Google "King of Cars" - but that was a "reality" show
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.
paging chilly willy to the sales tower..
oh, and there's this too:
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.