Picks and Pans Review: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures

updated 07/13/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/1992 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Fox (Sundays, 7 P.M. ET)


Who says there's a dearth of ideas in Hollywood? The concept of two chowderhead teens who use a magical phone booth to travel in time has now sparked not only two movies but a cartoon series and this sitcom. OK, this show isn't totally heinous, but it isn't funny either.

The spacey duo is played here by Evan Richards and Christopher Kennedy. Rick Overton and Danny Breen costar as a futuristic mentor and the boys' boss at Nail World.

There is a dearth even of attempted jokes in the show, let alone successful ones. About all it has going are Bill and Ted's dude-speak ("He totally did not know the bogusness of his actions") and the time-travel gimmick. Even that, alas, is more than many sitcoms have these days.

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