You know Hollywood needs a creativity boost when Nirvana’s song Smell’s Like Teen Spirit is getting a Hollywood treatment and will be turned into a sitcom. No word on what ex-wife of lead man Kurt Cobain thinks of this, but it seems as though a sitcom based on the song is definitely on its way and there’s nothing you can do to stop it from happening.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents.”
The title of the sitcom, which seems to act as some sort of an homage doesn’t exactly describe how the parents are “90s indie rockers.” People who came out of the scene during Nirvana’s rise had a whole culture to immerse themselves in, and the music was the icing that spoke to that particular generation. It’s said that the writer of The Big Bang Theory, Dave Goetsch, will head up the sitcom.
In fact, there doesn’t seem to be anything that suggests these parents could authentically speak for the 90s alternative grunge generation. It seems as though the parents who lack proper description could be plopped into the 70s rock scene or the 80s. It begs the question if this is just another way the media has found to collect money off of Nirvana’s name.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is said to be arguably one of the best alternative songs to come out of the Seattle grunge scene. At the time of its 1991 release the song created a loud dynamic amongst the masses of teens, spawning a whole generation x of “apathetic kids” to rise up. In the years since its release, the single still seems to have relevance and is still referenced in pop culture.
Do you want to see a sitcom based on Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit? Surely Kurt Cobain would be uncomfortable with this project.