Horror strikes when the writing staff realizes they've sent Alan their latest script without first inking out their derisive insults against him.


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Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
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On weeks where they are feeling especially frustrated with Alan's dictatorial nature, Rob, Buddy and Sally type in disparaging remarks about Alan in their copy of the week's script, inking out those insults in the official copy that eventually goes to Alan. As they and Laura are in the office getting dressed to go to an opening night of a new play - tickets for which were provided by Alan - Sally comes to the realization that none of the three inked out the insults in this week's script that went to Alan. They feel they have no other choice but to try and break into Alan's office and retrieve the script, or else get fired after Alan reads it. With only Mac the night security man in the office, they think they have a good chance of breaking in. Breaking into Alan's office and actually finding the script are two totally separate tasks, each which may be equally difficult. But when they find out where the script is, they are sent on another quest, which may be a little more illegal in ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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13 April 1966 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Rob is about to enter the crawlspace to break into Alan's office, Sally asks him "Who do you think you are, the Green Hornet?!" This is a (perhaps unintended) reference to Episode 5 of this season, in which actor Van Williams plays Clark Rice, Rob's nemesis in the war for Laura's affection. See more »


When the gang enters Alan outer office, a shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the hallway door. See more »


Rob Petrie: Why did you have to type the words in? Isn't saying it enough?
Buddy Sorrell: No, there's somethin' about seeing it in print that's much better than hearing it in spoken.
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References Rififi (1955) See more »


The Near Future
Written by Irving Berlin
Melody attributed to Edward F. Rimbault
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