Bruce Eric Kaplan

Bruce Eric Kaplan


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Bruce Eric Kaplan, known as BEK, is an American cartoonist whose single-panel cartoons frequently appear in The New Yorker. His cartoons are known for their signature simplistic style and often dark humor. Kaplan is also a screenwriter and has worked on Six Feet Under and on Seinfeld (funnily enough, one of his most well-known episodes is one where Elaine becomes increasingly frustrated over what she takes to be an utterly nonsensical cartoon in The New Yorker). He graduated from Wesleyan University where he studied with Professor Jeanine Basinger.

Kaplan joined the crew of Six Feet Under during the first season in 2001 as a supervising producer. He scripted two episodes of the first season – "The Foot" and "The New Person". He was promoted
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I Was a Child

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Cousin Irv from Mars

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Every Person on the Planet:...

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“One of my earliest memories is sitting on my father's lap, watching Here's Lucy, a Lucille Ball situation comedy on CBS that began with a dancing little doll Lucy. The credits would come on, and at the end, the little doll Lucy pulled back a stage curtain, revealing the real Lucy. Although I wasn't able to put it into words then, I think what i found so compelling about that moment each week was the expression of truth - we are all just little dolls of ourselves who occasionally pull back the curtains to reveal the real us.”
Bruce Eric Kaplan, I Was a Child

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