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Garry Marshall On ‘The Odd Couple’ & ‘Pretty Woman’ The Broadway Musical – Conversations With Jeremy Gerard

8 December 2014 10:14 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Updates with Runaway Bride and Jack Klugman fixes.

Exclusive: “ ‘Eff You!’ ” I answered. Garry Marshall already knew when he asked me, but he wanted to see whether I knew what I was talking about. We were discussing Neil Simon, who I said had written the all-time funniest line ever. “Which line?” Marshall asked. “F.U.,” I answered.

“I can’t take it anymore, Felix, I’m cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you’re not here, the things I know you’re gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. Told you 158 times I can’t stand little notes on my pillow. “We’re all out of cornflakes. F.U.” Took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Ungar!”

Marshall concurs and reminds me that the line is from the Broadway script of The Odd Couple »

- Jeremy Gerard

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Garry Marshall Made His Mark On Pop Culture With ‘Mork & Mindy,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley’

29 January 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If Garry Marshall had only ever done the TV rendition of “The Odd Couple,” with longtime partner Jerry Belson, he’d be worthy of the Paddy Chayefsky laurel.

But Marshall’s canon of popcorn comedy goes much deeper. His TV work stretches from writing for “Make Room for Daddy” and “Gomer Pyle: Usmc,” through his “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy” heyday and on up through the pilot he’s shepherding at present with son Scott for Nickelodeon.

Marshall’s shows have rarely been critical faves, but most have had undeniable cultural impact. Who among us can’t sing the “Laverne & Shirley” theme song from memory? Who doesn’t know that Richie Cunningham’s father owned a hardware store? “Mork & Mindy” may have been a high-water mark for a silly sitcom premise, but it was popular enough in its moment to make Robin Williams a megastar first in TV, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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