Thursday, September 4, 2008

RIP Sheldon Keller

comedy writer for American television. M*A*S*H; Dick Van Dyke Show. Wrote for Sid Caesar.

But I enjoy this one, cited by the NY Times obit:

A veterinarian and a taxidermist went into business together. Their motto: "Either Way You Get Your Dog Back.”

Mr. Keller is circled. It's a writing session for Caesar -- recognize anyone else?


Little Johnny Jewel said...

Woody and Mel, obvs.

Is that Larry Gelbart up the back there?

Mel Tolkin?

Don't see Carol Reiner.

Is that Buck Henry?

Little Johnny Jewel said...

That's Carl's sister Carol I was mentioning there, or course.

Few know how important she was in the NY comedy writing world.

Little Johnny Jewel said...

OF course. OF course.

That's it, no more typing for me today.

¡barangus!™ said...

Norman Lear and Mel B. (he of the Spice Boys) in front.

¡barangus!™ said...

Wait, not Norman ... it's Neil Simon

Sir George Martin said...

Front, from left, Gary Belkin, Sheldon Keller, Michael Stewart, Mel Brooks; behind, Neil Simon, Mel Tolkin and Larry Gelbart.

courtesy NYTimes

[well, tey'da been courteous if I'd asked . . . . ]