC afiliates, as Tim Conway explains in this clip, it was yanked off the air before it was finished. Turn-On was similar to Laugh-In. It was 30 minutes of skits and backouts bridged together by weird electronic music. Most of the skits were overly suggestive by 1969 standards. (One featured a comely blonde about to be executed by a firing squad. The head of the squad said, 'This might sound unusual but WE have one final request!' Another skit featured a vending machine that dispensed birth control pills.) Good luck finding clips of this turkey. Apparently the master tape is locked away in a vault somewhere never to be aired again.
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Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Electricland on 2009-03-25 
I wouldn't mind watching this show. :~)
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-25 
I agree with Electricland. This show is so infamously bad that it makes you want to watch it.

That the same logic that compels people to rent DVDs of Plan Nine From Outer Space, Ishtar, and Gigli.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-03-25 
This would be a good subject for a college course.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-03-25 
If the college course lasted longer than 30 minutes, it would last longer than Turn-On did!
Posted by: Littlegoldwoman on 2009-03-31 
I am a proud owner of Plan Nine From Outer Space. :-D

Ive never watched it all the way through though. LOL
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