In 2001, at the height of Buffy-mania, the WB commissioned a new version of Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl, the 1970s superhero show that was part of the Sid and Marty Krofft Supershow. The whole (short) unaired pilot is on Youtube. You're welcome.

I guess the WB wanted to create a "self-aware," self-mocking version of Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl — which was already a spoof of the incredibly campy 1966 Batman show in the first place. In this version, it's years later and Electra-Woman (Markie Post) is a bitter middle-aged alcoholic living in a trailer, and the original Dyna-Girl is off blowing Electra-Woman's ex-husband. And they took Electra-Woman's favorite vibrator with them!


But a young girl (Anne Stedman) who was saved by Electra-Woman when she was little, is determined to track Electra-Woman down and bring her back to the world. To that end, she becomes the new Dyna-Girl and helps Electra-Woman foil an incredibly feeble jewelry-store robbery. (Best bit: Electra-Woman tells the robber his gun isn't that big — she's had bigger things up her...)

The nonstop sex jokes are sort of endearing, but the overall tone is sort of nauseatingly self-mocking after a while. And they use the "needle-scratch" sound effect not once, but twice. On the plus side, the song playing during the big fight scene is super-catchy. In any case, this might have improved if it had turned into an actual pilot. (This looks like a short pitch pilot, along the lines of the unaired Buffy pilot.) But probably not much. This actually makes the David E. Kelley Wonder Woman pilot look slightly less unforgivable. Slightly. [IMDB]