Comedy Series


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Comedy describes series that are primarily intended to amuse. Shows include sitcoms, single camera comedies, satire, and sketch comedy series.

Highlights
Doris Roberts on her favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
Norman Lear on how William Tankersley, then head of Standards & Practices at CBS, fought him over a line on Maude
Andy Ackerman on the Seinfeld episodes "The Pothole" and "The Rye" and his directorial choices on the series
Winifred Hervey on enjoying writing for Bea Arthur on The Golden Girls
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on the legacy of Laverne & Shirley 
Isabel Sanford on the audience reaction to The Jeffersons
Who talked about this genre

Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on the challenges of directing a comedy dealing with a dark or tragic subject
Andy Ackerman on editing and directing Cheers
Andy Ackerman on Seinfeld

Lee Adams

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing the theme song to All in the Family
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on audience response to the theme song to All in the Family

Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on solving problems on the set of The Jack Benny Program
Berle Adams on negotiating Jack Benny's contract for The Jack Benny Program on CBS and bringing Rosemary Clooney on to tour with Benny
Berle Adams on working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Program

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on seeing early vaudeville acts and the comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen, and how it relates to later television comedy.
Alan Alda on his love for comedians Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Steve Allen
Alan Alda on the importance of laughter with his fellow actors on M*A*S*H, and in life
Alan Alda on learning from other performers and actors by standing in the wings, literally, to see the tricks behind their craft

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld
Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld
Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on working on Good Times, her first television role
Debbie Allen on producing and directing A Different World
Debbie Allen on the genius of how Family Ties was produced
Debbie Allen on the changes she made to the show A Different World

John Amos

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John Amos on playing "Gordy the Weatherman" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
John Amos on playing "James Evans" on Good Times  (Part 1)
John Amos on appearing as "James Evans" on Good Times (Part 2)
John Amos on starring on 704 Hauser and Norman Lear's legacy

Howard Anderson, Jr.

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Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show  and various other shows
Howard Anderson Jr. on doing titles for I Love Lucy
Howard Anderson Jr. on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy  (Part 2)
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening for The Lucy Show
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Addams Family
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Andy Griffith Show
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Beverly Hillbillies
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Dick Van Dyke Show
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Get Smart
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My Favorite Martian
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My Three Sons
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My World and Welcome to It
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for That Girl
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Brady Bunch
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Happy Days
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Love, American Style
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Love Boat
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Cheers

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on being hired to write for Caesar's Hour starring Sid Caesar

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on I Love Lucy
Lucie Arnaz on The Lucy Show
Lucie Arnaz on co-starring on Here's Lucy

Beatrice Arthur

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Beatrice Arthur on the changing landscape of female characters in sitcoms
Beatrice Arthur on Norman Lear's taboo-breaking work
Beatrice Arthur on how every sitcom eventually does a game show episode
Beatrice Arthur on acting in a sitcom (The Golden Girls )
Beatrice Arthur on how television changed through her career

Janet Ashikaga

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Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Seinfeld
Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Seinfeld
Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Sports Night

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" in The Mary Tyler Moore Show

John Astin

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John Astin on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
John Astin on The Addams Family
John Astin on appearing on Night Court

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on packaging The Cosby Show

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on playing various characters on The Simpsons
Hank Azaria on playing various characters on The Simpsons  (Part 2)

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on designing the set for Newhart
Thomas Azzari on doing set design for Night Court
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Seinfeld
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Spin City
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Sports Night

Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on creating the iconic title sequence for The Mary Tyler Moore Show - he came up with her famous hat toss

Alan Ball

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Alan Ball on getting his first TV gig, writing for Grace Under Fire
Alan Ball on writing for and tensions on Cybill; on the stars of and censorship on Cybill

George Balzer

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George Balzer on writing for the radio version of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and meeting his writing partner Sam Perrin
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 1)
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 2)
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 3)
George Balzer on working on Here's Lucy
George Balzer on writing for The Red Skelton Show
George Balzer on writing for The Don Knotts Show

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on producing The Garry Moore Show
Bob Banner on producing Candid Camera

Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on directing Petticoat Junction
Richard L. Bare on directing Green Acres
Richard L. Bare on "Arnold the pig's" trainer, Frank Inn, and his training techniques and abilities on Green Acres

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on performing on stage, and doing guest spots on shows like The Jackie Gleason Show
Bonnie Bartlett on guest-starring on Midnight Caller, Wiseguy, Home Improvement, and ER
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on Boy Meets World
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on Boy Meets World

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on his association with Three's Company
Ted Bergmann on casting John Ritter and the female leads on Three's Company; on contract negotiation troubles with Suzanne Somers; on Three's Company's Norman Fell and Audra Lindley; on casting Don Knotts; on the end of Three's Company and the beginning of Three's A Crowd

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on playing Larry David's father on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Ken Berry

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Ken Berry on acting in F Troop
Ken Berry on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D
Ken Berry on his role as "Vinton Harper" on Mama's Family

Barbara Billingsley

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Barbara Billingsley on the legacy of Leave it to Beaver

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on directing The Andy Griffith Show
Bruce Bilson on directing Get Smart
Bruce Bilson on directing Dinosaurs

Sam Bobrick

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Sam Bobrick on writing for The Andy Griffith Show
Sam Bobrick on working on The Bill Dana Show
Sam Bobrick on working with Garry Marshall on Hey Landlord
Sam Bobrick on writing the pilot Diana, with Diana Rigg for producer Leonard Stern
Sam Bobrick on writing various unsold pilots
Sam Bobrick on writing for The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, and on working with Tim Conway
Sam Bobrick on writing and producing The New Dick Van Dyke Show
Sam Bobrick on writing The Paul Lynde Show

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on directing a few episodes of Get Smart
Paul Bogart on directing All in the Family, including episode "Edith's 50th Birthday" (airdate: October 16, 1977), where Edith is almost raped by an intruder
Paul Bogart on directing All in the Family

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on creating and producing America's Funniest Home Videos 
Vin Di Bona on producing the 1991 revival of Candid Camera  

Peter Bonerz

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Peter Bonerz on his first TV role, as a guest star on The Addams Family episode "Morticia the Writer"
Peter Bonerz on auditioning for (but not getting) the lead in The Double Life of Henry Phyfe
Peter Bonerz on The Bob Newhart Show

Ernest Borgnine

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Ernest Borgnine on how the television series McHale's Navy came about; on working on the series and on some of the storylines and his co-stars

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on starring as "Peter Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
Peter Boyle on specific episodes and the finale of Everybody Loves Raymond

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on writing for Operation Petticoat

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on Madame's Place
Kevin Bright on Dream On
Kevin Bright on the legacy of Dream On and why it came to an end
Kevin Bright on Friends
Kevin Bright on Friends (Part 2)
Kevin Bright on Veronica's Closet and Jesse
Kevin Bright on the Friends spin-off, Joey

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the creation, development and syndication of Hee Haw
Manager Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson's contributions to Sesame Street
Manager Bernie Brillstein on selling The  Muppet Show
Executive producer Bernie Brillstein on being approached by Paul Fusco for ALF and the pitch to NBC

Connie Britton

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Connie Britton on being cast as "Heather" on Ellen
Connie Britton on playing "Nikki Faber" on Spin City

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on his Mary Tyler Moore Show being in the Saturday night CBS lineup with All in the Family
Show co-creator/writer James L. Brooks on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
James L. Brooks on specific episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
James L. Brooks on Rhoda
James L. Brooks on the genesis, development and casting of Taxi
James L. Brooks on the making of some of the best-known episodes of Taxi
James L. Brooks on the characters of The Simpsons
James L. Brooks on The Simpsons

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 1)
Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 2)
Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 3)
Harvey Bullock on writing for Johnny Carson on Who Do You Trust?,  and on writing McKeever & the Colonel 
Harvey Bullock on writing for Hogan's Heroes
Harvey Bullock on writing for Love, American Style
Harvey Bullock on writing for Alice 
Harvey Bullock on being a producer on The Love Boat

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
Carol Burnett on her co-stars and how she created characters on The Carol Burnett Show
Carol Burnett on her favorite moment on The Garry Moore Show - on her last day on the show when the cast purposely ruined a scene to see how she'd react

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on writing for the sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show and having their work severely edited
Allan Burns on co-creating The Munsters with Chris Hayward and having their idea stolen
Allan Burns on working with Leonard Stern on He & She
Allan Burns on co-creating My Mother The Car
Allan Burns on meeting Grant Tinker, the seed idea for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and selling the initial concept to CBS executives
Allan Burns on writing for Room 222, working with James L. Brooks, and producing several episodes of the show
Allan Burns on the pilot script and assembling the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on the early days, staff, and memorable episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Allan Burns on notable episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show ("The Good-Time News", "Chuckles Bites the Dust") and the finale; on the legacy of the show

James Burrows

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James Burrows on getting his job on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  
James Burrows on his first time directing The Mary Tyler Moore Show
James Burrows on directing Laverne & Shirley
James Burrows on directing The Bob Newhart Show
James Burrows on the challenges of being the series director of Taxi
James Burrows on the origin, casting, and typical work week of Cheers
James Burrows on memorable episodes of Cheers; on Shelley Long leaving and Kirstie Alley joining the cast
James Burrows on the Cheers spin-off, Frasier
James Burrows on Will & Grace
James Burrows on directing Friends  and knowing it would be a hit; on the cast
James Burrows on working with Lea Thompson on Caroline in the City
James Burrows on the cast of Will & Grace ;  on how Will & Grace has been perceived in the gay community' on the future of the show

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing the pilot of Hogan's Heroes; on controversial elements of the show and establishing the tone of the series

Sid Caesar

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Sid Caesar on the Your Show of Show husband-and-wife sketch "The Hickenloopers" and his philosophy of truth and believability behind comedy

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the beginnings of I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on the production aspects of the first episodes of I Love Lucy
Film editor Dann Cahn on editing I Love Lucy
On editing I Love Lucy

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting for IronsideEmergency!The Rockford FilesBaretta  and Sanford and Son
Reuben Cannon on casting and co-producing Amen
Reuben Cannon on casting The Bernie Mac Show
Reuben Cannon on executive producing House of Payne

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caronon creating Moonlighting and casting the leads
Glenn Gordon Caron on the premise, pilot, and music of Moonlighting
Glenn Gordon Caron on recurring gags, the writers' room and production problems on Moonlighting
Glenn Gordon Caron on memorable episodes of Moonlighting, leaving day-to-day operations, and the legacy of Moonlighting

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on the "startling" 1968 opening sequence of Julia

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting their first big hit, The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting Roseanne
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show and the Cosby spin-off A Different World
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on producing and casting 3rd Rock From the Sun

Tucker Cawley

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Tucker Cawley on working for Diane English as a writer's assistant on Murphy Brown
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 1)
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 2)
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 3)
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 4)

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on The Marge and Gower Champion Show

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on doing a voiceover for Frasier  

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on writing for the MTM show Phyllis and working with MTM's Stan Daniels and Ed. Weinberger
Glen and Les Charles on producing and writing for the last season of The Bob Newhart Show
Glen and Les Charles on producing and head-writing for Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the writing process and writers on Taxi; on casting the show and working with the actors
Glen and Les Charles on Andy Kaufman joining the cast of Taxi; on specific episodes of Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the creation of Cheers, setting the show in Boston, and creating the main characters
Glen and Les Charles on James Burrows' contributions to Cheers; on being their own bosses on Cheers and their initial plan for the series
Glen and Les Charles on the physical comedy between "Sam" and "Diane"; on the writers' room on Cheers; on a typical work-week on Cheers
Glen and Les Charles on casting Kelsey Grammar as "Dr. Frasier Crane"; on Shelley Long's decision to leave Cheers and how her departure affected the show; on Kirstie Alley becoming the female lead
Glen and Les Charles on the Cheers theme song and title design; on the show's initially poor ratings and critical success
Glen and Les Charles on which characters on Cheers changed the most throughout the run of the show; on favorite episodes and filming in front of a live studio audience
Glen and Les Charles on their favorite guest stars on Cheers; on the three-part finale and the surrounding press; on the legacy of Cheers

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on writing for the MTM show Phyllis and working with MTM's Stan Daniels and Ed. Weinberger
Glen and Les Charles on producing and writing for the last season of The Bob Newhart Show
Glen and Les Charles on producing and head-writing for Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the writing process and writers on Taxi; on casting the show and working with the actors
Glen and Les Charles on Andy Kaufman joining the cast of Taxi; on specific episodes of Taxi
Glen and Les Charles on the creation of Cheers, setting the show in Boston, and creating the main characters
Glen and Les Charles on James Burrows' contributions to Cheers; on being their own bosses on Cheers and their initial plan for the series
Glen and Les Charles on the physical comedy between "Sam" and "Diane"; on the writers' room on Cheers; on a typical work-week on Cheers
Glen and Les Charles on casting Kelsey Grammar as "Dr. Frasier Crane"; on Shelley Long's decision to leave Cheers and how her departure affected the show; on Kirstie Alley becoming the female lead
Glen and Les Charles on the Cheers theme song and title design; on the show's initially poor ratings and critical success
Glen and Les Charles on which characters on Cheers changed the most throughout the run of the show; on favorite episodes and filming in front of a live studio audience
Glen and Les Charles on their favorite guest stars on Cheers; on the three-part finale and the surrounding press; on the legacy of Cheers

Tom Cherones

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Tom Cherones on directing and producing Seinfeld
Tom Cherones on directing Seinfeld
Tom Cherones on directing Ellen

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on working with James Komack on shows like Welcome Back, Kotter
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Growing Pains
Roy Christopher on doing production design for My Sister Sam
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Murphy Brown
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Wings
Roy Christopher on how he came to do production design for Frasier
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Frasier
Roy Christopher on doing production design for NewsRadio and Just Shoot Me
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Becker, starring Ted Danson
Roy Christopher on doing production design for sitcoms including Chico and the Man, Welcome Back, Kotter, Frasier, and Murphy Brown

Roy Clark

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Roy Clark on being a guest performer on various series, including The Beverly Hillbillies
Roy Clark on guest-starring on The Beverly Hillbillies

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on writing for Hot L Baltimore 
Ron Clark on writing for Ace Crawford, Private Eye 
Ron Clark on writing for Silver Spoons
Ron Clark on writing for Moonlighting

Robert Clary

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Robert Clary on being cast as "LeBeau" on Hogan's Heroes

Alf Clausen

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Alf Clausen on composing for ALF
Alf Clausen on composing music and recording for The Simpsons (Part 1)
Alf Clausen on composing and recording for The Simpsons  (Part 2)
Alf Clausen on composing and recording music for The Simpsons (Part 3)

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on associate producing Four Star Playhouse  and directing Ensign O'Toole
Bob Claver on producing The Farmer's Daughter  starring Inger Stevens
Bob Claver on producing The Second Hundred Years
Bob Claver on producing the pilot of Gidget
Bob Claver on the problems of producing The Girl with Something Extra 
Bob Claver on producing Occasional Wife
Bob Claver on producing Here Come the Brides
Bob Claver on producing and directing The Partridge Family
Bob Claver on writing and directing The Partridge Family (Part 2)
Bob Claver on directing All's Fair
Bob Claver on directing one season of Welcome Back, Kotter
Bob Claver on directing one season of Mork & Mindy
Bob Claver on directing Gloria
Bob Claver on directing Gloria ( Part 2)
Bob Claver on directing Small Wonder
Bob Claver on directing The New Leave it to Beaver
Bob Claver on directing The New Love, American Style
Bob Claver on directing The Munsters Today  and Automan
Bob Claver on directing Charles in Charge

Tony Roberts with Emerson College

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Tony Roberts on learning comedic technique from Milton Berle, and on farce
Tony Roberts on the craft of being a straight man, and on his philosophy of comedy

Shelley Berman with Emerson College

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On improvising on Curb Your Enthusiasm and playing the role of "Larry's" father, "Nat David"
Shelley Berman on the language and content of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and on the power of words, and on the counterculture free speech movement of the 1960s

Hal Kanter with Emerson College

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Hal Kanter on creating Julia, starring Diahann Carroll

Carlos Mencia with Emerson College

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Carlos Mencia on working with the writers on his Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia
Carlos Mencia on Jerry Seinfeld, and on Seinfeld

Janis Paige with Emerson College

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Janis Paige on starring in It's Always Jan
Janis Paige on guest-starring as "Denise" on All in the Family
Janis Paige on guest-starring on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Happy Days

Paul Rodriguez with Emerson College

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Paul Rodriguez on starring on the series a.k.a. Pablo

Jack Riley with Emerson College

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Jack Riley on playing "Elliott Carlin" on The Bob Newhart Show
Jack Riley on playing "Elliott Carlin" on The Bob Newhart Show
Jack Riley on appearing on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Jack Riley on what made his character of "Elliott Carlin" funny on The Bob Newhart Show

Bill Dana with Emerson College

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Bill Dana on the character of "Jose Jimenez," which he played on The Bill Dana Show and others, and on the controversy surrounding the character
Bill Dana on working with Norman Lear on writing the All in the Family episode "Sammy's Visit," featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.
Bill Dana on Don Adams' "Would you believe?" routine used on both Get Smart and The Bill Dana Show
Bill Dana on his guest shot on The Golden Girls, where he got his biggest laugh
Bill Dana on playing "Jose Jimenez" on The Bill Dana Show
Bill Dana on writing the All in the Family episode "Sammy's Visit" for producer Norman Lear

Gary Owens with Emerson College

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Gary Owens on the comedic aspect of his career, and on working with Jonathan Winters
Gary Owens on appearing on McHale's Navy with Tim Conway

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on the creation of The Daily Show
Doug Herzog on the evolving standards of Comedy Central, and on South Park and The Daily Show

Betty White with Emerson College

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Betty White on playing "Elizabeth" on Life with Elizabeth
Betty White on playing "Sue Ann Nivens" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Betty White on playing "Rose Nylund" on The Golden Girls

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on coming to Hollywood with almost no experience and working with Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on being hired by Sheldon Leonard to direct two episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Hal Cooper on casting Gilligan's Island and directing two episodes
Hal Cooper on directing I Dream of Jeannie
Hal Cooper on directing That Girl
Hal Cooper on directing Mayberry R.F.D.
Hal Cooper on directing The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Hal Cooper on directing Maude
Hal Cooper on directing Maude
Hal Cooper on directing Maude (continued)

Barbara Corday

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Barbara Corday on writing for Turnabout, starring Sharon Gless
Barbara Corday on Murphy Brown

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on producing and directing The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
Fred de Cordova on directing December Bride
Fred de Cordova on directing The Bob Cummings Show
Fred de Cordova on how he came to produce The Jack Benny Program
Fred de Cordova on working on The George Gobel Show
Fred de Cordova on producing The Jack Benny Program
Fred de Cordova on producing and directing several series for Screen Gems including The Donna Reed ShowThe Farmer's Daughter, and Bewitched
Fred de Cordova on directing Mr. Adams and Eve and The Doris Day Show
Fred de Cordova on directing My Three Sons

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on developing Batman
Douglas S. Cramer on developing The Love Boat

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on playing "Walter Denton" on Our Miss Brooks
Richard Crenna on directing The Andy Griffith Show, specifically the classic episode "Opie the Birdman," which featured Ron Howard as "Opie Taylor"
Richard Crenna on directing Wendy and Me, produced by George Burns and starring Connie Stevens
Richard Crenna on directing No Time for Sergeants (misidentified here as "No Room for Sergeants"), and on working with producer Bill Orr
Richard Crenna on producing Make Room for Granddaddy, starring Danny Thomas
Richard Crenna on directing Turnabout
Richard Crenna on starring in the short-lived Norman Lear sitcom All's Fair with Bernadette Peters
Richard Crenna on It Takes Two

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on appearing in the series The Marriage  with wife Jessica Tandy

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on being a hair stylist for The Dukes of Hazzard
Judy Crown on styling hair for Designing Women
Judy Crown on styling hair for Murphy Brown
Judy Crown on styling hair for Seinfeld
Judy Crown on doing hair for Seinfeld
Judy Crown on styling hair for The Riches
Judy Crown on styling hair for Hannah Montana

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on being a cast member on Saturday Night Live
Jane Curtin on playing "Allie Lowell" on Kate & Allie
Jane Curtin on playing "Dr. Mary Albright" on 3rd Rock From the Sun

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on co-starring as "Major Roger Healey" in I Dream of Jeannie; on the cast
Bill Daily on co-starring on The Bob Newhart Show as "Howard Borden"
Bill Daily on storylines on and the ending of The Bob Newhart Show

William Daniels

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William Daniels playing "George Feeny" on Boy Meets World
William Daniels on appearing on The Bob Newhart Show and The Nancy Walker Show

Tony Danza

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Tony Danza on playing "Tony Banta" on Taxi  (Part 1)
Tony Danza on playing "Tony Banta" on Taxi  (Part 2)
Tony Danza on playing "Tony Micelli" on Who's the Boss?

Elias Davis

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show  under producer Carl Reiner
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing The Monkees  episode "Monkees Race Again"
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for All in the Family
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family  starring Danny Thomas
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for Frasier
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for M*A*S*H

Ann B. Davis

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Ann B. Davis on the longevity of The Brady Bunch's continuing popularity

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the preparations to film I Love Lucy in Hollywood 
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on thd timelessness of I Love Lucy

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on getting on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Richard Dawson on getting cast as "Peter Newkirk" on Hogan's Heroes
Richard Dawson on Hogan's Heroes

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on writing for The Dick Van Dyke Show; on working with Carl Reiner and Sheldon Leonard
Sam Denoff on learning a lesson from Carl Reiner: "the best comedy comes from reality"
Sam Denoff on specific episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Sam Denoff on That Girl with Marlo Thomas

George Spiro Dibie

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George Spiro Dibie on being the director of photography (D.P.) for Barney Miller and creating a distinctive look for the lighting
George Spiro Dibie on lighting multicamera, taped program Barney Miller to look like a single camera show

Walter Dishell

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Walter Dishell on consulting for M*A*S*H
Walter Dishell on the surgery, triage, medical techniques and medical research on M*A*S*H
Walter Dishell on working with the creative forces behind M*A*S*H
Walter Dishell on the cast of M*A*S*H

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on getting cast as "Betty 'Princess' Anderson" on Father Knows Best; on her familiarity with the radio show
Elinor Donahue on production, storylines, and the end of Father Knows Best
Elinor Donahue on working on The Andy Griffith Show
Elinor Donahue on her regular role as "Miriam Welby" on The Odd Couple
Elinor Donahue on her role on Get a Life (and how she didn't know her son was a 30-year-old paperboy)

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing Get Smart  and Gilligan's Island
Richard Donner on directing Gilligan's Island

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on Walter Cronkite appearing on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on directing The New People, Room 222, Of Men and Women, Sanford and Son, and The 10th Level
Charles S. Dubin on directing M*A*S*H
Charles S. Dubin on directing M*A*S*H
Charles S. Dubin on directing Jennifer Slept Here, Amanda's, The Four Seasons, Murder, She Wrote, and Hotel

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on the origins and premise of The Patty Duke Show
Patty Duke on acting on The Patty Duke Show

Dick Van Dyke

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Dick Van Dyke on why The Dick Van Dyke show was filmed in front of a live audience and why he prefers it for comedies
Dick Van Dyke on the advice Sheldon Leonard gave him about acting on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on appearing on The Jackie Gleason Show
Hector Elizondo on appearing on All in the Family
Hector Elizondo on starring in the series Popi
Hector Elizondo on co-starring on A.k.a Pablo
Hector Elizondo on directing A.k.a. Pablo
Hector Elizondo on co-starring with Tim Allen on Last Man Standing

Harlan Ellison

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Harlan Ellison on writing an episode of The Flying Nun

Ed Begley, Jr. with Emerson College

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Ed Begley, Jr. on his first acting job, on My Three Sons
Ed Begley, Jr. on guest-starring on Maude, and on The Steve Allen Show being his favorite show

Pat Harrington, Jr. with Emerson College

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Pat Harrington, Jr. on playing "Dwayne Schneider" on One Day at a Time

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on packaging The Danny Thomas Show
Ruth Engelhardt on the role of the advertiser in the early days of packaging television shows, and on controversy over The Dick Van Dyke Show and The New Dick Van Dyke Show
Ruth Engelhardt on the continued popularity of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and on working with Carl Reiner
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging the first version of The Life of Riley, starring Jackie Gleason
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging I Married Joan, and on learning the business from Ann Rosenthal
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and That Girl
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging Gomer Pyle - USMC, Mayberry R.F.D. and The Bill Dana Show
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging Murphy Brown, My Sister Sam, and other '80s series
Ruth Engelhardt on her involvement with The Cosby Show

Diane English

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Diane English on writing for Foley Square
Diane English on writing/producing for My Sister Sam
Diane English on creating Murphy Brown
Diane English on Murphy Brown
Diane English on Murphy Brown
Diane English on Murphy Brown

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on the process of pairing advertisers with shows and attempting to pair Whitman Chocolates with The Red Skelton Show
Rod Erickson on the sponsorship of I Love Lucy  by Phillip Morris and later by Jello
Rod Erickson on working on The GoldbergsThe Aldrich Family, and I Married Joan

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on starring on The Nanette Fabray Show
Nanette Fabray on appearing on Love, American Style
Nanette Fabray on appearing as "Mary Richards'" mother on two episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Nanette Fabray on her guest appearance as stroke survivor on Maude in the episode "Maude's Reunion"
Nanette Fabray on her role as "Ann Romano's" mother on One Day at a Time, and on her guest appearances on Coach

Edie Falco

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Edie Falco on guest-starring on Will & Grace
Edie Falco on guest-starring on 30 Rock
Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie
Edie Falco on Horace and Pete

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on the premise of M*A*S*H; on the scripts and characters and his character, "Maxwell Q. Klinger"
Jamie Farr on a typical production week on M*A*S*H; on the cast and crew
Jamie Farr on the final episode of M*A*S*H
Jamie Farr on negotiating a raise on M*A*S*H

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program on radio and television
Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program 
Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program
Irving Fein on the end of The Jack Benny Program on television and The Jack Benny Specials

Barbara Feldon

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Barbara Feldon on the premise and subtext of Get Smart - a satire about the world of political espionage
Barbara Feldon on the social agenda behind Get Smart, stars, writers, and production of the show
Barbara Feldon on some of the props on the show Get Smart; on the final season of the show and reuniting with Don for TV movies and remakes of the series

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on doing casting for The Andy Griffith Show
Mike Fenton on acting as casting director for The Andy Griffith Show and on working for Andy Griffith
Mike Fenton on casting Gomer Pyle - U.S.M.C. and I Spy

Patricia Field

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Patricia Field on working on Spin City  as a costume designer; on working on a sitcom and the different process than a drama "it's theater"

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on playing "Bentley Gregg" on Bachelor Father
John Forsythe on starring on Bachelor Father
John Forsythe on starring on The John Forsythe Show
John Forsythe on The John Forsythe Show
John Forsythe on appearing on To Rome with Love

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on the early days of Family Ties
Michael J. Fox on Family Ties
Michael J. Fox on Spin City

Richard Frank

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Richard Frank on overseeing production of Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley
Richard Frank on overseeing production of Taxi
Richard Frank on developing Family Ties
Richard Frank on developing Cheers
Richard Frank on developing The Golden Girls
Richard Frank on developing Ellen

Stanley Frazen

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Stanley Frazen on what he learned about comedy from George Burns which he applied to editing 

Ron Friedman

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Ron Friedman on writing for Bewitched and The Odd Couple
Ron Friedman on The Lucy Show special "Lucy in London"
Ron Friedman on writing for the series Funny Face
Ron Friedman on writing for All in the Family and working with Norman Lear
Ron Friedman on acting as a troubleshooter for shows, including A Year at the Top, and on writing for Barney Miller
Ron Friedman on writing for Chico and the Man

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on the inception of Bewitched at Screen Gems
Chuck Fries on Screen Gems producing The Flying Nun  starring Sally Field

William Froug

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William Froug on producing Gilligan's Island

Pamela Fryman

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Pamela Fryman on directing Friends and Cybill
Pamela Fryman on directing Frasier
Pamela Fryman on directing Just Shoot Me
Pamela Fryman on directing Just Shoot Me and Two and a Half Men
Pamela Fryman on directing How I Met Your Mother
Pamela Fryman on the enduring popularity of the sitcom, and on mentors in her career
Pamela Fryman on directing How I Met Your Mother (Part 2)
Pamela Fryman on directing the One Day at a Time reboot

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on developing Not Necessarily the News for HBO

Lowell Ganz

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Lowell Ganz on writing for The Odd Couple
Lowell Ganz on writing The Odd Couple
Lowell Ganz on writing Happy Days
Lowell Ganz on writing and producing Laverne & Shirley

Brad Garrett

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Brad Garrett on his character "Robert Barone" and production on Everybody Loves Raymond
Brad Garrett on specific episodes, castmates, and his character on Everybody Loves Raymond
Brad Garrett on his character "Eddie Stark" on 'Til Death; on a typical work week and his favorite episodes; on promoting the show on American Idol

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on playing "Irene Lorenzo" on All in the Family
Betty Garrett on playing "Irene Lorenzo" on All in the Family
Betty Garrett on playing "Edna Babish" on Laverne & Shirley
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Love Boat
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on Murder, She Wrote, and on working with Angela Lansbury
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Golden Girls
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Good Life
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on Becker with Ted Danson

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on directing Your Show of Shows
Greg Garrison on directing Your Show of Shows
Greg Garrison on directing Texaco Star Theater, starring Milton Berle

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on making the transition from radio to television with the Red Buttons Show

David Gerber

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David Gerber on shepherding That's My Mama  for Columbia Pictures Television
David Gerber on producing Quark

Marla Gibbs

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Marla Gibbs on playing "Florence Johnston" on The Jeffersons
Marla Gibbs on her guest appearance on an episode of Barney Miller
Marla Gibbs on The Jeffersons
Marla Gibbs on how 227 came about
Marla Gibbs on starring in and executive producing 227
Marla Gibbs on 227
Marla Gibbs on appearing on Pryor's Place

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on going to work at CBS as Executive Music Director, and on serving as music director for Gilligan's Island

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on writing for MTM's The Bob Newhart Show
Gary David Goldberg on becoming story editor and then producer on MTM's The Tony Randall Show
Gary David Goldberg on the genesis of Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg on the cast and the atmosphere of the writers' room on Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg on the cast, themes, and success of Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg on ending the series and the legacy of Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg on creating Brooklyn Bridge and trying to recreate his childhood
Gary David Goldberg on re-teaming with Michael J. Fox for Spin City
Gary David Goldberg on the cast and guest stars on Spin City
Gary David Goldberg on Charlie Sheen's role on Spin City; on moving production from New York to Los Angeles; on favorite episodes of Spin City

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on working with Ernie Kovacs on The Ernie Kovacs Show
Lewis Gomavitz on acting as prop master for Sanford and Son

Everett Greenbaum

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Everett Greenbaum on writing for Mr. Peepers
Everett Greenbaum on writing for Mr. Peepers
Everett Greenbaum on writing for The Andy Griffith Show
Everett Greenbaum on writing for M*A*S*H
Everett Greenbaum on writing for M*A*S*H

Marge Greene

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Marge Greene on writing for and performing on Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs getting fired and stopping production on Kovacs on the Corner
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs nailing her in a coffin on Kovacs on the Corner and Kovacs' apology
Marge Greene on working with Fred Bennett on the sitcom Marge and Fred, which later became Marge and Jeff
Marge Greene on ad-libbing and starring in Marge and Jeff for DuMont
Marge Greene on joining the staff of Candid Camera
Marge Greene on getting cast on Candid Camera; on production on the show and the difficulties of working with Allen Funt; on her favorite moments from the show

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on The Andy Griffith Show (Part 1)
Andy Griffith on The Andy Griffith Show (Part 2)

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on starring in Benson
Robert Guillaume on the concept of Benson; his contract dispute; his approach to playing the character; the end of the series
Robert Guillaume on co-starring in Sports Night

Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman on the premise of I Dream of Jeannie

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on doing improv on Web Therapy and working with Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow
Jon Hamm on how he got asked to come on 30 Rock; on working with Tina Fey
Jon Hamm on working with his former student Ellie Kemper on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on writing spec scripts for The Andy Griffith Show

Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper on playing "Rhoda Morgenstern" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Valerie Harper on Rhoda

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on playing "Mr. Phillips" on The Bill Dana Show
Jonathan Harris on guest-starring on Sanford and Son, and on his friendship with Redd Foxx

Patricia Heaton

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Patricia Heaton on Room for Two with Linda Lavin
Patricia Heaton on her role as "Debra Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
Patricia Heaton on working on Everybody Loves Raymond - on the cast, writers, directors, work week, specific episodes, and series finale
Patricia Heaton on winning Emmys for and the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond as a classic comedy; on working with Ray Romano

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on how she got cast as "Carol Brady" on The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson on production and the cast and creator of The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson on working with the kids, memorable episodes, and the end of The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson on her co-stars, the spin-offs and reunion specials of The Brady Bunch

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi
Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi (Part 2)
Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi (Part 3)
Marilu Henner on co-starring on Evening Shade 

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on writing for the radio and television versions of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
Paul Henning on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show moving to film to lessen the load on Gracie Allen
Paul Henning on producing and creating The Dennis Day Show
Paul Henning on creating and casting The Beverly Hillbillies
Paul Henning on the origins of Petticoat Junction
Producer Paul Henning on production of and promotions for The Beverly Hillbillies
Paul Henning on the premise of and casting on Petticoat Junction
Paul Henning on creating and casting Green Acres

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on the challenge of writing comedy about dark or difficult subject matter
Buck Henry on the use of double-talk on The Steve Allen Show and the "band laugh"

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on becoming an intern on Rhoda through a Television Academy internship; on writing a script for Rhoda that got her into the Warner Bros. Writing Workshop
Winifred Hervey on becoming an intern and then staff writer on Laverne & Shirley; on tensions on set and the camaraderie amongst the staff of Garry Marshall's TV shows
Winifred Hervey on writing for Mork & Mindy; on whether Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters stayed on script
Winifred Hervey on becoming story editor for The New Odd Couple; on problems with the show and the rotating producers
Winifred Hervey on writing for Benson; on learning about post-production and learning from the show's producers
Winifred Hervey on writing for The Cosby Show; on Bill Cosby's involvement with scripts; on being the only female writer on staff, and her favorite episodes of the show
Winifred Hervey on writing for The Golden Girls; on censorship on the show and writing for each of the characters
Winifred Hervey on becoming Executive Producer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; on disagreements with Will Smith; on what she brought to the show
Winifred Hervey on dealing with heavy issues on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the hip-hop culture represented on the show
Winifred Hervey on creating The Steve Harvey Show; on working with Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer; on 9/11; on her favorite episodes and storylines on The Steve Harvey Show

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on directing the pilot of I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
Arthur Hiller on directing The Addams Family

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for Love Boat
Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for M*A*S*H
Leslie Hoffman on performing stunts for M*A*S*H  and the atmosphere on set
Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for Private Benjamin 

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook on playing "Reese Watson" on Designing Women, with his wife Dixie Carter
Hal Holbrook on playing "Evan Evans" on Evening Shade, starring Burt Reynolds

Monica Horan

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach
Monica Horan on Phil Rosenthal working on Baby Talk
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In the House
Monica Horan on the beginnings of and working on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond
Monica Horan on working with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
Monica Horan on key episodes featuring her character "Amy" on Everybody Loves Raymond

Silvio Horta

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Silvio Horta on writing and showrunning Ugly Betty (Part 1)
Silvio Horta on writing and being showrunner on Ugly Betty (Part 2)
Silvio Horta on writing and showrunning Ugly Betty  (Part 3)

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard on how the tone of The Andy Griffith Show was set by Andy Griffith and his approach to comedy
Ron Howard on how The Andy Griffith Show episode "Opie the Birdman" took a dramatic risk for a sitcom of its era
Ron Howard on comparing the approach to comedy on The Andy Griffith Show to that of Happy Days

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on Sports Night
Felicity Huffman on her guest arc on Frasier
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on Macy's guest appearance on Sports Night

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on That Was the Week that Was

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on casting Dennis the Menace and casting children
Eddie Foy III on casting Farmer's Daughter 
Eddie Foy III on casting Gidget
Eddie Foy III on casting I Dream of Jeannie
Eddie Foy III on casting I Dream of Jeannie
Eddie Foy III on casting The Monkees
Eddie Foy III on casting The Flying Nun
Eddie Foy III on casting Wackiest Ship in the Army
Eddie Foy III on going to work for 4D Productions and casting That Girl
Eddie Foy III on casting That Girl
Eddie Foy III on casting Julia
Eddie Foy III on casting My World and Welcome to It
Eddie Foy III on casting Fish
Eddie Foy III on casting Soap
Eddie Foy III on casting The Love Boat
Eddie Foy III on casting Cheers

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for The Beverly Hillbillies
Frank Inn on "Little Ricky's" dog on I Love Lucy, and on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for The Andy Griffith Show
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer on Green Acres
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for Petticoat Junction

David Isaacs

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David Isaacs on consulting on George & Leo, starring Judd Hirsch and Bob Newhart
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for M*A*S*H
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on co-producing After MASH
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 1)
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 2)
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Frasier
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on assembling writers' rooms for Almost Perfect and Mary

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on writing for Bachelor Father
Seaman Jacobs on working with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard on The Real McCoys
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Oh! Those Bells
Seaman Jacobs on writing the pilot for The Addams Family
Seaman Jacobs on writing for No Time for Sergeants, and on Nat Hiken
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Family Affair, and on the craft of writing for sitcoms
Seaman Jacobs on writing for F Troop
Seaman Jacobs on creating the characters for F Troop
Seaman Jacobs on writing for The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy
Seaman Jacobs on writing for The Jeffersons
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Maude

Alan Jaggs

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Alan Jaggs on moving into editing for television and editing The Andy Griffith Show
Alan Jaggs on editing The Andy Griffith Show
Alan Jaggs on editing The Dick Van Dyke Show
Alan Jaggs on editing Get Smart

Al Jean

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Al Jean on writing for and becoming a showrunner on The Simpsons
Al Jean on writing and being showrunner on The Simpsons
Al Jean on writing and being showrunner on The Simpsons
Al Jean on creating and writing The Critic

Herb Jellinek

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Herb Jellinek on Soap

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on helping with art direction for Gilligan's Island

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on being the first visible character with a disability on a television series on The Facts of Life
Geri Jewell on being cast on The Facts of Life and having to dance on the episode "Cousin Geri" (the first episode on which she appeared)
Geri Jewell on navigating her way personally and professionally while appearing on The Facts of Life
Geri Jewell on her relationship with her fellow castmates on The Facts of Life, particularly Lisa Welchel
Geri Jewell on the end of her run on The Facts of Life
Geri Jewell on the impact of her role on The Facts of Life and appearing on Norman Lear's special I Love Liberty

Russell Johnson

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On being cast on Gilligan's Island; on working with Sherwood Schwartz and playing "The Professor" on the series
Russell Johnson on co-starring on Gilligan's Island

Shirley Jones

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Shirley Jones on playing "Shirley Partridge" on The Partridge Family
Shirley Jones on The Partridge Family

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on working as musical director on The New Bill Cosby Show

Hal Kanter

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Hal Kanter on why Julia had no laugh track

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on directing for Ryan Murphy on the series Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on apprenticing on the show Rhoda
Asaad Kelada on directing his first episode "Rhoda Goes to Paris" on the show Rhoda
Asaad Kelada on his experience working on the show Phyllis
Asaad Kelada on his experience working on The Tony Randall Show
Asaad Kelada on his memories working as a director while working on The Tony Randall Show
Asaad Kelada on directing WKRP in Cincinnati
Asaad Kelada on directing The Last Resort
Asaad Kelada on directing The Facts of Life
Asaad Kelada on directing the pilot for Family Ties
Asaad Kelada on his time directing Who's the Boss?
Asaad Kelada on directing The Hogan Family (aka Valerie)
Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of Day By Day featuring The Brady Bunch
Asaad Kelada on directing Sister, Sister
Asaad Kelada on directing Dharma & Greg
Asaad Kelada on directing two episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
Asaad Kelada on directing Karen's Song
Asaad Kelada on directing George
Asaad Kelada on directing episodes of Two and a Half Men
Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of The Office

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on co-creating Doogie Howser, M.D.
David E. Kelley on having a strong point of view on issues on Boston Legal; on why the show ended
David E. Kelley on creating Ally McBeal; on the dialogue, visual fantasies, the dancing baby, and the music on the show; on being the only producer in history to win Emmys for drama and comedy series in one year (The Practice and Ally McBeal); on Ally McBeal's Time magazine cover

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on writing for Taxi
Barry Kemp on writing and producing Newhart
Barry Kemp on creating and writing Newhart
Barry Kemp on creating and writing Coach

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on directing All in the Family
H. Wesley Kenney on directing All in the Family

Roger King

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Roger King on his father's company, King World, which owned the rights to the Hal Roach "Our Gang" shorts known as The Little Rascals on television

Michael Patrick King

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Michael Patrick King on the premise and final year of Murphy Brown
Michael Patrick King on becoming Executive Producer and writing for Sex and the City
Michael Patrick King on writing for Will & Grace
Michael Patrick King on Sex and the City

Michael King

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Michael King on distributing The Little Rascals

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on writing The Marriage  for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on playing "Catwoman" on Batman

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on starring with Tony Randall in the TV version of The Odd Couple
On his favorite episode of The Odd Couple: "Password," and on The Odd Couple's poor ratings

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on how The Andy Griffith Show developed into a character-driven (rather than joke-driven) sitcom 

Arnie Kogen

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Arnie Kogen on writing for Candid Camera
Arnie Kogen on writing for Love, American Style
Arnie Kogen on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Mary
Arnie Kogen on writing for The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart
Arnie Kogen on writing for Empty Nest
Arnie Kogen on writing for various shows in the '90s including The Sinbad Show and The Gary Owens All-Nonsense News Network
Arnie Kogen on writing for Ace Crawford, Private Eye starring Tom Conway, and for All-American Girl

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell meeting Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and being cast on The Jack Benny Program
Bernie Kopell on doing accents, and on using them on My Favorite Martian, The Flying Nun, and The Doris Day Show
Bernie Kopell on being fired from The Danny Kaye Show, what he learned from it, and on encountering Kaye later in his career
Bernie Kopell on playing "Siegfried" on Get Smart
Bernie Kopell on appearing in The Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour
Bernie Kopell on playing "Jerry Bauman" on That Girl
Bernie Kopell on appearing on Bewitched, directed by William Asher and starring Elizabeth Montgomery
Bernie Kopell on playing "Doc" on The Love Boat
Bernie Kopell on guest-starring on Arrested Development

Lisa Kudrow

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Lisa Kudrow on watching TV after 9/11 and finding solace in a "world where there's no such thing as 9/11"

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on playing "Jackie Erwin" on The Stu Erwin Show aka Trouble With Father
Sheila Kuehl on playing "Zelda Gilroy" on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Sheila Kuehl on playing "Zelda Gilroy" on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis  (Part 2) 

Irma Kusely

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Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for Our Miss Brooks
Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for The Danny Thomas Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show
Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for December Bride
Irma Kusely on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy  (Part 1)
Irma Kusely on doing hair for I Love Lucy (Part 2)
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy Show  
Irma Kusely on doing hair for Lucy Calls the President
Irma Kusely on doing hair for Lucille Ball's final show Life With Lucy

Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on apprenticing as an editor on Hogan's Heroes and various other projects

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on programming All in the Family on CBS

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on executive producing Executive Suite

Glen A. Larson

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Glen A. Larson on creating B.J. and the Bear
Glen A. Larson on creating Lobo

Louise Lasser

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Louise Lasser on starring as "Mary Hartman" on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Louise Lasser on appearing on The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Louise Lasser on playing the title character on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Louise Lasser on the real-life incident that inspired the dollhouse episode of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Louise Lasser on appearing on Taxi and Girls

Vicki Lawrence

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Vicki Lawrence on the importance of listening when performing comedy which she learned from Harvey Korman on The Carol Burnett Show which was much like improv

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on his parents being similar to "Archie" and "Edith" on All in the Family
Norman Lear on creating, writing, and producing All in the Family
Norman Lear on creating, producing and writing All in the Family
Norman Lear on creating and producing All in the Family
Norman Lear on creating and producing Sanford & Son
Norman Lear on creating and producing Maude
Norman Lear on creating and producing The Jeffersons
Norman Lear on creating and producing Good Times
Norman Lear on creating and producing One Day at a Time
Norman Lear on creating and producing Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

David Lee

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David Lee on writing for The Jeffersons
David Lee on writing for Cheers
David Lee on writing and producing Cheers
David Lee on creating and writing Wings
David Lee on creating and producing Frasier
David Lee on creating the series Encore! Encore!
David Lee on production on Frasier

Sheldon Leonard

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Producer Sheldon Leonard on Andy Griffith's willingness to subdue his comedy talents being the secret of The Andy Griffith Show's  success

Ken Levine

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Ken Levine on directing Wings
Ken Levine on directing Frasier  
Ken Levine on directing Becker, Everybody Loves Raymond, LateLine,  and Instant Mom
Ken Levine on directing Dharma & Greg
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for M*A*S*H
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on co-producing After MASH
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers  (Part 1)
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 2)
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Frasier
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on assembling writers' rooms for Almost Perfect  and Mary

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on writing for The Tim Conway Show with Craig T. Nelson
Barry Levinson on writing for The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

Steve Levitan

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Steve Levitan on the writers' room at Wings and almost not getting asked back for season two
Steve Levitan on developing the premise of, casting, and running Just Shoot Me !  
Steve Levitan on co-creating and casting Modern Family
Steve Levitan on winning multiple Emmys for Modern Family and on then-upcoming storylines on the show

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on how he starting working in television producing Take a Chance and Two Girls Named Smith
Richard Lewis on producing Leave it to Beaver

Al Lewis

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Al Lewis on playing "Officer Leo Schnauser" on Car 54, Where Are You?
Al Lewis on playing "Officer Leo Schnauser" on Car 54, Where Are You? (Part 2)
Al Lewis on playing "Grandpa" on The Munsters

Judith Light

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Judith Light on playing "Angela Bower" on Who's the Boss? (Part 1)
Judith Light on playing "Angela Bower" on Who's the Boss? (Part 2)
Judith Light on starring in the series The Stones
Judith Light on playing "Claire Meade" on Ugly Betty
Judith Light on playing "Shelly Pfefferman" on Transparent

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller (Part 1) 
Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller (Part 2)
Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller  (Part 3) 

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on hosting People Are Funny

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on Cheers
Warren Littlefield on Family Ties
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
Warren Littlefield on the development and success of Frasier
Warren Littlefield on Seinfeld 
Warren Littlefield on Friends

Jay Livingston

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Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on writing the theme song for Mister Ed
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on writing the theme song for Mister Ed

Barry Livingston

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Barry Livingston on getting a semi-regular role on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and working with the Nelson family
Barry Livingston on getting cast as "Ernie Thompson Douglas" on My Three Sons
Barry Livingston on working with the cast, favorite episodes, and the end of My Three Sons

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on designing for the sets on the TV show and the feature film of The Munsters
John J. Lloyd on designing for The Munsters

Christopher Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd on the format of writing The Golden Girls and situational comedy in six scenes
Christopher Lloyd on the highly intellectual aspect of a show like Frasier and why it worked to take that risk; on giving credit to the intelligence of your audience; a "10%" joke
Christopher Lloyd on the pilot for Modern Family; he didn't think it stood a chance until it was cast

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on writing for My Two Dads, originally called Who's Dad?
Chuck Lorre on writing for the then-number-one show in comedy, Roseanne
Chuck Lorre on creating Cybill starring Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski
Chuck Lorre on the back-story to creating Grace Under Fire, starring Brett Butler; on the premise
Chuck Lorre on co-creating Dharma & Greg with Dottie Zicklin
Chuck Lorre on creating and producing Two and a Half Men
Chuck Lorre on casting Two and a Half Men
Chuck Lorre on co-creating the Big Bang Theory; on casting the show
Chuck Lorre on creating Mike and Molly; on casting Melissa McCarthy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on being cast on Seinfeld as "Elaine Benes"; on almost not being able to get out of her contract with Warner Bros. for the part
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on shooting her first four episodes of Seinfeld; on the tone of the show and clicking with the cast
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on playing "Selina Meyer" on Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on starring in The New Adventures of Old Christine
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on playing "Selina Meyer" on Veep

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager for Saturday Night Live

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on working with Carol Kane and Andy Kaufman on Taxi
Will Mackenzie on directing Gimme A Break!, starring Nell Carter
Will Mackenzie on directing the pilot for Too Close for Comfort, starring Ted Knight
Will Mackenzie on directing Family Ties
Will Mackenzie on directing Caroline in the City
Will Mackenzie on directing Everybody Loves Raymond
Will Mackenzie on moving to New York City to work with Christine Baranski on the series Welcome to New York
Will Mackenzie on directing the Family Ties episode "Birthday Boy"
Will Mackenzie on directing Dharma & Greg
Will Mackenzie on directing Reba
Will Mackenzie on directing Scrubs, starring Zach Braff, and on winning an Emmy Award for his work on that show
Will Mackenzie on moving to Los Angeles and on appearing on Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show, where he learned to direct for television
Will Mackenzie on directing The Bob Newhart Show
Will Mackenzie on directing WKRP in Cincinnati, Bosom Buddies, and Newhart
Will Mackenzie on directing an episode of Taxi

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on working with showrunner John Wells on Shameless
William H. Macy on Shameless

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on appearing on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and on her acting career
Anita Mann on appearing on The Monkees, and on dancing with Davy Jones
Anita Mann on working as assistant choreographer on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy with Lucille Ball

Ann Marcus

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Ann Marcus on writing for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Ann Marcus on writing for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Rose Marie

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Rose Marie on co-starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on seeing TV comedy and thinking: "I could do that"
Garry Marshall on joke writers being trained to do story for sitcoms in the 1950s
Garry Marshall on the writing process for The Dick Van Dyke Show
Garry Marshall on the differences between the fictional writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show and the actual ones
Garry Marshall on realizing the increased importance of casting while producing The Odd Couple
Garry Marshall on Happy Days' dual appeal to children and adults
Garry Marshall on negotiating with ABC so Fonzie could wear a leather jacket on Happy Days
Garry Marshall on the family focus of Happy Days
Producer Garry Marshall on the success of Mork & Mindy

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall on playing "Myrna Turner" on The Odd Couple
Penny Marshall on playing "Laverne DeFazio" on Laverne & Shirley
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 2)

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on performing as "Harry Connors" on The Lucy Show
Dick Martin on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Dick Martin on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Dick Martin on directing Newhart

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on directing The Mickey Rooney Show
Leslie H. Martinson on almost directing The Honeymooners
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Topper
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Batman
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Batman  (Part 2)
Leslie H. Martinson on directing The Brady Bunch  and Gilligan's Island
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Love, American Style
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Eight Is Enough
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Diff'rent Strokes  and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Harper Valley PTA
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Small Wonder

Jerry Mathers

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Jerry Mathers on his memories of the volume of fan mail he and Tony Down received on Leave it to Beaver and the dressing room set up on the set
Jerry Mathers on the casting process for Leave It To Beaver
Jerry Mathers on Leave It To Beaver
Jerry Mathers on themes, characters, and acting on Leave It To Beaver
Jerry Mathers on the setting and specific episodes of Leave it to Beaver
Jerry Mathers on specific episodes, the end, and revival of of Leave it to Beaver
Jerry Mathers on his thoughts about the 50th anniversary and recording interviews with the cast of Leave It To Beaver

Bob May

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Bob May on playing "Robot" on Lost in Space
Bob May on specific episodes of Lost in Space; on learning the show would end

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Saturday Night Live (Part One)
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Saturday Night Live  (Part 2)
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing 30 Rock
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Modern Family

Rue McClanahan

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Rue McClanahan on guest-starring, along with Vincent Gardenia, on the All in the Family episode "The Bunkers and the Swingers"
Rue McClanahan on playing "Vivian Harmon" on Maude
Rue McClanahan on co-starring on Maude
Rue McClanahan on co-starring on Mama's Family
Rue McClanahan on The Golden Girls
Rue McClanahan on The Golden Girls, including the end of the show

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on her sister Audrey Meadows as "Alice Kramden" on The Honeymooners
Jayne Meadows on appearing on her husband's show, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
Jayne Meadows on guest-starring on an episode of Here's Lucy

Anne Meara

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Anne Meara on her recurring character on Sex and the City

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on how he came to work for M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on casting M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on the pilot for M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on the research that was done to prepare for M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on the dramatic elements, relation to Vietnam, and laugh track on M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on characters and cast defections on M*A*S*H
Producer Burt Metcalfe on the most effective line in M*A*S*H: "The Interview"
Burt Metcalfe on the death of "Col Henry Blake" on M*A*S*H
Burt Metcalfe on directing the M*A*S*H episode "A War For All Seasons"
Burt Metcalfe on directing and co-writing the M*A*S*H episode "The Party"
Burt Metcalfe on the M*A*S*H  finale "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
Burt Metcalfe on the reception of and watching the M*A*S*H finale "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
Burt Metcalfe on executive producing After MASH; on the genesis and cancellation of After MASH

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on a memorable blooper during a live broadcast of The Aldrich Family
Walter C. Miller on directing Fame and Hangin' In

Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy on writing the theme song for The Addams Family and directing the main title
Vic Mizzy on working with the cast, scoring and writing the theme song to The Addams Family
Vic Mizzy on scoring and writing the theme song to Green Acres
Vic Mizzy on composing for Green Acres
Vic Mizzy on composing for Pruitts of Southampton

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the sitcom genre

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on the sensibilities of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show's failure in audience testing

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on programming various series in the '60s, including That Girl, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and McHale's Navy

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan on co-starring on Pete and Gladys
Harry Morgan on joining M*A*S*H; on his character
Harry Morgan on his co-stars on M*A*S*H; on the characters and the comedy of the series
Actor Harry Morgan on co-stars and specific episodes of M*A*S*H

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on being cast as "Ernest T. Bass" on The Andy Griffith Show
Howard Morris on guest-starring as "Mr. Holdecker" on The Dick Van Dyke Show for the episode "The Masterpiece"
Howard Morris on directing The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle - USMC
Howard Morris on guest-starring on The Lucy Show with Lucille Ball
Howard Morris on directing the pilot for Get Smart
Howard Morris on producing The Corner Bar with Alan King
Howard Morris on directing Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, and The Beatrice Arthur Special

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on working as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live
Garrett Morris on Kat Dennings' character on 2 Broke Girls

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on working on The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason
Robert Mott on working on The Jack Benny Program
Robert Mott on working on The Ernie Kovacs Show
Robert Mott on working on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on writing for Good Times
Michael Moye on writing for and favorite episodes of The Jeffersons
Michael Moye on co-creating Married...With Children
Michael Moye on creating It's Your Move with Ron Leavitt and not liking shows that imitated The Cosby Show
Michael Moye on co-creating 227; on working with Marla Gibbs and Jackee Harry
Michael Moye on the premise of Silver Spoons; on selling the pilot and casting the show
Michael Moye on casting, the pilot, initial testing, network notes, and audience reaction to Married...With Children
Michael Moye on "the Rakolta incident" (so called because a woman named Terry Rakolta complained about content on Married...With Children) and FOX withholding fan mail; on subsequent problems with the network
Michael Moye on typical production on and casting Married...With Children
Michael Moye on casting, network problems, leaving Married...With Children, and the legacy of the show

Thad Mumford

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Thad Mumford on writing for Good Times, Maude, and various other Norman Lear shows
Thad Mumford on writing for Maude
Thad Mumford on acting as supervising producer on ALF
Thad Mumford on writing for A Different World
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford on writing for That's My Mama
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford on writing for M*A*S*H

Frank Nastasi

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Frank Nastasi on writing for and performing on Soupy's On

Anne Nelson

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Anne Nelson on radio's "My Favorite Husband," starring Lucille Ball, and on the creation of I Love Lucy

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Mary Kay and Johnny and Lights Out
Alan Neuman on directing Letters to Laugh-In

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Horace Newcomb on M*A*S*H
Horace Newcomb on writing about television for the "Baltimore Sun," and on the coming of age of television in the 1970s with shows like All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Horace Newcomb on Seinfeld

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on the genesis, casting and production of The Bob Newhart Show
Bob Newhart on specific episodes of The Bob Newhart Show
Bob Newhart on the genesis and cast of Newhart
Bob Newhart on the cast, memorable storylines and episodes, and the crew of Newhart
Bob Newhart on his fourth television series, George & Leo, with Judd Hirsch
Bob Newhart on the creation and cast of his short-lived series Bob

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on being a cast member of Saturday Night Live  (Part 1)
Laraine Newman on being a cast member of Saturday Night Live  (Part 2)

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on learning how to play comedy from Micheál MacLiammóir, at the Gate Theatre, which he later used in his characterization of Archie Bunker in All in the Family
Carroll O'Connor on how All in the Family reached beyond doing a comedy show for laughs

Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on getting cast in Married... with Children; on his character, "Al Bundy"
Ed O'Neill on a typical work week, the cast, and the legacy of Married...With Children
Ed O'Neill on getting cast on Modern Family, working with the cast, and the characters' relationships

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on "Must See TV"
Executive Don Ohlmeyer on NBC's hit show Seinfeld

Bernie Orenstein

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Bernie Orenstein on his first writing job in the United States, on Candid Camera and being paired up with Joan Rivers, who was also on the writing staff
Bernie Orenstein on writing Hey Landlord! with Saul Turteltaub and the contributions of Garry Marshall
Bernie Orenstein on producing That Girl with Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein on producing The New Dick Van Dyke Show with Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein on writing for The Monkees
Bernie Orenstein on producing Sanford and Son with Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein on creating What's Happening!! with Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein on creating E/R
Bernie Orenstein on producing Foley Square with Saul Turteltaub, which was created by Diane English
Bernie Orenstein on producing Kate & Allie
Bernie Orenstein on consulting on Cosby
Bernie Orenstein on Cosby being the last American television show he worked on
Bernie Orenstein on other shows he and Saul Turteltaub created: Condo, This Week in Nemtin, A Touch of Grace, and The Super Comedy Bowl

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on co-creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Part 1)
Gail Parent on co-creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Gail Parent on writing for The Golden Girls
Gail Parent on writing for Tracey Takes On...

Fess Parker

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Fess Parker on appearing on My Little Margie with Gale Storm
Fess Parker on starring in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Fess Parker and starring in and producing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Estelle Parsons

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Estelle Parsons on appearing on All in the Family
Estelle Parsons on her role as "Beverly Harris" on Roseanne

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his work on Sex and The City

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on how appearing on Mama prepared him for his role on Eight is Enough
Dick Van Patten on the differences between the shows The Goldbergs and Mama
Dick Van Patten on appearing as a villain on The Love Boat
Dick Van Patten on working on The Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Patten on working on the show Arnie

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on what is funny in comedy
Bill Persky on his favorite comedy joke, which he wrote for The Steve Allen Show, about Ben Casey, about Ben Casey

Suzanne Pleshette

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Suzanne Pleshette on acting on The Bob Newhart Show
Suzanne Pleshette on acting in sitcoms

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on working with Sherwood Schwartz on Gilligan's Island and It's About Time
Pam Polifroni on casting the third pilot for All in the Family, and on working with Norman Lear
Pam Polifroni on casting Eight is Enough
Pam Polifroni on casting The Love Boat and Hotel for Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer

David Pollock

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show under producer Carl Reiner
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing The Monkees episode "Monkees Race Again"
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for All in the Family
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family starring Danny Thomas
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for Frasier
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for M*A*S*H

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on his recurring role on The Bob Newhart Show
Tom Poston on playing Franklin Delano Bickley on Mork & Mindy
Tom Poston on playing "George Utley" on Newhart

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on working on sound in the postproduction of I Love Lucy
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Hogan's Heroes
Carroll Pratt on working with Lucille Ball during his career, including The Lucy Show
Carroll Pratt on providing laugh track for Green Acres, Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillies, My Three Sons, and I Dream of Jeannie
Carroll Pratt on providing laugh track for Kraft Music Hall, The Steve Allen Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Odd Couple, and The Partridge Family
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, My Favorite Martian, Happy Days, and The Andy Griffith Show
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for The Carol Burnett Show, The Jeffersons, Mama's Family, and The Bob Newhart Show, and on not getting screen credit for his work
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Barney Miller, The Love Boat, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, Taxi, and Benson
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Soap, which proved a challenge as the show was a soap opera parody, and on providing laugh tracks for Kate & Allie, and Family Ties
Carroll Pratt on the most common plot lines for situation comedies

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on guest-starring on The Phil Silvers Show
Charlotte Rae on appearing as "Sylvia Schnauser" on Car 54, Where Are You?, created by Nat Hiken and co-starring Al Lewis and Joe E. Ross
Charlotte Rae on guest-starring on All in the Family, and on working with Jean Stapleton on the show
Charlotte Rae on becoming a regular on Norman Lear's Hot L Baltimore, and declining a role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Charlotte Rae on playing "Mrs. Garrett" on Diff'rent Strokes
Charlotte Rae on playing "Edna Garrett" on The Facts of Life

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on The Honeymooners
Joyce Randolph on the "Classic 39" episodes of The Honeymooners

Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad about her interaction with fans of The Cosby Show, including Nelson Mandela who informed her that he watched it while incarcerated at Robben Island Prison

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on production designing 30 Rock

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on working on All in the Family  (Part 1)
Marian Rees on working on All in the Family  (Part 2)
Marian Rees on working on Sanford and Son

Della Reese

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Della Reese on her guest-appearance on The Love Boat with Carol Channing and Ethel Merman
Della Reese on guest-starring on The A-Team, Crazy Like a Fox, 227, Night Court, and MacGyver

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on The Dick Van Dyke Show

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on directing My Three Sons  (Part 1)
Gene Reynolds on directing My Three Sons  (Part 2)
Gene Reynolds on directing Hogan's Heroes
Gene Reynolds on directing Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Gene Reynolds on directing Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Part 2) (Part 1)
Gene Reynolds on directing Room 222
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H  (Part 1)
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 2)
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 3)
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 4)

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on writing for Private Secretary starring Ann Southern
Larry Rhine on writing for The Gale Storm Show aka Oh Susanna
Larry Rhine on writing for The Gale Storm Show aka Oh Susanna
Larry Rhine on how he came to write for All in the Family
Larry Rhine on the Hollywood Blacklist having writing partners, and on writing for Here's Lucy
Larry Rhine on writing for The Red Skelton Show
Larry Rhine on writing for the Bob Hope Specials
Larry Rhine on writing for Here's Lucy
Larry Rhine on writing episodes of The Brady Bunch
Larry Rhine on writing The Odd Couple
Larry Rhine on writing All in the Family
Larry Rhine on writing for All in the Family
Larry Rhine on writing for All in the Family

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on his involvement with The Dick Van Dyke Show

John Rich

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Director John Rich on the creation of the classic "ottoman" opening of The Dick Van Dyke Show
John Rich on the writing staff and memorable episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show; on leaving The Dick Van Dyke Show to make feature films
John Rich on directing All in the Family
John Rich on All in the Family
Director John Rich on All in the Family
John Rich on directing the pilot of Newhart

Ted Rich

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Ted Rich on editing the pilot Living Doll, starring Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar
Ted Rich on editing The Bill Dana Show
Ted Rich on editing My Favorite Martian, starring Ray Walston
Ted Rich on editing He & She  starring Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss 
Ted Rich on editing Get Smart
Ted Rich on editing Kolchak: The Night Stalker  and going to work for MTM Productions
Ted Rich on editing The Governor and J.J.
Ted Rich on editing The Bill Dana Show
Ted Rich on the final The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode
Ted Rich on editing I Love Lucy
Ted Rich on editing WKRP in Cincinnati

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on how she came to do costumes for Norman Lear's All in the Family
Rita Riggs on costuming for Maude
Rita Riggs on designing costumes for Sanford & Son
Rita Riggs on costuming for One Day at a Time
Rita Riggs on costuming One Day at a Time
Rita Riggs on costuming the cast of The Jeffersons
Rita Riggs on costuming Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, starring Louise Lasser
Rita Riggs on costuming for Hot L Baltimore
Rita Riggs on costuming for All's Fair
Rita Riggs on costuming for The Nancy Walker Show
Rita Riggs on costuming He's the Mayor
Rita Riggs on costuming Bagdad Café and Broadway Bound
Rita Riggs on costuming All in the Family
Rita Riggs on costuming Maude

Heino Ripp

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Heino Ripp on working with John Belushi and Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on being offered a regular role on Maude and then being fired before she appeared on the show
Doris Roberts on appearing on All in the Family
Doris Roberts on playing "Dorelda Doremus" on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Doris Roberts on playing "Flo Flotsky" on Soap
Doris Roberts on appearing on Barney Miller
Doris Roberts on Angie
Doris Roberts on her appearance on Dream On
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 1)
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 2)
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 3)
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 4)

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on television comedy

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on selling the Hogan's Heroes pilot to CBS
Meta Rosenberg on producing Hogan 's Heroes
Meta Rosenberg on developing the series Julia starring Diahann Carroll

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on being a staff writer on the show on A Family for Joe with Robert Mitchum
Phil Rosenthal on writing for Coach; on the premise of the show
Phil Rosenthal on working for Alan Kirschenbaum and Ed. Weinberger on Baby Talk
Phil Rosenthal on writing a sitcom for Peter O'Toole and NBC not wanting it because O'Toole was too old
Phil Rosenthal on being asked to create a show for Ray Romano and formulating the ideas for Everybody Loves Raymond; on the pilot episode
Phil Rosenthal on the characters in Everybody Loves Raymond
Phil Rosenthal on the Everybody Loves Raymond characters
Phil Rosenthal on his wife's role on Everybody Loves Raymond, the writer's room, the show's audience, and specific episodes
Phil Rosenthal on specific episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond; on syndicating the show
Phil Rosenthal on the series finale of Everybody Loves Raymond

Marion Ross

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Actress Marion Ross on her first television role, on Life with Father starring Leon Ames
Marion Ross on playing "Marion Cunningham" on Happy Days
Marion Ross on playing "Marion Cunningham" on Happy Days
Marion Ross on various guest-starring roles on Aaron Spelling's The Love Boat
Marion Ross on guest-starring on Night Court
Marion Ross on playing "Sophie Berger" on Brooklyn Bridge created by Gary David Goldberg
Marion Ross on guest starring as "Drew's" mother on The Drew Carey Show
Marion Ross on her guest appearances on That '70s Show

Stanley Ralph Ross

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Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Batman
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Batman
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing an episode of That Girl
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing an episode of All in the Family for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Love, American Style
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Cos
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for That's My Mama
Stanley Ralph Ross on developing Monster Squad

Mark Rothman

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Mark Rothman on writing for The Odd Couple
Mark Rothman on writing for The Odd Couple (Part 2)
Mark Rothman on writing for Happy Days
Mark Rothman on writing for Laverne and Shirley

Aaron Ruben

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Aaron Ruben on why "Gomer Pyle" didn't go to Vietnam and why there were no African-American's in Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on working as assistant cameraman on Batman  

Jay Sandrich

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Jay Sandrich on watching Lucille Ball work with Red Skelton and honing her comedic talents on I Love Lucy
Jay Sandrich on directing comedy, where he'd "rather laughs came out of the humanity of the character" inspired by the comic talents of Don Knotts and Andy Griffith on The Andy Griffith Show
Jay Sandrich on the importance of a studio audience when filming a comedy series
Jay Sandrich on how Bill Cosby got the laughs on the first taping of The Cosby Show
Jay Sandrich on taking a serious topic and turning it into a funny scene on The Cosby Show
Jay Sandrich on how humor on television has changed
Jay Sandrich on what good comedy can do for us socially
Jay Sandrich on I Love Lucy
Jay Sandrich on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Jay Sandrich on directing the final episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Jay Sandrich on Soap

Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford on appearing as Louise Jefferson on All in the Family
Isabel Sanford on appearing as Louise Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Isabel Sanford on playing "Louise Jefferson" on The Jeffersons

William Schallert

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William Schallert on why The Patty Duke Show shot in New York; on Patty Duke and his character on the show
William Schallert on how he got the role for The Patty Duke Show; on the premise and theme song of the show
William Schallert on his co-stars on The Patty Duke Show; on how scenes with the identical cousins were shot; on his favorite episodes and his character "Martin Lane"; on reuniting for a TV movie of The Patty Duke Show

Bob Schiller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season; on the writing process and working with the cast
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and memorable episodes they wrote
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Lucy Show
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process for and memorable episodes of Maude
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for All in the Family; on the transition from All in the Family to Archie Bunker's Place
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Archie Bunker's Place

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing It's Garry Shandling's Show
Thomas Schlamme on directing Mad About You
Thomas Schlamme on directing children in The Wonder Years
Thomas Schlamme on directing Ally McBeal
Thomas Schlamme on directing Friends
Thomas Schlamme on directing Tracey Takes On
Thomas Schlamme on the process of directing Sports Night

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on producing Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
George Schlatter on producing Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Scholosser on programming Sanford and Son, a big hit for NBC
Herbert S. Schlosser on programming Julia, and on African-American representation on television

Lew Schneider

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Lew Schneider on appearing on Jack and Mike with Shelley Hack
Lew Schneider on appearing on Wish You Were Here
Lew Schneider on Down the Shore, and HBO's One Night Stand
Lew Schneider on The George Wendt Show originally based on NPR's "Car Talk", and acting on various pilots
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Lew Schneider on writing for The New Adventures of Old Christine

Arthur Schneider

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Arthur Schneider on editing for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Arthur Schneider on editing Candid Camera
Arthur Schneider on editing Norm Crosby's The Comedy Shop
Arthur Schneider on editing The Greatest American Hero

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on negotiating the contract for The Phil Silvers Show as Assistant Director of Business Affairs at CBS
Alfred Schneider on why ABC passed on All in the Family
Alfred Schneider on why ABC was able to take a risk on Soap and how the network dealt with the show's depiction of controversial topics
Alfred Schneider on Producer Danny Arnold throwing him off the set of Barney Miller

Sherwood Schwartz

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Sherwood Schwartz on using comedy in his series Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch
Sherwood Schwartz on seeing evidence of the power of television when a Red Skelton Show comic sketch was taken seriously by certain viewers
Sherwood Schwartz on seeing evidence of the power of television when viewers sent telegrams calling for the rescue of the Gilligan's Island castaways
Sherwood Schwartz on the success of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch

William Self

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William Self on developing The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Daniel Boone, and 12 O'Clock High
William Self on developing The Monroes, and Julia, starring Diahann Carroll
William Self on developing Land of the Giants with Irwin Allen, and on developing The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
William Self on developing Room 222 and Nanny and the Professor
William Self on developing Anna and the King
William Self on developing M*A*S*H

Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

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Lorenzo Semple, Jr. on writing Batman
Lorenzo Semple, Jr. on writing Batman

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on designing the set for Friends
John Shaffner on designing the set for Dharma & Greg
John Shaffner on set design for Friends
John Shaffner on designing the set for Two and A Half Men

Garry Shandling

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Garry Shandling on the scripts he wrote for Sanford and Son
Garry Shandling on It's Garry Shandling Show and winding up on Showtime, not NBC; on the premise and theme song of the show
Garry Shandling on the writing process and cast on It's Garry Shandling's Show
Garry Shandling on creating The Larry Sanders Show; on the writers, cast, and finale

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on how Andy Kaufman got the role of Latka on Taxi

William Shatner

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William Shatner on guest-starring on 3rd Rock From the Sun, with John Lithgow

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on writing The Danny Thomas Show
On creating My World and Welcome to It

David Shaw

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David Shaw on writing for The Hartmans
David Shaw on writing for Mr. Peepers
David Shaw on writing for Bonino

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on the cast of and production on Sanford and Son
Jack Shea on directing Sanford and Son and on the show's producers, premise and working with Redd Foxx
Jack Shea on "George and Louise Jefferson" on The Jeffersons
Jack Shea on the cast of and producers on The Jeffersons
Jack Shea on the most important role a director fulfills on the set of sitcoms
Jack Shea on directing Silver Spoons
Jack Shea on directing Designing Women
Jack Shea on directing Golden Girls

Judith Sheindlin

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Judith Sheindlin on growing up watching Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, and on meeting Berle years later

Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon on his first real experience with television - co-creating The Patty Duke Show with William Asher
Sidney Sheldon on creating and producing I Dream of Jeannie
Sidney Sheldon on the guest stars, end of, and enduring popularity of I Dream of Jeannie

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on being hired to direct the pilot of Mister Peepers  by producer Fred Coe
James Sheldon on casting Tony Randall as "Harvey Weskit" on Mister Peepers
James Sheldon on directing Mister Peepers and Wally Cox's humor on the show
James Sheldon on Marion Lorne as "Mrs. Gurney" on Mister Peepers
James Sheldon on nearly casting James Dean on Mama and helping him get an agent
James Sheldon on directing Anna and the King, and being reassigned to direct M*A*S*H instead
James Sheldon on My World and Welcome to It being his favorite piece of work

David Shore

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David Shore on writing for the series Due South

Treva Silverman

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Treva Silverman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Treva Silverman on writing for The Monkees
Treva Silverman on writing for Captain Nice, created by Buck Henry
Treva Silverman on decisions made on The Monkees being influenced by the Marx Brothers' "controlled comic anarchy"
Treva Silverman on Captain Nice
Treva Silverman on writing for Get Smart and He & She
Treva Silverman on writing on Room 222 for producer James L. Brooks
Treva Silverman on how she came to write for The Mary Tyler Moore Show for James L. Brooks
Treva Silverman on writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Sam Simon

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Sam Simon on writing for Taxi
Sam Simon on writing and producing Cheers
Sam Simon on consulting on It's Garry Shandling's Show  (Part 1)
Sam Simon on consulting for It's Garry Shandling's Show  (Part 2) 
Sam Simon on producing and writing The Tracey Ullman Show

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Mary Kay and Johnny

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on being music director for Saturday Night Live (Part 1)
G.E. Smith on being music director on Saturday Night Live (Part 2)

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on appearing on episodes of Mama's Family
Yeardley Smith on Herman's Head

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on how his interest in music started because his parents said they would let him watch I Love Lucy if he took piano lessons 

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on the change from I Love Lucy to The Lucy Show
Herbert F. Solow on working with Lucille Ball on The Lucy Show
Herbert F. Solow on the Star Trek sketch on Saturday Night Live
Herbert F. Solow on the success of the show, The Courtship of Eddie's Father

Suzanne Somers

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Suzanne Somers on Three's Company
Suzanne Somers on Three's Company (Part 2)

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on how All in the Family used comedy to expose social issues, including bigotry

Darren Star

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Darren Star on the impact of Melrose Place and its thematic connection to two of his other shows, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the City
Darren Star on developing Sex and the City
Darren Star on casting Sex and the City
Darren Star on the Sex and the City writers room and the comedy of the show
Darren Star on having characters address the camera on Sex and the City, and eliminating the device in later seasons
Darren Star on how the writers plotted out the first season of Sex and the City
Darren Star on the intended audience for Sex and the City
Darren Star on the way sex was depicted on Sex and the City
Darren Star on his favorite gags and storylines on Sex and the City
Darren Star on a Sex and the City gag that HBO objected to
Darren Star on Chris Noth as "Mr. Big" on Sex and the City and the real-life inspiration for the character
Darren Star on the men of Sex and the City
Darren Star on the Sex and the City series finale
Darren Star on the legacy of Sex and the City
Darren Star on the themes of Younger, which is based on a book, and why he was interested in making it into a TV show
Darren Star on Younger being on TV Land and the changing landscape of television

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on working with George Burns and the other producers of Mister Ed; on how "Mister Ed" talked; on leaving Mister Ed to write movies
Ben Starr on writing for The Brady Bunch, including penning the episode "The Personality Kid" with the famous line "pork chops and apple sauce"
Ben Starr on writing for All in the Family
Ben Starr on the creation of Diff'rent Strokes and coining the phrase "Whatchu talking 'bout, Willis?"; on working with the lead actors

Mary Kay Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on how Mary Kay and Johnny (one of TV's earliest sitcoms) came about
Johnny Stearns on writing the first script and dressing the set for Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on rehearsal and production of the first episode of Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting a contract to continue Mary Kay and Johnny beyond one episode
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the premise and production of Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the humor, censorship, and end of Mary Kay and Johnny

Johnny Stearns

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Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on how Mary Kay and Johnny (one of TV's earliest sitcoms) came about
Johnny Stearns on writing the first script and dressing the set for Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on rehearsal and production of the first episode of Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting a contract to continue Mary Kay and Johnny beyond one episode
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the premise and production of Mary Kay and Johnny
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the humor, censorship, and end of Mary Kay and Johnny

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on how comedy was changing in the 1960s; he was asked to write a comedy without jokes; the birth of the sitcom

Jeremy Stevens

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Jeremy Stevens on writing for Fernwood 2-Night
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Fernwood 2-Night
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Jeremy Stevens on the writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond

Nick Stewart

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Nick Stewart on Amos 'N' Andy
Nick Stewart on Amos 'N' Andy  (Part 2)

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on co-creating When Things Were Rotten
Norman Stiles on writing for Fernwood 2-Night and America 2-Night

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on acting as assistant art director for The Don Knotts Show

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller on getting cast as "Frank Costanza" on Seinfeld
Jerry Stiller on his Seinfeld character "Frank Costanza"
Jerry Stiller on working with the cast of Seinfeld and memorable episodes of the show

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on developing Roseanne

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on handling the physical comedy on My Little Margie
Gale Storm on the premise of, production week, and her character on My Little Margie
Gale Storm on how My Little Margie impacted television
Gale Storm on her treasured memories of working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Hour
Gale Storm on her memories of working on The Gale Storm Show (aka Oh Susanna)
Gale Storm on working on the romantic comedy series The Love Boat

Howard Storm

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Howard Storm on directing comedy - "it's all about the funny bone" "you can't teach comedy"

John Strauss

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John Strauss on doing publicity for The Lucy Show
John Strauss on Fred MacMurray and his unique deal with Don Fedderson Productions for filming My Three Sons

Charles Strouse

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing the theme song to All in the Family
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on audience response to the theme song to All in the Family

George Sunga

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George Sunga on producing All in the Family and The Jeffersons
George Sunga on producing Good Times
George Sunga on producing Three's Company
George Sunga on producing The Ropers  and Three's A Crowd

Donald L. Taffner, Sr.

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Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on producing Three's Company
Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on producing and distributing Too Close for Comfort

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Jeffrey Brookes" on The Ropers  (Part 1)
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Jeffrey Brookes" on The Ropers  (Part 2)
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Hank Kingsley" on The Larry Sanders Show
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Hank Kingsle"y on The Larry Sanders Show (Part 2)
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "George Bluth" on Arrested Development

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the development and casting of How I Met Your Mother
Nina Tassler on giving Chuck Lorre a chance to shoot a second pilot of The Big Bang Theory when the first one didn't work

Marlo Thomas

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Marlo Thomas on her father Danny Thomas' fame and her thoughts on his television show, Make Room for Daddy
Marlo Thomas on That Girl  
Marlo Thomas on That Girl

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on producing Soap
Tony Thomas on producing The Golden Girls

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on the development and sponsorship of The Dick Van Dyke Show
Grant Tinker on CBS' James T. Aubrey canceling The Dick Van Dyke Show after its first season, and Sheldon Leonard's reaction
Grant Tinker on how NBC got Get Smart
Grant Tinker on the development of The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on editing M*A*S*H
Stanford Tischler on editing specific episodes of M*A*S*H

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on writing for The Danny Thomas Show
Mel Tolkin on writing for I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster and for The Danny Kaye Show with Larry Gelbart
Mel Tolkin on writing The Good Guys, starring Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr.
Mel Tolkin on writing for All in the Family
Mel Tolkin on writing for All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place
Mel Tolkin on writing for Joe's World
Mel Tolkin on writing for Love, Sidney

Daniel J. Travanti

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Daniel J. Travanti on his appearance on an episode of The Bob Newhart Show
Daniel J. Travanti on playing himself on an episode of Newhart

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume designing for Mama's Family

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on writing for and performing on Candid Camera
Saul Turteltaub on writing for That Was the Week that Was
Saul Turteltaub on producing That Girl with his partner Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub on producing Sanford and Son and it spin-offs with his partner Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub on creating What's Happening!! with Bernie Orenstein and Bud Yorkin
Saul Turteltaub on creating Carter Country with Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub on writing the sitcom E/R with Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub on co-executive producing Foley Square, which was written and produced by Diane English
Saul Turteltaub on executive producing and writing Kate & Alley with Bernie Orenstein
Saul Turteltaub on serving as an executive consultant on Cosby with Bernie Orenstein

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams appearing on Beulah at six years-old
Leslie Uggams on appearing on I Spy
Leslie Uggams on appearing on The Cosby Show
Leslie Uggams on appearing on A Different World

Dean Valentine

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Dean Valentine on developing 227 and on Norman Lear's Embassy shows
Dean Valentine on Touchstone Television's relationship with Witt/Thomas Productions, producers of The Golden Girls and Blossom
Dean Valentine on developing Home Improvement
Dean Valentine on developing Ellen

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Robert Vaughn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (contd.) - on the different seasons, gadgets, his contract

Helen Wagner

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Helen Wagner on co-starring in the NBC 15-minute sitcom The World of Mr. Sweeney
Helen Wagner on co-starring in The World of Mr. Sweeney and not continuing when the series moved to Hollywood

W.G. Snuffy Walden

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W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Sports Night

Jimmie Walker

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Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
Jimmie Walker on appearing on The Love Boat
Jimmie Walker on appearing on The Larry Sanders Show starring Garry Shandling
Jimmie Walker on guest-starring on Everybody Hates Chris

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner on playing "Theo Huxtable" on The Cosby Show (Part 1)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on playing "Theo Huxtable" on The Cosby Show  (Part 2)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on starring on Malcolm & Eddie

George Watters

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George Watters on editing Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., produced by Sheldon Leonard

Keenen Ivory Wayans

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Keenen Ivory Wayans on being heavily influenced by the comedy shows Jackie Gleason, I Love Lucy, and The Carol Burnett Show  and how the humor of those shows still has effect over 60 years later
Keenen Ivory Wayans on improv on In Living Color; on the sketch "Driving Miss Daisy"; every second take would be improvised and that was usually the take selected for the show

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on how he wanted to be "Danny Partridge" from The Partridge Family
Matthew Weiner on being influenced by style of 70's shows such as The Brady Bunch
Matthew Weiner on watching All in the Family  as a child but not understanding the levels of humor at the time
Matthew Weiner on not being allowed to watch much TV as a kid; on being told I Love Lucy  was sexist
Matthew Weiner on the writing staff of Becker; on what the experience there taught him

Bob Weiskopf

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season; on the writing process and working with the cast
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and memorable episodes they wrote
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Lucy Show
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process for and memorable episodes of Maude
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for All in the Family; on the transition from All in the Family to Archie Bunker's Place
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Archie Bunker's Place

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on packaging Texaco Star Theater  starring Milton Berle
Lou Weiss on packaging game shows and The Danny Thomas Show
Lou Weiss on packaging The Danny Thomas Show  and working with Sheldon Leonard
Lou Weiss on packaging The Dick Van Dyke Show
Lou Weiss on packaging Barney Miller

John Wells

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John Wells on creating and producing Shameless

Dawn Wells

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Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island
Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting their first big hit, The Cosby Show
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting Roseanne  
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show  and the Cosby  spin-off A Different World 
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on producing and casting 3rd Rock From the Sun

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on working on The Red Skeleton Show
Tucker Wiard on working on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Tucker Wiard on the rhythm of editing comedy shows
Tucker Wiard on working on the memorable Carol Burnett Show sketch "Went With the Wind"
Tucker Wiard on favorite episodes of Murphy Brown including "On a Plane"

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on writing for Fernwood 2 Night
Dan Wilcox on being supervising producer for Newhart
Dan Wilcox on co-creating and writing the series FM with Allan Burns
Dan Wilcox on writing for The Jeff Foxworthy Show

Fred Willard

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Fred Willard on playing "Jerry Hubbard" on Fernwood 2-Night
Fred Willard on playing "Jerry Hubbard" on Fernwood 2-Night
Fred Willard on playing "Scott" on Roseanne
Fred Willard on guest starring as "Hank MacDougall" on Everybody Love Raymond

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on her first television appearance on Room 222  and working with director James L. Brooks
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Happy Days
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Laverne & Shirley  (Part 2)
Cindy Williams on appearing in the series Getting By
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 2)

Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on auditioning for A.k.a. Pablo, and on his first television appearance, on The Facts of Life
Larry Wilmore on appearing on Stand Up Spotlight with Rosie O'Donnell, and on his then-emerging interest in politics
Larry Wilmore on writing for Sister, Sister
Larry Wilmore on become a co-producer and writer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Larry Wilmore on writing for The Show
Larry Wilmore on writing for The Jamie Foxx Show
Larry Wilmore on co-creating The PJs
Larry Wilmore on creating The Bernie Mac Show
Larry Wilmore on writing for Whoopi, and Beverly Hills S.U.V., and on appearing on The Office
Larry Wilmore on becoming a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Larry Wilmore on writing for Insecure and Black-ish
Larry Wilmore producing and hosting The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on writing for The Bob Newhart Show  and learning to write scripts
Hugh Wilson on writing for The Tony Randall Show
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and producing WKRP in Cincinnati
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and producing WKRP in Cincinnati
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and directing Frank's Place
Hugh Wilson on creating The Famous Teddy Z  starring Jon Cryer and Alex Rocco

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on casting The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on writing for Sister, Sister and being a co-producer for one season

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on joining the cast of Mork & Mindy

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program
Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program
Ben Wolf on shooting All in the Family
Ben Wolf on shooting Three's Company

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on how she got cast on, the production of, and premise of Father Knows Best
Jane Wyatt on her character "Margaret Anderson" on Father Knows Best and becoming an iconic TV mom
Jane Wyatt on her co-stars, the writers, directors, and the end of Father Knows Best

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on working in various capacities on The Colgate Comedy Hour
Bud Yorkin on directing The George Gobel Show
Bud Yorkin on directing The Jack Benny Hour
Bud Yorkin on directing The Danny Kaye Show
Bud Yorkin on developing All in the Family with Norman Lear (Part 1)
Bud Yorkin on developing All in the Family with Norman Lear (Part 2)
Bud Yorkin on developing Sanford and Son
Bud Yorkin on The Jeffersons  and Good Times
Bud Yorkin on Maude  spinning off of All in the Family
Bud Yorkin on forming TOY Productions and creating What's Happening!Carter Country, and 13  Queens Boulevard 

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his favorite line from The Honeymooners
Jeff Zucker on his idea to "supersize" Friends episodes in order to compete with Survivor
Jeff Zucker on telling the cast of Friends about his idea to "supersize" the show's episodes
Jeff Zucker on negotiating the contract for Frasier in 2001
Jeff Zucker on his pride in having been able to keep Friends on the air longer than had been expected and the difficulty for the network in finding another show that would be as big of a hit
Jeff Zucker on the possibility that if Scrubs had been a multi-cam comedy, it could have been an even bigger hit
Jeff Zucker on his work to keep Friends on the air longer than was expected and the difficulty in finding an equally successful show once it ended
Jeff Zucker on the Friends spin-off, Joey, and its ultimate failure
Jeff Zucker on the rocky first season of The Office and the demographics of its audience
Jeff Zucker on courting Tina Fey to do 30 Rock because of his conviction that she was "the next great voice for comedy"
Jeff Zucker on how Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip suffered because it premiered at the same time as 30 Rock, another NBC show that took place behind the scenes of a late night sketch comedy show
Jeff Zucker on his all-time favorite television show, The Honeymooners

Alan Zweibel

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Alan Zweibel on the influence of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and on his friendship with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
Alan Zweibel on deciding he wanted to be a television writer, and on the influence of That Was the Week that Was
Alan Zweibel on co-creating and writing It's Garry Shandling's Show
Alan Zweibel on being showrunner for It's Garry Shandling's Show
Alan Zweibel on writing for It's Garry Shandling's Show.
Alan Zweibel on writing for Curb Your Enthusiasm
Alan Zweibel on inspiring Larry David to write "The Pez Dispenser" episode of Seinfeld