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TigerMyth36
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RIP Sidney Freedman

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RIP Allan Arbus


Holy smokes. Had no idea he was 95.
This post was edited on 4/23 at 9:47 pm



TigerMyth36
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
What? No Mash fans?


nevilletiger79
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re: RIP 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."


GrandeBeli
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice - pull down your pants and slide on the ice."



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alajones
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Wow, that would mean he was 66? when the final MASH aired. Which was one of the greatest things ever on TV IMO.


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Buck Magnum
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
He was at the heart of many a good episode. In his first episode he was Dr. Milton Friedman.


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TigerRad
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
funny man on a top 5 show ever




TigerMyth36
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
In before the Mash was only good for the first 3 years crowd arrives.


alajones
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Which I strongly disagree with. Potter and Winchester are infinitely better than Burns and Blake.


TigerRad
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
quote:

Potter and Winchester are infinitely better than Burns and Blake


disagree, but those years were still very good


Buck Magnum
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Blake and Burns are way better. Frank Burns is one of the best characters ever IMO.


LSUCanFAN
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
quote:

RIP Allan Arbus


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Methuselah
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
The guy did a good job with that character. I think they used the character just enough. Too much of that would have gotten old pretty quickly but they spaced it out well.



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alajones
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
without trying to derail the thread, watching those two buffoons play a Major and a LTC in the Army, much less doctors, was cringe worthy.


Back to Sidney, I'll never forget the scene when he pulled that repressed memory from Hawkeye. Amazing TV.


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without trying to derail the thread, watching those two buffoons play a Major and a LTC in the Army, much less doctors, was cringe worthy.


Which two?


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White Shadeaux
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
quote:

watching those two buffoons play a Major and a LTC in the Army, much less doctors, was cringe worthy.


You do realize that MASH was supposed to be a comedy right?


alajones
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Yes, which I thought was funnier with two characters who weren't imbeciles...Potter and Winchester.


Methuselah
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
While Harry Morgan was a good actor, it sometimes seemed like they really didn't know what to do with the Potter character a whole lot. All the Mash characters were pretty one dimensional but it seemed to grow stale with his more than the others.

The big exception for me was the tontine episode with the bottle of wine he and a group of his friends from WWI had saved for the last survivor to drink. I thought that was a well done episode.

Of course, Henry Blake was kind of the standard sitcom goofy neighbor/goofy boss character. But it worked well for the short time he was on the show.

I do agree that Winchester was a much more well rounded character than Burns. Winchester could hold his own with Hawkeye and BJ. Burns was over the top which worked as a foil in the particular time that the series was started but I think it may have been just as well that the actor left when he did.



TigerMyth36
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Exactly. Frank was a punching bag. At least Winchester fought back.


Chitter Chatter
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re: RIP Sidney Freedman
Was a great show with all the characters.

I first remember the show with Potter and Winchester so it holds a special place to me with that era.


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