The Cast of "Good Times" (L-R) Jimmie Walker (as James "J.J." Evans, Jr.), Esther Rolle (as Florida Evans), John Amos (as James Evans)This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting: Cloris Leachman.
Pioneers of Television: Acting Funny, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.