They'll Never Put That on the Air: The New Age of TV Comedy

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Ever wonder how television evolved from showing married couples sleeping in separate beds to the edgy outrageousness of today's series? They'll Never Put That on the Air is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the landmark comedy shows that fought to break down TVís taboos, including All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Maude, Rowan & Martinís Laugh-In, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Learn about the coming-of-age of American television comedy straight from ...
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They'll Never Put That on the Air: The New Age of TV Comedy

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Overview

Ever wonder how television evolved from showing married couples sleeping in separate beds to the edgy outrageousness of today's series? They'll Never Put That on the Air is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the landmark comedy shows that fought to break down TVís taboos, including All in the Family, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Maude, Rowan & Martinís Laugh-In, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Learn about the coming-of-age of American television comedy straight from the famed creators, writers, producers, directors, actors, and network executives who forced the medium to grow up, including Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Allan Burns, George Schlatter, Susan Harris, Larry Charles, Grant Tinker, Fred Silverman, Joyce Randolph, Tom Smothers, Dick Martin, Valerie Harper, Carroll OíConnor, and many, many more.

Throughout these pages, youíll find tales of determination and defiance, battles with censors, great showbiz anecdotes, plus dozens of cast photos and stills from classic episodes. Whether youíve loved these shows since the episodes first aired or are just discovering them today, this book is a must-read!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581154177
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Neuwirth is a producer, director, and comedy writer of TV shows, comic books, animation, and music videos. In addition to his award-winning work for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Fox Family, his syndicated comic strip, Chelsea Boys, appears bi-weekly in dozens of publications across the US, Canada, and the UK. The author of Makini Toons (Allworth Press), he lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    An engrossing blend of television history and oral history

    American television has evolved over the years and censorship has changed the nature of what is acceptable and what is un-televised: They'll Never Put That On The Air: An Oral History Of Taboo-Breaking TV Comedy comes from writer/director Neuwirth's fascination with television content from the 1960s to modern times, and comes packed with firsthand accounts from TV comedy writers and creators who tell their behind-the-scenes stories. An engrossing blend of television history and oral history provides a fine survey for any interested in just how TV comedy has changed.

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