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(LA Times)   M*A*S*H star Allan A. has died   (latimes.com ) divider line
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2013-04-23 03:21:17 PM  
And a big fark You to subby for scaring the crap out of me with that deceptive headline.
 
2013-04-23 03:24:03 PM  
you're a bad person, submitter, and you should feel bad.

oh, and:

upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Diane Arbus
 
2013-04-23 03:26:36 PM  
Why do you do things like this, submitter? Did you have problems in your childhood?
 
2013-04-23 03:30:02 PM  

FlashHarry: you're a bad person, submitter, and you should feel bad.

oh, and:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313]

RIP Diane Arbus


That was his wife and he was 93.
 
2013-04-23 03:32:37 PM  

borg: That was his wife and he was 93.


i'm an idiot. i never made the connection.

*headdesk*
 
2013-04-23 03:52:35 PM  
"I have a message..."

i.imgur.com

"Radar, close your whore mouth and don't open it for the rest of the war."
 
2013-04-23 04:06:42 PM  

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


I think the incorrectly spelled given name and abbreviated surname should have been a giveaway.
 
2013-04-23 04:14:10 PM  

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

I think the incorrectly spelled given name and abbreviated surname should have been a giveaway.


We see these headlines Alda time.
 
2013-04-23 04:25:42 PM  

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.
 
2013-04-23 04:54:27 PM  
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.
 
2013-04-23 05:36:27 PM  
High five, subby!
 
jmf
2013-04-23 06:42:25 PM  
Subby is an A.
 
2013-04-23 07:45:04 PM  
Wasn't fooled for even one second. The important one is Alan.
 
2013-04-23 07:58:55 PM  
Inconsolable:

i759.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 08:03:04 PM  
Seriously? This is the headline that got greenlit?
Greenlighting dmin is bad and should feel bad.
 
2013-04-23 08:08:41 PM  

SilentStrider: Seriously? This is the headline that got greenlit?
Greenlighting dmin is bad and should feel bad.


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
 
2013-04-23 08:11:44 PM  

Miss Stein: Inconsolable:


i759.photobucket.com 

IT'S NOT A CHICKEN, IT'S YOU, SIDNEY!
 
2013-04-23 08:20:51 PM  

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
 
2013-04-23 08:20:55 PM  
namtab.com
This isn't a death, it's a moidah.
 
2013-04-23 08:22:06 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


They didn't have to strike the sets, Alda just chewed them up.
 
2013-04-23 08:23:04 PM  
Bill Hader does the best Alan Alda impression I have ever seen. I'm not joking. Google it if you haven't seen it.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:17 PM  
Farkers and Farkettes, take my advice --
Pull down your pants and slide on the ice!
 
2013-04-23 08:24:40 PM  

borg: FlashHarry: you're a bad person, submitter, and you should feel bad.

oh, and:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313]

RIP Diane Arbus

That was his wife and he was 93.


Really?  I never knew that.  Lucky guy, apart from the suicide stuff that is.
 
2013-04-23 08:24:56 PM  
OK you got me.
+1
 
2013-04-23 08:25:23 PM  
Damn it Subby, I almost called my mom to ruin her day.
 
2013-04-23 08:26:39 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


It was jump the shark before jumping the shark was a thing.
 
2013-04-23 08:28:29 PM  
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen,
 
2013-04-23 08:32:07 PM  
He was smothered in the back of a bus.
 
2013-04-23 08:33:56 PM  
I feel worse about this guy dying than I would about alda.

/big bucket of win for this guy
 
2013-04-23 08:35:02 PM  
Subby, you cock!


/I'm tired, ok?
 
2013-04-23 08:37:34 PM  
I thought this guy got cut in half by an elevator cable.
 
2013-04-23 08:38:55 PM  
Stupid headline. Alda spells Alan with one "l" and if it was truly Alan Alda it would gave been a much better headline. Try again stubby.
 
2013-04-23 08:40:06 PM  
My headline was:

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

R.I.P. Dr. Freedman
 
2013-04-23 08:40:25 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: [namtab.com image 410x307]
This isn't a death, it's a moidah.


Sure first with the comedy then comes the heavy stuff.
 
2013-04-23 08:40:49 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I thought this guy got cut in half by an elevator cable.


Nope.  Chemical poisoning.  The elevator guy was black.  I thought I had my Damien: Omen II trivia down pat!
 
2013-04-23 08:45:55 PM  
If I had not seen the new of Allan  Arbus' passing earlier today i would have bit.
 
2013-04-23 08:50:56 PM  
Comedy is tragedy plus time!
 
2013-04-23 08:51:05 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

R.I.P.
~~


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

Farker? He shoulda been.
 
2013-04-23 08:54:22 PM  
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.
 
2013-04-23 08:54:43 PM  

FlashHarry: you're a bad person, submitter, and you should feel bad. oh, and: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313] RIP Diane Arbus

RIP Indeed. She killed herself so young.
www.youthedesigner.com
 
2013-04-23 08:56:49 PM  
Sidney was always my least favorite M*A*S*H character.

/RIP still
 
2013-04-23 08:57:09 PM  
 
2013-04-23 08:58:26 PM  

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

I think the incorrectly spelled given name and abbreviated surname should have been a giveaway.


No kidding. Then again, far too many people don't give a damn about correct spelling. Sad.
 
2013-04-23 09:04:36 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Sidney was always my least favorite M*A*S*H character.

/RIP still


My favorite?



media.tumblr.com
Cracked me up every time he was on.

RIP Mr. Winter
 
2013-04-23 09:05:43 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I feel worse about this guy dying than I would about alda.

/big bucket of win for this guy


ditto that. every episode he was in was worthy.
 
2013-04-23 09:06:54 PM  
RIP, Allan  Arkin
 
2013-04-23 09:10:21 PM  
Son of a biatch, why did you make me remember that?
 
2013-04-23 09:11:11 PM  
that wasn't a chicken!

t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-23 09:11:29 PM  

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.....
 
2013-04-23 09:15:20 PM  
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.
 
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.


media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com

"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
 
2013-04-24 05:08:36 AM  
Mid_mo_mad_man:
Why travel to a bar when you had the officers club?

Korean hookers.
 
2013-04-24 05:22:03 AM  

buckeyebrain: 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."


Requoted for emphasis.

This was, I believe, the funniest bit of dialog in all of M*A*S*H, and possibly in television history, and a
good deal of that was Arbus' dead-pan delivery.
 
2013-04-24 06:07:35 AM  

GypsyJoker: 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!


Also George Wendt (the guy with the billiard ball stuck in his mouth), Patrick Swayze (as a soldier dying of leukemia), Ron Howard and Andrew Dice Clay.
 
2013-04-24 06:11:28 AM  

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


No survivors, especially not his career. He left MASH to do the quickly forgotten show 'Hello Larry'. But he does get nearly infinite hipster points for being in Portland decades before it was cool.
 
2013-04-24 06:20:01 AM  
He was easily my favorite supporting character and Dear Sigmund has always been one of my favorite episodes. I'm glad he got to live such a long life.
 
2013-04-24 06:41:09 AM  
While I should be sad at yet another actor from my childhood memories passing, I really can't be as 95 is one hell of a run.

RIP Allan, thanks for the laughs

/add Jack Soo to the guest star list that is slowly building
//Harry Morgan too if you want to count his early show as the mad general
 
2013-04-24 07:10:36 AM  
Is that the show of snarky drinking doctors and horney nurses, while the blue collar grunts froze to death in Chosin ?

Next to Hogan Heroes this was my favorite war show.
 
2013-04-24 07:28:10 AM  

Farker Posey: [i27.photobucket.com image 850x478]
I'm on my way to Jerusalem to be an actor/singer. It is written that the Agent Morris awaits me.


The cool thing about getting a handy from a midget is it makes your john thomas look HUGE.
 
2013-04-24 09:15:25 AM  
Mash sucked.  Every time I hear the theme song I want to commit suicide.  I do hear it's painless...
 
2013-04-24 09:18:37 AM  
notcoming.com

He's got the boogie on his fingers and the hubba bubba in his soul.
So long, Allan.
 
2013-04-24 09:57:05 AM  
Thank you for trolling me into clicking the headline. I really liked his character and episodes. :-(
 
2013-04-24 10:48:15 AM  

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


That may be, but that time still gave me one of my favorite Klinger lines:

"'Stole' is such a dirty word. I prefer the term 'creative acquisitions'."

You'd never guess I liked the show by my username :)
 
2013-04-24 10:59:18 AM  

Iceman208481: Mash sucked.  Every time I hear the theme song I want to commit suicide.  I do hear it's painless...


manolopirado.com
 
2013-04-24 11:01:50 AM  

titwrench: Stupid headline. Alda spells Alan with one "l" and if it was truly Alan Alda it would gave been a much better headline. Try again stubby.


Excep for the whole," it fooled more people then it didn't" thing you'd have a point.
 
2013-04-24 11:15:34 AM  

KellyKellyKelly: 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.


Agreed that Charles was the much better character. Part of the problem with Frank was that he wasn't competent at anything which was unrealistic to the point of nonsense in-universe and made for an uninteresting foil dramatically. But props to  Larry Linville who was an excellent actor and did a fantastic job with what he was given. He salvaged a weak character and without him the show would have collapsed before it had a chance to mature.
 
2013-04-24 11:21:46 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: titwrench: Stupid headline. Alda spells Alan with one "l" and if it was truly Alan Alda it would gave been a much better headline. Try again stubby.

Excep for the whole," it fooled more people then it didn't" thing you'd have a point.


There are a lot of stupid people in this world. If there weren't there would be fewer rich Nigerians.
 
2013-04-24 11:28:58 AM  
Wasn't fooled by the headline, just didn't know which actor.
As was said earlier, did not realize he was that old.  Pegged more of the age of Alda but he had a good long life.  RIP
 
2013-04-24 11:46:14 AM  

LindenFark: KellyKellyKelly: 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.

Agreed that Charles was the much better character. Part of the problem with Frank was that he wasn't competent at anything which was unrealistic to the point of nonsense in-universe and made for an uninteresting foil dramatically. But props to  Larry Linville who was an excellent actor and did a fantastic job with what he was given. He salvaged a weak character and without him the show would have collapsed before it had a chance to mature.


You tell 'em, Ferret Face!
 
2013-04-24 11:46:46 AM  

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R.I.P.
On the wings of angel may you soar

 
2013-04-24 12:19:13 PM  

Recoil Therapy


/add Jack Soo to the guest star list that is slowly building


Let's go down to the beach and shoot some clams.
 
2013-04-24 12:34:43 PM  

Recoil Therapy: /add Jack Soo to the guest star list that is slowly building
//Harry Morgan too if you want to count his early show as the mad general


Mako, who plays a North Korean who says "What the hell is that?" when Frank pulls out a tiny pistol.
 
2013-04-24 12:58:23 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: 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?


Arbus never stopped working he was a well respected stage actor and artist. The dad in Modern played him in the bio movie about his wife Nicole Kidman played his wife.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
 
2013-04-24 01:18:32 PM  

netringer: Recoil Therapy: /add Jack Soo to the guest star list that is slowly building
//Harry Morgan too if you want to count his early show as the mad general

Mako, who plays a North Korean who says "What the hell is that?" when Frank pulls out a tiny pistol.


Mako also played a South Korean doctor in "Hawkeye Get Your Gun," running a battered Korean hospital in need of doctors and supplies.

Marvel Comics writer/artist Larry Hama also played a North Korean in one episode.
 
2013-04-24 03:37:26 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.


I loved that Charles was actually a cunning foil for the others, and that he could surprise you with real depth of character at times.  The character of Frank couldn't manage either.

I like to think Charles returned to Boston and one day, despite working in a different branch of medicine, mentored a young Dr. Frasier.
 
2013-04-24 05:23:27 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: 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.

I loved that Charles was actually a cunning foil for the others, and that he could surprise you with real depth of character at times.  The character of Frank couldn't manage either.

I like to think Charles returned to Boston and one day, despite working in a different branch of medicine, mentored a young Dr. Frasier.


illblogthereforyoublog.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-24 05:25:37 PM  

K.B.O. Winston: 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.

I loved that Charles was actually a cunning foil for the others, and that he could surprise you with real depth of character at times.  The character of Frank couldn't manage either.

I like to think Charles returned to Boston and one day, despite working in a different branch of medicine, mentored a young Dr. Frasier.


Charles' back story on how he ended up there was pretty funny too.

IIRC, he had a cushy assignment at a Tokyo hospital where one night he won a pile of money off of some General.

Instead of paying Charles what he was owed, the bastard had him transferred to a MASH unit.

So Charles had every right to have such a bad attitude.

/ was disappointed to hear David Ogden Stiers real voice / accent wasn't the same s Charles'
 
2013-04-24 08:13:17 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: GypsyJoker: 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!

Also George Wendt (the guy with the billiard ball stuck in his mouth), Patrick Swayze (as a soldier dying of leukemia), Ron Howard and Andrew Dice Clay.


i.imgur.com
Edward Herrmann as Dr Steve J Newsome
Blew everyone off the stage with his acting.

Teri Garr
Gregory Harrison
James Cromwell
Ed Begley Jr.
Joan Van Ark
Brian Dennehy.
Pat Morita

Full list here
 
2013-04-24 08:14:56 PM  

Tommy Moo: Bill Hader does the best Alan Alda impression I have ever seen. I'm not joking. Google it if you haven't seen it.


The voice is so spot on I literally thought it really was Alan Alda when I first heard it
 
2013-04-25 06:24:10 AM  

TomD9938: K.B.O. Winston: 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.

I loved that Charles was actually a cunning foil for the others, and that he could surprise you with real depth of character at times.  The character of Frank couldn't manage either.

I like to think Charles returned to Boston and one day, despite working in a different branch of medicine, mentored a young Dr. Frasier.

Charles' back story on how he ended up there was pretty funny too.

IIRC, he had a cushy assignment at a Tokyo hospital where one night he won a pile of money off of some General.

Instead of paying Charles what he was owed, the bastard had him transferred to a MASH unit.

So Charles had every right to have such a bad attitude.

/ was disappointed to hear David Ogden Stiers real voice / accent wasn't the same s Charles'


He doesn't have the bahstahn burr, but his normal voice is quite melifluous.  He does a lot of voice over
and book-on-tape work.
 
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