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How Harry Anderson’s Daughter Ruined Frank ‘Dune’ Herbert’s Day

Frank Herbert, author of the Dune chronicles, had three rules: Never work with kids, animals, or sandworms. This edition of Vulture and UCB's video series "Pop Culture Memory Lane" explains Rule No. 1: Comedian Eva Anderson recounts the tale of how things went awry when, as a 4-year-old, she appeared on The Merv Griffin Show with her magician dad (and future Night Court star), Harry Anderson. Watch the video to see how the butterfly effect of her cameo may have ruined Herbert's day.