It’s September at last, when summer reruns and C-level realty shows cede their timeslots to returning favorites and new contenders. This fall’s offerings include Jewish connections galore, on and off camera; prolific producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are...
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I don’t think we had a TV in 1955.
I remember going next door to the Greenspan’s house to watch ‘Howdy Doody’ until my mom would knock on the wall three times and Jeanette Greenspan would send me home for dinner.
I certainly don’t remember ‘The Goldbergs’—apparently a big show...
June 10, 2008 | 12:16 am
Episode of the Jewish-themed 1950s soap-opera/sitcom “The Goldbergs”, starring Gertrude Berg, taken from the final season.
The show was based on a popular radio program, and started on CBS, then moved to NBC, then moved to DuMont, then moved to syndication.
This video is from a syndication episode, and the print is mostly complete, running at 25 minutes.
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm
Passover is a holiday near and dear to Marc Jaffe's heart. So when the "Seinfeld" and "Mad About You" writer went to a friend's house for a seder last year, he was let down when an Elijah's entrance gag bombed.
"They shook the table. I thought, 'You gotta be...
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Only a British sitcom could come up with a skit about someone wanting to purchase ‘Turning Jewish’ insurance. From ‘The Two Ronnies’ circa 1987.
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When Paul Reiser co-created and starred in the 1990s hit sitcom, "Mad About You," -- about a secular Jew married to a Christian -- he helped spur a new trend in TV comedy: the cute but neurotic Jewish leading man. Along with Jerry Seinfeld and Richard Lewis ("Anything But Love"), he...
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The last episode of "Friends" airs May 6, and while we may all express a collective sigh of relief at the end of more than a year of shameless hype and exploitation, it doesn't mean that we can't stop to reflect on this moment in American cultural history. Or that we don't care about...
April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
When Lainie Kazan first read the screenplay of Nia Vardalos' "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," now a frothy CBS sitcom, she could relate.
Vardalos said she based the characters on her large, "loud, always-eating Greek family that loves me to the point of suffocation." And Kazan, who...
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April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pmOn Fox's breakout comedy, "That '70s Show," Mila Kunis plays spoiled and sassy Jackie Burkhardt. But, in real life, she's very much a child of the '90s, down to her fascination with the Internet.
"I'm on AOL and Netscape every day," the 15-year-old sitcom star told Up Front. "I'm...
October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm
By Ruth Stroud, Staff Writer
The Jewish Community Library is used to catering to the literaryneeds of groups of school children, Yiddish scholars and day-schoolteachers. But seldom does it get a call for Talmudic texts to gracethe set of a sitcom. That...
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Touch and Go
TV writer and CBS executive Eugene Stein exposes a darkerside in his latest book of fiction
By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer
Eugene Stein calls himself a Jewish writer, a gay writer, aprogressive writer.
He is also a successful TV writer and the vice president of...
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