Meeting Mike Farrell was cool. There is no other way to say it. I grew up watching M*A*S*H and felt like I already knew him. This feeling was only amplified by reading his very personal and heartfelt memoir JUST CALL ME MIKE. So when I saw Mike heading across the floor of the Chicago Green Festival, I ran right up to him and said “Hi Mike” as if we were old friends. Of course he was a bit perplexed. I realized my gaffe right away and quickly introduced myself. As a famous actor, I’m sure he gets that kind of thing all the time so he was very gracious.
Once I got my foot out of my mouth, and the startstruck look off my face, we sat down for a great interview where we talked about Mike’s activism, his childhood, his book tour road trip – and yes, just a teensy bit about M*A*S*H.
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