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June 22, 2007


Dave Williams

Love the fact that Mr. S.E. refers to your star as "Mr. Gramner."

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

In watching "The Odd Couple" on DVD, Garry Marshall introduces a spoof of "A Christmas Carol" by noting it was one of the few episodes with Special Effects ("Fog!") because effects were expensive. To avoid a costly flying effect, Jack Klugman and Tony Randall kind of flap their arms while prancing across the apartment. They then decide rather than "flying" out the window, that they'll take the elevator....


Reminds me of the Sopranos episode when Christopher rolled the Escalade (that cost, what, $60K?) down the hillside. I can almost feel the producer's chest tighten when the director shouted, "Okay, let's do it again!"

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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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