1. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (UPN, 1998)
Starred: Chi McBride, Dann Florek, Christine Estabrook, Kelly Connell
A sitcom centering on President Lincoln's wise-cracking slave/valet. UPN, of all networks, actually tried to make this racist shit work back in 1998, because slavery is such a great, untapped "sit" and a sharp-witted slave amongst a bumbling white family is rife with so much "com." Was Tyler Perry secretly running UPN during the late '90s? What's next for U.S. comedy, Hitler the family man? We wouldn't put it past them at this point.