Arnold Schwarzenegger Owes Me Bigtime

by Larry Brody

40 years ago this month – OMG! OMFG! I’m fucking OLD! – I went to work as an “Executive Story Consultant” on the series THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO.

It wasn’t a match made in heaven. Oh, I loved and respected the Big Boss, Quinn Martin, but the day-to-day producer of the series at that time very obviously resented my 27-year-old presence on the show. (In those days TV producers usually were in their late 40s or their 50s.) Worse, my shiny new red Alfa Romeo kept breaking down when it was time to go home.

(Told you TV writers are overpaid.)

Five years later, with Bodacious Bill Yates in charge, I came back to write one episode to guest star everyone’s favorite emoter, Ahnuld S.

Yes, it’s true. I brought him into television, and what did I get for it? Two wives, count ’em two, whose butts he groped later, in the gym.

Those of you who believe in justice, what do you say now? Huh? Huh?

FTR: I’m still absolutely certain I’m 27.

Unless I look in a mirror.

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.

2 thoughts on “Arnold Schwarzenegger Owes Me Bigtime

  1. geraldsanford says:

    And I was doing a ‘MOD SQUAD”. Of course, just biding time until I returned to the THEATRE! Amusing myself seeing how the TV Peeps did it. Good for a laugh, ya-know. That and having sex. gs

    • LB says:

      Ger, you’re the only guy I know who had time for sex while doing the daily grind of TV.

      I’d ask how you did it, but maybe I shouldn’t know.

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