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CBS Will Attempt, Fail To Entertain Us With ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Sitcom

By / 10.23.12

The year was 1991. According to Google, deserts were stormed, lambs were silenced, and a young upstart named Kurt Cobain, fresh off the success of his band’s first album, Bleach, was writing lyrics for Nirvana’s next record, Nevermind. Cobain, along with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, knew they had something special in a song they were working on, but it didn’t have a title for some time, until Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna wrote the following on Cobain’s non-Facebook wall: “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit.” She meant it as a joke, referring to a brand of lady deodorant; he thought it was had some kind of revolutionary meaning. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” went on to change the course of musical history, and is widely considered one of the greatest songs ever.

Twenty-one years and one Miley Cyrus cover later, the year is 2012. Smells Like Teen Spirit is now the working title of a new sitcom from a writer/producer of The Big Bang Theory. Oh, rape me. /CBS laugh track goes NUTS at this cruel joke

CBS is expanding its relationship with The Big Bang Theory‘s Dave Goetsch.

The writer/co-executive producer on the network’s Emmy-nominated series has sold family comedy Smells Like Teen Spirit (working title) to CBS, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents. (Via)

Little known fact: all of CBS shows were named after grunge songs at one point. For instance, Partners was Like Suicide, while Mike & Molly went by Big Dumb Sex. And, of course, Two and a Half Men was, simply, Dumb. CBS is gonna FLIP when they hear about this “rap” thing.

(Via Hollywood Reporter)


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