Read excerpts from two scripts for short-lived NBC sitcom The Good Life as well as an early document exploring potential storylines for the show.
The Good Life was a half-hour NBC sitcom that ran for 15 episodes during the 1971-1972. It starred Larry Hagman and Donna Mills as Albert and Jane Miller, who decided the best way to “the good life” was employment as servants for a wealthy family, Albert as butler/chauffeur and Jane as cook/maid. Rounding out the cast were David Wayne as millionaire Charles Dutton, Hermione Baddeley as his sister Grace and Danny Goldman as his son Nick. The series was produced by Screen Gems. You can read more about The Good Life here.
This exhibit presents a variety of script material relating to The Good Life: an undated, three-page document exploring the concept behind the series; excerpts from “Dutton’s Retirement” (production #3506, broadcast November 6th, 1971) written by Bernie Kahn; and excerpts from “The Burglar Alarm” (production #3516, broadcast October 30th, 1971) written by Ron Friedman.
The Good Life Script Material © 1971 Screen Gems Productions
Published July 16th, 2009
Last updated May 8th, 2018