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Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Nicknamed "The Angry Typewriter Man" is a logo where a man, Stephen J. Cannell, is typing on his IBM Selectra typewriter, surrounded by a room full of awards. The camera then pans clockwise from his face to his back. Once, the camera is towards Cannell's back. He throws the paper. He is typing on over his head. The paper becomes animated on a black background, and floats downwards towards a stack of animated papers below. The paper scoops up the top papers in the stack and forms a "C", while the text of the company is shown above.

Additional InfoEdit

It might be good to know that Cannell died in 2010 of melanoma, a change of color to the skin. Early additions had Cannell smoking a pipe while typing on the typewriter. In 1984, the pipe was gone, due to Cannell wearing a black jacket and dark colored sweater over white collar shirt.

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In the early years, we just see Cannell wearing a sweater, In 1985, Cannell started wearing a polo shirt with the collar stuck up. Shows with this logo were The A-Team, 21 Jump Street, The Greatest American Hero, and several other 1980s shows.


On Family Guy, We see Peter typing on a typewriter, then he throws the paper.

On The Simpsons, at the end of an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, the duo are shown typing on a typewriter and one of them throws the paper and a modified Stephen J. Cannell logo and instead, the paper is shaped saying I&S for Itchy and Scratchy followed by Bart and Lisa sighing.

One YouTube variant has someone typing on a typewriter then he throws the paper. The logo is in reverse and the paper hits his face.

Outfit ListEdit

1981: Cannell is wearing a dark colored sweater with white collar shirt, plus Cannell is smoking his pipe.

1983: Cannell is wearing a blue jean jacket and white flannel shirt over a black turtleneck, plus Cannell is smoking his pipe for the last time.

1984: Cannell is wearing a black jacket and dark colored sweater over white collar shirt, and the pipe was gone, because Cannell cannot smoke his pipe anymore.

1985: Cannell is wearing a white striped flannel shirt.

1987: Cannell is wearing a casual black sweater.

1989: Cannell is wearing a vermilion polo shirt, with the collar up.

1996: Cannell is wearing a black sweater.

2004: Cannell is wearing a black jacket with a black sweater.

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All of the Stephen J. Cannell Logos

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