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Bonnie and Terry Turner

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Bonnie and Terry Turner

Bonnie and Terry Turner are a husband-and-wife writing team, best known for creating the sitcoms 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 - 2001) and That '70s Show (1998 - 2006), for NBC and FOX respectively, as well as That '80s Show for FOX in 2002, and Normal, Ohio starring John Goodman in 2000.

From 1986 until 1992, the team were staff writers for Saturday Night Live.[1]

Between 1987 and 1995, they were responsible for authoring or screenwriting six films, including Coneheads, Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2, Tommy Boy, and The Brady Bunch Movie.

Atlanta History

Bonnie and Terry were part of a 1980s Atlanta comedy troupe whose members often appeared on the WTBS comedy TV show Tush. Bonnie and Terry also worked as feature writers for (no relation) Ted Turner's new (at that time) CNN spinoff CNN Headline News. In the mid 1980s, they produced the WTBS Sunday morning magazine show Good News with host Liz Wickersham.

Another comedy troupe member and good friend, Jan Hooks, after appearing in Pee-wee's Big Adventure, landed a spot on Saturday Night Live. Occasionally, Bonnie and Terry submitted comedy material for Jan (and via Jan) to Lorne Michaels. In 1986, Michaels convinced Bonnie and Terry to leave their lives in Atlanta and come to work in New York as full-time writers on SNL.


  1. ^ Online SNL Writer's Database

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