Picks and Pans Review: The People Next Door

updated 09/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/18/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Mon., Sept. 18, 8:30 P.M. ET)

F-

Congratulations, CBS. You came up with a show more stupid than Major Dad. This one, with its talking moose head, is so odious, even talented lead actors Jeffrey Jones, Mary Gross and Christina Pickles appear to be sleepwalking. Jones plays a cartoonist whose imagination is so active that his thoughts come to life. Too bad the show never does. Wes (Nightmare on Elm Street) Craven, the noted Hollywood horrormeister, is executive producer for this comedy. He obviously knows about scaring people. This show is frightening—but only in what it says about how low people will go.

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