With the exception of a very cliche’ “Kurt Cobain is rolling over in his grave, and then proceeding to dig his way out, find a gun, and shoot himself all over again”, I’m kind of at a loss for words.
According to Stereogum.com, CBS has officially green-lighted a new sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit, by the same people who bring us one of the most overrated shows on television, The Big Bang Theory. I’ve seen Big Bang a few times, and if I said I didn’t chuckle along with the laugh track (a.k.a. dead people) once or twice, I’d be lying. But why, Dave Goetsch? Why, oh why, did you have to go there? Sure, the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has been way over-commercialized as is–in fact, apparently Cobain got to a point where he despised playing it–but this just takes the insult to a whole other level.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the basic plot of the show will “[revolve] 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.”
The irony: If the parental characters in the show are, in fact, so “indie-rock” , they themselves would probably find the creation of a sitcom named after the grunge anthem of the 90s (and eternity) rather insulting… Conundrum!
Just incase you forgot, this is what “Teen Spirit” use to mean: