Lloyd Turner

TV writer, Cartoon writer, Executive creative consultant
Veteran TV writer who began his career in the Warner Bros. animation department, collaborating with Bill Scott on a series of frantically funny shorts directed by Arthur Davis. Turner/Scott collaborations included ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1923

Filmography

Writer (7)

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982 (Tv Show)

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The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Honeymoon Suite (TV Show)

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Biography

Veteran TV writer who began his career in the Warner Bros. animation department, collaborating with Bill Scott on a series of frantically funny shorts directed by Arthur Davis. Turner/Scott collaborations included "Doggone Cats" (1947), "What Makes Daffy Duck?", "The Stupor Salesman" and "A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick" (all 1948).

Shifting to TV, Turner collaborated with producer-animator Jay Ward in 1949 to create "Crusader Rabbit", the first TV cartoon series. He moved on to write and direct "Time for Beany" (1950), a puppet show about a boy and his sea serpent that formed the basis for the subsequent "Beany and Cecil" cartoon series. Turner rejoined Jay Ward and Bill Scott in 1959 to write for the seminal cartoon series "Rocky and His Friends" and its follow-up, "The Bullwinkle Show". Though the animation was limited, the scripting was clever, multi-layered (suitable for kids and parents alike) and satirical, earning enduring cult status for the show.

Turner segued to live-action writing with the popular James Bond spoof "Get Smart" and worked on some of the most fondly remembered shows of the 70s: "The Partridge Family", "All in the Family", "Maude", "The Jeffersons", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Alice". He served as a producer on the "Maude" spinoff, "Good Times", and aided in the creation of "Mork and Mindy". In addition to writing for the series, Turner guided the cartoonish antics of the youthful Robin Williams as the executive creative consultant for the first two seasons.

Milestones

1959

Reunited with Jay Ward to write for "Rocky and His Friends"

1950

Wrote and directed episodes of Bob Clampett's "Time for Beany", a syndicated puppet show

1949

First collaboration with producer-animator Jay Ward: co-created the first TV cartoon show, "Crusader Rabbit"

1943

Began writing for the Warner Bros cartoon department

Wrote for the "The Partridge Family"

Wrote for "The Bullwinkle Show"

Wrote for "All in the Family"

Served as a producer on "Good Times"

Served as executive creative consultant for first two seasons and wrote for "Mork and Mindy"

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