The Real Life counterpart of It Will Never Catch On.
It can also lead to Follow the Leader, Hype Aversion, Hype Backlash.
In real life, Savage and Miss Elizabeth were married, but this was not mentioned on television.
Miss Elizabeth's first major angle was during Savage's feud with George "The Animal" Steele in 1986.
Compare Acclaimed Flop, when the work is a critical success but a commercial failure when it comes out.Often-times people in general forget that they were bombs to begin with.