Pioneers of Television: Season 1, Episode 1

Sitcoms (2 Jan. 2008)

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Sitcoms have been a major form of entertainment since the very early days of U.S. television. Jackie Gleason surprised many when he decided to stop his variety show in favor of a 30 minute ... See full summary »

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Himself / Buddy Sorrell (archive footage)
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Himself / Ricky Ricardo (archive footage)
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Herself / Lucy Ricardo (archive footage)
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Herself / Aunt Bee (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Britton ...
Herself / Laura Petrie (Head of the Family Pilot) (archive footage)
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Himself / Ed Norton (archive footage)
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Herself / Linda Williams (archive footage)
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Himself
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Herself / Dancer
Robert Emhardt ...
Himself / Malcolm Tucker (archive footage)
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Himself / Fred Mertz (archive footage)
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Himself / Ralph Kramden / Reginald Van Gleason III (archive footage)
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Himself / Theodore J. Mooney (archive footage)
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Sitcoms have been a major form of entertainment since the very early days of U.S. television. Jackie Gleason surprised many when he decided to stop his variety show in favor of a 30 minute version of The Honeymooners (1955), which had its origin as one of his regular skits. Working with regulars Art Carney and Audrey Meadows, they created 39 episodes of pure joy. 'Lucille Ball' and Desi Arnaz made history with I Love Lucy (1951) not only by making people laugh but by writing in Lucy's real-life pregnancy. In Make Room for Daddy (1953), Danny Thomas presented a believable family and as a producer, introduced Andy Griffith to a broader TV audience in The Andy Griffith Show (1960). The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) show, also with Mary Tyler Moore, made use of the stars inestimable talents. Written by garykmcd

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