Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Rick Hawkins on how “Went with the Wind,” the famous spoof of Gone With the Wind that he and Liz Sage wrote for The Carol Burnett Show, nearly never made it on the air; creating characters that are rooted in reality, even when writing a parody sketch; and adapting such popular American shows as I Dream of Jeannie, Married: with Children, and Everybody Loves Raymond for television audiences in Russia, which Rick did for Sony International in the mid 2000s

Carol Burnett in the famous “curtain rod” dress from the “Went with the Wind” sketch written by Rick Hawkins and Linda Sage for The Carol Burnett Show in 1976. Photo courtesy Getty Images

Rick Hawkins, Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer and Senior Teaching Artist in Residence at Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo courtesy Point Park University

 

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2 Responses to Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Rick Hawkins on how “Went with the Wind,” the famous spoof of Gone With the Wind that he and Liz Sage wrote for The Carol Burnett Show, nearly never made it on the air; creating characters that are rooted in reality, even when writing a parody sketch; and adapting such popular American shows as I Dream of Jeannie, Married: with Children, and Everybody Loves Raymond for television audiences in Russia, which Rick did for Sony International in the mid 2000s

  1. Bob Illes says:

    Liz Sage. Not Linda. Rick and Liz shared the office next to ours at Burnett. Great people, life long friends. Through the AC vent, we could hear them pitching jokes to each other. We wanted to, but we stole no lines haha. It was a great staff and we had a good time – best job ever in TV.

    • admin says:

      Bob… always nice to hear from you (and thank you for bringing this to my attention)! I believe we mentioned Liz by her correct name on air, but obviously I missed this error before originally publishing this post.
      I don’t know if you’ve heard the actual interview with Rick. If not, you can find it here and I believe you will enjoy it.

      All best,
      Ed Robertson

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