Stanley Ralph Ross

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, writer/producer Stanley Ralph Ross (1935-2000) talks in detail about writing for television shows including, Mr. Roberts, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Batman, The Monkees, Columbo, Wonder Woman and All in the Family. He discusses winning an Emmy Award for writing an episode of All in the Family. He also speaks about the creation of The Electric Company. Dan Pasternack conducted the interview in Beverly Hills, CA on February 11, 1998.

"Never give up. That's the key. That's it. Just remember that if you get rejected, wait a while. They'll get fired. They rotate the rascals."

Highlights
Stanley Ralph Ross on the development of The Electric Company
01:36
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing the pilot to Wonder Woman
Stanley Ralph Ross on Monster Squad
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing an Emmy-winning episode of All in the Family; coming up with the name "Archie"
06:08
Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Batman
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On his childhood and early influences; on his pre-television jobs in photography and music

Chapter 2

On early jobs writing promos for ABC; on becoming a television writer

Chapter 3

On Batman' s special vernacular; on writing Batman episodes; on writing for Batgirl; on Batman's scheduling

Chapter 4

On working on Electric Company for Children's Television Workshop in the 1970s
On writing for All in the Family; Columbo; The Mod Squad; Wonder Woman

Chapter 5

On moving from show-to-show quickly; on Monster Squad; on his voiceover work 

Chapter 6

On writing TV movies and feature films; on his advice to aspiring writers

Chapter 7

On TV personalities he's worked with throughout his career
Shows

All in the Family

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Stanley Ralph Ross on writing an Emmy-winning episode of All in the Family; coming up with the name "Archie"
06:08

Batman

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Stanley Ralph Ross on writing for Batman
Stanley Ralph Ross on Batman's special vernacular; on writing Batman episodes; on writing for Batgirl; on Batman's scheduling

Electric Company, The

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Stanley Ralph Ross on the development of The Electric Company
01:36

Monster Squad

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Stanley Ralph Ross on Monster Squad

Wonder Woman

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Stanley Ralph Ross on writing the pilot to Wonder Woman
People

Milton Berle

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Stanley Ralph Ross on working with Milton Berle

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