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RIP, Larry Gelbart

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    A genuinely funny person:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-larry-gelbart12-2009sep12,0,2812430.story
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also wrote a lot of Bob Hope's jokes.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Pure genius. That is all.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    We've lost brilliance. On top of writing M*A*S*H for almost four years, he wrote "Tootsie" as well.

    RIP, good sir. You will be missed, but with any luck, your television and film work will last for many generations.
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Was in the variety show writing trenches with Woody Allen in the early to mid 1960s, and actually had a better rep. It's an interesting question: has Gelbart's TV version of MASH had more influence than Allen's films?

    Gelbart also had one of the more interesting network TV failures, an honest show about marriage called United States. It would have been a good HBO or Showtime series. R.I.P.
     
  6. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, Mr. Gelbart. Thank you for helping create my favorite TV show.
     
  7. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Loved his script for Oh, God. Another great piece of work.
     
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    *Cue up rendition of "Suicide Is Painless," which Gelbart admitted was a drawing point to the series.*
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Can't believe he wrote Blame it on Rio, a rare clunker, but if you haven't seen Barbarians at the Gate or Weapons of Mass Distraction, you should.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'm a huge LG fan. RIP. But we'll be doing him a favor by emphasizing
    the first two seasons of the TV version of M*A*S*H, before
    Wayne Rogers gave way
    to endless PC horseshit.
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I loved Blame It on Rio for its dialogue
     
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