Ubu Productions

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Ubu Productions, Inc., is an independent production company founded in 1982 by television producer Gary David Goldberg who died of brain cancer in 2013. Ubu's notable productions include Family Ties (1982–1989), Brooklyn Bridge (1991–1993), and Spin City (1996–2002).[1][2]

Ubu co-produced many of its shows with Paramount Television and in later years, DreamWorks Television.[2]

Mascot dog[edit]

Ubu's mascot is Goldberg's dog Ubu Roi, a black labrador retriever which he had in college and subsequently traveled the world with. The closing tag for Ubu Productions is a photograph of Ubu Roi with a flying disc in his mouth, taken in the Tuileries Garden close to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Along with the picture is Goldberg's voice saying "Sit, Ubu, sit! Good dog!", followed by the sound of a bark. The dog was named after Alfred Jarry's 1896 play Ubu Roi, considered a precursor to the Theatre of the Absurd. Ubu the dog died in 1984.

In popular culture[edit]

The sequence was frequently referenced and parodied in pop culture.


  1. ^ "Sponsors: Gary David Goldberg". Brandeis University. 2008. Ann Richards Invitational Roundtable on Gender and the Media. 
  2. ^ a b Goldberg Bio at GaryDavidGoldberg.com
  3. ^ [1], [2], [3], q:Robot Chicken#Easter Basket .5B2.3.5D
  4. ^ Damski, Mel (2010-12-22), Yang 3 in 2D, retrieved 2016-03-22 

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