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Old 10-02-2002, 11:41 AM   #91
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David, do you ever watch any of the other episodes and think 'I could have wrote something better than that'? Because some of the later episodes were 'so-so'.
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Old 10-02-2002, 12:20 PM   #92
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Yeah I did. It was hard for me to watch Happy Days for quite a while. I felt bad when I was let go. From Hero to Zero. Yeah, The show really went down hill after I left! HA HA HA!! Laverne and Shirley kept Jeff Franklin on as an apprentice writer and he went on to create Full House. I kind of wished that I was sent over to Laverne and Shirley in the first place. I kept wondering why Happy Days let people go and not Laverne and Shirley. I never did find out. It was hard to deal with yeah. I thought my life had ended. That is just the way show business is. I had to learn that. Now, today, I am happy that I was there for whatever contributions I got to make and I did get to make some. Credit or no credit I was there. In hindsight it was a fantastic experience. I worked again too on other shows but never with any of the Happy Days writers. They were all great guys. I really bonded with Fred & Brian and I missed them for a long time. Ron Leavitt also. Ron Leavitt was one cool dude. They were all a huge influence on me.
So yes, I know I could have done better on some of the post 78 shows. Definately. It is what it is. It's kind of like sports when you think of it.

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Old 10-02-2002, 02:54 PM   #93
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I remember hanging out with the Head Magnet on the Joanie smoking show. She was an actual actress though, not an extra.
Hey David, did you ever hang out with Suzi Quatro (Leather Tuscadero)? That would have been cool, I'd bet. How about Lynda Goodfriend? She was a favorite, I'm glad they finally made her a full-fledged regular during the 1980-81 season (although with Ron Howard gone by then she had very little to do). How about Lorrie Mahafrey (I thought I heard she was married to Anson Williams in real life)? It's too bad they never used her character again after the 1978-79 season.
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Yes, That Is Too Bad, I Think Jennifer Should Have Married Potsie On The Show BTW She Was Married To Him In Real Life
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I didn't hang out with Suzi Quatro but I did go to a meeting with her on the production of the music for Stolen Melodies. I sat right across from her and her husband who was also her manager. She lived in England. I got called into that meeting by Ronnie Hallin to discuss the music to Pumps Your Blood. I think they recorded them at the same time. Yes, Lorrie was married to Anson. They had a country music band. I remember they played at the Palomino Club. (Refer to my song, "Bombs Away" on my mp3 site about the Palomino) The Palomino Club was the place to play at that time. I think they were not married too long. Maybe that is why she didn't come back? I don't know. Suzi Quatro was really nice. Nice to get along with. Easy going.

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I didn't hang out with Suzi Quatro but I did go to a meeting with her on the production of the music for Stolen Melodies. I sat right across from her and her husband who was also her manager. She lived in England. I got called into that meeting by Ronnie Hallin to discuss the music to Pumps Your Blood. I think they recorded them at the same time.
David, any idea what Suzi Quatro is doing now? Is she still in the music biz? Thought maybe with your music connections you might know ...
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Suzi Quatro is big in Australia and Japan. I know she still acts.
She was in Annie Get Your Gun and she has been on the show
Absolutely Fabulous.
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Wow..thats weird how they kept getting rid of writers and not L&S because it was said on TV that the L&S cast often argued about scripts.

Which brings me to my question......did the Happy Days cast ever argue over scripts?? I know they had to have their different opinions, but any blowups or anything?
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While I was there there were never any arguments between the writers. Sometimes a writer would get frustrated with the producers for not using a joke or a story. If it really got serious they would have a meeting in private to discuss it further. Everything was very professional. Sometimes we would hear that a cast member was not happy with something in the script and there were changes made. Never any agruments. I never even heard Laverne & Shirley arguments. I just know that their writing staff was working late a lot. The writers and the actors were not in direct contact during the work day. We worked together as separate teams. All changes were made through the director and the producers.
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David, do you know Judy Pioli? She is an actress/writer.
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No I don't know her. Do you? I am sure she must know my brother, Don Reo. He's the man in Hollywood now.
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No, but I noticed her name alot in the 70's sitcoms as an actress and writer and director. I was just curious.
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Yeah, she worked. I think she was involved with Happy Days later. I only knew Beverly Bloomberg during my Happy Days days.
Holly White, that's about it in the female writing dept. I know Brenda Hampton. She created Seventh Heaven. I knew her before that though on Blossom.
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What were your hours, along with the actors? I know that the L&S people stayed much later because of arguing..and they said on the TVOgraphy that theyd see the Happy Days crew all leaving while they were still stuck @ work.
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I worked from 10am to noon. Two hour lunch. 2pm to 6pm.
Wednesday night until 9pm or 10pm with a dinner. Friday night was the show. That went late.

I am not sure what the actors did during the week. They had rehearsals. I usually only saw them on Monday mornings to read the new scripts and Friday nights when they filmed the show. Sometimes at lunch they'd be walking around the lot. There were basketball games. Like that. Writers and actors are two separate camps.
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