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.
The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit.
You know, what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars...
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.
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.
One of the terrible things about doing movies is that the writers never consider the temperature outside.
I helped set The Gong Show. I've done so many game shows. I've helped create game shows.
Sometimes I want to go into Saturday Night Live and rewrite some of the sketches because they're really not that good.
Jewish people have given me all the breaks you can possibly have. But of course, it's wonderful when you feel that your own nationality has made it. It gives you hopes.
Sometimes you get a call and an uncle passed away that you really liked, or a cousin or somebody else. So each day becomes a little more precious then the day that preceded it.
You accumulate a great deal of acquaintances and friendships over the years, and you can't always spend as much time as you would like.
The phone rings and there's another Broadway show or another TV series or a movie. That's the gamble you take.
There were some times when we did the winter scenes in the summer, and I had to wear that silly fur coat. Oh, my Lord! I was perspiring!
There's this Lebanese lady I dearly loved who raised 13 children in Toledo, and she retired in Phoenix. She said, I get up every morning and say, Thank you, God. I do the same thing now.
Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.
Usually you'd do the summer scenes in the winter. So you're out there with a T-shirt and hope nobody sees your air that you're breathing out. We put ice cubes in our mouth to stop that from happening.
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.
If you do eight shows a week it's just too difficult to try to put everything that you can together.
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