I look forward to the holiday, never writing about it. Every sitcom
I’ve ever worked on, we’ve had the obligatory Thanksgiving episode. How
many variations can you have on the big family dinner going awry? I
think I’ve written the “turkey gets burned”, “relatives clash”, “nutty
friends invited”, “can’t find a restaurant”, “kids break something”,
“Guess who’s Coming to Dinner variation, “Meet the Parents
variation”,“football gambler loses big”, “tofu turkey substitute”,
“someone accidentally gets dragged seven blocks by the Mr. Potato Head
balloon”, “mom’s a terrible cook”, “relative accidentally not invited”,
“someone is allergic to something in the stuffing and has a funny
seizure”, “power outage”, “thawing frozen turkey last minute”, “food
fight”, and “the pilgrim re-enactment” episode fifteen times.
Hopefully, none of these things will happen to you this turkey day. And
if they do, at least you’ll have your MODERN FAMILY spec script halfway
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Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS.
Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres. and has hosted Dodger Talk on the Dodger Radio Network.