Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Ar-Pharazon, May 30, 2021.
Goodbye Captain Stubing.
Love Boat and MTM actor has passed at 90.
Rest in peace Mr. MacLeod.
Farewell Murray and Capt. Stubing.
And don't forget him in this classic:
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.
Best cruise ship captain evah...
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.
"The gun's jammed, sir."
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.
Interesting how a few changes in facial expression and hair style can change MacLeod from a rough customer to a genial captain/newswriter.
Well, that's part of 'acting'... isn't it?
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.
The extra weight definitely helped sell him as a slimeball.
I remember Jack Lord’s line about that character’s son: “I shot him…but you…YOU killed him.”
I believe that was said to Harold Gould as the mob boss in one of the Vashon crime family episodes.
I got them confused. Gavin had a zip gun in one escape, right?
Yeah that's the one.
ETA: Gavin MacLeod-Harold Gould connection: Gould played Rhoda's dad on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Rest in Peace ~~ Gavin ~~~ you will be missed!!
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