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Marco Pennette talks about inspiration for Crumbs

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 15th 2006 3:02PM
Crumbs pilotThose of you who saw Crumbs on Thursday know that the family depicted in the show is "based on a true story." But, given some of the "adjustments" that have been made to true stories these days, how close was the show to the actual story? Pretty close, if this article in the New York Daily News is any indication. In it, series creator Marco Pennette tells writer Richard Huff about some of the incidents that were either depicted or alluded to in the pilot (like his mother running over his father after he left her), and how the pilot script came to fruition. Even if you think, like I did, Crumbs is an intriguing premise that's hancuffed by generic sitcom writing, you'll find this article an interesting read.

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I like Fred Savage. I like Jane Curtin. Heck, I even like William Devane. Unfortunately, I couldn't stomach more than three minutes of the show. I agree with you Joel, but will go a little further with your comments -- it suffers from BAD generic sitcom writing.

January 15 2006 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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