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The versatile comedian—and former science nerd—Lisa Kudrow talks school bullies, reality TV, and life after Friends. (Illustration by Jody Hewgill.) More

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Smart aleck: Ted Key was an inveterate punster. At a young age, Peter (pictured with mom Anne) didn’t always get his dad’s sense of humor.
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The story of Ted Key (above, center), creator of the Post’s most famous cartoon series, as told by his son Peter (above, left).  More

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