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“Love American Style” pays homage to “Barefoot in the Park”

February 14, 2016

While watching some of the featured “Love American Style,” in what is called the “Decades Binge” on the Decades channel, I noticed a striking similarity between an episode and the great play/movie “Barefoot in the Park.”

The “Love American Style” episode was called “Love and the Deal” and the couple seeking a better bed were the Bradders, certainly Paul and I think I heard “Corrie” as in the movie.

There is a free living neighbor upstairs in the movie, Charles Boyer and in the episode, Hans Conried.

My favorite were the two phone company men who visit the Bradders, specifically “Mrs.” In the movie, the part was played by Herb Edelman. The role was played by Frank Campanella, the older brother of Joseph Campanella, in the episode.

In conclusion nice similarities and an homage to Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda which was another autobiographical work by Simon, recalling his great love and first apartment with first wife Joan.



The great playwright, Neil Simon pictured above.



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