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    1. Member AdrockMK2's Avatar
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      08-09-2012 12:28 PM #1
      Why hasn't anyone done a show revolving around a car dealership, and the interaction between the salespeople, managers, service and customers? Seems like comic gold, and a perfect obvious place for product placement.

      In the style of The Office or other workplace based shows.

      This may have been done already on some channel I don't get.


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      08-09-2012 12:30 PM #2
      Google "King of Cars" - but that was a "reality" show

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      08-09-2012 12:31 PM #3
      They did and it was total garbage! Ranks right next to Jersey Shore as the best way to waste half an hour of your life.


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      08-09-2012 12:33 PM #4
      As someone who works in a parts dept... some of the things I have seen are comedy gold and every day here is funny for one reason or another. I like the idea of it but it'd probably be bastardized into a reality show or some crap.

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      08-09-2012 12:34 PM #5
      paging chilly willy to the sales tower..

      oh, and there's this too:

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      08-09-2012 12:37 PM #6
      Looks like Paul Reiser pitched this in 2006.


      Paul Reiser Plans Sitcom Return
      Matt Webb Mitovich
      Feb 14, 2006 03:00 AM ET

      Paul Reiser is mad about cars. Or, more specifically, a car dealership. OK, even more to the point, he's mad about a sitcom pilot he's currently developing for CBS about a guy who sells cars for a living. At the same time, the Mad About You alum is happy to be bringing The Thing About My Folks — which he wrote and produced, and in which he plays son to one of his idols, Peter Falk — to DVD. Reiser found a few minutes to speak with TVGuide.com about his new TV foray (including whether there's a role in it for Falk), and the very special "extra" included in the Folks DVD.

      TVGuide.com: I just wanted to amend the story that I wrote a few months ago for The Thing About My Folks' theatrical release....
      Paul Reiser: Whatever I said three months ago, same thing.

      TVGuide.com: .... And ask a few questions about your new pilot. Should I assume that you know someone whose family is in the car business?
      Reiser: No, you shouldn't. I don't.

      TVGuide.com: So where did this idea come from?
      Reiser: I don't know. This one came out of no reason. [The central character] just struck me as a funny guy.

      TVGuide.com: Perhaps an auto dealership is the only workplace comedy setting left uncharted?
      Reiser: Probably not even that. I'm sure there's been plenty of [shows set in] car dealerships. No, I just had this character in mind, I had a deal with CBS and I owed these guys a script. I came up with an idea and said, "Let me go write this," because it struck me as funny. So we're casting now, looking for "the funny guy."

      TVGuide.com: Is there any casting news to report yet?
      Reiser: No, we don't have any casting news yet. We want to find the guy.

      TVGuide.com: Is he a twentysomething?
      Reiser: "Somebody between 20 and 50. Funny." Shouldn't be that hard.

      TVGuide.com: I guess that with this concept, you're going to have to come up with a fictitious automobile brand? Like "Kwikly Motors" or something?
      Reiser: You know what? You are nothing but problems, Matt! I'm already on that. I'm hoping that we can get somebody to [allow the use of their name]. It's a lot of commercial time for somebody, to have a show based in a Cadillac dealership or a Ford dealership. Just don't force me to make it "Joe's Cars."

      TVGuide.com: Hey, you've got The Office doing scenes in Hooters and Friday's....
      Reiser: And why not?

      TVGuide.com: You only have to make the occasional script compromise, like not having someone throw up in there.
      Reiser: You're right. [The dealership name] is an issue to be determined.

      TVGuide.com: How about casting Folks' Peter Falk as a crusty old veteran salesman? This is what I'm thinking.
      Reiser: [Laughs] I like it. He comes back and tries to return the 1940 Ford from the movie. [Doing an uncanny Falk impression] "Uh, look, I have trouble getting parts...."

      TVGuide.com: When I spoke to him about Folks, he said he'd love to get back into regular series television if it was the right show.
      Reiser: I think Peter would do Columbo for the rest of his life if they could keep coming up with good scripts.

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      08-09-2012 12:39 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      As someone who works in a parts dept... some of the things I have seen are comedy gold and every day here is funny for one reason or another. I like the idea of it but it'd probably be bastardized into a reality show or some crap.
      Also being a parts guy; drama would be easy to add in without being cheesy and it could be hilarious, but would be bastaradized by the mainstream "idea" of what a show should be about.
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      08-09-2012 01:21 PM #8
      Maybe I wasn't clear, I didn't mean "reality" TV, I meant a fully scripted, professionally acted show like The Office, as I mentioned. I'm not surprised they'd made a reality show about, nor am I surprised it sucks.

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      08-09-2012 01:26 PM #9
      Wouldn't take off. The female actresses would get tired of being treated like crap on the set and quit.
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    10. 08-09-2012 01:32 PM #10
      There was also a sit com that was based on a dealership. Can't remember the name. Probably because it lasted all of 2 episodes.

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      08-09-2012 01:33 PM #11
      Man that Carfellas show has horrible Italian stereotype characters. Da faq is this sheet.

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      08-10-2012 01:58 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Wouldn't take off. The female actresses would get tired of being treated like crap on the set and quit.
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