And the winner for “Best Comedy Series that never made it to air” is … “Alligator Boots.”
The pilot, which co-creator and executive producer Daniel Kellison describes as “the hip-hop ‘Muppet Show,'” looks like comic genius in a behind-the-scenes video unearthed by The Vine. But sadly, the folks at Comedy Central passed on the project, landing it in trash heap of TV history.
The show, which was a joint project between rapper Kanye West’s company Rhymefest and “Crank Yankers“ producers Jackhole Productions, was shot in 2008. It was to be a combination of sketches featuring mostly puppets and a human guest star.
The footage below includes interviews with puppeteers, talent, writers and producers as well as Kim Kardashian dressed in Princess Leia’s metal bikini.
We weep a little bit wondering what might have been.
Here’s the video.