Laverne and Shirley Are Driving the Writers Crazy
I liked to bring my three kids to Paramount Studios when they had days off from school during the mid-1970s. They were in elementary school at the time, and I wanted them to see where their dad’s office was. When I said, “Dad’s going to work,” I wanted them to know what it meant. I was never really sure what it was my own father did day in and day out, so I was determined to show my children exactly what a television writer-producer did. For a while they thought I spent a lot of time sleeping because I would work late at night and still be in bed when they went to school in the morning. But eventually I brought them to the set and gave them a tour. They were rarely allowed to visit The Odd Couple because they were too young. But after I created Happy Days, cast and crew members brought their kids to work regularly.