In a weird bit of TV awesomeness, it turns out Zach Braff‘s first acting gig was a pilot that never got picked up. Which isn’t terribly unusual. But it co-starred “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson … and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Wait, what?

Turns out 25 years ago, they all made a pilot for CBS. It appears from the clip that the show was called “High” (ummm) and Braff recalls that Ferguson could have done his part a little better. Ferguson wonders why Braff wasn’t scared of a “fat guy smelling of beer,” saying this was four years before he went to rehab.

That’s amazing. We wish all networks could unearth their unaired pilots from 20+ years ago.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."