Sherwood Charles Schwartz (1916 – 2011) was an American comedy writer and producer.
He began his entertainment career writing jokes for the BobHope radio show as a way to earn money while studying for his master's degree in biology. He eventually joined the show's writing staff, and also wrote for ''TheAdventuresOfOzzieAndHarriet'' and the Armed Forces Radio Network before making the jump to television.
He created two of American TV's best-remembered [[HalfHourComedy half-hour sitcoms]], ''GilligansIsland'' and ''TheBradyBunch,'' and the not-so-well-remembered ''Series/ItsAboutTime.'' All of Schwartz' shows opened with an ExpositoryThemeTune. Each had a relatively large ensemble of [[FlatCharacter flat characters]] who passed the IdiotBall around from week to week.
Though neither was a big hit in its original network run, ''GilligansIsland'' and ''TheBradyBunch'' have lived on in reruns (and, in the case of ''The Brady Bunch,'' multiple [[BradyBunchSpinOffs spin-offs, revivals, and reimaginings]]) to become [[MemeticMutation permanent fixtures]] in pop culture.