Posted by Kenneth Barnes on 2001/03/21 19:55:15 US/Eastern
Remember "Kresky," the white hot cop drama of the late 70's? With studly undercover detective Nick Kresky posing as a disco swinger while secretly mourning the death of his dead fiance? No, you probably don't, since it never existed, but you would never realize that from The Official Kresky Homepage http://www.kreskytv.com -- what has to be the most obsessively encyclopedic fansite dedicated to a cult TV show that never was.
Anybody who has fond memories of "Starsky & Hutch" or "Kojak" or "Magnum, P.I." or a slew of other cop shows from the 70's and 80's should get a kick out of this dead-on spoof of both the genre and fan websites themselves. Not only does the Kresky site feature four and a half seasons worth of episode guides, it also includes cast bios, a production history, a very bizarre "Kresky" personality quiz and a hilarious "Everything I Needed To Know I Learned From Kresky" page. I swear that, after a while, you truly begin to forget it didn't exist.
This parody is in the tradition of Spinal Tap and The Rutles, except maybe even more straight-faced while still being utterly hilarious for people who know the genre. I've found sly references to everything from "Magnum, PI," "Quincy," "Kojak," "McCloud," "Canon," -- well, I could go on and on. It's worth a visit -- if only to see how incredibly detailed it gets. And the creators have told me that they intend to add photos, a theme and even a credit sequence in the months that come.