In this special episode, we pay tribute to the man who gave us TV’s M*A*S*H – hall of fame writer, director, and producer Larry Gelbart! Jeff & Ryan are joined by Larry’s close friend, Dan Harrison, to celebrate Mr. Gelbart’s life and legacy. We discuss the teenage fan letter that led to a lifelong friendship, Larry’s generosity and gentle humor, his illustrious career, and Karen Valentine’s coconut balls!
Dan Harrison (left) and Larry Gelbart (photo courtesy of Dan Harrison)
Watch the Television Academy’s interview with Larry Gelbart, conducted by Dan Harrison
Larry talks about writing in this 1998 interview with Charlie Rose
Read more about “Hawkeye on the Double” and other unproduced M*A*S*H scripts
Check out Larry Gelbart’s book Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a Few Other Funny Things
Dan Harrison and Jeff Maxwell at Malibu Creek State Park on September 17th, 2022
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