The son of computer pioneer John Gaffney and Carol Crandall Gaffney, Peter Gaffney was an editor of the "Harvard Lampoon" (where his so-called "Leap of Faith" is now legendary) and later of the "National Lampoon."
He spent five years as a writer and creative consultant for MTV, Include Rugrats for which (often in collaboration with Glenn Eichler) he conceived Clio-winning promo campaigns and wrote several years' worth of "The Video Music Awards."
Since serving as a writer and senior story editor for the first five seasons of "Rugrats" (for which he won an Emmy and the Jewish Televimage Award), Gaffney has worked extensively in TV animation for both children and adults.
He has also written for film, created video games, edited a book ("The Herodotus File") and developed concepts for new media -- both on his own and in partnership with Japhet Asher, the former vice-chairman of (Colossal) Pictures and creator of MTV's "Liquid Television."
- Toy Palace - writer
- Sand Ho! - writer
- Family Reunion - writer
- Reptar on Ice - writer
- Aunt Miriam - writer
- The Santa Experience - writer (with Joe Ansolabehere, Paul Germain, and Jonathan Greenberg)
- The Case of the Missing Rugrat - writer
- Chuckie Gets Skunked - writer
- My Friend Barney - writer (with Paul Germain)
- Chuckie's First Haircut - writer (with Jonathan Greenberg)
- Cool Hand Angelica - writer
- The Last Babysitter - writer
- Reptar 2010 - writer (with Paul Germain)
- Chuckie is Rich - writer
- In the Dreamtime - writer
- Spike Runs Away - writer
- The Sky is Falling - writer
- Cradle Attraction - writer (with Paul Germain, Jonathan Greenberg, and Rachel Lipman)
- Moving Away - writer (with Paul Germain, Jonathan Greenberg, and Rachel Lipman)
- Passover - writer (with Paul Germain, Jonathan Greenberg, and Rachel Lipman)