'The Howard Stern Show'
Back in 1987, Fox – desperate to get into the late-night game – flirted with the idea of bringing shock jock Howard Stern to television. Robin Quivers of course was Stern's cohost while Mountain's Leslie West served as bandleader. Five sloppy pilot episodes were filmed but never made it past the focus groups and test audiences; Fox pulled the plug on the show before it ever even aired. "If this doesn't work, screw it, I'll just stay on the radio," Stern quipped before spending two minutes talking about Joe Piscopo and trashing Oprah Winfrey.