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
00:40
Norman Lear on how William Tankersley, then head of Standards & Practices at CBS, fought him over a line on Maude
02:56
Andy Ackerman on the Seinfeld episodes "The Pothole" and "The Rye" and his directorial choices on the series
05:02
Winifred Hervey on enjoying writing for Bea Arthur on The Golden Girls
02:12
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on the legacy of Laverne & Shirley 
00:56
Isabel Sanford on the audience reaction to The Jeffersons
01:20
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
02:42
Andy Ackerman on editing and directing Cheers
14:26
Andy Ackerman on Seinfeld
30:02

Lee Adams

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing the theme song to All in the Family
16:32
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on audience response to the theme song to All in the Family
02:47

Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on solving problems on the set of The Jack Benny Program
02:19
Berle Adams on negotiating Jack Benny's contract for The Jack Benny Program on CBS and bringing Rosemary Clooney on to tour with Benny
05:52
Berle Adams on working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Program
02:25

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.
02:26
Alan Alda on his love for comedians Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Steve Allen
04:06
Alan Alda on the importance of laughter with his fellow actors on M*A*S*H, and in life
03:46
Alan Alda on learning from other performers and actors by standing in the wings, literally, to see the tricks behind their craft
02:36

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld
17:37
Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld
59:16
Jason Alexander on playing "George Costanza" on Seinfeld
19:23

Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on working on Good Times, her first television role
02:51
Debbie Allen on producing and directing A Different World
03:37
Debbie Allen on the genius of how Family Ties was produced
00:56
Debbie Allen on the changes she made to the show A Different World
15:52

John Amos

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John Amos on playing "Gordy the Weatherman" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
06:50
John Amos on playing "James Evans" on Good Times  (Part 1)
06:44
John Amos on appearing as "James Evans" on Good Times (Part 2)
03:03
John Amos on starring on 704 Hauser and Norman Lear's legacy
06:00

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
06:21
Howard Anderson Jr. on doing titles for I Love Lucy
02:45
Howard Anderson Jr. on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy  (Part 2)
13:23
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening for The Lucy Show
01:44
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Addams Family
02:51
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Andy Griffith Show
01:48
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Beverly Hillbillies
00:49
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Dick Van Dyke Show
00:40
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Get Smart
01:29
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My Favorite Martian
02:19
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My Three Sons
01:14
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for My World and Welcome to It
01:46
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for That Girl
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Brady Bunch
05:52
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Happy Days
00:59
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Love, American Style
01:51
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for The Love Boat
00:58
Howard Anderson Jr. on creating the opening titles for Cheers
00:54

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on being hired to write for Caesar's Hour starring Sid Caesar
11:29

Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz on I Love Lucy
21:30
Lucie Arnaz on The Lucy Show
10:09
Lucie Arnaz on co-starring on Here's Lucy
20:21

Beatrice Arthur

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Beatrice Arthur on the changing landscape of female characters in sitcoms
02:14
Beatrice Arthur on Norman Lear's taboo-breaking work
01:11
Beatrice Arthur on how every sitcom eventually does a game show episode
00:43
Beatrice Arthur on acting in a sitcom (The Golden Girls )
01:34
Beatrice Arthur on how television changed through her career
02:10

Janet Ashikaga

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Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Seinfeld
20:20
Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Seinfeld
52:37
Editor Janet Ashikaga on editing Sports Night
11:04

Edward Asner

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Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
08:56
Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
19:49
Ed Asner on playing "Lou Grant" in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
34:54

John Astin

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John Astin on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
19:45
John Astin on The Addams Family
46:54
John Astin on appearing on Night Court
03:58

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on packaging The Cosby Show
10:16

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on playing various characters on The Simpsons
46:37
Hank Azaria on playing various characters on The Simpsons  (Part 2)
07:20

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on designing the set for Newhart
03:32
Thomas Azzari on doing set design for Night Court
05:17
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Seinfeld
36:24
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Spin City
01:55
Thomas Azzari on set designing for Sports Night
03:52

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
02:21

Alan Ball

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Alan Ball on getting his first TV gig, writing for Grace Under Fire
03:58
Alan Ball on writing for and tensions on Cybill; on the stars of and censorship on Cybill
10:17

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
06:22
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 1)
04:26
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 2)
28:01
George Balzer on writing for The Jack Benny Program (Part 3)
28:19
George Balzer on working on Here's Lucy
01:43
George Balzer on writing for The Red Skelton Show
02:39
George Balzer on writing for The Don Knotts Show
00:42

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on producing The Garry Moore Show
02:23
Bob Banner on producing Candid Camera
09:46

Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on directing Petticoat Junction
04:29
Richard L. Bare on directing Green Acres
08:14
Richard L. Bare on "Arnold the pig's" trainer, Frank Inn, and his training techniques and abilities on Green Acres
16:47

Bonnie Bartlett

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Bonnie Bartlett on performing on stage, and doing guest spots on shows like The Jackie Gleason Show
02:19
Bonnie Bartlett on guest-starring on Midnight Caller, Wiseguy, Home Improvement, and ER
04:52
Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels on Boy Meets World
02:14

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on his association with Three's Company
20:05
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
17:05

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on playing Larry David's father on Curb Your Enthusiasm
03:42

Ken Berry

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Ken Berry on acting in F Troop
15:32
Ken Berry on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D
26:42
Ken Berry on his role as "Vinton Harper" on Mama's Family
23:58

Barbara Billingsley

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Barbara Billingsley on the legacy of Leave it to Beaver
03:10

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on directing The Andy Griffith Show
08:11
Bruce Bilson on directing Get Smart
18:25
Bruce Bilson on directing Dinosaurs
06:11

Sam Bobrick

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Sam Bobrick on writing for The Andy Griffith Show
11:40
Sam Bobrick on working on The Bill Dana Show
00:47
Sam Bobrick on working with Garry Marshall on Hey Landlord
01:56
Sam Bobrick on writing the pilot Diana, with Diana Rigg for producer Leonard Stern
05:07
Sam Bobrick on writing various unsold pilots
04:44
Sam Bobrick on writing for The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, and on working with Tim Conway
05:04
Sam Bobrick on writing and producing The New Dick Van Dyke Show
04:10
Sam Bobrick on writing The Paul Lynde Show
02:47

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on directing a few episodes of Get Smart
03:53
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
23:41
Paul Bogart on directing All in the Family
08:49

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on creating and producing America's Funniest Home Videos 
48:47
Vin Di Bona on producing the 1991 revival of Candid Camera  
03:16

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"
01:29
Peter Bonerz on auditioning for (but not getting) the lead in The Double Life of Henry Phyfe
01:29
Peter Bonerz on The Bob Newhart Show
19:28

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
34:25

Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle on starring as "Peter Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
23:59
Peter Boyle on specific episodes and the finale of Everybody Loves Raymond
16:57

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on writing for Operation Petticoat
01:51

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on Madame's Place
06:12
Kevin Bright on Dream On
07:17
Kevin Bright on the legacy of Dream On and why it came to an end
03:21
Kevin Bright on Friends
01:08:08
Kevin Bright on Friends (Part 2)
10:37
Kevin Bright on Veronica's Closet and Jesse
04:20
Kevin Bright on the Friends spin-off, Joey
02:43

Bernie Brillstein

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Bernie Brillstein on the creation, development and syndication of Hee Haw
07:20
Manager Bernie Brillstein on Jim Henson's contributions to Sesame Street
03:23
Manager Bernie Brillstein on selling The  Muppet Show
03:56
Executive producer Bernie Brillstein on being approached by Paul Fusco for ALF and the pitch to NBC
01:42

Connie Britton

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Connie Britton on being cast as "Heather" on Ellen
01:14
Connie Britton on playing "Nikki Faber" on Spin City
06:44

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
04:44
Show co-creator/writer James L. Brooks on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
27:56
James L. Brooks on specific episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
14:07
James L. Brooks on Rhoda
09:13
James L. Brooks on the genesis, development and casting of Taxi
26:59
James L. Brooks on the making of some of the best-known episodes of Taxi
14:53
James L. Brooks on the characters of The Simpsons
13:58
James L. Brooks on The Simpsons
18:12

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 1)
09:50
Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 2)
28:24
Harvey Bullock on writing for The Andy Griffith Show (Part 3)
16:26
Harvey Bullock on writing for Johnny Carson on Who Do You Trust?,  and on writing McKeever & the Colonel 
01:47
Harvey Bullock on writing for Hogan's Heroes
01:01
Harvey Bullock on writing for Love, American Style
02:00
Harvey Bullock on writing for Alice 
04:10
Harvey Bullock on being a producer on The Love Boat
04:06

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on the famous "Went with the Wind!" sketch on The Carol Burnett Show
00:49
Carol Burnett on her co-stars and how she created characters on The Carol Burnett Show
08:20
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
04:06

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on writing for the sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show and having their work severely edited
06:37
Allan Burns on co-creating The Munsters with Chris Hayward and having their idea stolen
09:09
Allan Burns on working with Leonard Stern on He & She
15:04
Allan Burns on co-creating My Mother The Car
03:03
Allan Burns on meeting Grant Tinker, the seed idea for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and selling the initial concept to CBS executives
12:46
Allan Burns on writing for Room 222, working with James L. Brooks, and producing several episodes of the show
10:07
Allan Burns on the pilot script and assembling the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
28:14
Allan Burns on the early days, staff, and memorable episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
27:44
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
12:09

James Burrows

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James Burrows on getting his job on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  
04:18
James Burrows on his first time directing The Mary Tyler Moore Show
07:04
James Burrows on directing Laverne & Shirley
03:01
James Burrows on directing The Bob Newhart Show
04:44
James Burrows on the challenges of being the series director of Taxi
20:52
James Burrows on the origin, casting, and typical work week of Cheers
29:32
James Burrows on memorable episodes of Cheers; on Shelley Long leaving and Kirstie Alley joining the cast
21:30
James Burrows on the Cheers spin-off, Frasier
06:36
James Burrows on Will & Grace
10:36
James Burrows on directing Friends  and knowing it would be a hit; on the cast
10:53
James Burrows on working with Lea Thompson on Caroline in the City
02:35
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
06:10

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
16:00

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
02:19

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on the beginnings of I Love Lucy
24:57
Film editor Dann Cahn on the production aspects of the first episodes of I Love Lucy
28:14
Film editor Dann Cahn on editing I Love Lucy
27:49
On editing I Love Lucy
18:54

Reuben Cannon

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Reuben Cannon on casting for IronsideEmergency!The Rockford FilesBaretta  and Sanford and Son
08:44
Reuben Cannon on casting and co-producing Amen
06:54
Reuben Cannon on casting The Bernie Mac Show
01:56
Reuben Cannon on executive producing House of Payne
06:32

Glenn Gordon Caron

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Glenn Gordon Caronon creating Moonlighting and casting the leads
09:21
Glenn Gordon Caron on the premise, pilot, and music of Moonlighting
28:32
Glenn Gordon Caron on recurring gags, the writers' room and production problems on Moonlighting
29:40
Glenn Gordon Caron on memorable episodes of Moonlighting, leaving day-to-day operations, and the legacy of Moonlighting
15:13

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on the "startling" 1968 opening sequence of Julia
01:38

Marcy Carsey

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting their first big hit, The Cosby Show
21:27
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting Roseanne
10:28
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show and the Cosby spin-off A Different World
05:08
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on producing and casting 3rd Rock From the Sun
06:46

Tucker Cawley

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Tucker Cawley on working for Diane English as a writer's assistant on Murphy Brown
02:16
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 1)
11:17
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 2)
28:35
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 3)
28:43
Tucker Cawley on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 4)
23:57

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on The Marge and Gower Champion Show
11:23

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on doing a voiceover for Frasier  
00:38

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
06:28
Glen and Les Charles on producing and writing for the last season of The Bob Newhart Show
08:41
Glen and Les Charles on producing and head-writing for Taxi
11:28
Glen and Les Charles on the writing process and writers on Taxi; on casting the show and working with the actors
16:53
Glen and Les Charles on Andy Kaufman joining the cast of Taxi; on specific episodes of Taxi
11:13
Glen and Les Charles on the creation of Cheers, setting the show in Boston, and creating the main characters
09:20
Glen and Les Charles on James Burrows' contributions to Cheers; on being their own bosses on Cheers and their initial plan for the series
08:32
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
04:42
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
05:30
Glen and Les Charles on the Cheers theme song and title design; on the show's initially poor ratings and critical success
06:30
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
04:58
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
11:50

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
06:28
Glen and Les Charles on producing and writing for the last season of The Bob Newhart Show
08:41
Glen and Les Charles on producing and head-writing for Taxi
11:28
Glen and Les Charles on the writing process and writers on Taxi; on casting the show and working with the actors
16:53
Glen and Les Charles on Andy Kaufman joining the cast of Taxi; on specific episodes of Taxi
11:13
Glen and Les Charles on the creation of Cheers, setting the show in Boston, and creating the main characters
09:20
Glen and Les Charles on James Burrows' contributions to Cheers; on being their own bosses on Cheers and their initial plan for the series
08:32
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
04:42
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
05:30
Glen and Les Charles on the Cheers theme song and title design; on the show's initially poor ratings and critical success
06:30
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
04:58
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
11:50

Tom Cherones

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Tom Cherones on directing and producing Seinfeld
24:24
Tom Cherones on directing Seinfeld
32:08
Tom Cherones on directing Ellen
05:01

Roy Christopher

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Roy Christopher on working with James Komack on shows like Welcome Back, Kotter
02:32
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Growing Pains
03:33
Roy Christopher on doing production design for My Sister Sam
02:42
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Murphy Brown
07:35
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Wings
02:58
Roy Christopher on how he came to do production design for Frasier
02:34
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Frasier
17:12
Roy Christopher on doing production design for NewsRadio and Just Shoot Me
02:19
Roy Christopher on doing production design for Becker, starring Ted Danson
02:33
Roy Christopher on doing production design for sitcoms including Chico and the Man, Welcome Back, Kotter, Frasier, and Murphy Brown
15:49

Ron Clark

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Ron Clark on writing for Hot L Baltimore 
01:47
Ron Clark on writing for Ace Crawford, Private Eye 
02:47
Ron Clark on writing for Silver Spoons
02:33
Ron Clark on writing for Moonlighting
03:34

Alf Clausen

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Alf Clausen on composing for ALF
10:51
Alf Clausen on composing music and recording for The Simpsons (Part 1)
28:11
Alf Clausen on composing and recording for The Simpsons  (Part 2)
31:45
Alf Clausen on composing and recording music for The Simpsons (Part 3)
08:00

Bob Claver

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Bob Claver on associate producing Four Star Playhouse  and directing Ensign O'Toole
01:31
Bob Claver on producing The Farmer's Daughter  starring Inger Stevens
01:52
Bob Claver on producing The Second Hundred Years
00:37
Bob Claver on producing the pilot of Gidget
01:02
Bob Claver on the problems of producing The Girl with Something Extra 
00:53
Bob Claver on producing Occasional Wife
00:59
Bob Claver on producing Here Come the Brides
02:26
Bob Claver on producing and directing The Partridge Family
14:54
Bob Claver on writing and directing The Partridge Family (Part 2)
06:31
Bob Claver on directing All's Fair
01:14
Bob Claver on directing one season of Welcome Back, Kotter
04:38
Bob Claver on directing one season of Mork & Mindy
03:44
Bob Claver on directing Gloria
02:55
Bob Claver on directing Gloria ( Part 2)
01:25
Bob Claver on directing Small Wonder
03:27
Bob Claver on directing The New Leave it to Beaver
01:12
Bob Claver on directing The New Love, American Style
00:52
Bob Claver on directing The Munsters Today  and Automan
00:59
Bob Claver on directing Charles in Charge
00:29

Jack Riley with Emerson College

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Jack Riley on playing "Elliott Carlin" on The Bob Newhart Show
03:42
Jack Riley on playing "Elliott Carlin" on The Bob Newhart Show
02:46
Jack Riley on appearing on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
05:45
Jack Riley on what made his character of "Elliott Carlin" funny on The Bob Newhart Show
01:50

Betty White with Emerson College

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Betty White on playing "Elizabeth" on Life with Elizabeth
07:41
Betty White on playing "Sue Ann Nivens" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
13:58
Betty White on playing "Rose Nylund" on The Golden Girls
06:09

Paul Rodriguez with Emerson College

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Paul Rodriguez on starring on the series a.k.a. Pablo
13:59

Gary Owens with Emerson College

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Gary Owens on the comedic aspect of his career, and on working with Jonathan Winters
02:54
Gary Owens on appearing on McHale's Navy with Tim Conway
04:40

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"
04:56
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
13:45

Tony Roberts with Emerson College

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Tony Roberts on learning comedic technique from Milton Berle, and on farce
07:44
Tony Roberts on the craft of being a straight man, and on his philosophy of comedy
03:59

Janis Paige with Emerson College

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Janis Paige on starring in It's Always Jan
03:00
Janis Paige on guest-starring as "Denise" on All in the Family
03:00
Janis Paige on guest-starring on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Happy Days
00:59

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on the creation of The Daily Show
09:35
Doug Herzog on the evolving standards of Comedy Central, and on South Park and The Daily Show
04:17

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
10:44
Bill Dana on working with Norman Lear on writing the All in the Family episode "Sammy's Visit," featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.
09:18
Bill Dana on Don Adams' "Would you believe?" routine used on both Get Smart and The Bill Dana Show
02:42
Bill Dana on his guest shot on The Golden Girls, where he got his biggest laugh
03:21
Bill Dana on playing "Jose Jimenez" on The Bill Dana Show
28:32
Bill Dana on writing the All in the Family episode "Sammy's Visit" for producer Norman Lear
07:43

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
06:29

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on being hired by Sheldon Leonard to direct two episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
04:38
Hal Cooper on casting Gilligan's Island and directing two episodes
06:54
Hal Cooper on directing I Dream of Jeannie
22:53
Hal Cooper on directing That Girl
09:15
Hal Cooper on directing Mayberry R.F.D.
04:01
Hal Cooper on directing The Courtship of Eddie's Father
09:13
Hal Cooper on directing Maude
12:06
Hal Cooper on directing Maude
29:09
Hal Cooper on directing Maude (continued)
10:07

Barbara Corday

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Barbara Corday on writing for Turnabout, starring Sharon Gless
03:19
Barbara Corday on Murphy Brown
01:48

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on producing and directing The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
06:40
Fred de Cordova on directing December Bride
01:24
Fred de Cordova on directing The Bob Cummings Show
05:45
Fred de Cordova on how he came to produce The Jack Benny Program
00:59
Fred de Cordova on working on The George Gobel Show
04:19
Fred de Cordova on producing The Jack Benny Program
05:03
Fred de Cordova on producing and directing several series for Screen Gems including The Donna Reed ShowThe Farmer's Daughter, and Bewitched
06:28
Fred de Cordova on directing Mr. Adams and Eve and The Doris Day Show
03:48
Fred de Cordova on directing My Three Sons
07:37

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on developing Batman
06:41
Douglas S. Cramer on developing The Love Boat
40:13

David Crane

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David Crane and Marta Kauffman on the success of Friends over 10 years

Richard Crenna

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Richard Crenna on playing "Walter Denton" on Our Miss Brooks
19:07
Richard Crenna on directing The Andy Griffith Show, specifically the classic episode "Opie the Birdman," which featured Ron Howard as "Opie Taylor"
06:54
Richard Crenna on directing Wendy and Me, produced by George Burns and starring Connie Stevens
04:11
Richard Crenna on directing No Time for Sergeants (misidentified here as "No Room for Sergeants"), and on working with producer Bill Orr
02:03
Richard Crenna on producing Make Room for Granddaddy, starring Danny Thomas
09:14
Richard Crenna on directing Turnabout
01:32
Richard Crenna on starring in the short-lived Norman Lear sitcom All's Fair with Bernadette Peters
05:45
Richard Crenna on It Takes Two
07:16

Hume Cronyn

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Hume Cronyn on appearing in the series The Marriage  with wife Jessica Tandy
08:53

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on being a hair stylist for The Dukes of Hazzard
06:22
Judy Crown on styling hair for Designing Women
09:35
Judy Crown on styling hair for Murphy Brown
23:11
Judy Crown on styling hair for Seinfeld
18:44
Judy Crown on doing hair for Seinfeld
06:07
Judy Crown on styling hair for The Riches
03:47
Judy Crown on styling hair for Hannah Montana
03:37

Jane Curtin

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Jane Curtin on being a cast member on Saturday Night Live
34:38
Jane Curtin on playing "Allie Lowell" on Kate & Allie
10:54
Jane Curtin on playing "Dr. Mary Albright" on 3rd Rock From the Sun
07:11

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on co-starring as "Major Roger Healey" in I Dream of Jeannie; on the cast
13:29
Bill Daily on co-starring on The Bob Newhart Show as "Howard Borden"
05:45
Bill Daily on storylines on and the ending of The Bob Newhart Show
10:15

Tony Danza

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Tony Danza on playing "Tony Banta" on Taxi  (Part 1)
24:40
Tony Danza on playing "Tony Banta" on Taxi  (Part 2)
13:18
Tony Danza on playing "Tony Micelli" on Who's the Boss?
17:31

Elias Davis

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show  under producer Carl Reiner
05:23
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing The Monkees  episode "Monkees Race Again"
02:38
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for All in the Family
04:35
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
05:35
Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family  starring Danny Thomas
02:44
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for Frasier
04:57
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for M*A*S*H
36:23

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on the preparations to film I Love Lucy in Hollywood 
04:02
Bob Carroll, Jr. & Madelyn Pugh Davis on thd timelessness of I Love Lucy
01:37

Ann B. Davis

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Ann B. Davis on the longevity of The Brady Bunch's continuing popularity
03:39

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on getting on The Dick Van Dyke Show
05:42
Richard Dawson on getting cast as "Peter Newkirk" on Hogan's Heroes
04:07

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on writing for The Dick Van Dyke Show; on working with Carl Reiner and Sheldon Leonard
08:12
Sam Denoff on learning a lesson from Carl Reiner: "the best comedy comes from reality"
02:43
Sam Denoff on specific episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show
13:54
Sam Denoff on That Girl with Marlo Thomas
26:44

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
08:51
George Spiro Dibie on lighting multicamera, taped program Barney Miller to look like a single camera show
26:02

Walter Dishell

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Walter Dishell on consulting for M*A*S*H
08:19
Walter Dishell on the surgery, triage, medical techniques and medical research on M*A*S*H
14:10
Walter Dishell on working with the creative forces behind M*A*S*H
13:38
Walter Dishell on the cast of M*A*S*H
12:26

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
07:36
Elinor Donahue on production, storylines, and the end of Father Knows Best
28:11
Elinor Donahue on working on The Andy Griffith Show
11:40
Elinor Donahue on her regular role as "Miriam Welby" on The Odd Couple
05:01
Elinor Donahue on her role on Get a Life (and how she didn't know her son was a 30-year-old paperboy)
09:35

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing Get Smart  and Gilligan's Island
04:06
Richard Donner on directing Gilligan's Island
05:14

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
03:25
Charles S. Dubin on directing M*A*S*H
25:43
Charles S. Dubin on directing M*A*S*H
11:20
Charles S. Dubin on directing Jennifer Slept Here, Amanda's, The Four Seasons, Murder, She Wrote, and Hotel
02:47

Patty Duke

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Patty Duke on the origins and premise of The Patty Duke Show
10:25
Patty Duke on acting on The Patty Duke Show
24:07

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
02:59
Hector Elizondo on appearing on All in the Family
05:13
Hector Elizondo on starring in the series Popi
04:51
Hector Elizondo on co-starring on A.k.a Pablo
04:54
Hector Elizondo on directing A.k.a. Pablo
02:58
Hector Elizondo on co-starring with Tim Allen on Last Man Standing
05:12

Harlan Ellison

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Harlan Ellison on writing an episode of The Flying Nun
05:50

Ed Begley, Jr. with Emerson College

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Ed Begley, Jr. on his first acting job, on My Three Sons
01:36
Ed Begley, Jr. on guest-starring on Maude, and on The Steve Allen Show being his favorite show
01:18

Pat Harrington, Jr. with Emerson College

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Pat Harrington, Jr. on playing "Dwayne Schneider" on One Day at a Time
15:35

Ruth Engelhardt

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Ruth Engelhardt on packaging The Danny Thomas Show
03:43
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
05:39
Ruth Engelhardt on the continued popularity of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and on working with Carl Reiner
03:23
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging the first version of The Life of Riley, starring Jackie Gleason
03:44
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging I Married Joan, and on learning the business from Ann Rosenthal
02:21
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging The Andy Griffith Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, and That Girl
06:09
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging Gomer Pyle - USMC, Mayberry R.F.D. and The Bill Dana Show
02:53
Ruth Engelhardt on packaging Murphy Brown, My Sister Sam, and other '80s series
04:23
Ruth Engelhardt on her involvement with The Cosby Show
05:47

Diane English

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Diane English on writing for Foley Square
06:35
Diane English on writing/producing for My Sister Sam
05:55
Diane English on creating Murphy Brown
05:09
Diane English on Murphy Brown
29:55
Diane English on Murphy Brown
29:20
Diane English on Murphy Brown
05:31

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
02:41
Rod Erickson on the sponsorship of I Love Lucy  by Phillip Morris and later by Jello
03:37
Rod Erickson on working on The GoldbergsThe Aldrich Family, and I Married Joan
02:01

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on starring on The Nanette Fabray Show
04:54
Nanette Fabray on appearing on Love, American Style
00:50
Nanette Fabray on appearing as "Mary Richards'" mother on two episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
05:13
Nanette Fabray on her guest appearance as stroke survivor on Maude in the episode "Maude's Reunion"
03:35
Nanette Fabray on her role as "Ann Romano's" mother on One Day at a Time, and on her guest appearances on Coach
07:38

Edie Falco

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Edie Falco on guest-starring on Will & Grace
01:25
Edie Falco on guest-starring on 30 Rock
01:04
Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie
32:49
Edie Falco on Horace and Pete
07:17

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"
20:45
Jamie Farr on a typical production week on M*A*S*H; on the cast and crew
09:42
Jamie Farr on the final episode of M*A*S*H
02:37
Jamie Farr on negotiating a raise on M*A*S*H
04:04

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program on radio and television
22:33
Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program 
21:03
Irving Fein on The Jack Benny Program
25:25
Irving Fein on the end of The Jack Benny Program on television and The Jack Benny Specials
13:51

Barbara Feldon

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Barbara Feldon on the premise and subtext of Get Smart - a satire about the world of political espionage
05:39
Barbara Feldon on the social agenda behind Get Smart, stars, writers, and production of the show
30:25
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
12:50

Mike Fenton

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Mike Fenton on doing casting for The Andy Griffith Show
00:25
Mike Fenton on acting as casting director for The Andy Griffith Show and on working for Andy Griffith
02:36
Mike Fenton on casting Gomer Pyle - U.S.M.C. and I Spy
06:52

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"
01:36

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on playing "Bentley Gregg" on Bachelor Father
01:03
John Forsythe on starring on Bachelor Father
13:19
John Forsythe on starring on The John Forsythe Show
01:02
John Forsythe on The John Forsythe Show
00:54
John Forsythe on appearing on To Rome with Love
04:59

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on the early days of Family Ties
21:25
Michael J. Fox on Family Ties
11:30
Michael J. Fox on Spin City
18:31

Eddie Foy, III

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Eddie Foy III on casting Dennis the Menace  and casting children
03:31
Eddie Foy III on casting Farmer's Daughter 
02:10
Eddie Foy III on casting Gidget
05:31
Eddie Foy III on casting I Dream of Jeannie
04:50
Eddie Foy III on casting I Dream of Jeannie
07:51
Eddie Foy III on casting The Monkees
05:20
Eddie Foy III on casting The Flying Nun
03:52
Eddie Foy III on casting Wackiest Ship in the Army
04:01
Eddie Foy III on going to work for 4D Productions and casting That Girl
06:52
Eddie Foy III on casting That Girl
23:48
Eddie Foy III on casting Julia
05:25
Eddie Foy III on casting My World and Welcome to It
03:54
Eddie Foy III on casting Fish
00:59
Eddie Foy III on casting Soap
03:01
Eddie Foy III on casting The Love Boat
02:34
Eddie Foy III on casting Cheers
01:39

Richard Frank

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Richard Frank on overseeing production of Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley
13:08
Richard Frank on overseeing production of Taxi
08:30
Richard Frank on developing Family Ties
02:56
Richard Frank on developing Cheers
06:49
Richard Frank on developing The Golden Girls
07:59
Richard Frank on developing Ellen
06:00

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
05:03
Ron Friedman on The Lucy Show special "Lucy in London"
01:52
Ron Friedman on writing for the series Funny Face
02:16
Ron Friedman on writing for All in the Family and working with Norman Lear
00:55
Ron Friedman on acting as a troubleshooter for shows, including A Year at the Top, and on writing for Barney Miller
02:23
Ron Friedman on writing for Chico and the Man
06:14

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on the inception of Bewitched at Screen Gems
03:17
Chuck Fries on Screen Gems producing The Flying Nun  starring Sally Field
03:15

William Froug

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William Froug on producing Gilligan's Island
09:55

Pamela Fryman

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Pamela Fryman on directing Friends and Cybill
03:35
Pamela Fryman on directing Frasier
11:13
Pamela Fryman on directing Just Shoot Me
04:03
Pamela Fryman on directing Just Shoot Me and Two and a Half Men
04:30
Pamela Fryman on directing How I Met Your Mother
43:54
Pamela Fryman on the enduring popularity of the sitcom, and on mentors in her career
01:15
Pamela Fryman on directing How I Met Your Mother (Part 2)
14:41
Pamela Fryman on directing the One Day at a Time reboot
07:14

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on developing Not Necessarily the News for HBO
02:31

Lowell Ganz

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Lowell Ganz on writing for The Odd Couple
43:23
Lowell Ganz on writing The Odd Couple
08:19
Lowell Ganz on writing Happy Days
46:12
Lowell Ganz on writing and producing Laverne & Shirley
38:19

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on playing "Irene Lorenzo" on All in the Family
14:58
Betty Garrett on playing "Irene Lorenzo" on All in the Family
06:26
Betty Garrett on playing "Edna Babish" on Laverne & Shirley
14:38
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Love Boat
00:31
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on Murder, She Wrote, and on working with Angela Lansbury
02:40
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Golden Girls
01:04
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on The Good Life
03:10
Betty Garrett on guest-starring on Becker with Ted Danson
02:44

Brad Garrett

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Brad Garrett on his character "Robert Barone" and production on Everybody Loves Raymond
22:18
Brad Garrett on specific episodes, castmates, and his character on Everybody Loves Raymond
27:30
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
10:24

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on directing Your Show of Shows
06:30
Greg Garrison on directing Your Show of Shows
15:31
Greg Garrison on directing Texaco Star Theater, starring Milton Berle
13:37

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on making the transition from radio to television with the Red Buttons Show
02:57

David Gerber

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David Gerber on shepherding That's My Mama  for Columbia Pictures Television
01:42
David Gerber on producing Quark
02:30

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
05:21

Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg on writing for MTM's The Bob Newhart Show
05:05
Gary David Goldberg on becoming story editor and then producer on MTM's The Tony Randall Show
09:25
Gary David Goldberg on the genesis of Family Ties
15:49
Gary David Goldberg on the cast and the atmosphere of the writers' room on Family Ties
28:18
Gary David Goldberg on the cast, themes, and success of Family Ties
24:06
Gary David Goldberg on ending the series and the legacy of Family Ties
03:33
Gary David Goldberg on creating Brooklyn Bridge and trying to recreate his childhood
12:45
Gary David Goldberg on re-teaming with Michael J. Fox for Spin City
07:30
Gary David Goldberg on the cast and guest stars on Spin City
30:43
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
06:28

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on working with Ernie Kovacs on The Ernie Kovacs Show
06:53
Lewis Gomavitz on acting as prop master for Sanford and Son
05:27

Everett Greenbaum

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Everett Greenbaum on writing for Mr. Peepers
05:53
Everett Greenbaum on writing for Mr. Peepers
11:44
Everett Greenbaum on writing for The Andy Griffith Show
10:33
Everett Greenbaum on writing for M*A*S*H
09:19
Everett Greenbaum on writing for M*A*S*H
11:58

Marge Greene

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Marge Greene on writing for and performing on Kovacs on the Corner
18:30
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs getting fired and stopping production on Kovacs on the Corner
06:28
Marge Greene on Ernie Kovacs nailing her in a coffin on Kovacs on the Corner and Kovacs' apology
07:39
Marge Greene on working with Fred Bennett on the sitcom Marge and Fred, which later became Marge and Jeff
08:28
Marge Greene on ad-libbing and starring in Marge and Jeff for DuMont
11:37
Marge Greene on joining the staff of Candid Camera
03:39
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
26:07

Andy Griffith

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Andy Griffith on The Andy Griffith Show (Part 1)
18:57
Andy Griffith on The Andy Griffith Show (Part 2)
14:33

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on starring in Benson
16:02
Robert Guillaume on the concept of Benson; his contract dispute; his approach to playing the character; the end of the series
16:35
Robert Guillaume on co-starring in Sports Night
07:53

Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman on the premise of I Dream of Jeannie
01:06

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm on doing improv on Web Therapy and working with Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow
01:36
Jon Hamm on how he got asked to come on 30 Rock; on working with Tina Fey
01:12
Jon Hamm on working with his former student Ellie Kemper on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
00:56

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on writing spec scripts for The Andy Griffith Show
01:07

Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper on playing "Rhoda Morgenstern" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
28:23
Valerie Harper on Rhoda
13:03

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on playing "Mr. Phillips" on The Bill Dana Show
10:47
Jonathan Harris on guest-starring on Sanford and Son, and on his friendship with Redd Foxx
03:29

Patricia Heaton

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Patricia Heaton on Room for Two with Linda Lavin
03:58
Patricia Heaton on her role as "Debra Barone" on Everybody Loves Raymond
21:38
Patricia Heaton on working on Everybody Loves Raymond - on the cast, writers, directors, work week, specific episodes, and series finale
28:40
Patricia Heaton on winning Emmys for and the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond as a classic comedy; on working with Ray Romano
07:19

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on how she got cast as "Carol Brady" on The Brady Bunch
03:24
Florence Henderson on production and the cast and creator of The Brady Bunch
28:40
Florence Henderson on working with the kids, memorable episodes, and the end of The Brady Bunch
22:10
Florence Henderson on her co-stars, the spin-offs and reunion specials of The Brady Bunch
24:30

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi
35:25
Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi (Part 2)
38:05
Marilu Henner on playing "Elaine Nardo" on Taxi (Part 3)
05:03
Marilu Henner on co-starring on Evening Shade 
16:14

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on writing for the radio and television versions of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
19:43
Paul Henning on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show moving to film to lessen the load on Gracie Allen
03:51
Paul Henning on producing and creating The Dennis Day Show
06:26
Paul Henning on creating and casting The Beverly Hillbillies
22:43
Paul Henning on the origins of Petticoat Junction
01:59
Producer Paul Henning on production of and promotions for The Beverly Hillbillies
26:50
Paul Henning on the premise of and casting on Petticoat Junction
12:00
Paul Henning on creating and casting Green Acres
05:48

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"
02:51

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
07:22
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
09:40
Winifred Hervey on writing for Mork & Mindy; on whether Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters stayed on script
04:12
Winifred Hervey on becoming story editor for The New Odd Couple; on problems with the show and the rotating producers
04:22
Winifred Hervey on writing for Benson; on learning about post-production and learning from the show's producers
08:36
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
16:59
Winifred Hervey on writing for The Golden Girls; on censorship on the show and writing for each of the characters
23:14
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
14:57
Winifred Hervey on dealing with heavy issues on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the hip-hop culture represented on the show
13:34
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
22:02

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on directing the pilot of I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
02:05
Arthur Hiller on directing The Addams Family
08:10

Leslie Hoffman

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Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for Love Boat
14:45
Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for M*A*S*H
01:03
Leslie Hoffman on performing stunts for M*A*S*H  and the atmosphere on set
02:40
Leslie Hoffman on doing stunts for Private Benjamin 
00:28

Hal Holbrook

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Hal Holbrook on playing "Reese Watson" on Designing Women, with his wife Dixie Carter
11:43
Hal Holbrook on playing "Evan Evans" on Evening Shade, starring Burt Reynolds
06:54

Monica Horan

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach
00:29
Monica Horan on Phil Rosenthal working on Baby Talk
00:30
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color
01:27
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In the House
01:11
Monica Horan on the beginnings of and working on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond
10:37
Monica Horan on working with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05
Monica Horan on key episodes featuring her character "Amy" on Everybody Loves Raymond
09:46

Silvio Horta

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Silvio Horta on writing and showrunning Ugly Betty (Part 1)
17:11
Silvio Horta on writing and being showrunner on Ugly Betty (Part 2)
55:04
Silvio Horta on writing and showrunning Ugly Betty  (Part 3)
08:43

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
02:59
Ron Howard on how The Andy Griffith Show episode "Opie the Birdman" took a dramatic risk for a sitcom of its era
01:56
Ron Howard on comparing the approach to comedy on The Andy Griffith Show to that of Happy Days
01:23

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on Sports Night
19:53
Felicity Huffman on her guest arc on Frasier
06:00
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on Macy's guest appearance on Sports Night
01:07

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on That Was the Week that Was
01:40

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for The Beverly Hillbillies
23:34
Frank Inn on "Little Ricky's" dog on I Love Lucy, and on working with Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
07:49
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for The Andy Griffith Show
06:03
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer on Green Acres
10:23
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for Petticoat Junction
05:18

David Isaacs

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David Isaacs on consulting on George & Leo, starring Judd Hirsch and Bob Newhart
03:02
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for M*A*S*H
26:25
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on co-producing After MASH
03:06
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 1)
16:03
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 2)
13:25
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Frasier
17:35
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on assembling writers' rooms for Almost Perfect and Mary
05:09

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on writing for Bachelor Father
08:29
Seaman Jacobs on working with producers Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard on The Real McCoys
03:21
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Oh! Those Bells
01:36
Seaman Jacobs on writing the pilot for The Addams Family
08:34
Seaman Jacobs on writing for No Time for Sergeants, and on Nat Hiken
02:41
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Family Affair, and on the craft of writing for sitcoms
04:30
Seaman Jacobs on writing for F Troop
02:51
Seaman Jacobs on creating the characters for F Troop
09:13
Seaman Jacobs on writing for The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy
10:51
Seaman Jacobs on writing for The Jeffersons
03:54
Seaman Jacobs on writing for Maude
02:49

Alan Jaggs

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Alan Jaggs on moving into editing for television and editing The Andy Griffith Show
02:59
Alan Jaggs on editing The Andy Griffith Show
01:23
Alan Jaggs on editing The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:18
Alan Jaggs on editing Get Smart
01:50

Al Jean

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Al Jean on writing for and becoming a showrunner on The Simpsons
01:56
Al Jean on writing and being showrunner on The Simpsons
58:59
Al Jean on writing and being showrunner on The Simpsons
13:10
Al Jean on creating and writing The Critic
10:40

Joseph Jennings

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Joseph Jennings on helping with art direction for Gilligan's Island
01:39

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
02:36
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)
04:30
Geri Jewell on navigating her way personally and professionally while appearing on The Facts of Life
14:53
Geri Jewell on her relationship with her fellow castmates on The Facts of Life, particularly Lisa Welchel
01:28
Geri Jewell on the end of her run on The Facts of Life
06:32
Geri Jewell on the impact of her role on The Facts of Life and appearing on Norman Lear's special I Love Liberty
06:18

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
08:49
Russell Johnson on co-starring on Gilligan's Island
11:12

Shirley Jones

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Shirley Jones on playing "Shirley Partridge" on The Partridge Family
21:23
Shirley Jones on The Partridge Family
19:26

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones on working as musical director on The New Bill Cosby Show
05:36

Hal Kanter

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Hal Kanter on why Julia had no laugh track
02:14

Asaad Kelada

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Asaad Kelada on apprenticing on the show Rhoda
06:08
Asaad Kelada on directing his first episode "Rhoda Goes to Paris" on the show Rhoda
04:43
Asaad Kelada on his experience working on the show Phyllis
05:55
Asaad Kelada on his experience working on The Tony Randall Show
02:18
Asaad Kelada on his memories working as a director while working on The Tony Randall Show
04:24
Asaad Kelada on directing WKRP in Cincinnati
04:43
Asaad Kelada on directing The Last Resort
07:00
Asaad Kelada on directing The Facts of Life
28:58
Asaad Kelada on directing the pilot for Family Ties
12:24
Asaad Kelada on his time directing Who's the Boss?
16:28
Asaad Kelada on directing The Hogan Family (aka Valerie)
02:37
Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of Day By Day featuring The Brady Bunch
01:55
Asaad Kelada on directing Sister, Sister
01:34
Asaad Kelada on directing Dharma & Greg
04:17
Asaad Kelada on directing two episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:38
Asaad Kelada on directing Karen's Song
03:11
Asaad Kelada on directing George
03:17
Asaad Kelada on directing episodes of Two and a Half Men
04:00
Asaad Kelada on directing an episode of The Office
02:51

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on co-creating Doogie Howser, M.D.
05:48
David E. Kelley on having a strong point of view on issues on Boston Legal; on why the show ended
06:31
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
15:59

Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp on writing for Taxi
34:29
Barry Kemp on writing and producing Newhart
07:25
Barry Kemp on creating and writing Newhart
59:03
Barry Kemp on creating and writing Coach
34:15

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on directing All in the Family
10:26
H. Wesley Kenney on directing All in the Family
08:34

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
05:42

Michael Patrick King

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Michael Patrick King on the premise and final year of Murphy Brown
01:56
Michael Patrick King on becoming Executive Producer and writing for Sex and the City
22:14
Michael Patrick King on writing for Will & Grace
Michael Patrick King on Sex and the City
46:16

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on writing The Marriage  for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy
13:06

Eartha Kitt

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Eartha Kitt on playing "Catwoman" on Batman
09:15

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on starring with Tony Randall in the TV version of The Odd Couple
17:33
On his favorite episode of The Odd Couple: "Password," and on The Odd Couple's poor ratings
03:49

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on how The Andy Griffith Show developed into a character-driven (rather than joke-driven) sitcom 
01:20

Arnie Kogen

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Arnie Kogen on writing for Candid Camera
03:52
Arnie Kogen on writing for Love, American Style
02:20
Arnie Kogen on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Mary
04:20
Arnie Kogen on writing for The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart
12:36
Arnie Kogen on writing for Empty Nest
05:37
Arnie Kogen on writing for various shows in the '90s including The Sinbad Show and The Gary Owens All-Nonsense News Network
03:48
Arnie Kogen on writing for Ace Crawford, Private Eye starring Tom Conway, and for All-American Girl
02:21

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell meeting Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, and being cast on The Jack Benny Program
04:45
Bernie Kopell on doing accents, and on using them on My Favorite Martian, The Flying Nun, and The Doris Day Show
08:06
Bernie Kopell on being fired from The Danny Kaye Show, what he learned from it, and on encountering Kaye later in his career
05:53
Bernie Kopell on playing "Siegfried" on Get Smart
40:52
Bernie Kopell on appearing in The Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour
01:50
Bernie Kopell on playing "Jerry Bauman" on That Girl
13:48
Bernie Kopell on appearing on Bewitched, directed by William Asher and starring Elizabeth Montgomery
08:35
Bernie Kopell on playing "Doc" on The Love Boat
57:14
Bernie Kopell on guest-starring on Arrested Development
01:17

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"
02:46

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on playing "Jackie Erwin" on The Stu Erwin Show aka Trouble With Father
11:14
Sheila Kuehl on playing "Zelda Gilroy" on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
18:01
Sheila Kuehl on playing "Zelda Gilroy" on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis  (Part 2) 
32:09

Irma Kusely

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Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for Our Miss Brooks
02:02
Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for The Danny Thomas Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:57
Irma Kusely on being hairstylist for December Bride
01:05
Irma Kusely on working with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy  (Part 1)
20:26
Irma Kusely on doing hair for I Love Lucy (Part 2)
11:45
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
04:16
Irma Kusely on doing hair for The Lucy Show  
08:47
Irma Kusely on doing hair for Lucy Calls the President
00:55
Irma Kusely on doing hair for Lucille Ball's final show Life With Lucy
01:38

Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on apprenticing as an editor on Hogan's Heroes and various other projects
11:46

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on programming All in the Family on CBS
01:59

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on executive producing Executive Suite
02:06

Glen A. Larson

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Glen A. Larson on creating B.J. and the Bear
05:34
Glen A. Larson on creating Lobo
02:38

Louise Lasser

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Louise Lasser on starring as "Mary Hartman" on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
21:42
Louise Lasser on appearing on The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
01:37
Louise Lasser on playing the title character on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
47:35
Louise Lasser on the real-life incident that inspired the dollhouse episode of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
07:20
Louise Lasser on appearing on Taxi and Girls
03:08

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
01:23

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on his parents being similar to "Archie" and "Edith" on All in the Family
00:50
Norman Lear on creating, writing, and producing All in the Family
16:24
Norman Lear on creating, producing and writing All in the Family
29:00
Norman Lear on creating and producing All in the Family
12:06
Norman Lear on creating and producing Sanford & Son
06:22
Norman Lear on creating and producing Maude
04:49
Norman Lear on creating and producing The Jeffersons
04:36
Norman Lear on creating and producing Good Times
03:15
Norman Lear on creating and producing One Day at a Time
03:04
Norman Lear on creating and producing Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
08:48

David Lee

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David Lee on writing for The Jeffersons
29:49
David Lee on writing for Cheers
14:28
David Lee on writing and producing Cheers
42:35
David Lee on creating and writing Wings
16:42
David Lee on creating and producing Frasier
51:18
David Lee on creating the series Encore! Encore!
05:40
David Lee on production on Frasier
26:35

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
00:40

Ken Levine

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Ken Levine on directing Wings
03:47
Ken Levine on directing Frasier  
01:55
Ken Levine on directing Becker, Everybody Loves Raymond, LateLine,  and Instant Mom
01:48
Ken Levine on directing Dharma & Greg
02:35
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for M*A*S*H
26:25
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on co-producing After MASH
03:06
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers  (Part 1)
16:03
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Cheers (Part 2)
13:25
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on writing for Frasier
17:35
Ken Levine and David Isaacs on assembling writers' rooms for Almost Perfect  and Mary
05:09

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on writing for The Tim Conway Show with Craig T. Nelson
01:42
Barry Levinson on writing for The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
04:18

Steve Levitan

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Steve Levitan on the writers' room at Wings and almost not getting asked back for season two
03:58
Steve Levitan on developing the premise of, casting, and running Just Shoot Me !  
22:40
Steve Levitan on co-creating and casting Modern Family
40:25
Steve Levitan on winning multiple Emmys for Modern Family and on then-upcoming storylines on the show
06:15

Al Lewis

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Al Lewis on playing "Officer Leo Schnauser" on Car 54, Where Are You?
20:51
Al Lewis on playing "Officer Leo Schnauser" on Car 54, Where Are You? (Part 2)
04:36
Al Lewis on playing "Grandpa" on The Munsters
17:19

Judith Light

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Judith Light on playing "Angela Bower" on Who's The Boss?  (Part 1)
18:45
Judith Light on playing "Angela Bower" on Who's the Boss? (Part 2)
28:54
Judith Light on starring in the series The Stones
03:28
Judith Light on playing "Claire Meade" on Ugly Betty
09:35
Judith Light on playing "Shelly Pfefferman" on Transparent 
14:57

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller (Part 1) 
12:30
Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller (Part 2)
59:09
Hal Linden on playing "Barney Miller" on Barney Miller  (Part 3) 
32:16

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on hosting People Are Funny
10:01

Warren Littlefield

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Warren Littlefield on Cheers
17:22
Warren Littlefield on Family Ties
05:47
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
05:47
Warren Littlefield on The Cosby Show
07:07
Warren Littlefield on the development and success of Frasier
05:43
Warren Littlefield on Seinfeld 
09:52
Warren Littlefield on Friends
05:59

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
07:24
Barry Livingston on getting cast as "Ernie Thompson Douglas" on My Three Sons
21:47
Barry Livingston on working with the cast, favorite episodes, and the end of My Three Sons
38:26

Jay Livingston

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Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on writing the theme song for Mister Ed
05:07

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

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
05:21
John J. Lloyd on designing for The Munsters
03:01

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on writing for My Two Dads, originally called Who's Dad?
06:34
Chuck Lorre on writing for the then-number-one show in comedy, Roseanne
05:30
Chuck Lorre on creating Cybill starring Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski
05:39
Chuck Lorre on the back-story to creating Grace Under Fire, starring Brett Butler; on the premise
13:11
Chuck Lorre on co-creating Dharma & Greg with Dottie Zicklin
05:17
Chuck Lorre on creating and producing Two and a Half Men
16:18
Chuck Lorre on casting Two and a Half Men
22:56
Chuck Lorre on co-creating the Big Bang Theory; on casting the show
13:07
Chuck Lorre on creating Mike and Molly; on casting Melissa McCarthy
05:08

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
04:45
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on shooting her first four episodes of Seinfeld; on the tone of the show and clicking with the cast
02:51
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld
33:11
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on playing "Selina Meyer" on Veep
20:19
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on starring in The New Adventures of Old Christine
09:46
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on playing "Selina Meyer" on Veep
24:40

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager for Saturday Night Live
12:08

Will Mackenzie

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Will Mackenzie on working with Carol Kane and Andy Kaufman on Taxi
02:22
Will Mackenzie on directing Gimme A Break!, starring Nell Carter
04:16
Will Mackenzie on directing the pilot for Too Close for Comfort, starring Ted Knight
05:05
Will Mackenzie on directing Family Ties
31:05
Will Mackenzie on directing Caroline in the City
03:00
Will Mackenzie on directing Everybody Loves Raymond
13:39
Will Mackenzie on moving to New York City to work with Christine Baranski on the series Welcome to New York
01:40
Will Mackenzie on directing the Family Ties episode "Birthday Boy"
02:11
Will Mackenzie on directing Dharma & Greg
02:29
Will Mackenzie on directing Reba
13:39
Will Mackenzie on directing Scrubs, starring Zach Braff, and on winning an Emmy Award for his work on that show
06:48

William H. Macy

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William H. Macy on working with showrunner John Wells on Shameless
03:05
William H. Macy on Shameless
26:13

Anita Mann

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Anita Mann on appearing on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and on her acting career
06:32
Anita Mann on appearing on The Monkees, and on dancing with Davy Jones
03:09
Anita Mann on working as assistant choreographer on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy with Lucille Ball
11:56

Ann Marcus

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Ann Marcus on writing for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
13:57
Ann Marcus on writing for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
24:05

Rose Marie

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on co-starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show
27:27

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on seeing TV comedy and thinking: "I could do that"
01:18
Garry Marshall on joke writers being trained to do story for sitcoms in the 1950s
01:57
Garry Marshall on the writing process for The Dick Van Dyke Show
02:25
Garry Marshall on the differences between the fictional writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show and the actual ones
01:27
Garry Marshall on realizing the increased importance of casting while producing The Odd Couple
02:25
Garry Marshall on Happy Days' dual appeal to children and adults
01:13
Garry Marshall on negotiating with ABC so Fonzie could wear a leather jacket on Happy Days
02:19
Garry Marshall on the family focus of Happy Days
00:39
Producer Garry Marshall on the success of Mork & Mindy
02:19

Penny Marshall

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Penny Marshall on playing "Myrna Turner" on The Odd Couple
07:13
Penny Marshall on playing "Laverne DeFazio" on Laverne & Shirley
17:57
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
57:18
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 2)
19:51

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on performing as "Harry Connors" on The Lucy Show
05:40
Dick Martin on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
29:02
Dick Martin on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
04:57
Dick Martin on directing Newhart
14:37

Leslie H. Martinson

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Leslie H. Martinson on directing The Mickey Rooney Show
06:55
Leslie H. Martinson on almost directing The Honeymooners
05:34
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Topper
04:33
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Batman
02:36
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Batman  (Part 2)
07:54
Leslie H. Martinson on directing The Brady Bunch  and Gilligan's Island
03:29
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Love, American Style
04:09
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Eight Is Enough
01:54
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Diff'rent Strokes  and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
06:36
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Harper Valley PTA
00:24
Leslie H. Martinson on directing Small Wonder
01:53

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
02:16
Jerry Mathers on the casting process for Leave It To Beaver
04:32
Jerry Mathers on Leave It To Beaver
28:28
Jerry Mathers on themes, characters, and acting on Leave It To Beaver
29:12
Jerry Mathers on the setting and specific episodes of Leave it to Beaver
28:13
Jerry Mathers on specific episodes, the end, and revival of of Leave it to Beaver
09:50
Jerry Mathers on his thoughts about the 50th anniversary and recording interviews with the cast of Leave It To Beaver
04:54

Bob May

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Bob May on playing "Robot" on Lost in Space
29:21
Bob May on specific episodes of Lost in Space; on learning the show would end
08:25

Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Saturday Night Live (Part One)
11:41
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Saturday Night Live  (Part 2)
48:39
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing 30 Rock
30:13
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Modern Family
09:42

Jayne Meadows

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Jayne Meadows on her sister Audrey Meadows as "Alice Kramden" on The Honeymooners
05:39
Jayne Meadows on appearing on her husband's show, The Steve Allen Comedy Hour
04:21
Jayne Meadows on guest-starring on an episode of Here's Lucy
02:59

Anne Meara

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Anne Meara on her recurring character on Sex and the City
03:48

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on how he came to work for M*A*S*H
02:38
Burt Metcalfe on casting M*A*S*H
18:29
Burt Metcalfe on the pilot for M*A*S*H
04:12
Burt Metcalfe on the research that was done to prepare for M*A*S*H
10:06
Burt Metcalfe on the dramatic elements, relation to Vietnam, and laugh track on M*A*S*H
09:10
Burt Metcalfe on characters and cast defections on M*A*S*H
29:09
Producer Burt Metcalfe on the most effective line in M*A*S*H: "The Interview"
03:01
Burt Metcalfe on the death of "Col Henry Blake" on M*A*S*H
04:39
Burt Metcalfe on directing the M*A*S*H episode "A War For All Seasons"
03:35
Burt Metcalfe on directing and co-writing the M*A*S*H episode "The Party"
04:45
Burt Metcalfe on the M*A*S*H  finale "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
09:54
Burt Metcalfe on the reception of and watching the M*A*S*H finale "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
03:49
Burt Metcalfe on executive producing After MASH; on the genesis and cancellation of After MASH
04:17

Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy on writing the theme song for The Addams Family and directing the main title
02:24
Vic Mizzy on working with the cast, scoring and writing the theme song to The Addams Family
23:50
Vic Mizzy on scoring and writing the theme song to Green Acres
04:53
Vic Mizzy on composing for Green Acres
08:46
Vic Mizzy on composing for Pruitts of Southampton
04:11

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the sitcom genre
03:21

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
04:55

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore on the sensibilities of The Dick Van Dyke Show
02:30
Mary Tyler Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show's failure in audience testing
04:07

Harry Morgan

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Harry Morgan on co-starring on Pete and Gladys
08:42
Harry Morgan on joining M*A*S*H; on his character
14:19
Harry Morgan on his co-stars on M*A*S*H; on the characters and the comedy of the series
28:44
Actor Harry Morgan on co-stars and specific episodes of M*A*S*H
21:16

Garrett Morris

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Garrett Morris on working as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live
29:00
Garrett Morris on Kat Dennings' character on 2 Broke Girls
00:48

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on being cast as "Ernest T. Bass" on The Andy Griffith Show
05:00
Howard Morris on guest-starring as "Mr. Holdecker" on The Dick Van Dyke Show for the episode "The Masterpiece"
00:48
Howard Morris on directing The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle - USMC
00:57
Howard Morris on guest-starring on The Lucy Show with Lucille Ball
01:30
Howard Morris on directing the pilot for Get Smart, The Patty Duke Show, and Get Smart
05:57
Howard Morris on producing The Corner Bar with Alan King
01:13
Howard Morris on directing Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, and The Beatrice Arthur Special
00:38

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on working on The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason
03:36
Robert Mott on working on The Jack Benny Program
01:46
Robert Mott on working on The Ernie Kovacs Show
05:24
Robert Mott on working on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
01:35

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on writing for Good Times
25:48
Michael Moye on writing for and favorite episodes of The Jeffersons
16:31
Michael Moye on co-creating Married...With Children
06:17
Michael Moye on creating It's Your Move with Ron Leavitt and not liking shows that imitated The Cosby Show
11:53
Michael Moye on co-creating 227; on working with Marla Gibbs and Jackee Harry
09:58
Michael Moye on the premise of Silver Spoons; on selling the pilot and casting the show
09:50
Michael Moye on casting, the pilot, initial testing, network notes, and audience reaction to Married...With Children
29:22
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
14:01
Michael Moye on typical production on and casting Married...With Children
14:52
Michael Moye on casting, network problems, leaving Married...With Children, and the legacy of the show
47:20

Thad Mumford

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Thad Mumford on writing for Good Times, Maude, and various other Norman Lear shows
06:36
Thad Mumford on writing for Maude
02:11
Thad Mumford on acting as supervising producer on ALF
03:17
Thad Mumford on writing for A Different World
04:58
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford on writing for That's My Mama
02:14
Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford on writing for M*A*S*H
07:54

Frank Nastasi

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Frank Nastasi on writing for and performing on Soupy's On
05:52

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Mary Kay and Johnny and Lights Out
04:06
Alan Neuman on directing Letters to Laugh-In
02:24

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
01:30
Horace Newcomb on M*A*S*H
01:20
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
07:46
Horace Newcomb on Seinfeld
01:51

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on the genesis, casting and production of The Bob Newhart Show
27:16
Bob Newhart on specific episodes of The Bob Newhart Show
13:43
Bob Newhart on the genesis and cast of Newhart
13:59
Bob Newhart on the cast, memorable storylines and episodes, and the crew of Newhart
15:17
Bob Newhart on his fourth television series, George & Leo, with Judd Hirsch
10:54
Bob Newhart on the creation and cast of his short-lived series Bob
08:49

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on being a cast member of Saturday Night Live  (Part 1)
33:24
Laraine Newman on being a cast member of Saturday Night Live  (Part 2)
35:46

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
02:29
Carroll O'Connor on how All in the Family reached beyond doing a comedy show for laughs
01:15

Ed O'Neill

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Ed O'Neill on getting cast in Married... with Children; on his character, "Al Bundy"
20:56
Ed O'Neill on a typical work week, the cast, and the legacy of Married...With Children
28:47
Ed O'Neill on getting cast on Modern Family, working with the cast, and the characters' relationships
39:16

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on "Must See TV"
03:43
Executive Don Ohlmeyer on NBC's hit show Seinfeld
05:24

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
01:22
Bernie Orenstein on writing Hey Landlord! with Saul Turteltaub and the contributions of Garry Marshall
00:53
Bernie Orenstein on producing That Girl with Saul Turteltaub
17:22
Bernie Orenstein on producing The New Dick Van Dyke Show with Saul Turteltaub
04:40
Bernie Orenstein on writing for The Monkees
02:51
Bernie Orenstein on producing Sanford and Son with Saul Turteltaub
16:38
Bernie Orenstein on creating What's Happening!! with Saul Turteltaub
10:05
Bernie Orenstein on creating E/R
02:10
Bernie Orenstein on producing Foley Square with Saul Turteltaub, which was created by Diane English
01:22
Bernie Orenstein on producing Kate & Allie
05:02
Bernie Orenstein on consulting on Cosby
03:27
Bernie Orenstein on Cosby being the last American television show he worked on
01:11
Bernie Orenstein on other shows he and Saul Turteltaub created: Condo, This Week in Nemtin, A Touch of Grace, and The Super Comedy Bowl
03:11

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on co-creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Part 1)
02:35
Gail Parent on co-creating Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
04:21
Gail Parent on writing for The Golden Girls
29:34
Gail Parent on writing for Tracey Takes On...
15:26

Fess Parker

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Fess Parker on appearing on My Little Margie with Gale Storm
02:53
Fess Parker on starring in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
02:12
Fess Parker and starring in and producing Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and on discussing his role with Jimmy Stewart
07:35

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on how appearing on Mama prepared him for his role on Eight is Enough
01:13
Dick Van Patten on the differences between the shows The Goldbergs and Mama
01:58
Dick Van Patten on appearing as a villain on The Love Boat
00:26
Dick Van Patten on working on The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:00
Dick Van Patten on working on the show Arnie
01:36

Timothy Van Patten

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Timothy Van Patten on his work on Sex and The City
12:22

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
05:18

Pam Polifroni

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Pam Polifroni on working with Sherwood Schwartz on Gilligan's Island and It's About Time
02:44
Pam Polifroni on casting the third pilot for All in the Family, and on working with Norman Lear
10:51
Pam Polifroni on casting Eight is Enough
04:22
Pam Polifroni on casting The Love Boat and Hotel for Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer
02:48

David Pollock

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Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The New Dick Van Dyke Show under producer Carl Reiner
05:23
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing The Monkees episode "Monkees Race Again"
02:38
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for All in the Family
04:35
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
05:35
Elias Davis and David Pollock on creating the show One Big Family starring Danny Thomas
02:44
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for Frasier
04:57
Elias Davis and David Pollock on writing for M*A*S*H
36:23

Tom Poston

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Tom Poston on his recurring role on The Bob Newhart Show
03:16
Tom Poston on playing Franklin Delano Bickley on Mork & Mindy
06:39
Tom Poston on playing "George Utley" on Newhart
12:45

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on working on sound in the postproduction of I Love Lucy
02:40
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Hogan's Heroes
02:19
Carroll Pratt on working with Lucille Ball during his career, including The Lucy Show
02:19
Carroll Pratt on providing laugh track for Green Acres, Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillies, My Three Sons, and I Dream of Jeannie
04:26
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
05:50
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
05:14
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
03:35
Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Barney Miller, The Love Boat, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, Taxi, and Benson
05:29
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
02:08
Carroll Pratt on the most common plot lines for situation comedies
03:43

Charlotte Rae

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Charlotte Rae on guest-starring on The Phil Silvers Show
02:50
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
03:00
Charlotte Rae on guest-starring on All in the Family, and on working with Jean Stapleton on the show
02:44
Charlotte Rae on becoming a regular on Norman Lear's Hot L Baltimore, and declining a role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
06:21
Charlotte Rae on playing "Mrs. Garrett" on Diff'rent Strokes
11:33
Charlotte Rae on playing "Edna Garrett" on The Facts of Life
28:09

Joyce Randolph

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Joyce Randolph on The Honeymooners
12:07
Joyce Randolph on the "Classic 39" episodes of The Honeymooners
15:19

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
01:09

Keith Raywood

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Keith Raywood on production designing 30 Rock
18:29

Marian Rees

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Marian Rees on working on All in the Family  (Part 1)
16:50
Marian Rees on working on All in the Family  (Part 2)
04:54
Marian Rees on working on Sanford and Son
09:55

Della Reese

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Della Reese on her guest-appearance on The Love Boat with Carol Channing and Ethel Merman
01:43
Della Reese on guest-starring on The A-Team, Crazy Like a Fox, 227, Night Court, and MacGyver
03:52

Carl Reiner

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Carl Reiner on The Dick Van Dyke Show
22:50

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on directing My Three Sons  (Part 1)
05:49
Gene Reynolds on directing My Three Sons  (Part 2)
14:53
Gene Reynolds on directing Hogan's Heroes
08:20
Gene Reynolds on directing Ghost and Mrs. Muir
04:52
Gene Reynolds on directing Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Part 2) (Part 1)
06:05
Gene Reynolds on directing Room 222
16:30
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H  (Part 1)
03:22
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 2)
28:07
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 3)
28:50
Gene Reynolds on producing M*A*S*H (Part 4)
17:03

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on writing for Private Secretary starring Ann Southern
07:16
Larry Rhine on writing for The Gale Storm Show aka Oh Susanna
06:23
Larry Rhine on writing for The Gale Storm Show aka Oh Susanna
02:36
Larry Rhine on how he came to write for All in the Family
02:18
Larry Rhine on the Hollywood Blacklist having writing partners, and on writing for Here's Lucy
05:34
Larry Rhine on writing for The Red Skelton Show
09:44
Larry Rhine on writing for the Bob Hope Specials
06:11
Larry Rhine on writing for Here's Lucy
02:59
Larry Rhine on writing episodes of The Brady Bunch
05:18
Larry Rhine on writing The Odd Couple
01:28
Larry Rhine on writing All in the Family
12:41
Larry Rhine on writing for All in the Family
29:41
Larry Rhine on writing for All in the Family
22:17

John Rich

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Director John Rich on the creation of the classic "ottoman" opening of The Dick Van Dyke Show
01:55
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
13:08
John Rich on directing All in the Family
15:33
John Rich on All in the Family
28:45
Director John Rich on All in the Family
13:16
John Rich on directing the pilot of Newhart
05:35

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on his involvement with The Dick Van Dyke Show
09:26

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on how she came to do costumes for Norman Lear's All in the Family
06:04
Rita Riggs on costuming for Maude
09:05
Rita Riggs on designing costumes for Sanford & Son, and on the challenges of designing for Redd Foxx as "Fred Sanford"
09:27
Rita Riggs on costuming for One Day at a Time
01:00
Rita Riggs on costuming One Day at a Time
08:11
Rita Riggs on costuming the cast of The Jeffersons
12:15
Rita Riggs on costuming Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman starring Louise Lasser
05:28
Rita Riggs on costuming for Hot L Baltimore
01:17
Rita Riggs on costuming for All's Fair
01:13
Rita Riggs on costuming for The Nancy Walker Show
01:30
Rita Riggs on costuming He's the Mayor
01:22
Rita Riggs on costuming Bagdad Café and Broadway Bound
02:28

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
02:44
Doris Roberts on appearing on All in the Family
00:53
Doris Roberts on playing "Dorelda Doremus" on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
01:02
Doris Roberts on playing "Flo Flotsky" on Soap
01:23
Doris Roberts on appearing on Barney Miller
00:24
Doris Roberts on Angie
08:02
Doris Roberts on her appearance on Dream On
01:01
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 1)
11:58
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 2)
28:38
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 3)
14:48
Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond (Part 4)
03:55

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on selling the Hogan's Heroes pilot to CBS
00:59
Meta Rosenberg on producing Hogan 's Heroes
03:37
Meta Rosenberg on developing the series Julia starring Diahann Carroll
03:57

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on television comedy
02:50

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal on being a staff writer on the show on A Family for Joe with Robert Mitchum
04:21
Phil Rosenthal on writing for Coach; on the premise of the show
07:31
Phil Rosenthal on working for Alan Kirschenbaum and Ed. Weinberger on Baby Talk
06:55
Phil Rosenthal on writing a sitcom for Peter O'Toole and NBC not wanting it because O'Toole was too old
05:45
Phil Rosenthal on being asked to create a show for Ray Romano and formulating the ideas for Everybody Loves Raymond; on the pilot episode
29:26
Phil Rosenthal on the characters in Everybody Loves Raymond
29:16
Phil Rosenthal on the Everybody Loves Raymond characters
26:29
Phil Rosenthal on his wife's role on Everybody Loves Raymond, the writer's room, the show's audience, and specific episodes
26:56
Phil Rosenthal on specific episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond; on syndicating the show
11:34
Phil Rosenthal on the series finale of Everybody Loves Raymond
13:26

Mark Rothman

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Mark Rothman on writing for The Odd Couple
34:16
Mark Rothman on writing for The Odd Couple (Part 2)
13:32
Mark Rothman on writing for Happy Days
45:39
Mark Rothman on writing for Laverne and Shirley
42:32

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
02:07

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on working as assistant cameraman on Batman  
07:10

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
02:10
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
01:30
Jay Sandrich on the importance of a studio audience when filming a comedy series
01:17
Jay Sandrich on how Bill Cosby got the laughs on the first taping of The Cosby Show
01:22
Jay Sandrich on taking a serious topic and turning it into a funny scene on The Cosby Show
03:38
Jay Sandrich on how humor on television has changed
01:21
Jay Sandrich on what good comedy can do for us socially
01:37
Jay Sandrich on I Love Lucy
08:55
Jay Sandrich on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
19:29
Jay Sandrich on directing the final episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
02:15
Jay Sandrich on Soap
13:25

Isabel Sanford

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Isabel Sanford on appearing as Louise Jefferson on All in the Family
18:16
Isabel Sanford on appearing as Louise Jefferson on The Jeffersons
10:52
Isabel Sanford on playing "Louise Jefferson" on The Jeffersons
15:30

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
08:12
William Schallert on how he got the role for The Patty Duke Show; on the premise and theme song of the show
06:37
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
08:22

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
19:45
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and memorable episodes they wrote
28:13
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
08:26
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Lucy Show
06:21
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show
05:54
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
10:27
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process for and memorable episodes of Maude
15:45
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
08:42
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Archie Bunker's Place
05:07

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing It's Garry Shandling's Show
03:35
Thomas Schlamme on directing Mad About You
02:01
Thomas Schlamme on directing children in The Wonder Years
01:23
Thomas Schlamme on directing Ally McBeal
02:49
Thomas Schlamme on directing Friends
02:24
Thomas Schlamme on directing Tracey Takes On
03:47
Thomas Schlamme on the process of directing Sports Night
04:09

George Schlatter

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George Schlatter on producing Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
29:14
George Schlatter on producing Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
15:52

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Scholosser on programming Sanford and Son, a big hit for NBC
05:20
Herbert S. Schlosser on programming Julia, and on African-American representation on television
03:16

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
03:44
Alfred Schneider on why ABC passed on All in the Family
02:44
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
03:03
Alfred Schneider on Producer Danny Arnold throwing him off the set of Barney Miller
01:10

Lew Schneider

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Lew Schneider on appearing on Jack and Mike with Shelley Hack
01:45
Lew Schneider on appearing on Wish You Were Here
09:31
Lew Schneider on Down the Shore, and HBO's One Night Stand
04:38
Lew Schneider on The George Wendt Show originally based on NPR's "Car Talk", and acting on various pilots
03:38
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
21:31
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
29:24
Lew Schneider on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
19:10
Lew Schneider on writing for The New Adventures of Old Christine
01:23

Sherwood Schwartz

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Sherwood Schwartz on using comedy in his series Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch
01:07
Sherwood Schwartz on seeing evidence of the power of television when a Red Skelton Show comic sketch was taken seriously by certain viewers
03:55
Sherwood Schwartz on seeing evidence of the power of television when viewers sent telegrams calling for the rescue of the Gilligan's Island castaways
02:16
Sherwood Schwartz on the success of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch
01:18

Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

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Lorenzo Semple, Jr. on writing Batman
11:42
Lorenzo Semple, Jr. on writing Batman
43:03

John Shaffner

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John Shaffner on designing the set for Friends
17:26
John Shaffner on designing the set for Dharma & Greg
14:54
John Shaffner on set design for Friends
28:42
John Shaffner on designing the set for Two and A Half Men
09:13

Garry Shandling

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Garry Shandling on the scripts he wrote for Sanford and Son
03:27
Garry Shandling on It's Garry Shandling Show and winding up on Showtime, not NBC; on the premise and theme song of the show
08:38
Garry Shandling on the writing process and cast on It's Garry Shandling's Show
10:28
Garry Shandling on creating The Larry Sanders Show; on the writers, cast, and finale
34:19

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on how Andy Kaufman got the role of Latka on Taxi
07:15

William Shatner

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William Shatner on guest-starring on 3rd Rock From the Sun, with John Lithgow
04:15

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on writing The Danny Thomas Show
29:04
On creating My World and Welcome to It
13:13

David Shaw

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David Shaw on writing for The Hartmans
01:47
David Shaw on writing for Mr. Peepers
07:38
David Shaw on writing for Bonino
01:45

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on the cast of and production on Sanford and Son
07:31
Jack Shea on directing Sanford and Son and on the show's producers, premise and working with Redd Foxx
06:17
Jack Shea on "George and Louise Jefferson" on The Jeffersons
01:10
Jack Shea on the cast of and producers on The Jeffersons
11:28
Jack Shea on the most important role a director fulfills on the set of sitcoms
01:44
Jack Shea on directing Silver Spoons
08:40
Jack Shea on directing Designing Women
08:47
Jack Shea on directing Golden Girls
02:35

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on being hired to direct the pilot of Mister Peepers  by producer Fred Coe
02:36
James Sheldon on casting Tony Randall as "Harvey Weskit" on Mister Peepers
02:43
James Sheldon on directing Mister Peepers and Wally Cox's humor on the show
00:44
James Sheldon on Marion Lorne as "Mrs. Gurney" on Mister Peepers
01:20
James Sheldon on nearly casting James Dean on Mama and helping him get an agent
03:58
James Sheldon on directing Anna and the King, and being reassigned to direct M*A*S*H instead
01:14
James Sheldon on My World and Welcome to It being his favorite piece of work
00:30

Sidney Sheldon

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Sidney Sheldon on his first real experience with television - co-creating The Patty Duke Show with William Asher
12:21
Sidney Sheldon on creating and producing I Dream of Jeannie
21:33
Sidney Sheldon on the guest stars, end of, and enduring popularity of I Dream of Jeannie
14:56

David Shore

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David Shore on writing for the series Due South
13:18

Treva Silverman

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Treva Silverman on advice to aspiring comedy writers

Sam Simon

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Sam Simon on writing for Taxi
24:27
Sam Simon on writing and producing Cheers
10:25
Sam Simon on consulting on It's Garry Shandling's Show  (Part 1)
04:37
Sam Simon on consulting for It's Garry Shandling's Show  (Part 2) 
02:58
Sam Simon on producing and writing The Tracey Ullman Show
07:02

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Mary Kay and Johnny
03:14

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on being music director for Saturday Night Live (Part 1)
15:48
G.E. Smith on being music director on Saturday Night Live (Part 2)
50:49

Yeardley Smith

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Yeardley Smith on appearing on episodes of Mama's Family
00:39
Yeardley Smith on Herman's Head
04:11

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 
01:41

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on the change from I Love Lucy to The Lucy Show
02:29
Herbert F. Solow on working with Lucille Ball on The Lucy Show
07:07
Herbert F. Solow on the Star Trek sketch on Saturday Night Live
00:17
Herbert F. Solow on the success of the show, The Courtship of Eddie's Father
08:11

Suzanne Somers

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Suzanne Somers on Three's Company
26:43
Suzanne Somers on Three's Company (Part 2)
37:01

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on how All in the Family used comedy to expose social issues, including bigotry
00:37

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
01:24
Darren Star on developing Sex and the City
04:53
Darren Star on casting Sex and the City
05:38
Darren Star on the Sex and the City writers room and the comedy of the show
04:08
Darren Star on having characters address the camera on Sex and the City, and eliminating the device in later seasons
01:22
Darren Star on how the writers plotted out the first season of Sex and the City
01:50
Darren Star on the intended audience for Sex and the City
02:12
Darren Star on the way sex was depicted on Sex and the City
01:52
Darren Star on his favorite gags and storylines on Sex and the City
01:28
Darren Star on a Sex and the City gag that HBO objected to
01:33
Darren Star on Chris Noth as "Mr. Big" on Sex and the City and the real-life inspiration for the character
02:22
Darren Star on the men of Sex and the City
07:39
Darren Star on the Sex and the City series finale
02:37
Darren Star on the legacy of Sex and the City
01:48
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
02:47
Darren Star on Younger being on TV Land and the changing landscape of television
02:39

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
07:22
Ben Starr on writing for The Brady Bunch, including penning the episode "The Personality Kid" with the famous line "pork chops and apple sauce"
07:02
Ben Starr on writing for All in the Family
04:29
Ben Starr on the creation of Diff'rent Strokes and coining the phrase "Whatchu talking 'bout, Willis?"; on working with the lead actors
21:17

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
03:12
Johnny Stearns on writing the first script and dressing the set for Mary Kay and Johnny
03:13
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on rehearsal and production of the first episode of Mary Kay and Johnny
02:26
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting a contract to continue Mary Kay and Johnny beyond one episode
01:41
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the premise and production of Mary Kay and Johnny
28:23
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the humor, censorship, and end of Mary Kay and Johnny
27:23

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
03:12
Johnny Stearns on writing the first script and dressing the set for Mary Kay and Johnny
03:13
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on rehearsal and production of the first episode of Mary Kay and Johnny
02:26
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on getting a contract to continue Mary Kay and Johnny beyond one episode
01:41
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the premise and production of Mary Kay and Johnny
28:23
Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns on the humor, censorship, and end of Mary Kay and Johnny
27:23

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
07:31
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Fernwood 2-Night
08:04
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
09:02
Jeremy Stevens on the writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
30:08
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
29:00
Jeremy Stevens on writing for Everybody Loves Raymond
16:47

Nick Stewart

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Nick Stewart on Amos 'N' Andy
17:45
Nick Stewart on Amos 'N' Andy  (Part 2)
15:41

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on co-creating When Things Were Rotten
05:37
Norman Stiles on writing for Fernwood 2-Night and America 2-Night
10:52

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on acting as assistant art director for The Don Knotts Show
00:39

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller on getting cast as "Frank Costanza" on Seinfeld
07:17
Jerry Stiller on his Seinfeld character "Frank Costanza"
15:46
Jerry Stiller on working with the cast of Seinfeld and memorable episodes of the show
13:09

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on developing Roseanne
03:18

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on handling the physical comedy on My Little Margie
04:06
Gale Storm on the premise of, production week, and her character on My Little Margie
09:37
Gale Storm on how My Little Margie impacted television
01:43
Gale Storm on her treasured memories of working with Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Hour
03:49
Gale Storm on her memories of working on The Gale Storm Show (aka Oh Susanna)
19:37
Gale Storm on working on the romantic comedy series The Love Boat
00:48

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
01:38
John Strauss on Fred MacMurray and his unique deal with Don Fedderson Productions for filming My Three Sons
01:42

Charles Strouse

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Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on writing the theme song to All in the Family
16:32
Lee Adams and Charles Strouse on audience response to the theme song to All in the Family
02:47

George Sunga

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George Sunga on producing All in the Family and The Jeffersons
26:01
George Sunga on producing Good Times
06:04
George Sunga on producing Three's Company
21:37
George Sunga on producing The Ropers  and Three's A Crowd
05:44

Donald L. Taffner, Sr.

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Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on producing Three's Company
11:10
Donald L. Taffner, Sr. on producing and distributing Too Close for Comfort
05:04

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Jeffrey Brookes" on The Ropers  (Part 1)
06:21
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Jeffrey Brookes" on The Ropers  (Part 2)
06:48
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Hank Kingsley" on The Larry Sanders Show
18:40
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "Hank Kingsle"y on The Larry Sanders Show (Part 2)
13:33
Jeffrey Tambor on playing "George Bluth" on Arrested Development
31:26

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the development and casting of How I Met Your Mother
02:52
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
02:35

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
08:38
Marlo Thomas on That Girl  
23:33
Marlo Thomas on That Girl
25:34

Tony Thomas

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Tony Thomas on producing Soap
29:26
Tony Thomas on producing The Golden Girls
19:20

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on the development and sponsorship of The Dick Van Dyke Show
06:00
Grant Tinker on CBS' James T. Aubrey canceling The Dick Van Dyke Show after its first season, and Sheldon Leonard's reaction
04:37
Grant Tinker on how NBC got Get Smart
01:38
Grant Tinker on the development of The Mary Tyler Moore Show
18:55

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on editing M*A*S*H
19:38
Stanford Tischler on editing specific episodes of M *A*S*H
16:51

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume designing for Mama's Family
05:51

Saul Turteltaub

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Saul Turteltaub on writing for and performing on Candid Camera
03:05
Saul Turteltaub on writing for That Was the Week that Was
04:50
Saul Turteltaub on producing That Girl with his partner Bernie Orenstein
04:50
Saul Turteltaub on producing Sanford and Son and it spin-offs with his partner Bernie Orenstein
21:41
Saul Turteltaub on creating What's Happening!! with Bernie Orenstein and Bud Yorkin
09:05
Saul Turteltaub on creating Carter Country with Bernie Orenstein
01:38
Saul Turteltaub on writing the sitcom E/R with Bernie Orenstein
02:40
Saul Turteltaub on co-executive producing Foley Square, which was written and produced by Diane English
01:39
Saul Turteltaub on executive producing and writing Kate & Alley with Bernie Orenstein
06:13
Saul Turteltaub on serving as an executive consultant on Cosby with Bernie Orenstein
05:15

Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams appearing on Beulah at six years-old
01:07
Leslie Uggams on appearing on I Spy
01:02
Leslie Uggams on appearing on The Cosby Show
00:18
Leslie Uggams on appearing on A Different World
00:45

Robert Vaughn

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Robert Vaughn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
16:35
Robert Vaughn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (contd.) - on the different seasons, gadgets, his contract
05:34

Helen Wagner

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Helen Wagner on co-starring in the NBC 15-minute sitcom The World of Mr. Sweeney
01:36
Helen Wagner on co-starring in The World of Mr. Sweeney and not continuing when the series moved to Hollywood
01:36

W.G. Snuffy Walden

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W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Sports Night
07:22

Jimmie Walker

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Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
26:44
Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
47:26
Jimmie Walker on playing "J.J. Evans" on Good Times
14:40
Jimmie Walker on appearing on The Love Boat
01:01
Jimmie Walker on appearing on The Larry Sanders Show starring Garry Shandling
04:13
Jimmie Walker on guest-starring on Everybody Hates Chris
02:01

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner on playing "Theo Huxtable" on The Cosby Show (Part 1)
42:39
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on playing "Theo Huxtable" on The Cosby Show  (Part 2)
53:14
Malcolm-Jamal Warner on starring on Malcolm & Eddie
13:31

George Watters

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George Watters on editing Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., produced by Sheldon Leonard
06:45

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
01:11
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
00:59

Matthew Weiner

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Matthew Weiner on how he wanted to be "Danny Partridge" from The Partridge Family
00:40
Matthew Weiner on being influenced by style of 70's shows such as The Brady Bunch
01:03
Matthew Weiner on watching All in the Family  as a child but not understanding the levels of humor at the time
00:37
Matthew Weiner on not being allowed to watch much TV as a kid; on being told I Love Lucy  was sexist
01:21
Matthew Weiner on the writing staff of Becker; on what the experience there taught him
02:42

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
19:45
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and memorable episodes they wrote
28:13
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
08:26
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Lucy Show
06:21
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show
05:54
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
10:27
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process for and memorable episodes of Maude
15:45
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
08:42
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Archie Bunker's Place
05:07

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on packaging Texaco Star Theater  starring Milton Berle
02:02
Lou Weiss on packaging game shows and The Danny Thomas Show
03:41
Lou Weiss on packaging The Danny Thomas Show  and working with Sheldon Leonard
02:29
Lou Weiss on packaging The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:22
Lou Weiss on packaging Barney Miller
01:43

John Wells

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John Wells on creating and producing Shameless
24:21

Dawn Wells

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Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island
43:40
Dawn Wells on Gilligan's Island
03:13

Tom Werner

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Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting their first big hit, The Cosby Show
21:27
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on developing and casting Roseanne  
10:28
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on the end of The Cosby Show  and the Cosby  spin-off A Different World 
05:08
Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner on producing and casting 3rd Rock From the Sun
06:46

Tucker Wiard

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Tucker Wiard on working on The Red Skeleton Show
01:17
Tucker Wiard on working on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
00:49
Tucker Wiard on the rhythm of editing comedy shows
01:46
Tucker Wiard on working on the memorable Carol Burnett Show sketch "Went With the Wind"
02:11
Tucker Wiard on favorite episodes of Murphy Brown including "On a Plane"
01:44

Dan Wilcox

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Dan Wilcox on writing for Fernwood 2 Night
05:18
Dan Wilcox on being supervising producer for Newhart
15:48
Dan Wilcox on co-creating and writing the series FM with Allan Burns
10:55
Dan Wilcox on writing for The Jeff Foxworthy Show
02:00

Fred Willard

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Fred Willard on playing "Jerry Hubbard" on Fernwood 2-Night
12:27
Fred Willard on playing "Jerry Hubbard" on Fernwood 2-Night
31:00
Fred Willard on playing "Scott" on Roseanne
12:18
Fred Willard on guest starring as "Hank MacDougall" on Everybody Love Raymond
12:46

Cindy Williams

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Cindy Williams on her first television appearance on Room 222  and working with director James L. Brooks
01:27
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Happy Days
04:24
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
11:13
Cindy Williams on playing "Shirley Feeney" on Laverne & Shirley  (Part 2)
38:04
Cindy Williams on appearing in the series Getting By
01:05
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 1)
57:18
Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall on starring on Laverne & Shirley (Part 2)
19:51

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
09:19
Larry Wilmore on appearing on Stand Up Spotlight with Rosie O'Donnell, and on his then-emerging interest in politics
06:33
Larry Wilmore on writing for Sister, Sister
07:58
Larry Wilmore on become a co-producer and writer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
02:23
Larry Wilmore on writing for The Show
01:28
Larry Wilmore on writing for The Jamie Foxx Show
03:54
Larry Wilmore on co-creating The PJs
15:24
Larry Wilmore on creating The Bernie Mac Show
25:27
Larry Wilmore on writing for Whoopi, and Beverly Hills S.U.V., and on appearing on The Office
09:00
Larry Wilmore on becoming a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
10:08
Larry Wilmore on writing for Insecure and Black-ish
03:38
Larry Wilmore producing and hosting The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
27:56

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson on writing for The Bob Newhart Show  and learning to write scripts
04:04
Hugh Wilson on writing for The Tony Randall Show
04:17
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and producing WKRP in Cincinnati
33:56
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and producing WKRP in Cincinnati
26:32
Hugh Wilson on creating, writing, and directing Frank's Place
21:40
Hugh Wilson on creating The Famous Teddy Z  starring Jon Cryer and Alex Rocco
04:29

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on casting The Mary Tyler Moore Show
04:45

Terence Winter

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Terence Winter on writing for Sister, Sister and being a co-producer for one season
03:23

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on joining the cast of Mork & Mindy
07:05

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program
03:31
Ben Wolf on shooting The Jack Benny Program
04:30
Ben Wolf on shooting All in the Family
09:44
Ben Wolf on shooting Three's Company
05:00

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on how she got cast on, the production of, and premise of Father Knows Best
05:08
Jane Wyatt on her character "Margaret Anderson" on Father Knows Best and becoming an iconic TV mom
03:27
Jane Wyatt on her co-stars, the writers, directors, and the end of Father Knows Best
18:32

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on working in various capacities on The Colgate Comedy Hour
28:25
Bud Yorkin on directing The George Gobel Show
10:34
Bud Yorkin on directing The Jack Benny Hour
06:07
Bud Yorkin on directing The Danny Kaye Show
01:52
Bud Yorkin on developing All in the Family with Norman Lear (Part 1)
10:51
Bud Yorkin on developing All in the Family with Norman Lear (Part 2)
28:05
Bud Yorkin on developing Sanford and Son
09:04
Bud Yorkin on The Jeffersons  and Good Times
01:38
Bud Yorkin on Maude  spinning off of All in the Family
01:27
Bud Yorkin on forming TOY Productions and creating What's Happening!Carter Country, and 13  Queens Boulevard 
06:29

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his favorite line from The Honeymooners
00:41
Jeff Zucker on his idea to "supersize" Friends episodes in order to compete with Survivor
03:48
Jeff Zucker on telling the cast of Friends about his idea to "supersize" the show's episodes
00:42
Jeff Zucker on negotiating the contract for Frasier in 2001
01:02
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
02:04
Jeff Zucker on the possibility that if Scrubs had been a multi-cam comedy, it could have been an even bigger hit
02:30
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
03:13
Jeff Zucker on the Friends spin-off, Joey, and its ultimate failure
00:52
Jeff Zucker on the rocky first season of The Office and the demographics of its audience
02:16
Jeff Zucker on courting Tina Fey to do 30 Rock because of his conviction that she was "the next great voice for comedy"
00:29
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
00:51
Jeff Zucker on his all-time favorite television show, The Honeymooners
01:07