“Smells Like Teen Spirit” will now not only be known as one of grunge music’s most iconic and legendary songs of the 90s, but soon it will be known as the name of a CBS sitcom.
It’s been announced that the television network has bought the rights to the show, which reportedly was created by Dave Goetsch, the writer behind The Big Bang Theory (I love that show!).
According to The Hollywood Reporter (via NME), the sitcom revolves around a teenager 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”.
As you know, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is arguably Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s most famous song and NME points out that naming the sitcom after it is “clearly designed to neatly wrap up the teenage protagonist’s ambitions and his parents’ past.”
I don’t know about that, as I don’t really see any relationship between the song and the brief synopsis of the show that was given (other than that it’s set in the 90s), but I do admire Goetsch and his work, so I’m eager to hear more. Aside from The Big Bang Theory, Goetsch is also credited with writing for 3rd Rock From The Sun and Grounded For Life.
Apparently it’s not known yet whether Cobain’s widow Courtney Love has approved of the title being used, but my guess is she hasn’t. I can’t imagine her being too thrilled about this.