Roseanne Barr

Hang 10: The Year’s Most Promising Failed Pilots

Perhaps no exchange more efficiently lays bare the unsentimental heart of the TV business quite like the back-and-forth between Jules and Vincent at the beginning of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. As the two hit men are on their way to make a collection, Jules reveals that their boss’ wife, Mia Wallace, once starred in a pilot.

Who Said Women Aren’t Funny?

In a ludicrous—and roundly derided—Vanity Fair column from 2007 titled “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” the late polemicist Christopher Hitchens argued that humor cannot be found in the absence of a Y chromosome. American television audiences might beg to differ.