In 1968, he and partner Johnny Wayne co-wrote the teleplay for an unsold sitcom pilot for CBS called "Rome, Sweet Rome" about the misadventures of an American living in Rome. The pilot starred Bill Bixby and featuring Jules Munchin and David Burns.
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We were very serious, damn serious, and we'd sit there sweating and fighting over lines, and then we started to laugh hysterically. We always quit because we knew the following day we'd come back and say 'What's funny about that?' Comedy is very fragile. The words are important. There is rhythm, and we don't want anybody changing lines. It's written in stone.