Jackie Gleason gave a (SFW) "60 Minutes" interview summing up his career, just a couple of years before he died.
In this segment (the second of three), Gleason discusses among other things "You're in the Picture" - a TV show he hosted that, well, seemed like a good idea at the time. To everyone except the audience, anyway.
So the following week he got on and apologized to everyone out there in TV land for the awful show.
When the interviewer asked Gleason how the show could have seen the light of day, he replied (c 6:00 in this clip):
Because there are executives who have a great talent, and that talent is to say yes that sounds like no or no that sounds like yes - so they continue in their jobs because they have this great talent.
(As for why The Great One himself had gone along with it, he suggested the possibility of SOWI [Signing Off While Intoxicated].)
H/T: Emily, who loves the Irish stars.
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