RIP Gavin MacLeod at 90

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  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Goodbye Captain Stubing.

    Love Boat and MTM actor has passed at 90.
     
  2. Gary Mitchell

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    Rest in peace Mr. MacLeod.
     
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  3. auntiehill

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    Farewell Murray and Capt. Stubing.
     
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  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Commodore Commodore

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    And don't forget him in this classic:

     
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  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Interesting thing about MacLeod is that pre-MTM, he was a little heavier and seemed to be primarily cast as shady/sleazy types, like petty crime lord Big Chicken in Hawaii Five-O.
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  6. arch101

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    Best cruise ship captain evah...
     
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  7. J.T.B.

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    Who would have guessed that Lou and Sue Ann (actors) would outlive Mary and Rhoda?

    I heard an interview with him a year or so ago where he said that he still had Big Chicken fans coming to see him, they had t-shirts and everything.

    He also played Crosley, a kind of a jerk of a sailor, in the 1966 epic The Sand Pebbles.

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    "The gun's jammed, sir."
     
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  8. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Another interesting tidbit--in a Season 1 episode of MTM (don't ask me which one offhand), there's a story thread about a children's show host named Big Chicken, meant at face value to be a Big Bird spoof...but when they had Murray talking about Big Chicken, I had to wonder if that was a deliberate nod.

    I also caught him as a shady character in a Rat Patrol episode; and maybe something else in my period viewing.
     
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  9. Nerys Myk

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    Interesting how a few changes in facial expression and hair style can change MacLeod from a rough customer to a genial captain/newswriter. :lol:
     
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  10. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Commodore Commodore

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    Well, that's part of 'acting'... isn't it?
     
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  11. J.T.B.

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    I wondered the same thing. It was the episode where Lou gets fired and Mary goes to bat for him with the eccentric station owner (Slim Pickens).

    His weight made a difference, too. As The Old Mixer said, in a lot of his heavy parts he looked... heavier.
     
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  12. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    The extra weight definitely helped sell him as a slimeball.
     
  13. publiusr

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    I remember Jack Lord’s line about that character’s son: “I shot him…but you…YOU killed him.”
     
  14. J.T.B.

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    I believe that was said to Harold Gould as the mob boss in one of the Vashon crime family episodes.
     
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  15. publiusr

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    I got them confused. Gavin had a zip gun in one escape, right?
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    Yeah that's the one.

    ETA: Gavin MacLeod-Harold Gould connection: Gould played Rhoda's dad on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
     
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  17. Keith1701

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    Rest in Peace ~~ Gavin ~~~ you will be missed!!