The trio have been writing together since attending Harvard University, where they were all editors of The Harvard Lampoon. Segueing to television, their first project was MTV, Give Me Back My Life! for Comedy Central. Following that, Berg and Schaffer worked at Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Mandel at Saturday Night Live. They all reunited to work on the hit series Seinfeld, on which they served as executive producers as well as writers.
Shifting their focus to feature films, they did extensive rewrite work on a number of movies, including the holiday hit How the Grinch Stole Christmas, also based on a Dr. Seuss classic.
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