Cue the Bunny on the Rainbow: Tales from TV's Most Prolific Sitcom Director / Edition 1

Cue the Bunny on the Rainbow: Tales from TV's Most Prolific Sitcom Director / Edition 1

by Alan Rafkin, Alan Rafkin
     
 

In this autobiography, Rafkin recounts his behind-the-scenes experiences working in more than eighty television series. Some of the most beloved sitcoms of all timeThe Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, M*A*S*H, Murphy Brown, and Coach - adorn his directorial resume and illuminate his ability to change with the times and persevere in the young world of show… See more details below

Overview

In this autobiography, Rafkin recounts his behind-the-scenes experiences working in more than eighty television series. Some of the most beloved sitcoms of all timeThe Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, M*A*S*H, Murphy Brown, and Coach - adorn his directorial resume and illuminate his ability to change with the times and persevere in the young world of show business. Rafkin recounts how his directing of temperamental actors, as he confronted their frustrations and dodged their blows, made life on the TV set a world unto itself. Indeed, having a good sense of humor helped him survive three divorces and as many open-heart surgeries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815605423
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Television Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1Upon Facing an Unexpected Retirement1
2From Gofer to Director in Five Years16
3Tales of Mayberry and Jeannie in a Bottle32
4When Love Was American Style and a Chimpanzee Had His Own Sitcom53
5Mending My Heart while Directing M*A*S*H and Bob Newhart72
6Sailing with the Love Boat and Some of Sitcom's Funniest Women87
7Committing to More Than One Day at a Time101
8Another Marriage, Another Heart Surgery, and Some Bad Chicken Soup119
9Breaking Up with Murphy Brown, Coach, and My Third Wife136
10Coming Out of My So-Called Retirement152
Appendix171
Index173

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