McLean Stevenson stared as Larry Alder a radio talk-show host trying to get a fresh start. His marriage had ended and he was awarded custody of his two daughters. They moved from L.A. to Portland where he gets his new job at radio station KLOW.
Stevenson had left the hit series M*A*S*H to take this job. It has become one of the longest running jokes in TV history. It ranks right up there with David Caruso leaving NYPD Blue.
Hello, Larry's was even given a gift of following a popular show at the time "Diff'rent Strokes." It wasn't enough. The show just didn't have any audience and lasted longer that it really should have.