Well, that's embarrassing!
Musical and television lovers world-wide had a love-hate relationship with the first season of Smash.
Part of the fun of watching the confused musical drama was complaining and joking about it with social media. Everyone knew that - or at least, everyone except the show's executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Steve, who came up with the whole idea for the show and pitched it to NBC exec Bob Greenblatt, had know idea people were laughing at his precious show.
When asked if he knew about Smash's social media phenomenon, the Lincoln director admitted: "No I didn’t."
“Well here’s what’s great about Smash: it’s not a procedural. It’s not medical. It’s not cops. It’s not legal eagles. It isn’t a sitcom. So it does defy what is commercial and popular today. But that’s what Bob Greenblatt wanted to do when he came in and was offered NBC. He wanted to take his cable sensibility and bring it to network television and I think he’s succeeding admirably.”
He did indeed!
At least Greenblatt seems aware of his slip ups. NBC has decided to totally reboot the Smash going into it's second season.