Lachman also had an impressive television c.v., having worked on shows as varied as The Red Skelton Show, All in the Family, Kate & Allie and Gimme a Break. He dabbled in movie screenplays, his most famous being the classic 1968 comedy starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, Yours, Mine and Ours.
The second funnyman is Robert Fisher, whose passing apparently has gone unnoticed (Evanier says he heard about Fisher’s death via Groucho impressionist Frank Ferrante); Fisher, who often worked in tandem with partner Arthur Marx, also has an impressive resume, having worked on scripts for The Donna Reed Show, Bachelor Father, McHale’s Navy, I Dream of Jeannie, The Mothers-in-Law and Alice. Like Lachman, Fisher started an apprenticeship in radio, contributing to Amos ‘n’ Andy and The Baby Snooks Show.
R.I.P., Messrs. Lachman and Fisher. You will both be missed.