Picks and Pans Review: Woops!

updated 09/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Fox (Sundays, 10:30 P.M. ET)


Here is far and away the most macabre concept of the new season. It is a comedy about the only six survivors of a nuclear holocaust, including an airhead manicurist (Marita Geraghty), an elitist stock analyst (Lane Davies) and a prankish, homeless person (Fred Applegate). Yeah, you see a lot of happy-go-lucky spirits sleeping on healing grates.

Except for little incidents like giant spiders attacking their farmhouse, these folks' lives go on pretty much as usual. And this would just be another substandard sitcom, if not for its alarmingly sexist bent. In one episode the group's dowdy doctrinaire feminist (Megan Fay) grows enormous breasts overnight and immediately goes bimbo ballistic, even staging a beauty contest with Geraghty, much to the drooling delight of the men.

Apart from that ugly strain, this show is Gilligan's Island—without the prospect of rescue.

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