Question: I was watching an episode of The Golden Girls and saw the name Tom Whedon in the credits. Is he related to Joss Whedon of Buffy and Angel fame? Also, did Joss Whedon work for the Roseanne show? Thanks! — Leslia, Nashua, N.H.

Televisionary: Yes and yes. Joss is the son of Tom, who wrote for such shows as The Electric Company, Dick Cavett, Benson and Alice, and grandson of the late John Whedon, who wrote for shows like Leave It to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And Joss did indeed write for Roseanne.