Yeah, I loved the crazy General. It did get preachy, however. Col. Potter seemed to be the one voice of reason.Before he became Col. Potter, he played a crazy general in an earlier episode when they used to be funny and not so preachy. He should have played Potter like the earlier character he portrayed... and it might have continued to be funny.
This is sad to hear.On the dark side, he was charged with beating his wife up in 1997.