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Old 09-18-2004, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default I think McLean Stevenson's post-M*A*S*H career was cursed...

Think about it - "Hello Larry" was probably the most successful of his post-M*A*S*H series endeavors, lasting a full season and change.

Having not seen it since its original run, I can't really say whether or not it was a good series that stood the test of time. I guess I thought it was okay at the time it aired, but my standards weren't quite to stringent back then and some shows we like in our youth don't quite hold up years later in our so-called "adulthood".

I think one of the M*A*S*H producers or someone at CBS had to have had a curse taken out on poor McLean - after all, he never had another hit show, despite many attempts.

I never understood him leaving the show. I know why he left, but you'd think after working in show business all those years and finally achieving success on a hit show, that he'd milk it for all it was worth. Actors' egos are a mystery to me. Just shut up, collect your checks and ride the train til the ride ends!
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i dont know about curses, but i would think that bad judgment and even worse luck had a pretty good hand in things for Maclean
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i always joke when an actor makes a stupid move like he did leaving mash they should get the mclean stevenson memorial dunce cap there have been quite a few tv actors id have given it to over the years for the record im a big hello larry fan
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Was his NBC show-"in the Beginning" any good? I think it was on NBC in 1978
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:50 PM   #5
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Default McLean Sweep

He had...
In the Beginning on CBS (I think it lasted 4 episodes)
Condo on ABC
The McLean Stevenson Show on NBC
Hello, Larry on NBC

And don't forget The Doris Day Show BEFORE M*A*S*H!!!
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Was his NBC show-"in the Beginning" any good? I think it was on NBC in 1978
it was on cbs and it wasant too bad the one time i saw it it was sort of like amen except with a priest instead of a deacon
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McLean was "cursed" by his own stupidity!!
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his mash costars thik it was more his inflated ego than stupidity
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McLean should've stayed on M*A*S*H.
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McLean should've stayed on M*A*S*H.
But he didn't. I'm sure Harry Morgan was grateful to Mac, though.
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Great moments in bad decisions....Shelly Long is next on the list
"I want to quit Cheers and make movies!" <GOOD call, Shelly!!
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"I want to quit Cheers and make movies!" <GOOD call, Shelly!!
Yep, another dumb move. Cheers ran another six years, Kirstie Alley stepped in and became a star and Shelley...well, her greatest claim to fame since leaving Cheers was appearing in the Brady Bunch movies.

Hell, Kirstie's only bitch about Cheers ending was that she wanted it to keep going! She knew a good thing when she had one.
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Yep, another dumb move. Cheers ran another six years, Kirstie Alley stepped in and became a star and Shelley...well, her greatest claim to fame since leaving Cheers was appearing in the Brady Bunch movies.

Hell, Kirstie's only bitch about Cheers ending was that she wanted it to keep going! She knew a good thing when she had one.

Well what was rong with her trying to become a BIGGER STA??-lol You have to make the effort to do bigger and better things
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i dont know about curses, but i would think that bad judgment and even worse luck had a pretty good hand in things for Maclean
Well put. I agree with you 100%.
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Well what was rong with her trying to become a BIGGER STA??-lol You have to make the effort to do bigger and better things
Nothing. But when you've got a great gig like Cheers, you hold onto it as long as you can! She could have done Cheers and done movies during the off season from the show.

I just think after years of struggle trying to find stardom, she should have held onto her meal ticket and done movies on the side. Instead, she ended up without stardom and a dismal movie career.
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