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In the early 1980's, the conventional wisdom in Hollywood – and make no mistake: the only wisdom to be found in Hollywood is the conventional kind – was that comedy was dead. Audiences, it was decided, just didn't want to watch sitcoms anymore. They had grown tired of the typical family-gathered-around-the-sofa setups, the hackneyed jokes, the retreaded story lines about the trials of raising children...

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Rob Long

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