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Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones
Christopher Lloyd's award-winning funny bones

Calculating the odds of a television program winning a series Emmy five years running is an exercise best left to a mathematician. "Frasier" pulled off that feat from 1994 to 1998, and show runner Christopher Lloyd remembers thoroughly enjoying the streak — and, because he is "snarly" and "competitive," not taking kindly to "Ally McBeal" ending it. He knew it would never happen again. Except, this year "Modern Family," the warm, funny, relatable comedy Lloyd created with Steve Levitan, might just repeat the accomplishment. "Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for the last four years, and even with strong...

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