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Maxwell Gail Jr. | Max Gail Jr. | Maxwell Gail
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[on his return to television after the death of his first wife] When I came back, I did a show with Frank Zappa's two older kids, Moon and Dweezil. They were cool, I loved the Zappas, but the show itself, I mean the network was clueless as to what it was about these guys that made it an interesting show. They just thought that Dweezil was another Kirk Cameron and Moon was somehow along for the ...
Gail credits the collaborative environment of the police station comedy, "Barney Miller" which ran from 1975 to 1982, with stimulating some of the series' innovations: it was one of the first contemporary comedies to shoot with the director on the floor rather than in the control room, to eliminate the studio audience and to edit rather than relying on live switching.