What did you think of Munch’s big send-off? Drop a comment with your favorite Richard Belzer memories.
I hope you got a good look at Cold Case Sergeant John Munch tonight, Law & Order: SVU fans, because you won’t be seeing very much of him anymore. Richard Belzer said his goodbyes on the NBC procedural’s Oct. 16 episode, which included a celebration of the character’s distinguished career, spanning two decades and two different series.
Munch’s speech at his retirement ‘celebration’ was short, sweet and to the point — just like Munch has always been on SVU. The show certainly won’t be the same moving forward, but fans will move forward, just as they always have.
John Munch: A History Lesson
America first met — and subsequently fell in love with — Munch as a homicide detective on NBC’s Homicide: Life On The Street, which premiered Jan. 31, 1993. After his time on Homicide, which ran until it was canceled in 1999, Munch moved over to Law & Order: SVU, where he remained until this week. Of course, Munch also made several appearances on a variety of shows, including The Wire, The X-Files and the original Law & Order.
Basically, he got around.
Twitter Reacts To Munch’s Retirement
Needless to say, Munch’s farewell was met with much fanfare in the Twitterverse. Along with SVU‘s official Twitter account, the conversation was carried by the show’s legion of loyal fans — and even one hilarious quip by Richard, himself!
I HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET! WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?
— Richard Belzer (@MRbelzer) October 17, 2013
So if you’re wondering why you saw #FarewellMunch trending Oct. 16, consider that mystery solved.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Munch got the send-off he deserved? Drop a comment with your review of the episode, and your thoughts on Richard Belzer’s big goodbye.
— Andy Swift