'Mad Libs' Co-Creator Dies at 88
MICHELE NORRIS, host:
Leonard Stern, a prolific TV writer, died Tuesday at the age of 88. Among his credits, the "Honeymooners," "Get Smart," and "McMillan and Wife," to name a few.
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
Yet, Leonard Stern's most enduring contribution may not be found in punch-lines for the small screen, but in blank spaces.
And so, Michele, we're going to play a little game now where you fill in the blanks. Here goes.
In 1958, Leonard Stern co-created "Mad Libs," a - and I need an adjective now.
BLOCK: Okay, an uproarious game that involves filling in the - and now I need a plural noun.
BLOCK: Saucers, okay.
NORRIS: An uproarious game that involves filling in the saucers. And, Melissa, I'm going to keep going here and you can fill in a few blanks.
"Mad Libs" was very popular with young - and in this case I need a noun.
NORRIS: Okay, very popular with crocodiles.
(Soundbite of laughter)
NORRIS: And it sold millions of - another noun, please.
NORRIS: And it made millions of children and adults laugh - this time I need an adverb.
NORRIS: Dangerously. Oh, that sounds intriguing.
Well, Leonard Stern will be remembered - and, Melissa, one last adverb, please.
NORRIS: Fondly, that works. Rest in peace.
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