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Old 10-20-2016, 04:52 AM   #1
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Question Did Robert Boyett "help" cause Happy Days' decline in quality

Robert Boyett for those who don't know, joined the production staff around 1978-79. Before this, the bulk of the production (besides Garry Marshall of course) on Happy Days was handled by Thomas Miller and Edward Milkis. I thought about this after watching the Rowdy Reviewer's "TV Trash" retrospective on Joanie Loves Chachi.

Not that it matters in regards to Happy Days but as the newly christened Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions, no show outside of Bosom Buddies lasted for more than a single season. And even Bosom Buddies itself, only got two. And while it's hard to truly blame Robert Boyett for whatever went wrong w/ Joanie Love Chachi, but bare in mind that Edward Milkis none the less, but bumped down to "Associate Producer" on that show.
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I think the anachronistic clothes the characters wore came on during his tenure.

It seemed like they abandoned any pretense of it being a period piece.
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