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Encyclopedia > George Meyer

George Meyer
Born 1957
Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Television writer
Nationality American
Writing period 1982 - Present
Genres Humour

George A. Meyer (born 1957) is a producer and Emmy Award-winning writer best known for his work on the long-running animated television comedy The Simpsons. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about work. ... Screenwriting refers to the art and craft of writing screenplays for film or television. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Present redirects here. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... For other uses, see Humour (disambiguation). ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...


Meyer has been publicly credited with "thoroughly shap[ing]...the comedic sensibility" of The Simpsons[1]; in 2000, Mike Scully, the show runner for the series at the time, called him "the best comedy writer in Hollywood" and "the main reason" why The Simpsons is still so good after all these years."[1] Jon Vitti, another of the show's writer/producers (and also Meyer's brother-in-law), has said Meyer "exerts as much influence on the show as anyone can without being one of the creators."[2] Mike Scully (born October 2, 1956 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is an Emmy Award-winning American television writer best known for his work as show runner of the Fox series The Simpsons from 1997 - 2001 (Seasons 9-12). ... Show runner (alternatively showrunner,[1] or show-runner)[2] is a term used in the United States television industry referring to the person who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a television series, in other words, the person who runs the show. ... Vitti as portrayed in the episode of The Simpsons The Front. Jon Vitti is a writer who is most noted for his well-received scripts for the television series The Simpsons. ...

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Career

Meyer attended Harvard University, where he served as president of the Harvard Lampoon. In 1977, he and several other Lampoon staffers wrote The Harvard Lampoon Big Book of College Life (ISBN 0385134460), a volume commissioned by Doubleday.[2] Harvard redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that The Crime Club be merged into this article or section. ...


He graduated in 1978 with a degree in biochemistry.


After college, Meyer abandoned plans to attend medical school, and until 1981, worked at a variety of jobs, including substitute teacher, laboratory research assistant, and salesman in a clothing store.[1]


In 1981, he was offered a job by David Letterman to become a member of the writing staff at Letterman's new late night show. He got the nod by recommendations from two fellow Lampoon writers, Tom Gammill and Max Pross,[1] who would later become one of the most effective writing teams on Seinfeld. Two seasons later, Meyer left to write for The New Show; with that show's cancellation, he moved on to Not Necessarily The News, then Saturday Night Live. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... Tom Gammill (1957 - ) and Max Pross (1957 - ) are an Emmy Award-winning American comedy writing team. ... Tom Gammill (1957 - ) and Max Pross (1957 - ) are an Emmy Award-winning American comedy writing team. ... Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... The New Show was a comedy sketch show produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels,which ran for only one season from January 6 to March 23, 1984. ... Not Necessarily the News was a satirical sketch comedy series that ran on HBO from 1983 to 1990. ... SNL redirects here. ...


Meyer's work wasn't well-regarded among the SNL writers and producers:[1]

My stuff wasn't very popular at Saturday Night. It was regarded as really fringey, and a lot of times my sketches would get cut. Sometimes they would get cut after dress rehearsal, and I would have the horrible experience of looking out and seeing a painter carefully touching up my set and getting it all ready to be smashed to pieces and sent to a landfill in Brooklyn. It was just a mismatch, although I didn't realize it at the time.

In 1987, Meyer founded the legendary humor zine Army Man, which gained a cult following. Meyer suspended publication with the third issue, after offers to take the magazine national made him fear that it would lose its best qualities.[1] One reader was Sam Simon, a producer on a new animated sitcom called The Simpsons. In 1989, Simon asked Meyer to join the writing staff. He has remained there, intermittently, ever since. The technical rehearsal or tech rehearsal is a rehearsal that focuses on the technological aspects of the performance, in theatrical, musical, and filmed entertainment. ... A zine—an abbreviation of the word fanzine, and originating from the word magazine[1][2]—is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. ... Army Man: Americas Only Magazine was a short-lived comedy magazine published in the late 80s by George Meyer, the acclaimed writer for The Simpsons. ... Sam Simon is an American television producer and writer, most notable as one of the original developers of The Simpsons, along with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...


Environmental interests

In 2005, he cowrote the TBS special Earth To America.[3] That same year, a newly discovered species of moss frogs from Sri Lanka was named Philautus poppiae after Meyer's daughter, Poppy, a tribute to Meyer's and Meyer's girlfriend's dedication to the Global Amphibian Assessment.[4] TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... Earth to America is a 2-hour television special that aired on TBS on November 20, 2005. ... subfamilies Buergeriinae Rhacophorinae Moss Frogs are the members of the Rhacophoridae family; these frogs are found in tropical areas of Asia and Africa. ... Binomial name Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005 Philautus poppiae is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. ...


In 2006, he wrote a comic, cautionary opinion piece about the environment for BBC News. It begins:[5] BBC News is the department within the BBC responsible for the corporations news-gathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ...

Are you a hypocrite? Because I certainly am. I'm an animal lover who wears leather shoes; a vegetarian who can't resist smoked salmon. I badger my friends to see the Al Gore movie, but I also fly on fuel-gulping jets. Great clouds of hypocrisy swirl around me. But even a fraud has feelings. And this summer, I'm feeling uneasy; I'm starting to think that our culture's frenzied and mindless assault on the last shreds of nature may not be the wisest course.

An Inconvenient Truth is an American Academy Award-winning documentary film about climate change, specifically global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim. ...

Credits

See also List of writers of The Simpsons

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Personal life

Born in Pennsylvania, Meyer grew up in Arizona, the eldest of eight children in a Roman Catholic family of mostly German descent.[1] Meyer has made frequent jokes about his somewhat unhappy childhood, stating that one common argument in his household was "which family member ruined a holiday".[6] This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular...


Meyer commented on his Roman Catholic upbringing in a 2000 New Yorker profile:[1]

People talk about how horrible it is to be brought up Catholic, and it's all true. The main thing was that there was no sense of proportion. I would chew a piece of gum at school, and the nun would say, 'Jesus is very angry with you about that,' and on the wall behind her would be a dying, bleeding guy on a cross. That's a horrifying image to throw at a little kid. You really could almost think that your talking in line, say, was on a par with killing Jesus.

He attended Doolen Junior High and Catalina High School in Tucson, Arizona.[citation needed] This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... A diagram of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre based on a german documentary, claimed to be the site of Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus. ...


While working at the Simpsons, Meyer became an atheist, taking the advice of fellow Simpsons writer Mike Reiss.[7] Mike Reiss is an American TV comedy writer. ...


Meyer dated and lived with the writer Maria Semple during the 1990s.[1] His first child, named Poppy Valentina after Valentina Tereshkova, was born in the early 2000s.[7] For the band, see 1990s (band). ... 1963 USSR postage stamp depicting Valentina Tereshkova Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Russian: ; born March 6, 1937), is a retired Soviet cosmonaut and was the first woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6 on the 16th of June 1963. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Taking Humour Seriously by David Owen. Published in the New Yorker on March 13, 2000. Owen notes in the article that at the time of its writing, he had known Meyer for nearly 25 years, when they were both students and members of the Harvard Lampoonwriting staff.
  2. ^ a b For Simpsons Writer Meyer, Comedy is No Laughing Matter, a June 2003 article from the Harvard Crimson
  3. ^ a b George Meyer at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ The Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology supplement from 2005, which mentions Meyer and the Philautus Poppiae frog
  5. ^ Welcoming Homer the tree-hugger, a "Green Room" environmental opinion piece written for BBC News and published in August 2006
  6. ^ The Simpsons: The Complete Second Season. DVD commentary for Episode 7F07 "Bart vs. Thanksgiving"
  7. ^ a b September 2004 Interview in The Believer

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External links

  • Studio 360 episode "Cosmos, Spheres, Voyager" from January 12, 2002, featuring an original piece by Meyer on space collecting
  • George Meyer at the Internet Movie Database
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