I Would Have Watched a ‘Brady Bunch’ Spinoff About Alice

I Would Have Watched a ‘Brady Bunch’ Spinoff About Alice

On this, the occasion of the death of actress Ann B. Davis, who played housekeeper Alice on The Brady Bunch, I would just like to say: I would have watched a spinoff that explored Alice’s inner world. I would probably have liked it better than The Brady Bunch....
‘Seinfeld’ Fans: ‘If you argue with them, you’ll lose.’

Why I Love that Jerry Seinfeld Quit ‘Seinfeld’

One of my favorite stories in Seinfeld behind-the-scenes lore is that of Jerry Seinfeld declining to make $5 million per episode to continue the show past its ninth season. It’s truly extraordinary that the economics of this show at its heights were such that...
Was ‘Friends’ Really a ‘Seinfeld’ Rip-Off?

Was ‘Friends’ Really a ‘Seinfeld’ Rip-Off?

Spoiler alert: My answer is going to be NO. I do think it’s interesting, though, that Jerry Seinfeld was, during the Must See TV era that his show and Friends dominated, and has continued to be, convinced that Friends “stole” their show premise from...

Seinfeld on ‘Benson’: Proof That It Gets Better

From the beginning, Jerry Seinfeld played the comedian. After graduating in 1976 from Queens college, he spent a few years of doing standup before landing his first TV “role”: He’d been cast as a recurring character named Frankie on the sitcom Benson (he shows up at...