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This was a pilot for a TV series that didn't make it to the series level.
The man in the square suit is a 37-year-old writer who ends up being forced into the position of becoming the main writer for the TEEN BEAT tv show, where everyone else is (comparatively) a child, even the executive producer, all 22 or under.
As the show begins, we see that our hero is someone who hates change. In a gimmick straight out of the old Dick van Dyke, we see him falling over furniture that his wife moved, and plunging his hand into a fish tank that used to be a bowl of peanuts before his wife rearranged his desk.
At the beginning, he doesn't want anything to do with the idea of this new show. He is asked to write up a presentation for the network, but agrees only if he will not be involved with anything else. He does not want to be involved with the week-to-week running of the show.
He suffers Writer's Block, unable to write anything worthwhile, even playing a tape recording of typewriter sounds so he can...
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I don't believe it. You're Frank Johnson?
Uh, well if you believe that, I'll believe you're a television producer.
It's like you're old daddy. You're like waltz time.
You better believe it!