The trouble with a series as it gets older is it can feel like a tradition, and tradition is the enemy of suspense, and it's the enemy of comedy. It's the enemy of everything, really. So you have to shake it up.
I think training in comedy, as it were, a history writing comedy, is a powerful tool for anyone.
If anyone said to me 'invent a new monster so we can sell more toys', I'd kick them out of my office.
When writing comedy, you have to have the confidence to believe that there is only one type of relationship in the world, and we are all having it, that all men behave in the same way and so do all women.
Eddie Van Halen
Mamie Van Doren