Picks and Pans Review: Dag
How ironic that the White House, home of NBC's classiest drama, The West Wing, could also be the setting for its trashiest sitcom. In Living Color's David Alan Grier is Jerome Daggett (Dag to his friends, get it?), a Secret Service agent whose body-guarding blunder one day almost costs the dim-bulb President (David Rasche) his life. In punishment Dag is reassigned to protect the testy First Lady (Delta Burke) and to put up with her smarmy chief of staff (Paul F. Tompkins). Burke makes Dag's life even more miserable by ordering him to walk the pee-brained family pooch and escort the bratty First Child (Lea Moreno Young), who resembles a pubescent Monica Lewinsky. But the humor is relentlessly infantile. If there's a White House Situation Comedy Room, they ought to call an airstrike and bomb this witless show back to the Flintstone age.
Bottom Line: Hell to the chief at NBC