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David Lloyd (writer)

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David Gibbs Lloyd July 7, 1934 – November 10, 2009 was an American screenwriter and producer for television

He wrote for many popular and award-winning sitcoms, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, Cheers, Frasier and Wings Lloyd wrote the Emmy-winning "Chuckles Bites the Dust", an episode of the long-running Mary Tyler Moore Show He won an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series" in 1976


  • 1 Family
  • 2 Death
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


He was the father of Stephen and Christopher, both of whom are television writers He also has three other children, Julie, Amy, and Douglas with his wife Arline


He died on November 10, 2009, aged 75, from prostate cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, California

The November 18, 2009 episode of Modern Family which was co-created by his son Christopher, "Great Expectations", on ABC ended with an "In Memory" screen dedicating the episode to David's life and quoting the famous line from "Chuckles Bites the Dust": "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants"


  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1970
  • The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1973
  • Jack Paar Tonite 1973
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1973 TV
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1973-1977
  • Doc 1975
  • Phyllis 1975-1977
  • The Tony Randall Show 1976
  • The Bob Newhart Show 1976-1977
  • The Betty White Show 1976-1977
  • Lou Grant 1977-1982
  • Rhoda 1978
  • The Associates 1979-1980
  • Taxi 1979-1983
  • Number 96 1980
  • Best of the West 1982
  • Cheers 1982-1993
  • Mr Smith 1982
  • At Your Service 1984
  • Brothers 1984-1989
  • Moscow Bureau 1985
  • Mr Sunshine 1986
  • Amen 1986
  • Mr President 1987
  • Dear John 1988
  • Wings 1990-1995
  • Frasier 1994-2001


  1. ^ 1975–1976 Emmy Awards @ infopleasecom
  2. ^ McLellan, Dennis November 13, 2009 "David Lloyd dies at 75; TV comedy writer wrote the classic 'Chuckles Bites the Dust' sitcom episode" Los Angeles Times 

External links

  • Biography portal
  • David Lloyd on IMDb
  • David Lloyd at Find a Grave

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