In 1969, he co-produced an unsold comedy pilot for NBC called "The Swingles". The show was set in an apartment building with the residents would meet in the stairway, backyard, basement, etc. and trade one-liners a la "Laugh-In".
George H. Schlatter
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I talk to [Red Skelton
]'s wife all the time. He was not a nice man, you know? Nor was [Jackie Gleason
] a nice man. [Frank Sinatra
] loved Gleason. They would hang out a lot together. Red Buttons
was murder on writers. So was Bob Hope
. Jack Benny
was not. At one point [he] had two writers that were in their mid-60s, the last ones to join his staff. Benny said, "Well, let the new kids do this." They...
Was, at one point, to be involved with The Muppet Show
(1976). His involvement is mentioned in the "Muppet Pitch Reel".