Ever wonder what the unaired episodes of situation comedies that disappeared quickly from the air were about? Curious about those comedy series such as Rewind, The Grubbs, and The Ortegas that the Fox network announced for its fall schedule but that never premiered? Did you know that stars like Bradley Cooper, Michelle Williams, and Brad Pitt made some of their earliest appearances on short-lived sitcoms?
Forgotten Laughs: An Episode Guide to 150 TV Sitcoms You Probably Never Saw contains answers to these questions as well as others about quickly-canceled, never-aired, and short-run situation comedies. Published for the first time are episode descriptions for these forgotten shows. This reference book contains the most complete descriptions of sitcoms such as the quickly-canceled Doc Corkle, Co-Ed Fever, and Black Tie Affair, the never-aired Misconceptions, The Singles Table, and Snip, as well as short-run comedies like Fathers and Sons and Free Country and over 140 more. Most episode descriptions were culled from the archives of the Library of Congress, the Paley Center, and the UCLA TV script collection. In addition, Forgotten Laughs also includes insights from many producers, directors, and writers who worked on these little-known shows.
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I loved this. 5 stars. Excellent guide to shows from 1952 to 2011 that lasted no more than 6 episodes.. The author provides a detailed guide even on unaired episodes. Many shows he could only watch the Library of Congress or the Paley Center. Author interviewed the creators to find the back story. It's hard to imagine a more complete TV guide to television’s limited runs. A guide to these 150 shows. 704 Hauser A League of Their Own A Year at the Top A.E.S. Hudson Street Ace Crawford, Private Eye Another Day Apple Pie Arresting Behavior As If Ask Harriet Baby Makes Five Ball Four Battery Park Better Days Beware of Dog Black Tie Affair (aka Smoldering Lust) Bob Patterson Bram & Alice Bringing Up Jack Brutally Normal Buddies Built to Last Chapter 10: Starting a Brand New Job Chapter 7: Rooming Together Charlie Lawrence Checking In Clerks Co-Ed Fever Come to Papa Common Law Costello Coupling Crumbs Cutters Daddy’s Girls Danny Do Not Disturb Doc Corkle Dorothy Dreams Dudley Emily’s Reasons Why Not Everything’s Relative Fathers and Sons First Impressions Flatbush Frannie’s Turn Free Country Go Fish God, the Devil and Bob Grapevine Hank Happy Hour Harry Herbie, The Love Bug Highcliffe Manor If Not for You Imagine That In the Beginning In the Motherhood It Had to Be You It’s Not Easy Ivan the Terrible Julie Katie Joplin Kitchen Confidential Laurie Hill Life on a Stick Life…and Stuff Local Heroes Lost at Home Love & Money Love and Marriage Luis Lush Life M.Y.O.B. Misconceptions Misery Loves Company Mister Dugan and Hanging In Molloy Mr. T and Tina My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star My Guys My Wildest Dreams Nearly Departed Nick & Hillary No Soap, Radio On the Air On the Spot Over the Top Park Place Party Girl Pauly (aka The Pauly Shore Show) Princesses Public Morals Raising Caines Regular Joe Rewind Romantically Challenged Roxie Scorch Secret Service Guy Semi-Tough Shaping Up Singer & Sons Snip Some of My Best Friends Someone Like Me Struck by Lightning Take Five Talk to Me Tall Hopes Teech That’s Life The Boys The Brian Benben Show The Building The Dictator The Grubbs The Jake Effect The Kallikaks The Martin Short Show The Nutt House The O’Keefes The Office The Ortegas The Paul Reiser Show The People Next Door The Pitts The Random Years The Return of Jezebel James The Rollergirls The Sanford Arms The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer The Singles Table The Six O’Clock Follies The Stones The Tammy Grimes Show The Trouble with Larry The Trouble with Normal Trial and Error Twenty Good Years Waverly Wonders Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Welcome to the Captain Wild Oats Work with Me Working Stiffs You Take the Kids You’re the One Zorro and Son Grouped by these themes Chapter 1: Growing Up Is Hard to Do Chapter 10: Starting a Brand New Job Chapter 11: Mostly Mismatched Workmates Chapter 14: Failing at Marriage Chapter 15: Starting Over Chapter 16: Surprising Arrivals and Unexpected Inheritances Chapter 2: Lusting, Loving, and Making a Living Chapter 3: Growing Up Is Hard to Do Chapter 4: Male Bonding Chapter 5: Raising Kids and Making Ends Meet Chapter 6: Single Parenting Chapter 7: Rooming Together Chapter 8: Welcome to My World — Male Version Chapter 9: Welcome to My World — Female Version