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Larry Linville felt he had gone as far as he could go with the character. His contract was up at the end of 5 years, so the timing seemed good for him to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Linville had grown tired of playing the same cartoonish, negative role, and he felt the show was moving on, but his character could not, so he turned down the offer of another two year contract with the show.

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