I never heard of The Ellen Burstyn Show (I was drunk at Penn State in 1986) - but Michael Musto dug up this old clip. It features Ellen Burstyn as the Mom, Megan Mullally as the Daugher, and Elaine Stritch as the crotchety old Grandmother. And WOW ... was it ever BAD.
With a cast like that, how could you fail? But FAIL they certainly did.