Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Comedy Spin-offs and Sequels that Never Became a Series

Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Comedy Spin-offs and Sequels that Never Became a Series

Author: Richard Irvin

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


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The Andy Griffith Show begat Gomer Pyle: U.S.M.C. The Mary Tyler Moore Show spun-off Rhoda and Phyllis. An episode of All in the Family became Maude and another episode became The Jeffersons. You remember the successful spin-offs, but you may now know about the spin-offs that never were. Why did the characters of Fred and Ethel Mertz from I Love Lucy never star in their own spin-off? What animated spin-off pilot could be considered a forerunner of The Simpsons? Which situation comedy has had the greatest number of attempted spin-offs? Why did the idea of a Krusty the Clown spin-off from The Simpsons never become a series? What could have been the first gay family comedy? What was the live-action Monsignor Martinez pilot from the King of the Hill series all about? Discover rare summaries of treatments, scripts, and pilots along with comments from fifty writers, directors, producers, and actors involved with proposed spin-offs and sequels: actress Elinor Donahue remarks about the Father Knows Best reunion movies; actor Patrick Cassidy talks about his audition for The Nanny spin-off; former actress Sheila James describes why her character, Zelda from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, never got her own series; Eddie Mekka from Laverne & Shirley comments on the Lenny & Squiggy in the Army spin-off. Richard Irvin is also the author of Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw (Bear Manor Media).
The Spin Saga Trilogy
Language: en
Pages: 1008
Authors: Robert Charles Wilson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-10 - Publisher: Tor Books

A discounted ebundle of author Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Spin Saga Trilogy, which includes: Spin, Axis, and Vortex “Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller.” —Stephen King on Spin “Wilson does so many fine things, it’s hard to know where to begin to praise him.”
Language: en
Pages: 784
Authors: Robert T. Pappalardo, William B. McKinnon, K. Khurana
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-30 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Few worlds are as tantalizing and enigmatic as Europa, whose complex icy surface intimates the presence of an ocean below. Europa beckons for our understanding and future exploration, enticing us with the possibilities of a water-rich environment and the potential for life beyond Earth. This new volume in the Space
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Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Michael M Woolfson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-23 - Publisher: World Scientific

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Introducing Maya 5
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Dariush Derakhshani
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-26 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Alias Wavefront's Maya is the premier tool for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. It is used by such film houses as Industrial, Light & Magic, Pixar, and Disney for creating 3D animation and special effects. This Maya Press title—a cooperative publication between Sybex and Alias Wavefront—is the perfect introduction to
The Fundamentals of General Knowledge for Competitive Exams - UPSC/ State PCS/ SSC/ Banking/ Railways/ MBA/ Defence - 4th Edition
Language: en
Pages: 620
Authors: Disha Experts
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Disha Publications

The thoroughly updated 4th edition of the book Current Affairs 2019 captures the Most Important Events, Issues, Ideas & People of 2018 in a very lucid and student friendly manner. It is essential for aspirants to keep themselves updated as just knowing things can get them more marks in such