The entire behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are all Canadian.— Jamie Farr
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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.
Vancouver is a beautiful area, I don't care what time of the year you're there.
Vancouver and Calgary. Great places in Canada.
Canadians send us great hockey players.
You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford.
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.
I tried to make it a simple as possible for people so they could pronounce my name.
I never got any kind of mail regarding whatever I did on the show.
I was born in 1934 and I didn't make my first movie until 1954.
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.
I got tired of reading that everybody was either coming out of the closet or they were abused or had some kind of substance problem.
I never met the second happiest man, or the first happiest man, so I can't judge where I fall into that category.
I think Canadian talent is exceptional.
You continually show us up here in the States with your brilliancy.
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.
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!
The phone rings and there's another Broadway show or another TV series or a movie. That's the gamble you take.
If you get a show named after you, and then play another character, that's fine.
But if you do a show that's an ensemble show like... MASH, then you're in trouble.
When I did a Love Boat, it would go to so many different countries, and I would travel there and get this incredible response!
If you do eight shows a week it's just too difficult to try to put everything that you can together.
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've been out on the book tour going through Pittsburgh, St Louis and Cleveland, Dayton and Orlando, Raleigh-Durham. I sign many books for people.
I don't think anybody is wanting to put me back on the air. But I'm certainly out there trying.
Jewish people have given me all the breaks you can possibly have.
But of course, it's wonderful when you feel that your own nationality has made it. It gives you hopes.
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.
You realize, this is not just a little studio we go to make these television episodes. This thing is reaching everybody in the world! Suddenly you realize the power of television.
I certainly don't have any airs about myself.
I helped set The Gong Show. I've done so many game shows. I've helped create game shows.
Even in the days when they did Othello, you didn't necessarily have to be black to play Othello. You wore the makeup.
The third year of MASH was when I realized I was a hit.
I have a good time watching Nick At Night with the old shows on there.
I love to see I Love Lucy, although I've seen them many, many times. I think it's a security factor, it's like your blanket.
I'd like to create a role on Broadway. That would really heighten my senses.
You accumulate a great deal of acquaintances and friendships over the years, and you can't always spend as much time as you would like.
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 go back there and all my friends are there when I have my golf tournament.
They treat me the same way they did when I was growing up.
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.
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.
Sometimes I want to go into Saturday Night Live and rewrite some of the sketches because they're really not that good.
One of the terrible things about doing movies is that the writers never consider the temperature outside.
Children and even adults, when they like certain athletes, they can tell you about their batting average, about where they came from.