| I still don't know much about directing a movie.
| You know, because of the lack of budget, we had to find neighborhoods where time had stopped - kind of stuck in the '50s. And no place had that better than Staten Island.
| But I didn't know much about directing a movie.
| The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
| I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy.
| We made a deal that was acceptable to us. We got paid very handsomely for our final season.
| But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker.
| The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.
| The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.
| Well, let's put in this way, I grew up in West New York, New Jersey.
| I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.