Title screen featuring Adam West
|Written by||Conan O'Brien
|Directed by||E. W. Swackhamer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||1|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original airing||July 1991|
Lookwell was a television pilot written and produced by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel. It starred Adam West. The pilot was broadcast on NBC in July 1991 but was not picked up as a series despite being a "personal favorite" of NBC chairman Brandon Tartikoff.
A washed-up TV action hero — who at the peak of his career was ceremonially deputized by local law enforcement — falsely believes he can solve crimes in real life. His student Jason (played by Todd Field) becomes his sidekick.
The episode has become somewhat of an internet phenomenon over the years and was popular on eBay for a time before being made available as a video file, due in part to the resurgence of cult popularity for Adam West. The version in general circulation on the Internet is not the original as-aired episode. It comes from a later showing on Trio (a cable station) which, for unknown reasons, has a few cuts and a few alternate jokes/takes inserted. One major difference may be due to music rights issues. A version of the original episode as aired on NBC was known to be circulated by tape traders. However, due to the age, high-quality copies are difficult to find.
Live screenings 
Smigel's preferred version of Lookwell (with Adam West busting through the police tape at the beginning) has also screened at The Other Network, a festival of un-aired TV pilots, featuring live and taped intros by Smigel and an extended interview with O'Brien, produced by Un-Cabaret.
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