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Shocking Revelation - M*A*S*H Star Forced to Reshoot Exiting Scene, Exclaims 'It's Awful!' 🔥🎥 😱
2024/06/06

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The Emotional Farewell of Radar: Gary Burghoff’s Memorable Exit

Setting the Stage: A Beloved Character’s Departure

After seven seasons of endearing audiences as the lovable Radar on CBS’s M*A*S*H, Gary Burghoff faced the challenging task of filming his character’s goodbye scene. The 1979 episode "Good-Bye Radar: Part 2" was meant to be a touching farewell, and Burghoff was determined to leave a lasting impression.

The Initial Vision: Radar’s Breakdown

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Gary Burghoff envisioned a deeply emotional scene. He saw an opportunity to portray Radar’s departure with genuine tears and raw emotion, believing it would resonate profoundly with the audience. "I said to myself, what a wonderful moment, I can cry my eyes out and completely fall apart," Burghoff recalls.

Director’s Advice: A Different Approach

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The director, however, had a different vision. He advised Burghoff to hold back his tears, suggesting that a more restrained performance would be more powerful. Despite the director's guidance, Burghoff insisted on his approach, eager to bring his dramatic vision to life.

The Reality Check: A Disappointing Outcome

When Burghoff saw the dailies the next day, he was disheartened. "It was awful. I mean, it is just terrible," he admits.

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