I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About

From our friends at TV Time Machine:
I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster followed the comic exploits of two construction workers and bosom buddies (played by John Astin and Marty Ingels). 

Since its cancellation nearly fifty years ago, the original films moved from storage vault to storage vault, and at one point most thought the elements were lost or had been destroyed. However, in 2006, I’m Dickens He’s Fenster creator/producer Leonard Stern asked TV historian Jim Benson to investigate the fate of the series and see if he could track down the original elements. Happily, Jim located all of the original 35 mm fine grain films and optical tracks in a storage facility in Los Angeles. After several years, via TV Time Machine Productions, I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster has emerged from the vaults.

 

Who talked about this show

John Astin

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John Astin on being cast on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
06:18
John Astin on his character, "Harry Dickens," on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster and on the slapstick of the show
05:32
John Astin on working with Marty Ingels on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster and on writer Mel Tolkin
03:26
John Astin on why I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster was short-lived
04:21

Arthur Hiller

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Arthur Hiller on directing the pilot of I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
02:05
Arthur Hiller on the cast of The Addams Family including John Astin with whom he'd also worked on I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster
02:36

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on working with Don Hinckley trying to write comedy; coming up with I'm Dickens, He's Fenster; how they pitched the show to ABC
Leonard Stern on the premise of I'm Dickens He's Fenster ; the use of physical comedy on that show; the motif of human fraility
Leonard Stern on the lead actors of I'm Dickens He's Fenster ; Marty Engels

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