Jeff & Ryan welcome Gary Markowitz to MASH Matters. Gary was not only a writer on M*A*S*H, but he was also the stepson of M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart! In this candid conversation, Gary shares stories about Larry writing the M*A*S*H pilot, the original ending of the episode “George,” the beginning and end of the relationship with his writing partner, getting fired by his stepfather, and his thoughts on a M*A*S*H reboot.
Gary’s mother, Pat Marshall, on the M*A*S*H episode, Payday
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