You're in the Picture
Jackie Gleason was famous for saying "How sweet it is," but a game show he hosted called You're in the Picture wasn't so sweet at all. The first and only episode aired live on January 20, 1961, and featured celebrity contestants sticking their heads into a scene painted on plywood, and then trying to guess what the scene was by asking Gleason questions. After the disaster aired, Gleason convinced CBS to let him go on the next week and apologize to viewers under the title The Jackie Gleason Show. He did, and The Jackie Gleason Show aired for eight more weeks as a talk show before the network pulled the plug for good.