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Old 09-03-2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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Crazy 'Hello Larry' Was The Crowning Jewel of Mclean Stevenson's Post M*A*S*H Career

McLean Stevenson left M*A*S*H and starred in SIX, count 'em SIX, failed sitcoms. This is the only one of them I can honestly say I remember. LOL Why Did McLean Fail so badly as a sitcom star?
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i loved Hello Larry - even today its still holds up, for what it was.

the show wasn't anywhere near as bad as it was made out to be, but for most of its run it was the #1 joke on every talk show, late night show, and every comedian's act - it was just the "in thing" to make fun of, so everyone just assumed that the show was horrible.

i don't remember any of his other sitcoms after M*A*S*H but I am sure I checked em out.
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If Hello, Larry was the "crowning jewel" of his post-M*A*S*H career, how bad were the other shows? I remember one of the other shows he did was a very short-lived series version of Dirty Dancing. The less said about that, the better.
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It seemed like his character in M*A*S*H...Stevenson's career spun in...there was no surviving show.
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The McLean Steveson Show-1976

In the Beginning-1978


Hello Larry lasted longer probably because NBC connected the show to Different Strokes-lol
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Hello Larry was a good show. It should have lasted longer. The only other post MASH show of his I ever saw was Condo and I liked that one too. He was sort of trying to be Archie Bunker in that one. lol
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im one of the biggest hello larry fans around i know that facts of life got better ratings but still there was no reason that nbc couldnt have found room for a third season of hello larry too
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i loved Hello Larry - even today its still holds up, for what it was.

the show wasn't anywhere near as bad as it was made out to be, but for most of its run it was the #1 joke on every talk show, late night show, and every comedian's act - it was just the "in thing" to make fun of, so everyone just assumed that the show was horrible.

i don't remember any of his other sitcoms after M*A*S*H but I am sure I checked em out.
i agree it was no emmy winner but for what it was it was very well done
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I never had a real chance to sample the show and only saw the eps with the Diffrent Strokes cast.
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I don't remember too much about the show itself or any particular episode, but Kim Richards was in it, so it HAD to be good.
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I don't remember too much about the show itself or any particular episode, but Kim Richards was in it, so it HAD to be good.
You got that right. lol
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Maybe his post-M*A*S*H career went nowhere was because he was better at being a supporting player than he was at being a star.
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I always thought that McLean Stevenson's best moments on M*A*S*H were the dramatic ones. He probably should have done a Drama after leaving M*A*S*H instead of all those sitcoms.
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Maybe his post-M*A*S*H career went nowhere was because he was better at being a supporting player than he was at being a star.
I agree. I don't think he was ever a big enough star to carry a series as the lead person.
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I never had a real chance to sample the show and only saw the eps with the Diffrent Strokes cast.
Yeah, weren't Larry and Mr. Drummond old Army buddies or something like that?
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