Marco Pennette talks about inspiration for Crumbs
by Joel Keller, posted Jan 15th 2006 3:02PM
Those 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.