The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit.
The face and the actor is great, but if you were to start out and you said, "my name is Humphrey" somebody would punch you out, because that's a stupid name to have.
It makes you a better person to know where you came from, because whereever you go, there is somebody in some town, city, hamlet, whatever, that has the same dreams you have.
You know, what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars...
Vancouver is a beautiful area, I don't care what time of the year you're there. Vancouver and Calgary. Great places in Canada.
I think Canadian talent is exceptional. You continually show us up here in the States with your brilliancy.
You realize, this is not just a little studio we go to make these television episodes. This thing is reaching everybody in the world! Suddenly you realize the power of television.
When I did a Love Boat, it would go to so many different countries, and I would travel there and get this incredible response!
I go back there and all my friends are there when I have my golf tournament. They treat me the same way they did when I was growing up.
It makes you famous, you get money from it, you go on and do the best you can, but it really is dreadful that people don't know your name.
I am not the captain of my ship. My ship is out there, but I don't have my course. You never know in this business.
The entire behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are all Canadian.
I was born in 1934 and I didn't make my first movie until 1954.
I'd like to create a role on Broadway. That would really heighten my senses.
I've been out on the book tour going through Pittsburgh, St Louis and Cleveland, Dayton and Orlando, Raleigh-Durham. I sign many books for people.
If you do eight shows a week it's just too difficult to try to put everything that you can together.
If you get a show named after you, and then play another character, that's fine. But if you do a show that's an ensemble show like... MASH, then you're in trouble.
I helped set The Gong Show. I've done so many game shows. I've helped create game shows.
Children and even adults, when they like certain athletes, they can tell you about their batting average, about where they came from.
They sometimes beat things into the ground. They don't know when to get out of a situation. They think it's going to be funny....the more you pound the nail into the ground the funnier it gets and that's not necessarily true.
I tried to make it a simple as possible for people so they could pronounce my name.
I never met the second happiest man, or the first happiest man, so I can't judge where I fall into that category.
I certainly don't have any airs about myself.
When the show is over we still have to pay our rent, we have to buy food. We have to do all the same things that you do.
I don't think anybody is wanting to put me back on the air. But I'm certainly out there trying.
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