The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: Season 1 (1998)


Season 1
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer

Critics Consensus

Juvenile, obscene, and overtly outrageous, The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer hits below the belt as it underplays the horrors of American slavery.

20%

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Critic Ratings: 20

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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1
Air date: Oct 5, 1998

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Critic Reviews for The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

A true fiasco, in every sense of the word.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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There is enough here to insult everyone, and not enough humor to sustain a weekly sitcom. This diary should have remained secret. Look away, look away.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Cheap-shot humor is the only kind of humor there is in The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

At first glance, what's most surprising about [The Secret Diary of] Desmond Pfeiffer is how afraid it is of its premise.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Desmond Pfeiffer's creators have shown that they aren't interested in self-aggrandizing mythology. Between pratfalls and horrible puns, they rip the skivvies off racial hypocrisy, sexual puritanism, and misplaced historical solemnity.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The jokes are out place and the set-up is idiotic.

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Crude and crass, the jokes are driven home with sledgehammer tactics.

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This broad comedy has been accused of a variety of things -- being silly and racist. The sex jokes quickly get as tiresome as the Starr Report and the pilot isn't pfffunny enough to be more than a Saturday Night Live sketch.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

[The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer's] chief offense was not dusting off racist jokes, but its bewildering supposition -- that a Civil War story could be divorced from the atrocity of slavery, while treating race like a running gag.

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[The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer] might actually make you laugh enough so you forget to cringe over the central situation.

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If you've ever wondered what a nightmarishly bad Saturday Night Live sketch would be like as a prime-time series, this is it.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

As entertainment, it is about as funny as Pfeiffer constantly telling people, It's P-Feiffer. I say it's pathetic.

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Audience Reviews for The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer: Season 1

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