Former "Quincy" Star Jack Klugman Sue...

Former "Quincy" Star Jack Klugman Sues NBC Over Show Profits

There are 13 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Mar 29, 2008, titled Former "Quincy" Star Jack Klugman Sues NBC Over Show Profits. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

Former "Quincy, M.E." star Jack Klugman is suing NBC Universal. He claims the studio is lying about the show's profits and owes him money.

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Moxie

Greenwood, CA

#2 Mar 29, 2008
Well, James Garner sued and got paid - go Klugman - I loved his show.
Julie P

Sacramento, CA

#3 Mar 30, 2008
Moxie wrote:
Well, James Garner sued and got paid - go Klugman - I loved his show.
I did, too. Let the old man enjoy his retirement!
Mike

Carmichael, CA

#4 Mar 30, 2008
Jack Klugman, my God, this guy was mega ancient when I was a kid, is he trying to get the studio to cover his adult diapers ?
Julie B

Sacramento, CA

#5 Mar 30, 2008
Mike wrote:
Jack Klugman, my God, this guy was mega ancient when I was a kid, is he trying to get the studio to cover his adult diapers ?
Have some respect!

Since: Oct 07

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#6 Mar 30, 2008
One aspect that contributes to this problem is that the purchase of at-home entertainment (movies, etc, whether on DVD or another media) has changed markedly since "Quincy" and similar shows were made. At the time, it was pretty-much assumed that, if it had marketability after being let go by the station that had initially run the series that it might be aired by smaller stations. The potential for the at-home market was not recognized, nor exploited.

I doubt very much there were provisions made in the contract with Mr. Klugman with regard to post-television availablity. Let's face it, THAT is where a lot of the money comes from, for these Mega-Entertainment Corporations.

I believe that, when each of these series were prepared for the at-home market, the principals in each series -- in this case, Jack Klugman, Robert Ito, etc -- or their estates, should be/ have been approached by the Copyright holder to create an appropriate clause in the original contract, with reference to the at-home market. The series would not be what it is without the talents and abilities of these individuals, after all; the Copyright holder wouldn't have anything to sell.
Mike

Carmichael, CA

#7 Mar 30, 2008
Have a sense of humor, you are way too serious. BURP !
Julie B wrote:
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Have some respect!
Sarah

Carmichael, CA

#8 Mar 30, 2008
Respect for what ? Are people not allowed to have a sense of humor ? Saturday Night Live bags on everyone, have you been in the closet your entire life ? You must be the humor police, you get to decide what is funny, and what is not.
Julie B wrote:
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Have some respect!
Julie B

Sacramento, CA

#11 Mar 31, 2008
PCnotME wrote:
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Which Quincy episode was that? ;^)
I missed that one, too. Tell me when you find out. LOL
Jack Klugman is a great man. He is a cancer survivor and does lots of great work for cancer charities. I hope he gets what's due to him.
DuH

Roseville, CA

#12 Mar 31, 2008
Mike wrote:
Jack Klugman, my God, this guy was mega ancient when I was a kid, is he trying to get the studio to cover his adult diapers ?
"When you were kid"?? You haven't grown up yet!!
DuH

Roseville, CA

#13 Mar 31, 2008
Mike wrote:
Have a sense of humor, you are way too serious. BURP !
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You really think you're humorous?? You are not the least bit clever or funny!
DuH

Roseville, CA

#14 Mar 31, 2008
PCnotME wrote:
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Which Quincy episode was that? ;^)
I missed that one, too. Tell me when you find out. LOL

Jack Klugman is a great man. He is a cancer survivor and does lots of great work for cancer charities. I hope he gets what's due to him.

Way to go Julie B.
OhMy

Roseville, CA

#15 Mar 31, 2008
Respect for what ? Are people not allowed to have a sense of humor ? Saturday Night Live bags on everyone, have you been in the closet your entire life ? You must be the humor police, you get to decide what is funny, and what is not.
Julie B wrote:
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Have some respect!

Right on, Julie B!

SNL, sick "humor" isn't funny.

PCnotME

Palo Alto, CA

#16 Mar 31, 2008
Toonces the driving cat, sick humor? Not.

Samurai Bakery, The Lupners, Chris Farley as motivational speaker, The Church Lady, Wayne's World, the Sinatra Group, Mr. Bill, Lorenzo ("you look mah-bellous"), Hans and Franz, Schprockets, Emily Litella. Sick humor? Not!

Bass-O-Matic - sick, but priceless.

The Ambiguously Gay Duo and Celebrity Jeopardy - probably offensive to the thin-skinned.

On the whole, SNL has provided decades of great laughs, and some of the best Presidential humor, no matter who was in office.

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