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Short-Lived Shows: The Sweet Spot

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 21st 2006 5:26PM

bill murrayCan golf be funny? Well, Caddyshack proved that it could. At least, it proved you could use a golf course as a kind of stage for great comedic performances. In The Sweet Spot, Bill Murray returned to the game that birthed his famous Caddyshack character, this time taking three of his brothers (Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray, and John Murray) along for a faux-reality series in which the siblings compete on different golf courses for bragging rights.

The show could be best be described as really bad, but charming. Bill is clearly the most recognizable of the siblings, but Joel and Brian have had plenty of great roles in both television and movies. John, also a producer for the show, has been in front of the lens before, but not to any significant degree. It's fun to see them all together, but even with the gags, skits, and fantasy segments, it still felt like watching home movies that were more entertaining to the people making them than the people watching. Somewhere in Hollywood someone must have an idea for a really great show that could bring these brothers together, but The Sweet Spot just wasn't it.

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This show was freaking brilliant. If you're into fishing with john, you'll be into the sweet spot. Second only to exit 57 among classic, forgotten, short-lived Comedy Central originals.

July 21 2006 at 9:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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