In 1972, he produced an unsold pilot called "The Bar" about a bartender, played by Fred Gwynne
, who got involved with his patrons problems - usually not to their benefit. He recast the pilot, and the sitcom became "The Corner Bar", starring Gabriel Dell
in the summer of 1972 and Anne Meara
and Eugene Roche
in the summer of 1973.
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[to a 1960s all-black audience] Before I go any further, you should understand you've been backing the wrong 'King'. He wants to get you into Woolworth's. I'll get you into '21'.
Known for his angry monologues, railing against suburbia and everyday mores. The popularity of these tirades led to frequent regular guest appearances on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Tonight Show'.
The Last Angry Man of the Suburbs