Arts, Entertainment, Living
It may not seem like it from afar, but Hollywood is actually a pretty small community. That's especially true when it comes to writers.
So when a writer or actor friend has a new project, it's not unusual to pitch in. That's just what "Good Luck Charlie" co-creator Phil Baker, a 1984 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, did when his friends Steve Byrne (an actor) and Rob Long (a writer/producer) were filming the TBS pilot for Pittsburgh-set "Sullivan & Son" last month.
Baker, who is also an executive producer on the new Disney Channel film "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas" (8 p.m. Friday), previously worked with Long when both were writers for "Cheers."
But his biggest shock while working on "Sullivan" was when he foud himself sitting next to someone who looms large in TV memories for many Americans, especially around Christmastime. Read more after the jump. ...