From Remington Steele to Princess Switch -Susan and Sharon sit down with legendary television writer Robin Bernheim. Robin’s career began in her mid-twenties with the “Remington Steele” episode “Steele in the Chips”, co-written with series star and long-time friend Stephanie Zimbalist. In a career spanning five decades, Robin has gone on to write and produce episodes of “MacGyver”, “Matlock”, “Quantum Leap”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Mystery 101”. Robin is the creator, writer and executive producer of Netflix’s hit “Princess Switch” franchise starring Vanessa Hudgins.
In Part One of our wide-ranging two-part conversation with Ms. Bernheim, we touch on…
How almost dying in a plane crash led Robin to a forty-year career writing for television.
Schoolmates and BFFs: how Robin and Stephanie met and became friends at Marlborough, a private all-girl prep-school in Los Angeles.
Why NBC was so afraid of the "cookie" episode (fan favorite “Steele in the Chips”) – that they delayed airing it until the end of the season.
That same episode’s all-star guest cast – including Geena Davis and Jean Smart!
The Adventures of Being the Only Woman in the Writer’s Room, including: “The Mystery of The Secret Meetings in the Men’s Room”, “The Incredible Disappearing Assigned Parking Space” and of course “The Looming Glass Ceiling!”
How Robin and Stephanie’s house in LA was the model for Laura Holt’s house in “Remington Steele” -- and what it was like to watch that house blow-up in Season 2, episode 3 – “Red Holt Steele”
So join Susan and Sharon as we dig deep into doubles, delicious cookies and dirty jokes in the writers room in Part One of our two-part Interview with Robin Bernheim. And make sure to tune in next time for Part Two where we answer the cliff-hanging question: Did Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist really get along on set (and off) – or not??
PLUS! An 80’s TV LADIES Holiday Shout-Out: Spooky Halloween Episodes to watch from some of your favorite 80s shows including “Facts of Life”, “Roseanne”, and “Laverne & Shirley”!
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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 108 – “Writing Remington Steele with Robin Bernheim – Part One” Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guest: Robin Bernheim. Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producer: Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2022 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.