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Classic Sitcoms

Classic Sitcoms
Your Price: $20.95 CDN
Author: Vince Waldron
Publisher: Sillman-James
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 603
Pub. Date: 1998
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1879505258
ISBN-13: 9781879505254

About the Book:

A Celebration of the Best in Prime-Time Comedy

Classic Sitcoms by Vince Waldron is the complete guide to the ten all-time best sitcoms, as determined by a consensus of forty-five top TV critics:
I Love Lucy
The Honeymooners
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
All in the Family
The Bob Newhart Show
Barney Miller

It provides sitcom fans, trivia buffs, and TV scholars with:
• Behind the scenes stories of how each show got on the air
• Backstage anecdotes from stars, writers, and producers
• Storylines for every episode
• Complete credits — including writers, directors, and guest stars
• Tallies of Emmy awards and yearly ratings

What people say:

"Don't watch Nick at Nite without this book." — Howard Gerwirtz, Producer, Taxi

"Wonderfully written and amazing throughout … it not only tells you what TV’s funniest shows were all about, but reveals what made them so funny in the first place. One of the few essential resources for anyone involved in the business of writing television comedy — or anyone who'd like to be." — Dan Staley, Co-Executive Producer, Cheers

"Terrific … you really get a sense of what it must have been like to have been there during the creation of some of TV's finest half-hours." — Jay Sandrich, Director, The Mary Tyler Moore Show

"It explains and defines what television is all about." — Emmy Magazine

"What a lovely surprise. A critical guide to all those classic sitcoms; and to be included among them is a distinct honor." — Carl Reiner

"A comedic compendium of the best television comedy ... the best way ever to watch reruns." — Playboy

"An excellently organized and researched book ... intelligent entertainment, shrewdly executed." — Library Journal

About the Author:

Vince Waldron is a playwright, director and was an Emmy-winning writer on the Comedy Central series, Win Ben Stein's Money.