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July 26, 2006


Julie W.

Are you sure you didn't write that scene for "Gilmore Girls?"


That story reminds me of when Frank Sinatra, near the end of his run at Capitol Records (he was chomping at the bit to launch Reprise, his own label), still had some obligations to record an LP for Capitol, this one called "Sinatra's Swingin' Session." Not in the best of moods due to all the litigation, he went into the studio over two days or so and cranked out a number of super-quick tunes, a majority of them under two minutes long, then released these 12 songs on an LP that registered less than 30 minutes. It's not one of his greatest albums by any means, and though it sounds hurried, it isn't quite slapdash. Something that just came to my mind.BTW, there's nothing inherently wrong with fast dialogue, as anyone who's watched "His Girl Friday" can attest.

Ger Apeldoorn

I thought I might have one of the unproduced scripts, but it turns out it was number 5 (by Levine and Isaacs from a story by Staley and Long).I once had a series (here in Holland) cancelled after the second season was ordered. We were allowed to bill three episodes, which we have to give titles for bookkeeping purposes. The first one was called "They Killed Our Baby"

Stephen Gallagher

I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that they also insisted on giving you notes.

Julie O.

Ages ago, we took Grandma and Pop-Pop out to Steak & Ale for their umpteenth anniversary...GRANDMAYup, we're getting old.POP-POPWhat? You're cold?Love it when life imitates cheese.


You probably would have got a note back from Standards and Practices: "Please remove all references to the brother's hearing problem." It's still better, based on your brief excerpt, than any random episode of "According to Jim."

Cage Free Brown


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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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