TV Series | | Comedy
Fastidious Philadelphia Judge Walter Franklin has a plummy housekeeper, a sloppy court clerk, an icy secretary, and an obnoxiously ingratiating Assistant District Attorney.
According to Gary David Goldberg in his memoir "Sit, Ubu, Sit", Creators Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses did not get along with Tony Randall, nor did they get along with each other, and also refused to take calls from ABC President Fred Silverman. Despite good ratings, Silverman cancelled the series, due to his unhappiness with their behavior. When the series was picked up by CBS for a second season, Randall returned under the condition that he would not have to work directly with Patchett and Tarses.
Judge Walter Franklin:
Your name is Mario Lanza? Any relation?
Mario Lanza: To who?
Judge Walter Franklin: To Mario Lanza.
Mario Lanza: I *am* Mario Lanza.
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