The casualty: actor Carrot Top
The fact that a prop comedian shtick can only last so long in a feature film was the least of Carrot Top's problems when his big-screen starring debut, Chairman of the Board, premiered in 1998—the gaping lack of anything resembling an effectively funny joke should have been a much bigger concern.
Less Louis C.K. and more Yahoo Serious, Mr. Top's acting chops weren't exactly up to snuff, though hardly anyone actually paid to witness the one-note comic's inefficiencies for themselves. Chairman of the Board cost an estimated $10 million to produce and earned back a minuscule $181,000 in theaters.
Unsurprisingly, no studio executives have been foolhardy enough to give Carrot Top another prime movie opportunity. Chairman of the Board isn't a total washout, though; during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, co-star Courtney Thorne-Smith was amazingly skewered by fellow guest Norm MacDonald, resulting in one of the greatest things you'll ever find on YouTube.