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18 September 1985 (USA) See more »
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George Burns ... George Burns (10 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
Carl Gottlieb (2 episodes, 1985)
Phil Alden Robinson (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Writing credits
David Steven Cohen (1 episode, 1985)
Steve Martin (1 episode, 1985)
Roger S.H. Schulman (1 episode, 1985)

David Axlerod (unknown episodes)
Charles Dickens (unknown episodes)
Carl Gottlieb (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Steve Martin .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1985)

George E. Crosby .... producer (unknown episodes)
Carl Gottlieb .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Perlove .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Charles Fox (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (1 episode, 1985)
Series Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick (14 episodes, 1985)

Lynn Stalmaster (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Thomas E. Allen .... sound mixer (14 episodes, 1985)
Series Stunts
Douglas Brenner .... stunt driver (1 episode, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera (1 episode, 1985)
Series Animation Department
Darlie Brewster .... animation designer / supervising animator (1 episode, 1985)
Wendy Perdue .... animator (1 episode, 1985)
Series Other crew
David Axlerod .... story editor (14 episodes, 1985)

Barry M. Greenberg .... talent executive (unknown episodes)
Huey Redwine .... stand-in (unknown episodes)

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30 min
Color (Technicolor)
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episodes of GBCW described, 29 July 2008
Author: middlenamewayne from United States

This show appeared during the time that the new Twilight Zone and Spielberg's Amazing Stories were attempting to revive the anthology genre. It was a comedy version of the above, and was rather well done. The title confused viewers, many of whom thought the aging Burns had a new show (he merely introduced each episode, Rod Serling style).

Here's a few comments on some specific episodes: "Home For Dinner" starred SCTV regulars Eugene Levy and Joe Flaherty (other episodes featured Catharine O'Hara and Dave Thomas), and the story was a TZ-type tale about a suburbanite who finds himself cast as mercenaries against his will.

"The Couch" was written by Steve Martin and was the pilot for a series starring Carrie Fisher which lasted ONE more episode! "Disaster At Buzz Creek" was directed by John Landis and starred Don Rickles, Don Knotts and Fannie Flagg. Brilliantly bizarre, that's all I can say.

"The Assignment" was written by playwright Bruce Jay Friedman and starred Telly Savalas & Elliott Gould.

"The Honeybunnies" featured Howard Hesseman and SNL's Laraine Newman, and included an animated sequence that at the time would've been considered "sick".

"The Christmas Carol Part 2" was the outright masterpiece of the series, showing the events of the year after Dickens' original, after Scrooge has turned into a complete sucker and everyone -- including Tiny Tim -- has begun taking advantage of him!

-- mnw

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