Did you know that when Dave Barry (Dave's World) was in college, a "little experiment" caused Dave to see things in a different light ("my hairbrush became a tribe of pygmies who worshipped me")? That Jack Gallo (Just Shoot Me) considers his magazine office his castle and his assistant Dennis his gargoyle? That George (Seinfeld) has accomplished only one thing in his life--scoring 860,000 points in the video game Frogger? Whether you are a couch potato enthusiast, a frantic researcher for your thesis on "The Hidden Aesthetics of Sitcom TV," or cramming for the next Jeopardy show, the examples cited above are just a few of the television sitcom facts available to you in Television Sitcom Factbook. At your fingertips in this volume are over 8,700 facts concerning 130 television sitcoms broadcast from 1985 to those still current in 2000 by ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, WB and in syndication. The information included is based on one source--the actual programs as seen on television. Long running series can be found, as well as those still memorable here-today-gone-tomorrow series. Most of the information that appears here cannot be found in any other source. If you are looking for addresses, nicknames, names of pets, character quirks, telephone numbers, license plate numbers, clothing sizes, favorite foods or jobs, to name just a few, this book is the source.
Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called "April's Dream"). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.