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    RIP Sherman T. Potter

    Star of M*A*S*H*, Dragnet and the unfortunate AfterM*A*S*H*, Harry Morgan has passed away.

    http://www.telegram.com/article/2011...111209410/1011

    #2
    Fuck. I loved him in his role as fatherly Colonel.
    One of the best actors to ever hit the screen.
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      #3
      Holy shit this guy was still alive and only JUST died?

      He was old when he was on MASH.

      His best role was of course, was in Disney's The Cat From Outer Space.
      '“I am no advocate of passivity,” Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. “Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.”'

      My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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        #4
        Awwwww horsepucky...

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          #5
          I liked him in everything. He could play crazy really well. My favorite example of this is in "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?"

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            #6
            RIP, Sherm. May you find the great after-After M*A*S*H
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              #7
              Oh no! Damn didn't know. :(

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                #8
                Colonel Sherman Potter is probably my favorite "father figure" character in all of TV history. Henry Blake was a good comedic character and a necessary holdover from the movie, but the addition of Colonel Potter really made the TV show shine.
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                  #9
                  www.childsplaycharity.org

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                    #10
                    Incoming Harry Morgan cameos!

                    '“I am no advocate of passivity,” Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. “Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.”'

                    My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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                      #11
                      He was 96, and seemed to have a pretty fulfilling life.. I do not think that M*A*S*H would have reached the height that it did without him replacing Mclean Stevenson.

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                        #12
                        Not to forget his role in "Support your local Gunfighter" or was it "Support your local Sheriff"? Both great films and very funny.



                        Well, I think so....

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                          #13
                          I just rewatched MASH. Love that show, even this long after it was made. He was a fantastic actor, created a brilliant character. Glad to know he loved a full, long life.

                          Rest in peace.
                          Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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                            #14
                            In the US the finale "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" is still(reportedly) the most watched television event ever in terms of percentage of households, share of overall viewers, and in actual number of viewers watching. Considering the finale was in 1983, its a very surprising statistic.

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                              #15
                              Also surprising is how well it stands up in modern day television. Ignoring the fact a lot of TV is crap now, but the show still holds such a power in the way the writing dealt with the seriousness of war, but somehow never managed to take itself too seriously.
                              Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??.........................​My work here is done.

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