Tell us if this sounds like a good idea: Take the premise of a cult-classic movie, change nearly every character for absolutely no reason, strip away everything that made it funny, and turn it into a TV show. Sounds like typical Hollywood, right? And that's exactly what NBC did with the short-lived TV series based on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. This wasn’t just bad—it was Veronica’s Closet bad.
Similar to the movie, Ferris (played by Charlie Schlatter) is self-aware of the plots of the episodes and often breaks the fourth wall in order to talk to the audience. But in this universe, Ferris knows that a movie has been based on his life, and he even goes as far as to cut a cardboard cutout of Matthew Broderick in half with a chainsaw because he disliked his portrayal so much. It’s a concept worthy of the surreal mind of David Lynch, but it was done with only a fraction of the success.
The only notable aspect of this series is that it features a very young Jennifer Aniston as Jeannie Bueller, Ferris’ sister. But even that novelty wears off once the characters begin to open their mouths.