Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Raider Nation

Gary Burghoff (Radar on M*A*S*H) tweets about Alan Alda

82 posts in this topic

Whoa

People ask me if Alan Alda is as arrogant sanctimonious & condescending as Hawkeye. That's why he played the part so well. I can't stand him.


Doesn't seem like a very born-again Christian thing to say. :shrug:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- "Frank Thomas in the HOF. I had one encounter with that jerk after a White Sox, Mariners game while I was talking to the M's Jeff Schaefer.

- "I was chatting with Jeff outside the stadium & Frank Thomas shoved me in the back and swore at me because I was standing in front of his cab

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoa

People ask me if Alan Alda is as

arrogant sanctimonious & condescending as Hawkeye. That's why he played the part so well. I can't stand him.

Doesn't seem like a very born-again Christian thing to say. :shrug:

I'm sure he is spot on about Alda though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He seems to have a rather deformed handle on things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

M*A*S*H FIGHT!

M*A*S*H FIGHT!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From wiki:

Covering the conclusion of M*A*S*H for TV Guide in 1983, Burt Prelutsky wrote, "Although nobody wanted to be quoted for the record, the feelings about Gary Burghoff's leaving were fairly unanimous: loved Radar, hated Burghoff. As summed up by one of the principals: 'Gary had personality problems. He always felt there was a conspiracy against him. He was rude to everyone, but if anyone ever said anything back to him, he'd throw a tantrum. He had frequent spats with his cast members, particularly with Alan Alda. Once his other cast member, Mike Farrell told him that his problem was that he could dish it out but he couldn't take it, and Gary said, "And I'm getting real sick and tired of dishing it out." The poor guy didn't even realize what he'd said.'"[6]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems a kook, but still delivered probably the most devastating line in TV history.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems a kook, but still delivered probably the most devastating line in TV history.

:goodposting:

"These pretzels are making me thirsty."

Man, I still get chills.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't he retire to run a yogurt chain in Hawaii?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Alda being sanctimonious & condescending isnt exactly new news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems a kook, but still delivered probably the most devastating line in TV history.

:goodposting:

"These pretzels are making me thirsty."

Man, I still get chills.

Ahh, bach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Alda being sanctimonious & condescending isnt exactly new news.

The episode where he yelled at Radar about how he is a baby and needs to grow up must have felt SOOOOO good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do expect from a guy that wore a dress on TV for 11 years?

you’re thinking of Dustin Hoffman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do expect from a guy that wore a dress on TV for 11 years?

:rolleyes:

That was Frank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Alda being sanctimonious & condescending isnt exactly new news.

The episode where he yelled at Radar about how he is a baby and needs to grow up must have felt SOOOOO good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGZAA_q6CQE

Radar secretly controlled everything, which was the funny part.

But a lot of people on that show had huge egos or thought they could parlay their careers - Trapper John, Henry Blake, Margaret, even Frank,

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Alda was good on MASH. After MASH, he was the kind guy I would like to run over with my truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah Alda was known to be a ####, Wayne Rogers has said as much many times and others on that showed called him a "challenge."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

I agree and I liked Colonel Potter better.

Edited by Fennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

Agreed. In all three cases of having to replace a major character - Henry, Frank, and Trapper - while they did a good job with the replacements, especially Harry Morgan as Col. Potter, the originals were all much funnier. And I say that while still considering Henry and Potter two of the best characters.

Edited by Ghost Rider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

It really is a show that was two different shows. Much more slapstick with the original cast and much more introspective with the later cast. I like both even though the later years became a little too self-indulgent at times.

Edited by Christo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

So you think Charles over Frank, BJ over Trapper and Potter and Henry were a wash?

Did you even watch the show?

But you are right about Linville, everything I've read says he was the most normal and cool person on the entire cast. You have to remember that when this show was peaking they were pulling NFL-like ratings in today's TV ratings game, they were all HUGE stars.

Edited by Doctor Detroit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

Agreed. In all three cases of having to replace a major character - Henry, Frank, and Trapper - while they did a good job with the replacements, especially Harry Morgan as Col. Potter, the originals were all much funnier. And I say that while still considering Henry and Potter two of the best characters.

Are we including Hot Lips in this? The "original" Margaret was a ditzy airhead who somehow morphed into a serious military woman who took no #### from anyone and rarely smiled.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

So you think Charles over Frank, BJ over Trapper and Potter and Henry were a wash?

Did you even watch the show?

Many times. So sorry for having an opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, the show overall got much more serious later on, and less funny, and I think Margaret's character taking that turn was merely a part of that.

As for Lindley, I've always heard that in real life he was similar to the Hawkeye character: a jokester, a goofball, and an all-around fun guy.

Edited by Ghost Rider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMO Henry Blake was the 2nd best character behind Frank Burns. Early Hawkeye was awesome, whiny save the world Hawkeye wasn't.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry Lindley (sp?) thought he was a big shot and that the show couldn't work without him, and you know what the show really was funnier with him.

I'm in this camp also, but make no mistake -- we are very much in the minority. Fans of the original cast will fight you to the death over this. And it's not just Charles over Frank for me. I liked B.J. better than Trapper, too. :shrug:

So you think Charles over Frank, BJ over Trapper and Potter and Henry were a wash?

Did you even watch the show?

Many times. So sorry for having an opinion.

Oh stop it. :lmao:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.