Actually, no. It was better than that. Perhaps the story has potential as a French farce.
Premise: A prominent member of the Old World aristocracy decides to merge with a crumbling American business empire.
Setting: A board room somewhere in northern New Jersey. Catering by Krispy Kreme.
The stakes: Billions of dollars.
The cost of pride: Priceless.
Come to think of it, it played more like bad American television than French farce. It's a little bit like when Tattoo, the vertically variant character on Fantasy Island, got married. At the time, it was mildly interesting – and certainly strange – but in the long run? The show got cancelled.