Jamie Farr Quotes.
I don’t think anybody is wanting to put me back on the air. But I’m certainly out there trying.
Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
It’s a difficult thing to overcome, but I’ve been quite fortunate. I haven’t been out of work, literally, since ‘M*A*S*H’ went out of production.
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.
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.
I was the first man to put on a dress and play it straight. That was something very fresh. Still is.
I enjoy ‘Murphy Brown,’ but I am shocked that people really like ‘Married… With Children.’ These shows are toilet humor, and none of them have good characters.
You know, what’s nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars…
Sometimes I want to go into Saturday Night Live and rewrite some of the sketches because they’re really not that good.
Vancouver is a beautiful area, I don’t care what time of the year you’re there. Vancouver and Calgary. Great places in Canada.
When the show is over we still have to pay our rent, we have to buy food. We have to do all the same things that you do.
I helped set The Gong Show. I’ve done so many game shows. I’ve helped create game shows.
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.
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.
They sometimes beat things into the ground. They don’t know when to get out of a situation. They think it’s going to be funny….the more you pound the nail into the ground the funnier it gets and that’s not necessarily true.
It’s amazing how people will treat you better when you’re ‘somebody.’ The minute clerks in a store recognize me, they suddenly rush to take care of me. That irritates me.
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.
Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.
Never stay with friends or relatives. You end up living on their schedules.
The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit.
You can’t explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in it. It’s just something that you treasure.
I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that Hollywood does to a performer.
Some people came up with story lines where Colonel Potter moves in with Klinger, and we become a 1950s’ odd couple. I said, ‘Come on, let’s do something significant.’
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.
The dresses I wore are in the Smithsonian now.
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!
I would like to do a nice comedy/drama feature with a good part, but nobody’s asked me to do a film. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what to do with a guy in a dress.
I’m after the bucks because bucks give you the power, power gives you the freedom, and freedom lets you send money home to your mother.
You know what’s nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars.
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.
I was thrilled as a kid to point out my sister as she danced and sang on the stage, and she was pretty good artistically. She was a great inspiration to me. She was the one who sort of led me into show business.
The phone rings and there’s another Broadway show or another TV series or a movie. That’s the gamble you take.
The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It’s a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles.
If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar. The best of Your Show of Shows. That’s the greatest sketch comedy you’ll ever see on television.
I can’t imagine that I will ever be on anything like ‘M*A*S*H’ again.