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Three visions defined ’70s sitcoms: the pompous pontifications of Norman Lear, the saccharine sweetness of MTM, and the lowbrow slapstick of Garry Marshall. Though history books will surely favor Lear, as years pass it’s easier to watch reruns of Laverne & Shirley than All in the Family. And where would Weezer be without Happy Days? Marshall has turned his small-screen skills to the big screen with mixed results, but one suspects that, at heart, he remains the gag man, sitting around the deli playing “Can You Top This?” Mr. Comedy discusses and signs his book, Wake Me When It’s Funny, at 7:30 p.m. at Borders, 11301 Rockville Pike, Rockville. FREE. (301) 816-1067. (DN)

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