Thursday, June 09, 2011

Leonard Stern, R. I. P. "Leonard Stern, an [adjective] writer best known for writing [number] episodes of classic TV shows like “The Honeymooners” and “Get Smart,” [verb ending in 'ing] [adverb ending in 'ly'], and creating the fill-in-the-blanks party game Mad Libs along with partner Roger Price, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 88. Stern got his start in show business at the tender age of 16, when he began writing jokes for Milton Berle. He and Price came up with the idea for their popular game in 1953, according to The L.A. Times."


Gerard said...

I'm guessing they published that obit a bit quick.

Deb said...

When I was a technical writer, a draft document I had written in great haste contained this sentence: "Access the [name of] screen and enter the [correct code number] in the [name of] field; then [something, something]." My boss called me and said, "I think we're going to have to expand on that something, something."

Todd Mason said...

I think you folks are missing EW's joke, such as it is.

Stern will be missed here not only for GET SMART! but for HE AND SHE.