Friday, March 15, 2013

Monkee Writer: Peter Meyerson

Peter Meyerson passed away today, found out on Peter Tork's FB page.

Quoted:
Sad News - The writer of several Monkees episodes (including the first) has passed away. RIP and thank you, Peter Meyerson. ~ptfb team
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-meyerson-monkees-welcome-back-kotter-428737

He wrote 8 episodes.  (The third most of any writer)
1. Royal Flush (9/12/66) (cowriter)
7. Ghost Town (10/24/66)
21. Prince & Paupers (2/6/67)
23. Captain Crocodile (2/20/67)
27. Monkee Mother (3/20/67)
39. Hillbilly Honeymoon (10/23/67)
57. Blow Their Minds (3/11/68)

He wrote 44 episodes of Welcome Back Kotter, (he left and came back), 1 for That Girl, The Partridge Family, Bob Newhart Show, Accidental Family and a few for Captain Nice (Buck Henry's 1967 superhero show?)

Tangent: Buck Henry was a childhood pal of Bob Rafelson and wrote The Graduate & Get Smart.

There's another nice remembrance by Mark Evanier, who worked with him on Welcome Back Kotter when he came back during the 2nd season.  He had left to be a playwright, but couldn't turn down the money.  Sounds like a Welcome Back indeed.  I can't find a mention of his plays, but I'm still looking.

I don't know about you, dear readers, but it's great to follow the path of a comedy writer's influences and outputs.  Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Meyerson!!




1 comment:

  1. You always treated us like we were your kids. Jesse & Levi will never forget you. You will always be our Uncle Peter. Love you

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