Bob Weiskopf

Writer/ Producer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About this interview

In his three-and-a-half-hour Archive interview, Bob Weiskopf (1914-2001) speaks for half an hour solo, and for three hours alongside long-time writing/producing partner Bob Schiller. Each explains how they got their respective starts in the entertainment industry, and discuss radio shows and performers with which they were associated in their early careers, including "Duffy's Tavern" (Schiller) and "The Fred Allen Show" (Weiskopf). Together, they remember how they formed their partnership, and recall their years as staff writers on I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. They talk of their collaborations with Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh Davis, and Bob Carroll, as well as with the stars of I Love Lucy. They look back on the writing process for the show, and on the events that took place behind the scenes each week. They outline their work on The Lucy Show, The Red Skelton Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and The Flip Wilson Show. Schiller and Weiskopf then detail their collaboration with producer Norman Lear on Maude, and comment on the balance that was often required of them as writer/producers to find humor in dramatic situations. They chronicle their work on other Lear shows including All in the Family, Archie Bunker's Place, Sanford and Son, and Checking In. Finally, they discuss their most recent work on various television projects and pilots, and speak of being honored with the Writers Guild of America's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Achievement in 1988. Karen Herman conducted the interview on April 4, 2000 in Santa Monica, CA.

"Writing is difficult. And it is, for me, very difficult. The only reason I'm in it and would ever think of doing it again, would be I enjoy making people laugh. If I didn't write comedy I'd find it dreary as hell, just terrible."

Highlights
Bob Weiskopf on briefly writing for Make Room For Daddy for Danny Thomas
01:24
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy and how she showed appreciation for the show's writers
02:41
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their style of writing for I Love Lucy - "backwards plotting"
00:32
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:07
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing the All in the Family episode "Edith's 50th Birthday" (in which there's an attempted rape on "Edith")
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his early childhood, family, and his early interests; on attending the University of Chicago for two years
05:09
On his first writing job with Eddie Cantor 
05:18
On The Rudy Vallee Show (radio); on meeting Jess Oppenheimer
02:39
On writing for The Fred Allen Show (formerly Town Hall Tonight) on radio
06:02
On being drafted in the Army during World War II; on the failure of the television version of The Fred Allen Show
03:18
On the first time he saw television; on writing for Perry Como and for Johnny Carson
05:07
On briefly writing for Make Room For Daddy for Danny Thomas and meeting writing partner Bob Schiller
01:30

Chapter 2

START OF JOINT INTERVIEW WITH BOB SCHILLER: on how they became writing partners
02:02
On writing for Make Room for Daddy, That's My Boy, My Favorite Husband, and The Bob Cummings Show 
04:53
On writing for It's Always Jan with Janis Paige
01:15
On how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season, the most popular show on TV at the time; on head writers Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Pugh Davis
05:32
On working with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley
10:39
On the I Love Lucy writing process
03:34

Chapter 3

On the writing process on I Love Lucy and a typical workweek 
10:09
On the rehearsal process and lack of ad-libbing on I Love Lucy
05:02
On the below-the-line crew on I Love Lucy; on I Love Lucy' s guest stars
04:59
On some of the storylines on I Love Lucy
02:48
On classic episodes they wrote on I Love Lucy, including the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode 
05:15

Chapter 4

On the last half-hour episode of I Love Lucy; on their favorite episodes of the show
05:15
On the "classic" title given to I Love Lucy and how much they got paid; on Desilu studios and the transition to the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
05:38
On the personal relationship between Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball; on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis affected them
04:01
On the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08
On writing the pilot for The Ann Sothern Show, writing for Pete and Gladys, and for You're Only Young Twice
06:02
On The Lucy Show
06:21

Chapter 5

On their favorite episodes of The Lucy Show; on leaving the show
04:53
On writing for The Red Skelton Show; on Red's reputation among writers
05:54
On writing for Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, and Flip Wilson
06:23
On writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
10:27

Chapter 6

On the writing process for and memorable episodes of Maude
15:45
On writing the pilot for All's Fair
03:41
On writing for All in the Family; on the transition from All in the Family to Archie Bunker's Place
08:42

Chapter 7

On Archie Bunker's Place and comparisons to another bar-themed show, Duffy's Tavern; on Carroll O'Connor's influence on Archie Bunker's Place
03:31
On writing for Archie Bunker's Place; on their play "So Long, Stanley" getting produced; on writing the pilot of But Mother!
07:26
On shows they wrote for in the 1980s: Side by Side, He's the Mayo r, and The Boys; on winning the WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Award for Television Achievement
10:59
On deciding to retire; on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
06:32

Chapter 8

On writing for television versus writing for radio; on their successful writing partnership
06:14
On advice to aspiring writers and producers; on how they'd like to be remembered and their career highlights; on their favorite stories about each other
07:52
B-roll photos from their days working at I Love Lucy, The Red Skelton Show, and Maude
05:49
Shows

All in the Family

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for All in the Family
03:21
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on specific episodes they wrote for All in the Family: "Cousin Liz", and "Edith's 50th Birthday" (in which there's an attempted rape on "Edith")
02:39
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Edith's Crisis of Faith", and "The Stivics Go West" episodes of All in the Family
01:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how All in the Family holds up over the years
00:37

All's Fair

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing the pilot for All's Fair
03:41

Ann Sothern Show, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing the pilot for The Ann Sothern Show
02:07

Archie Bunker's Place

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition from All in the Family to Archie Bunker's Place and the death of "Edith Bunker"
00:54
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Archie Bunker's Place and comparisons to another bar-themed show, Duffy's Tavern
00:30
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Carroll O'Connor's influence on Archie Bunker's Place; on the writing process on the show
03:35
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Archie Bunker's Place
01:02

Carol Burnett Show, The (1967-78)

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Carol Burnett Show
01:43

Checking In

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing an episode of Checking In
00:22

Danny Thomas Show, The aka Make Room for Daddy

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Bob Weiskopf on briefly writing for Make Room For Daddy for Danny Thomas
01:24
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing as a team for Make Room for Daddy
00:35

Duffy's Tavern

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Archie Bunker's Place and comparisons to another bar-themed show, Duffy's Tavern
00:40

Flip Wilson Show, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Flip Wilson Show
03:50

Fred Allen Show, The

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Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Fred Allen Show (formerly Town Hall Tonight) on radio, before it transitioned to TV
07:40
Bob Weiskopf on leaving The Fred Allen Show (radio) and its unsuccessful transition into television
01:40

Good Guys, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing and producing for The Good Guys
01:03

I Love Lucy

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season
02:42
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on becoming replacement writers on I Love Lucy - the most popular show on TV at the time
17:03
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their style of writing for I Love Lucy - "backwards plotting"
00:32
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy  
01:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their I Love Lucy scripts, Lucille Ball's performances, and working with Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley
13:09
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and why Jess Oppenheimer left the show
03:31
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the I Love Lucy writing process
10:09
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the rehearsal process on I Love Lucy and how little rewriting there was on the show
05:02
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on below-the-line crew on I Love Lucy 
00:32
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with CBS and sponsors on I Love Lucy  
00:24
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on staff members on I Love Lucy  
00:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on guest stars on I Love Lucy  
03:11
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on some of the storylines on I Love Lucy - aging "Little Ricky" and moving the "Rircardos" to the country
02:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on classic episodes they wrote on I Love Lucy, including "Lucy's Italian Movie" with the famous stomping of the grapes scene
01:59
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on classic episodes they wrote on I Love Lucy
03:14
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of I Love Lucy and their favorite episodes
05:15
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "classic" title given to I Love Lucy, and how much they got paid
03:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a photo of the writing staff of I Love Lucy
00:26

It's Always Jan

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for It's Always Jan with Janis Paige
01:15

Lucy Show, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Lucy Show
06:21
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of The Lucy Show
04:53

Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition to the hour-long Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour
01:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour affected them
03:13
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Maude

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
03:07
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the characters and the actors who portrayed them on Maude
06:25
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writers on Maude
00:55
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on Maude and Norman Lear's involvement with the writing
02:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on being on set during the tapings of Maude
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on topics for scripts on Maude and the two-part abortion episode
02:30
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Norman Lear's contributions to storylines on Maude
03:16
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on network interference on Maude
01:04
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Maude and the Psychiatrist" episode of Maude
00:44
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Bea Arthur and other cast members not always sticking to scripts on Maude
01:14
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on racial issues on Maude
01:25
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "The Face Lift" and other episodes of Maude; on why they left the show
01:16
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Maude and the Psychiatrist" and "Florida's Problem" episodes of Maude
00:34
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on photos from their days working on Maude
02:26

My Favorite Husband

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for My Favorite Husband
00:39

Pete and Gladys

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Pete and Gladys
01:09

Red Skelton Show, The

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show; on Red's reputation among writers
04:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on memorable characters and pantomimes on The Red Skelton Show
01:54

That's My Boy!

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for That's My Boy!
02:00
Topics

Censorship / Standards & Practices

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on network interference on Maude
01:04

Characters & Catchphrases

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the characters on Maude
06:25

Classic TV series episodes

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Comedy

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Diversity in Television

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on racial issues on Maude
01:25

Hollywood Blacklist

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:17

Industry Crossroads

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:17

Memorable Moments on Television

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:20

Minorities

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on racial issues on Maude
01:25

Pop Culture

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the characters on Maude
06:25

Television Industry

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on flack for portraying a divorced woman (Vivian Vance's character) on The Lucy Show
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on network interference on Maude
01:04
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their recollections of the Hollywood Blacklist
02:17

War

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Bob Weiskopf on his service in World War II while working for The Fred Allen Show
01:33
Bob Weiskopf on his wife almost going to an internment camp during World War II
01:06

We Considered

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:20

We Laughed

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the "Lucy Does the Tango" episode of I Love Lucy
02:00

World War II

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Bob Weiskopf on his service in World War II while working for The Fred Allen Show
01:33
Bob Weiskopf on his wife almost going to an internment camp during World War II
01:06
Professions

Producers

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on advice to aspiring producers
00:49

Writers

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on plotting scenes backwards on I Love Lucy
00:32
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy
01:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and a typical workweek
10:09
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing Lucille Ball's physical comedy into the scripts of I Love Lucy
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on Maude and Norman Lear's involvement with the writing
02:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on winning the WGA's Paddy Chayefsky Award for Television Achievement
01:07
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their writing style and discipline, on why they've had a successful writing partnership
04:11
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on advice to aspiring comedy writers
02:31
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on why their writing has held up over the years
00:21
Genres

Comedy Series

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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
People

Edie Adams

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Fred Allen

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Bob Weiskopf on working for Fred Allen
01:20
Bob Weiskopf on what he learned from working for Fred Allen
00:48

Desi Arnaz

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy
01:10
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Desi Arnaz on I Love Lucy
00:55
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style on I Love Lucy
01:49
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's management style
07:17
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz's business acumen
00:50
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
00:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Desi Arnaz helping to resolve a writer's strike
00:47
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a power play by Desi Arnaz
00:51
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Desi Arnaz
00:18

Beatrice Arthur

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Bea Arthur on Maude
00:40
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Bea Arthur and other cast members not always sticking to scripts on Maude
01:14

William Asher

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the longest laugh on I Love Lucy and how director William Asher didn't think the premise would work
00:29

Lucille Ball

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
14:21
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on meeting and working with Lucille Ball on I Love Lucy
01:03
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their I Love Lucy scripts and Lucille Ball's performances
02:18
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's working style on I Love Lucy and how she showed appreciation for the show's writers
02:41
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing Lucille Ball's physical comedy into the scripts of I Love Lucy
00:37
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's personal lives affected production on I Love Lucy
00:48
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance's relationship
00:41
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball's legacy
00:51
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture with Lucille Ball
00:27
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
00:28
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball
00:18
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball and Milton Berle with Bob Schiller
00:23

Milton Berle

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Lucille Ball and Milton Berle with Bob Schiller
00:23

Gary Burghoff

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing a pilot for Gary Burghoff
01:08

Eddie Cantor

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Bob Weiskopf on working with Eddie Cantor
03:24

Bob Carroll, Jr.

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season
00:35
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour affected them
03:13

Johnny Carson

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Bob Weiskopf on writing for Johnny Carson's local show
01:08

Perry Como

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Bob Weiskopf on writing for Perry Como
01:45

Madelyn Pugh Davis

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how they came to write for I Love Lucy in its fourth season
00:35
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Madelyn Pugh Davis and Bob Carroll, Jr. - writers on I Love Lucy - and their contributions to the show
02:03
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how the departure of Bob Carroll and Madelyn Pugh Davis from The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour affected them
03:13

Phyllis Diller

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Phyllis Diller
00:49

William Frawley

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Vivian Vance and William Frawley on I Love Lucy
01:55

Susan Harris

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude
02:20

Ernie Kovacs

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, "Lucy Meets the Mustache" with Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
01:08

Norman Lear

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for Maude and working with Norman Lear
01:34
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on Maude and Norman Lear's involvement with the writing
02:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the famous two-part abortion episode on Maude; on Norman Lear's contributions to storylines
04:07

Lorne Michaels

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lorne Michaels first writing job in the U.S. - for Phyllis Diller
00:22

Gary Morton

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the involvement of Lucille Ball's then-current husband, Gary Morton, on The Lucy Show
00:50

Carroll O'Connor

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the transition from All in the Family to Archie Bunker's Place and the death of "Edith Bunker"
00:54
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Carroll O'Connor's influence on Archie Bunker's Place
02:52

Jess Oppenheimer

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Bob Weiskopf on meeting and working with Jess Oppenheimer on The Rudy Vallee Show
00:40
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the writing process on I Love Lucy and Jess Oppenheimer leaving the show
01:52
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Jess Oppenheimer wanting them to write for I Love Lucy
01:15
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on the I Love Lucy writing process and the management style of Jess Oppenheimer as a producer
08:07

Esther Rolle

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Esther Rolle's roll on Maude and why she left the show
00:26

Martha Scott

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing the pilot for You're Only Young Twice
02:45

Red Skelton

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing for The Red Skelton Show; on Red's reputation among writers
05:54
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on a picture of Red Skelton with Bob Schiller
00:22

Ann Sothern

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on writing a TV show for Ann Sothern
02:07

Jean Stapleton

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on working with Jean Stapleton on All in the Family
00:48

Ben Stein

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on hiring Ben Stein as an adviser for All's Fair
01:48

Keith Thibodeaux

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on aging "Little Ricky" on I Love Lucy 
01:00

Danny Thomas

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on their favorite episodes of the The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; on how Danny Thomas did his best work when angry
02:26

Vivian Vance

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Vivian Vance and William Frawley on I Love Lucy
01:55
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance's relationship
00:41

Orson Welles

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Bob Weiskopf on writing an episode of the radio version of The Fred Allen Show, with guest Orson Welles
00:49
Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on how Orson Welles blew a Shakespeare line on I Love Lucy
00:43

Flip Wilson

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Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf on Flip Wilson
03:18

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