Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Back in July we lost Garry Marshall, the writer-producer of so many hit sitcoms who "graduated"* to popular movies like "Pretty Woman", "The Princess Diaries", and "The Flamingo Kid".  But of course it's his TV career we're interested in here at Toobworld Central and why he's on the fast track to membership in the Television Crossover Hall of Fame (besides the fact that we induct those who are eligible and who have passed away as soon as possible.)

He wrote and/or produced and for the most part created the following shows which all connected to each other.  
  • 'Happy Days'
  • 'Laverne & Shirley'
  • 'Mork & Mindy'
  • 'Joanie Loves Chachi'
  • 'Blansky's Beauties'
  • 'Out Of The Blue'

He was also involved with writing episodes of 'Make Room For Daddy', but as far as I can tell, none of them played any part in the crossovers and spin-offs stemming from 'I Love Lucy' and 'The Andy Griffith Show'.

And so we tip our hat to the memory of Garry Marshall, who basically cornered the market on 50s nostalgia in Toobworld, with a few odd detours (aliens & angels!) along the way.....


I put "graduated" in quotation marks because I can't stand how television is considered inferior to movies in terms of an artist's career......

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