Joan Micklin Silver

With his brother David and Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams helped invent a new kind of comedy that's still with us today.

Like It Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976) -- Shelley Duval plays Bernice in this 45-minute adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, and it's about what you'd expect from a PBS American Playhouse show: pretty good, bordering on average, very literal and true to the source material, almost to a fault.  The actual hair-bobbing scene is very well done.

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