Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 454 with guest Rick Hawkins is now available online for listening on demand

How TV’s Longest Sustained Laugh Almost Never Happened
Original Airdates: June 21-23, 2019
TVC 454.3: Ed welcomes Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning staff writer for The Carol Burnett Show and the co-writer of “Went with the Wind,” the famous Burnett show parody of Gone With the Wind that generated the longest sustained laugh in television history. Topics include the sketch almost never made it on the air, as well as how Carol Burnett’s performance as Scarlett during the famous “curtain rod dress” sequence had as much to do with the audience reaction to that moment as the outlandish outfit itself.

How to Adapt Classic TV Favorites to Russian TV Audiences
Original Airdates: June 21-23, 2019
TVC 454.4: Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of The Carol Burnett Show, Punky Brewster, Major Dad, and Sister, Sister, talks to Ed about the three years that Rick spent in Russia in the early 2000s, during which time he adapted such popular American shows as Married with Children, Everybody Loves Raymond, and I Dream of Jeannie to Russian audiences on behalf of Sony International.

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