It’s hard to believe that people could have ever thought this was a good idea, but in 1966, there was a TV series entitled <a href="http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hippodrome-Europes-Big-Top-Circus-Stars/9095">Europe's Big Top Circus Stars Live from the Hippodrome</a> – AKA The Hippodrome Show – and it featured big TV and movie stars of the day serving as “Guest Ringmasters” of a televised circus.