After the opening sketch, in which Dana Carvey played Bill Clinton breastfeeding animals, 6 million viewers changed the channel, and the ratings never recovered. According to Stephen Colbert, Carvey apologized to the cast and crew the next day for ruining their careers.
Jimmy Fallon auditioned to join the cast. Louis C.K. admitted on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) that he refused to hire Fallon because he was jealous of Fallon's looks. According to C.K., the show's female staffers wanted Fallon to be cast, but he threatened to quit if Fallon was hired.
Eight episodes were produced. ABC canceled the series after seven episodes due to low ratings. Sketches from the final episode were reworked into sketches for Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/Dr. Dre (1996).