Re: Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 96
Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
He was a great character actor. He was really good at replacing McLean Stevenson in MASH. You wouldn't have thought that possible but he pulled it off very well. I remember him first in Dragnet so that makes me old.
R.I.P Colonel Potter
I'm too young to have seen MASH on its original run, but I always liked his character better than the guy he replaced. I find that I'm very much unlike most fans of the show in that I found the show more interesting when they replaced Frank Burns and Henry Blake with Winchester and Potter.
The show focus became much deeper and more nuanced, as opposed to just being about ways to make the jerk look bad.
When people say that I don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.