Larry Gelbart, writer of TV's M*A*S*H, dies

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Wow...

    I can remember watching M*A*S*H and admiring Hawkeye's talent for putting down idiots with a quick quip. But really, the person I actually admired was Gelbart. Lots of people are funny, but he was probably the wittiest writer in TV.

    Rest in peace, Larry. And thanks for all the great laughs.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He used to post in the M*A*S*H usenet group back in the 90s. Was very interesting reading his posts about the show. Super nice guy. RIP, Larry.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I loved M*A*S*H. That is a shame about Gelbart.:(
     
  4. SG1-1 macrumors member

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    A talent, and as a long time M*A*S*H Fan I am glad allot of folks had the opportunity to see what a wonderful and creative talent he is and was.

    Definitely was a part of my growing up and always brings back memory's when re watching the DVD's.

    R.I.P
     
  5. prairiefire macrumors member

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    A Great Writer and Truly Great Guy

    Larry Gelbart was an incredibly good guy -- bright, friendly and grounded.

    Gelbart's did not allow his success define him. Instead, his humor and kindness were his touchstone qualities.

    As a WGA member, I got to know this deeply committed and principled man.

    There are few like him.

    RIP.
     
  6. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Some of the funniest lines, collected from around the net:

    And then there were the lines he gave to the uberpatriotic characters, which made them look incredibly foolish:

     
  7. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Nerd. :D Sounds like something I would do ;)
     

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