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(LA Times)   M*A*S*H star Allan A. has died   (latimes.com) divider line 129
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2013-04-23 09:15:26 PM  

nekom: I knew it was going to be Arbus.

RIP.You know I told you something a long time ago, and it's just as pertinent now as it was then.  Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice:  pull down your pants and slide on the ice.


I came here to say exactly this.

Rest in peace, sir, and thank you.
 
2013-04-23 09:15:36 PM  

StopLurkListen: FirstNationalBastard: Miss Stein: Inconsolable:

[i759.photobucket.com image 450x300] 

IT'S NOT A CHICKEN, IT'S YOU, SIDNEY!

And much scenery was chewed that day in the making of a television show


Horrible final episode.  I will never understand why so many people love it.  Of course I never understood why anyone watched the show after Frank Burns left
 
2013-04-23 09:15:56 PM  
i759.photobucket.com

That's how I look on the 5th day of constipation
 
2013-04-23 09:16:06 PM  
Damn man, dont mess with me like that
 
2013-04-23 09:28:28 PM  

jj325: I never understood why anyone watched the show after Frank Burns left


I preferred Charles, actually.  I liked the twist that he was probably a better surgeon than Hawkeye was.


ZeroCorpse: So I guess a lot of us like Alan Alda, after all.

/Always seemed like a decent guy, even if he can come of a little self-righteous at times.


The guy has a good soul and it shows through.


/ Hard to believe Sydney was 63 when the show ended.
 
2013-04-23 09:28:48 PM  

nekom: I literally knew from the very SECOND I finished reading that headline that it would be Arbus. Otherwise, why use only the last initial? That's kind of the gag, isn't it?

/not subby


yeah, but its still not funny.
Whatever.

Friedman was always my favorite supporting character. And the one time he and Flagg clashed, it was epic.
 
2013-04-23 09:31:51 PM  
Alan Alda was pretty good in the WWZ audiobook

/just saying
 
2013-04-23 09:33:02 PM  
not funny, subby
 
2013-04-23 09:37:07 PM  
TomD9938: jj325: I never understood why anyone watched the show after Frank Burns left

I preferred Charles, actually.  I liked the twist that he was probably a better surgeon than Hawkeye was.


That, and Charles was a jerk with a heart of gold, while Frank was just a jerk.
 
2013-04-23 09:39:17 PM  
I got all sad til I realized there was an extra l but now I'm still sad. :(
/He was in the second Omen movie.

ZeroCorpse:
So I guess a lot of us like Alan Alda, after all.

/Always seemed like a decent guy, even if he can come of a little self-righteous at times.


Sweet Liberty is a hilarious movie or at least I like it. But yeah towards the end of M*A*S*H it got unnecessarily over dramatic. Still not a bad run time for a show about a war that lasted 3 years.
 
2013-04-23 09:40:20 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: Charles was a jerk with a heart of gold, while Frank was just a jerk.


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"I'll drink to that."
 
2013-04-23 09:40:55 PM  
You picked the trolly troll headline instead of the cool mash one, modmin ? For shame
 
2013-04-23 09:41:05 PM  
i759.photobucket.com

Okay, poop's coming out.
 
2013-04-23 09:42:17 PM  
If you feel, you heal.
 
2013-04-23 09:52:25 PM  
images.hitfix.com

"What's all this crying about babies and chickens? I thought this was supposed to be a comedy show."
 
2013-04-23 09:52:52 PM  

Hugh Manatee: buntz: My headline was:

"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice"

R.I.P. Dr. Freedman

As was mine.....


Mine, as well.  And since everybody and his brother are using the "slide down the ice" line...

"Sidney, what's the psychiatric basis for gambling?"
"Sex."
"Why?"
"I don't know, they tell me to say it. Sex is why we gamble. Sex is why we drink. Sex is why we give birth."
"Thank you, Doctor."
"I'm taking a $5 chip. That was a house call."
 
2013-04-23 10:10:41 PM  

traxan: And a big fark You to subby for scaring the crap out of me with that deceptive headline.


So you were scared??? What, does the other Allen A owe you money?
 
2013-04-23 10:12:04 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

R.I.P. AIRBUS



Really enjoyed Sidney on the show. Great character.
 
2013-04-23 10:12:21 PM  
Freedman: "Sign this, soldier."

Klinger:  "What's it say?"

Freedman: "It says I have examined you and found you to be a homosexual and a transvestite."

Klinger: "I aint any of those.  Where do you get off calling me that?"

Freedman:  "I think I got the idea from your cleavage."

Klinger:  "Listen, all I want is a section eight.  You know what you can do with this."  (crumples up paper and begins to leave room).

Freedman: "Hey soldier."

Klinger: "What?

Freedman:   "You forgot your purse."
 
2013-04-23 10:20:15 PM  

FlashHarry: [images.hitfix.com image 604x418]


Wow. Aging's a biatch, eh?
 
2013-04-23 10:30:40 PM  
I bring you a message. Exactly six miles north of Skagg Mountain in the Valley of Pain, there lives an evil devil-monster. His name is Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana. And he *loves* to hurt people. The last time I saw Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana, he told me what he wants to do. He wants to come down here and kill each and every one of you! But I said to him: "Bingo, wait a minute." And the reason I said that is because I believe in you people. I believe you can do the job. I believe you can help each other. I believe you can make this world a better place to live in. That's it.
 
2013-04-23 10:37:23 PM  
He was the only decent actor on the show.
 
2013-04-23 10:49:12 PM  
Sidney, you were one in a million.
 
2013-04-23 11:07:23 PM  

Tom_Slick: He was a lot older than I thought he was, only 3 years younger than Harry Morgan, I thought he was Alan Alda's age.


Woah. That never occurred to me. Mind = BLOWN.

/seriously. thought Morgan had 3 decades on him
 
2013-04-23 11:07:28 PM  
i27.photobucket.com
I'm on my way to Jerusalem to be an actor/singer. It is written that the Agent Morris awaits me.
 
2013-04-23 11:22:09 PM  
dammit i was ready to celebrate the death of that sanctimonious foreskin wart...
 
2013-04-23 11:23:21 PM  
Ninety-farkin-five.
Right on dude.
Fark you subby.
Oh and fark you subby.
Clever little bastard you are.
 
2013-04-23 11:37:28 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
RIP Alan-town
 
2013-04-23 11:47:12 PM  
www.thefreshfilms.com

RIP Alan Arbus
 
2013-04-23 11:50:17 PM  

jj325: Of course I never understood why anyone watched the show after Frank Burns left


Burns, and early Houlihan were cartoon characters. They were very 2 dimensional characters.  Pretty much just there to be the "bad guys". Charles was as big a malcontent as Hawkeye and B.J. but he was also a pompous ass. He could be kind and generous one minute and an insufferable prick the next. He was a far more realistic character than Burns and thus more interesting. Margaret started out as basically Frank Burns with tits but after her divorce they gave the character some vulnerability and made her human. She had weaknesses and strengths. What she wanted was to be treated with respect, which frankly she had earned. Her character was far more interesting after Burns left.

It's like the character Lililth from Cheers (it still cracks me up that Jewish parents would name their daughter Lilith). On Cheers she was a cartoon character, very two dimensional. Funny, but not realistic. On Fraiser they gave her vulnerabilities and she became a more interesting, developed character as a result.
 
2013-04-23 11:53:28 PM  

GungFu: [www.thefreshfilms.com image 235x308]

RIP Alan Arbus



I think you are slightly late
 
2013-04-24 12:18:19 AM  

xxmedium: "I have a message..."

[i.imgur.com image 367x550]

"Radar, close your whore mouth and don't open it for the rest of the war."


Lt. Col. Henry Blake's plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan... it spun in. There were no survivors.

Yeah, I'm not sure that's your best play on this scene.
 
2013-04-24 12:18:58 AM  

Bird3149: I bring you a message. Exactly six miles north of Skagg Mountain in the Valley of Pain, there lives an evil devil-monster. His name is Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana. And he *loves* to hurt people. The last time I saw Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana, he told me what he wants to do. He wants to come down here and kill each and every one of you! But I said to him: "Bingo, wait a minute." And the reason I said that is because I believe in you people. I believe you can do the job. I believe you can help each other. I believe you can make this world a better place to live in. That's it.


I love you.

/actually came here to post this.
 
2013-04-24 12:32:22 AM  
Deal Me In was the second best episode. Only after the Time Capsule.
 
2013-04-24 12:33:02 AM  
So he's 82 in that picture of him in the linked article?  He looks damn good for an 82 year old.
 
2013-04-24 12:45:19 AM  

ManateeGag: labman: Why do you do things like this, submitter? Did you have problems in your childhood?

no one paid attention to him when he was little.  that's why he lashes out now.

Still, pretty key character to the show.  not like he was wounded soldier #2 in episode 25.



Someone gave me the complete series a few Christmases ago, and I went through them a while back when I was recovering from surgery. It's amazing how many high profile people had bit parts or guest roles. John Ritter, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Alexander, Leslie Nielson, James Remar, Blythe Danner, Loudon Wainright, and so on and so on. I also thought I saw Burt Reynolds in one episode, but that might have been the painkillers.

Great show, but it went downhill fast once Klinger got rid of the dresses and became Radar 2.0.
 
2013-04-24 12:53:57 AM  
That wasn't even the beginning of funny.
 
2013-04-24 12:56:44 AM  

stoli n coke: ManateeGag: labman: Why do you do things like this, submitter? Did you have problems in your childhood?

no one paid attention to him when he was little.  that's why he lashes out now.

Still, pretty key character to the show.  not like he was wounded soldier #2 in episode 25.


Someone gave me the complete series a few Christmases ago, and I went through them a while back when I was recovering from surgery. It's amazing how many high profile people had bit parts or guest roles. John Ritter, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Alexander, Leslie Nielson, James Remar, Blythe Danner, Loudon Wainright, and so on and so on. I also thought I saw Burt Reynolds in one episode, but that might have been the painkillers.

Great show, but it went downhill fast once Klinger got rid of the dresses and became Radar 2.0.


William "Greatest American Hero" Katt is in there too, in a very early role ("Dear Dad," as one of the foxhole soldiers whom Hawkeye [dressed as Santa] drops in to rescue).  And don't forget Alex Karras!
 
2013-04-24 01:16:10 AM  
Scrrw Alan alda
 
2013-04-24 01:44:00 AM  
two e's like in freedom

/I liked Sidney
 
2013-04-24 01:48:09 AM  

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Alan Alda was pretty good in the WWZ audiobook

/just saying


I pictured him more in West Wing character in WWZ... both from CA, pretty much the same guy I think.
 
2013-04-24 02:00:43 AM  

traxan: And a big fark You to subby for scaring the crap out of me with that deceptive headline.


Yeah!

(*reads TFA*) Holy crap! The shrink was 95 when he died? Ninety-five?
 
2013-04-24 02:16:05 AM  
Awwww. I liked that character. I feel like a dick that I don't know what else the *actor* did. RIP Mr. Arbus. Condolences to his family and friends.
 
2013-04-24 03:33:17 AM  

stoli n coke: ManateeGag: labman: Why do you do things like this, submitter? Did you have problems in your childhood?

no one paid attention to him when he was little.  that's why he lashes out now.

Still, pretty key character to the show.  not like he was wounded soldier #2 in episode 25.


Someone gave me the complete series a few Christmases ago, and I went through them a while back when I was recovering from surgery. It's amazing how many high profile people had bit parts or guest roles. John Ritter, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Alexander, Leslie Nielson, James Remar, Blythe Danner, Loudon Wainright, and so on and so on. I also thought I saw Burt Reynolds in one episode, but that might have been the painkillers.

Great show, but it went downhill fast once Klinger got rid of the dresses and became Radar 2.0.


BJ's mustache is the key.

If BJ is clean shaven, the show is a comedy with maybe a little drama thrown in.

If BJ has a mustache, the show is a drama with maybe a little comedy thrown in, and you can expect at least one sermon from Alan Alda.
 
2013-04-24 03:37:19 AM  
Not fooled for a minute, sorry. The double letters gave it away.
 
2013-04-24 03:45:09 AM  
The best Freedman episode was the bonfire episode,I
/Charles over Frank
// Should have had more of the Cajun motor pool guy
/// Can't remember the actors name but he also starred in the Police Acdemy movies
 
2013-04-24 04:04:32 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The best Freedman episode was the bonfire episode,I
/Charles over Frank
// Should have had more of the Cajun motor pool guy
/// Can't remember the actors name but he also starred in the Police Acdemy movies


G.W. Bailey as Rizzo.

More recently, he was in The Closer on TNT.
 
2013-04-24 04:27:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: The best Freedman episode was the bonfire episode,I
/Charles over Frank
// Should have had more of the Cajun motor pool guy
/// Can't remember the actors name but he also starred in the Police Acdemy movies

G.W. Bailey as Rizzo.

More recently, he was in The Closer on TNT.




Never saw The Closer. I just assumed he just quit getting work.
Also loved Igor the cook.
Hated the Rosie character
Why travel to a bar when you had the officers club?
 
2013-04-24 04:45:08 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The best Freedman episode was the bonfire episode,I
/Charles over Frank
// Should have had more of the Cajun motor pool guy
/// Can't remember the actors name but he also starred in the Police Acdemy movies


Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehickel
 
2013-04-24 04:52:33 AM  
"Sidney, front and center"
"I'm not going out there without a bulletproof couch"

RIP Allan Arbus
 
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