Each is unique, and never to be repeated. We review obscure gems of TV shows that aired for one season (at most) before getting canceled.
Anybody remember this one? Yeah, me neither. Perfect snowflake.
I Married Dora was here so briefly that I had to do some scouring to uncover the requisite screen grab or promo cast picture. Found one, though! See?
I Married Dora: Ten points for Ravenclaw if you remember this one. Via
Dora wasn’t significant for its premise, which we’ve seen in approximately forty million romantic movies which may or many not involve Meg Ryan, or possibly Julia Roberts: Somebody needs to marry somebody else to stay in the country. Supposedly hilarious hi jinks ensue.
In the case of Dora, the national guest with the expiring visa was Dora herself, a housekeeper from El Salvador played by Elizabeth Pena. Nothing new here– it was done again with somewhat more success with Fran Drescher in The Nanny, only the titular character was in danger of being dangerously poor rather than deported– but those who do remember this brief blip from 1988 may recall its shocker of a finale.
Slapped up against Beauty and the Beast, the sitcom didn’t offer viewers a viable alternative in the time slot. When the series was cancelled, it said so.
Not via press release or Twitter campaign– that would have to wait for Team Coco’s era– but right through the fourth wall. In the final episode, rather than fading gently into that good snowflake ether, the male lead announced, in character, that the series had been cancelled. Zoom out, end of episode, end of show.
When you gotta go, go mean.