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Fox said, ‘let’s make another 13 episodes.’ We did that for three years and then they sold the pro- gram and the network and that ended the run.” The run produced three Emmy awards for Anderson and the animated series; one for, “Out- standing Sound Editing” and two for, “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.” It also garnered three Humanitas Prize awards for animation in a chil- dren’s series. “That felt great and was unexpected,” says Anderson of the Emmy awards. “It was very fun being nominated and I was surprised when I won because I was up against Ed Asner and Robin Williams.” Anderson was part of a class of comics when he began in the ‘80s that were fortunate to be able to take their acts to places all over the globe via the growth of cable television. HBO half hour specials as well as taped programs from comedy clubs such as Dangerfield’s, Caroline’s, and The Improv. When asked Watch Louie Anderson in My Brother the Safecracker NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 57