I'm Clinger's hairy back in any revealing dress.
Let's be an episode of M*A*S*H.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||04/24/2019|
I'm the canned laugh track that replaces actual audience at home laughter.
Seriously, this show sucked and was NOT funny. It is an enigma.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/11/2019|
I'm the perpetual zit on Radar O'Reilly's forehead.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/11/2019|
I'm Klinger, angry that his name was misspelled in OP's post.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/11/2019|
Very overrated especially Alan Alda....
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/11/2019|
I'm Colonel Potter, turning up in a very early season as a crazy general.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/11/2019|
I'm the insufferable sanctimony of Hawkeye.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/11/2019|
I'm the very 80's perm that Hot Lips rocked in the last couple seasons despite the show being set in the early '50s.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/11/2019|
I'm all the casualties that suddenly pour into the hospital off the helicopters or ambulances like a [italic]deus ex machine[/italic], saving Hawkeye and his sidekick du jour from getting into lots of trouble because of their zany hijinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/11/2019|
R1 and R4, I totally agree. I grew up in the 1970s and was in high school in the 1980s. I remember I went to a huge party for the final episode when I was in high school. I was a freshman and most of the party was upperclassmen, but the sister of the girl who threw the party was in my class and some of us were invited as her friends. I sat in front of the TV for a while and made fun of how much the show sucked until some of the upperclassmen fans of the show started to get pissed at me. Everyone was dressed in scrubs at the party. I remember as I was ushered out of the living room by a couple senior girls, I drunkenly yelled, "MASH sucks!" I was right.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/11/2019|
How dare you! How very dare you!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/11/2019|
I'm Larry Linville, hoping the world will understand that I am nothing like Frank Burns.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/11/2019|
I'm the jocularity!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/11/2019|
When Col. Henry Blake's plane spun into the sea, I'll admit, I welled up. Tears streaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/11/2019|
I'm Jeff Maxwell. I played "Igor" over many seasons. I'm hawt!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/11/2019|
I'm Col. Potter's Potterisms.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/11/2019|
I'm Rufus Wainwright's dad appearing on MASH back in the day
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/11/2019|
I'm the lousy cup of coffee Hot Lips wanted her nurses to share with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/11/2019|
I am the theme song, that not everyone knows actually has lyrics and is called Suicide is Painless (It brings on many changes)
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/11/2019|
I am also the theme song, and I am the most annoying thing you could ever possibly hear.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/11/2019|
We’re the DVD versions that take the laugh track out. The show actually is better without it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/11/2019|
I'm BJ Hunnicutt's sexy mustache and immense cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/11/2019|
I'm the movie, which was a thousand times better.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/11/2019|
I'm the Korean War. I didn't last as long as M*A*S*H did.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/11/2019|
I always hated M*A*S*H and I love you all for reminding me why. This thread is funnier than that show ever was.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/11/2019|
Yes, we know there are people who hate the show here. You have been seen and recognized.
Now, try not to fill up 175 more posts telling us how much you hate the show. I'm sure there's a "Golden Girls: Were the Cheesecakes Made In Glass Pie Plate or Cheap Aluminum Throwaway Pie Dishes?" thread somewhere to visit.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/11/2019|
I'm Mariette Hartley guest starring as Inga, whom Hawkeye is captivated by.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/11/2019|
I'm Alan Alda's smug sanctimony posing as likability!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/11/2019|
R26 I agree with you about the haters, but aren’t cheese cakes pretty much made in springform pans?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/11/2019|
We’re Disney. We own it now. Hawkeye and Trapper have the same corporate overlords as Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/11/2019|
I'm Father Mulcahy, who never made us feel guilty for being human.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/11/2019|
R18 wins the prize!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/11/2019|
I'm Blythe Danner guest-starring as Carlye, a nurse that Hawkeye used to live with and never got over.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/11/2019|
I'm the fire that burned the location set while the finale was being filmed, and got put into the script.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2019|
I'm the picture of Mildred on Potter's desk, waiting for my man to return (which we got to see in AfterMASH).
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/11/2019|
I’m Sally Struthers wondering how [italic]AfterMASH[/italic] got a second season when my spinoff, [italic]Gloria[/italic], was gone after one.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/11/2019|
I'm Woody Allen who liked Donald Ogden Stiers enough to cast him in 5 movies after the series had finished.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/11/2019|
I’m Angela Lansbury who liked him enough to have him on [italic]Murder She Wrote[/italic] multiple times and to have him co-star with me in [italic]Beauty and the Beast[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/11/2019|
I'm DAVID Ogden Stiers, and I just kicked R37 in the snatch.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/12/2019|
I’m Johnny Mandel getting rich off the royalties from the theme song. Play it any style you want as long as I get paid.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/12/2019|
I'm Wayne Rogers, and I got miffed that my "Trapper John" role had been steadily diminished in favor of Alda's "Hawkeye Pierce," so I left the show and made myself incredibly wealthy by astute investing.
Since I hailed from Birmingham, AL, I retired to my home state's Redneck Riviera, where I died farly recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/12/2019|
I’m Pernell Roberts. I took over your role for the dramatic spinoff [italic]Trapper John, M.D.[/italic] and died before you, R41.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/12/2019|
Whoever cast that show did a stellar job in replacing main characters with actors who proved to be just as memorable in their roles:
Col. Henry Blake --> Col. Sherman Potter
Maj. Frank Burns --> Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester
Capt. Trapper John McIntyre --> Capt. B. J. Hunnicutt
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/12/2019|
I’m Elliott Gould. I was Trapper John in the movie. I outlived both you gentile impostors only to take a recurring role in the worst sitcom ever, [italic]F(r)iends[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/12/2019|
I'm Sharon Gless, who replaced Lorretta Switt in Cagney and Lacey after the producers of Mash wouldn't let her out of her contract.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/12/2019|
I’m McLean Stevenson. I did get out of my contract to hop from flop to flop. First [italic]The McLean Stevenson Show[/italic], then [italic]In the Beginning[/italic], then [italic]Hello, Larry[/italic], then finally [italic]Condo[/italic]. All while this show was still running. My agent is so fired it’s not funny, even compared to these clunkers.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/12/2019|
I'm the earlier episodes, which seem decidedly misogynistic in today's climate.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/12/2019|
I’m the mess hall.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm the earlier episodes, which seem decidedly misogynistic in today's climate.
I’m the book, which I’m surprised feminists haven’t burned yet. Maybe they would if I were a bra.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/12/2019|
I'm all the episodes where one or more of the doctors would leave camp leaving no one to care for the wounded that could arrive at any time.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/12/2019|
I’m a Korean-language version of an old standard.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/12/2019|
I'm the voice on the loud speaker, who is NEVER identified.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/12/2019|
I'm the Australian anesthetist from the first few series, who had a worse Australian accent than Meryl (Uh diingoo stole my baibeee).
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/12/2019|
I'm Colonel Potter's giant nostrils.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm the Australian anesthetist from the first few series, who had a worse Australian accent than Meryl (Uh diingoo stole my baibeee).
That was Ugly John, played by John Orchard in season 1. He was also the first of the many vendors on Portobello Road in [italic]Bedknobs and Broomsticks[/italic].
The book and movie also had a character named Spearchucker Jones. Needless to say, he didn’t make the jump to TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/12/2019|
I'm Sally Kellerman, Oscar nominated for the movie version as "Hot Lips", glad that I turned down the series so I could go onto star in one of the most beautiful family musicals of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/12/2019|
I'm Gwen Verdon doing a guest appearance in my quest to be considered a serious actress. I played a stripper, and that's acting because I never was one in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm Sally Kellerman, Oscar nominated for the movie version as "Hot Lips", glad that I turned down the series so I could go onto star in one of the most beautiful family musicals of all time.
And by the time it was off the air and that movie became one of the ones used to call musicals dead (a self-fulfilling prophesy if ever there was one) she got cast in another family musical (albeit non-singing) as the voice meddling Miss Finch in [italic]Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird[/italic]. Coincidence or not, Big Bird’s teddy bear is named Radar.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/12/2019|
I'm Dr. Sidney Friedman, psychiatrist. I get a lot of work around here, which I'm well qualified to do, for in real life I was married to Diane Arbus.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/12/2019|
I'm the lamb Radar rescued from a Greek unit Easter meal.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/12/2019|
I am Hot Lips headache when she wants to push a horny Frank away -- not to be confused with Mrs. Stephen's sick headaches on Bewitched.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/12/2019|
I'm Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscot!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm Gwen Verdon doing a guest appearance in my quest to be considered a serious actress. I played a stripper, and that's acting because I never was one in real life.
And she wasn’t really my Aunt on my show either. Just pretending.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/12/2019|
I'm Pat Hingle playing a hardass colonel pranking the team who fakes a heart attack. I'm good at heart attacks because I did one in Norma Rae too.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/12/2019|
I'm Dr. H. Richard Hornberger and I wrote the book that the movie and show are based on and I hate them both!
Those Hollywood Jews ripped me off on the movie rights and I especially hate the TV show because it's full of lefties and liberals and homos and gook lovers.
And I really hate Alan Alda because he made Hawkeye, who was based on me, a pussy!
I'll write more books that will be ignored by future generations and I'll die bitter.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/12/2019|
Good riddance, R65, you homophobic breeder hack!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/12/2019|
I’m the dip in the writing quality after Larry Gelbart left.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/12/2019|
I'm Radar's deformed hand, which he hides in his pocket or behind his clipboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/12/2019|
I'm DL watching and bitching non-stop. I hate everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/12/2019|
Especially you R69!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/12/2019|
I’m the scenery. I’m chewed to pieces.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/12/2019|
[quote]The book and movie also had a character named Spearchucker Jones. Needless to say, he didn’t make the jump to TV.
Yeah he did, R55. He was in the first season.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/12/2019|
I am Shelley Long who played Nurse Mendenhall in a 1980 episode called Bottle Fatigue.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/12/2019|
I found the show practically unwatchable until Charles Emerson Winchester appeared.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/12/2019|
I'm Karen Hall brought in to humanize Margaret Houlihan after my ground-breaking feminist work on Eight is Enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/12/2019|
R22 I prefer BJ without the mustache. And you know he's packing an anaconda in those boxers.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/12/2019|
I'm Carmen Mathews as Colonel Lillian Rayburn, who has the hots for Colonel Potter, and proving that seniors can still be horny.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/12/2019|
I'm Colonel Flagg. I've got a tight as fuck body, but I'm also a paranoid schizophrenic.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/12/2019|
The show did not age well. Considering that the Korean War was only three years long and the show ran for ten, The timelines were way off. That pretty much made no sense at all - like an episode per day.
And the actors who thought they were hot shit and walked away from the best gig of their lives, only to fall flat on their faces. Not the late Wayne Rogers, because he was smart enough to invest his money and quit acting after House Calls went off the air. He was quite wealthy at the time of his passing. McLean Stevenson, Gary Burghoff, Larry Linville...unable to repeat their successes.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/12/2019|
I am the dreary, pretentious finale that nevertheless was a smashing ratings success.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/12/2019|
I'm Gregory Harrison.
I have a very tenuous thread to this thread, as I co-starred on a show about the post-MASH Trapper John.
But it's a good excuse to share this photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/12/2019|
I'm Linda Bloodworth Thomason, who got my first Emmy for writing an episode of MASH (with Mary Kay Place).
I'd go on to create DL favorite Designing Women.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/12/2019|
I'm Mike Farrell's severe case of BDF.
Beej would really like a beej, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/12/2019|
[quote]I am the dreary, pretentious finale that nevertheless was a smashing ratings success.
It had some decent episodes and could be funny in the early seasons, but it did become more and more pretentious and the finale really captured everything that was bad about the show by the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/12/2019|
I'm the signpost.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/12/2019|
I’m r50’s cousin. I’m the episodes where all of them get so shitfaced drunk they would never be of any help to a patient, who could arrive or take a downturn at any time.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/12/2019|
I’m the gallons of fake blood used in OR scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/12/2019|
R81 He was also in an episode of M*A*S*H. The one where the nurse wants to spend time with her husband so for some reason they hide him in Margaret's tent instead of the 3 other nurses bunking with other nurses.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/12/2019|
I am the disturbing level of critical bias in favor of anything with Italian Americans in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/12/2019|
[quote]When Col. Henry Blake's plane spun into the sea, I'll admit, I welled up. Tears streaming.
I'm that happening in your dreams because it was not shown onscreen for you to cry over.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/12/2019|
I'm Hot Lips' little peasant tootsies.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/12/2019|
R81, there are no bad excuses to share that photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/12/2019|
R90: You linear thinking twit. You erroneously inferred that I wrote that I saw the plane spiral into the sea. What happened was Radar quietly entered the surgical room where the doctors and nurses were quietly working and announced that Col Henry Blake's plane was shot down and lost at sea. "There were no survivors," Radar said. The operating room was eerily silent at the news. Even behind their masks you could tell all were pole-axed at this terrible news.
Find the clip and see for yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/12/2019|
R93 was there in a dreamscape and balled like a schoolgirl when the wing hit the ocean!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/12/2019|
Meanwhile Stevenson left on shitty terms with the production, and they wanted to make sure he couldn't make any money on the character after he left, so they killed him. He was furious.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/12/2019|
I read that the actors in the OR did not know Radar was going to come in and announce Henry had died. The behind the scenes people wanted to capture a true shocked reaction. It was an effectively filmed scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/12/2019|
I am Hot Lips Houlihan applying lipstick in a hand mirror while Frank Burns shines my combat boots like the sniveling little sub he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/12/2019|
[quote]balled like a schoolgirl
What did he do?!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/12/2019|
We’re real Korean War veterans pointing out every inaccuracy and how many times Hawkeye and Trapper would have received a court martial for insubordination.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/12/2019|
The scene we see a was a second take R96.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/12/2019|
[quote] balled like a schoolgirl
It's "bawled," you fat whore!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/12/2019|
It's amazing when schoolgirls ball!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/12/2019|
I’m the [italic]Family Guy[/italic] parody of Col. Blake’s death. Of all the clips of that show online, that’s not one of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/12/2019|
If Alan Alda and Bea Arthur had a fight, then who would win?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/12/2019|
R96, According to Alan Alda on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, they wanted to do that but on the first take there was something wrong with the camera so it had to be re-shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/12/2019|
I'm Patrick Swayze, I play a soldier who finds out he has cancer and then..well you know that saying about art imitating life?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/12/2019|
[quote]It's "bawled," you fat whore!
Oh no it's not!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/12/2019|
[quote]If Alan Alda and Bea Arthur had a fight, then who would win?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/12/2019|
[quote]well you know that saying about art imitating life?
Sure, NOW you tell me!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/12/2019|
Bea would slap Alan with her cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/12/2019|
Well she can’t have any of mine!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/12/2019|
I'm Nurse Margie Cutler. Things didn't work out for me with Trapper and Hawkeye, but I eventually landed myself some PREMIUM man-meat when I married Gabe Kotter.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/12/2019|
I am the original Tony Packo's.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/12/2019|
I'm Patrick Adiarte. I played the character Ho-Jon, cabin boy to Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John. I'm a Filipino masquerading as a Korean because white people can't tell the difference.
Eldergay rice queens may remember when I wiggled my 19 year old ass in FLOWER DRUM SONG and on TV in HULLABALOO. In M*A*S*H, I was booted off the show in season two when money was raised for me to go to the states to attend college, even though I was by then, 32 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm Nurse Margie Cutler.
The only person who looked like she could have be wearing a 1950's hair style.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/12/2019|
I'm a baby
I'm a chicken
I'm a baby
I'm a chicken!
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/12/2019|
I'm the hideous collection of dreck that Maclean Stevenson left MASH for.......
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm Nurse Margie Cutler. Things didn't work out for me with Trapper and Hawkeye, but I eventually landed myself some PREMIUM man-meat when I married Gabe Kotter. -Welcome Back.
And what was I, chopped liver?
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/12/2019|
I’m the Korean baby smothered by its mother for crying on the bus.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/12/2019|
I'll carry your books, I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I'll even 'hari-kari' if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm Gregory Harrison.I have a very tenuous thread to this thread, as I co-starred on a show about the post-MASH Trapper John.
Well so did I! AND I was molested, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/12/2019|
[quote]I’m Elliott Gould. I was Trapper John in the movie. I outlived both you gentile impostors only to take a recurring role in the worst sitcom ever, F(r)iends.
Well, "worst" until you co-starred as DL icon Linda Lavin's wife on "9JKL."
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/12/2019|
I'm Nurse Millie Carpenter, who stepped on a landmine while taking a walk in the middle of the night. I'm never seen when alive and Hawkeye makes my eulogy all about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/12/2019|
I’m Nurse Kellye.
Nobody finds me attractive and I don’t know why.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/12/2019|
Nurse Kellye was a fuh-REEK! Holy cow! Made me a man!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||04/12/2019|
I'm Lt. Geyer R124 and I find you very attractive!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/12/2019|
[quote]Well, "worst" until you co-starred as DL icon Linda Lavin's wife on "9JKL.
At least they pulled the plug on that instead of letting it fester for 10 miserable years. It makes me sick to see anyone treat that show as anything but a dog turd as bad as anything the Cameron siblings were regulars in. Stop trying to pass this shit off as a classic. [italic]M*A*S*H[/italic] earned its accolades. [italic]F(r)iends[/italic] was pure luck.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/12/2019|
I'm the letter to 'dear dad'.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/12/2019|
I'm a boyish Ron Howard, lying about my age to try and stay in the war to impress some broad back home.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/12/2019|
"I'm the very 80's perm that Hot Lips rocked in the last couple seasons despite the show being set in the early '50s."
It was a bad wig. Loretta Swit eventually had to wear wigs because she was balding. The wigs got worse and worse. The one you're referring to was reminiscent of Harpo Marx.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/12/2019|
I'm Dennis Holahan. I play a U. N. delegate who is visiting the 4077; Hot Lips salivates over me throughout the entire episode. I was a lawyer but go into acting due to my devastatingly handsome face. Loretta Swit will marry me in real life, but we eventually divorce. I went back to being a lawyer. And even though I have children and was married twice, I ping to high heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/12/2019|
I'm BJ Hunnicutt. I am the single most humorless character ever on a major sitcom.I have never made anyone laugh. Ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/12/2019|
I'm the recycled story lines in the last few seasons because everything had been done before.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||04/12/2019|
Yeah. The thread really could have been closed at R18 but I'm so enjoying it. I hated this show with a passion so I'll play along. I'm the ham that Alan Alda ate every week.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||04/12/2019|
I’m the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975. After I’m gone the show becomes increasingly less relevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||04/12/2019|
[quote]I'm BJ Hunnicutt. I am the single most humorless character ever on a major sitcom.
Correction: second most.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||04/12/2019|
I am Hawkeye's Ricky Ricardo laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||04/12/2019|
I’m [italic]Checking In[/italic], the four-episode [italic]Jeffersons[/italic] spin-off where Marla Gibbs’ Florence character is now working for Larry Linville at a hotel. Funny how the fake Larry played by McLean Stevenson actually lasted longer than the real one.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||04/12/2019|
I am the lyrics from the theme song that they wouldn't include because they were too grim and mentioned suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||04/12/2019|
I'm David Ogden Stiers, playing a heterosexual man and not succeeding very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||04/12/2019|
I'm the Korean bimbos who ran off with Klinger's wardrobe in the "Bug Out" episode, despite the fact that none of the dresses would have fit any of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||04/12/2019|
I am r139, who did not read the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||04/12/2019|
We’re BJ’s family. We hated him and prayed that he’d die over there.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||04/12/2019|
I'm Robert Alda. I was a movie star briefly in the 1940s, and a Broadway star briefly in the 1950s. I'm been slumming it for years on TV and now get to play with my son on his show in two episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||04/12/2019|
Nothing new R70. But then I'm not a sniveling toad looking for DL's approval.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||04/12/2019|
I'm Lawrence Pressman guest starring as a Congressman's Aide who accuses Margaret of being a Communist sympathizer but is willing to forget about it if she gives him a tumble.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||04/13/2019|
[quote]I'm David Ogden Stiers, playing a heterosexual man and not succeeding very well.
I’m the gay guy from the movie who wants to kill himself. And this is totally not homophobic because...?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||04/13/2019|
[quote]I am the lyrics from the theme song that they wouldn't include because they were too grim and mentioned suicide.
And also because it is obvious they were written by a 14-year-old boy. In this case, it was Robert Altman’s son.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||04/13/2019|
I always found icky that Hawkeye was meant to be a Casanova but I give Alan Alda credit for writing the Inga episode where Margaret makes a few comments about his nurse chasing, like "I can walk into that kitchen any time I want and replace those fabulous lips of yours with a soggy piece of liver!"
|by Anonymous||reply 149||04/13/2019|
I'm Antony Alda and I'm grateful for the big break of getting to work with my father and half brother. I know this episode will really launch my career!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/13/2019|
I’m Rosalind Chao playing Klinger’s wife in the last episode and joining him on [italic]AfterMASH[/italic] after having been Arnold’s teacher on [italic]Diff’rent Strokes[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/13/2019|
Antony Alda had somewhat of a career but was pretty generic looking.
And he's dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/13/2019|
I’m the [italic]Simpsons[/italic] flashback episode to Lisa’s birth and first word where Marge sits on a stoop outside a decaying brownstone asks her female friends (with indistinguishable accents) if they watched the last episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||04/13/2019|
I'm Rutanya Alda who is no relation to Alan and never appeared on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||04/13/2019|
I’m [italic]W*A*L*T*E*R[/italic], Gary Burghoff’s unsold pilot for a proposed spinoff about his life after the war as a cop in St. Louis. If you thought [italic]AfterMASH[/italic] and [italic]Hello, Larry[/italic] were bad, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||04/13/2019|
I am B.J.'s chest, and I did not make nearly enough appearances on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||04/13/2019|
I'm Allan Arbus. I played the dour, velvety voiced psychiatrist Sidney Freedman. I was the husband of the creepy photographer Diane Arbus. And I lived to be 95 years old!
|by Anonymous||reply 157||04/13/2019|
The Sidney Freedman episodes were the WORST!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||04/13/2019|
Good to see you make another appearance r157, r59.
Like in the show, you appear frequently.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||04/13/2019|
I'm the bathtub they fought over to stay cool AND the long johns they fought over to stay warm
|by Anonymous||reply 160||04/13/2019|
I I I I I I I'm H H H H onr r r r r ria
|by Anonymous||reply 161||04/13/2019|
[quote]I'm David Ogden Stiers, playing a heterosexual man and not succeeding very well.
Better than me and I kissed Whitney Houston on the lips!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||04/13/2019|
I'm Charles Emerson Winchester and I'll go Karate Kid on your ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||04/13/2019|
I always hated the show but as a kid there was one TV in the house and this was my father's favorite show. Then in college everyone, well the guys anyway, watched it. I wanted to be part of the crows. As a kid I hated Charles. As an adult I find him to be the best actor and character. The only one who could challenge him as best actor would early Loretta. I still find it to be a real piece of shit shoe anyway. Did Gary Burghoff think he was going to have acting offers lining up for his ugly ass? He seemed like such an unfunny, mean, nasty, munt whenever he was on Matchgame.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||04/13/2019|
I'm the general who kicked the bucket whilst in the company of Hot Lips!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||04/13/2019|
I'm ferret face!
|by Anonymous||reply 166||04/13/2019|
We're the worms Frank Burns eats.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||04/13/2019|
I'm the blacktresses big ole angry Chiclets in the opening theme when the nurses are running.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||04/13/2019|
R163, if you’re going to impersonate me, please ensure you get my name correct.
I am Charles Emerson Winchester III. My grandfather was Charles Emerson Winchester. Of course a brute like you who is not from Boston wouldn’t know that now, would you?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||04/13/2019|
OP= Trevor Donovan
|by Anonymous||reply 170||04/13/2019|
I am Radar's grape nehi.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||04/13/2019|
I'm the complete set of drums Radar manages to get in a combat zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||04/13/2019|
I'm a profile of the real story:
|by Anonymous||reply 173||04/13/2019|
I'm the jeep Klinger tried to eat.
I'm the jeet, someone tried to post home.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||04/13/2019|
The real Spearchucker:
|by Anonymous||reply 175||04/13/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 176||04/13/2019|
R175 I’m confused growing up that was a derogatory term, how did it end up his nickname?
|by Anonymous||reply 177||04/13/2019|
I'm Susan Saint James as visiting war correspondent Aggie O'Shea who falls for BJ and not Hawkeye probably because Mike Farrell wrote and directed the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/13/2019|
I’m the desperately unfunny script. I get ripped up a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/13/2019|
I'm Hawkeye's mental breakdowns; refusing to sleep and having to be sedated, sleepwalking and waking up screaming like a banshee, sneezing and itching uncontrollably, finally ending up in an asylum due to telling a Korean woman to silence her baby, which she ends up smothering to death. Any doctor in wartime that disturbed would have been given a Section 8, not the cross dressing Klinger.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||04/13/2019|
"I’m confused growing up that was a derogatory term, how did it end up his nickname?"
He was a javelin thrower in college.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/13/2019|
We’re the human rights atrocities committed by the North Koreans being glossed over with “can’t we all just get along” sanctimoniousness.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/13/2019|
I'm the Hawkeye episode which takes place at a Korean family's home. I am practically a 30 minute monologue by Alan Alda, which is either a tour-de-force or a total cringe party.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/13/2019|
And to think they called ME preachy!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/13/2019|
I'm Radar's sweetness, naivete, and likeability, all of which evaporate completely in the two "Goodbye, Radar" episodes that send him off without a farewell party, alone and depressed in a jeep, heading off to a failing farm in Iowa. Poor Radar.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/13/2019|
They cancelled Radar's spinoff in the middle of the first episode. It was interrupted by a special report and never came back.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/13/2019|
I’m the 8 year that realizes that goes outside to play because I rather gouge my eyes than watch an full episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/13/2019|
We’re the writers and producers of every other hit sitcom from the 1970s sick and tired of so-called TV “critics” tearing us down to prop this show up.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/13/2019|
I'm the BJ I wanted to give Mike Farrell when I was 14.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/13/2019|
I am the ghost of datalounge, so proud that the hatred of MASH has moved on to another generation of homosexual tv watchers.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/13/2019|
Since the pilot was never picked up by CBS as a series, it was shown as a "CBS Special Presentation" on July 17, 1984. It was shown once in the Eastern and Central time zones of the United States, but pre-empted on the West Coast by CBS News coverage of the Democratic National Convention. This is the only known broadcast of the pilot
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/13/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/14/2019|
I saw Gary in a Tales of the Unexpected episode where he sported a full head of curtly hair and had a beard. I thought he's really trying to not be seen as Radar, but as soon as he started acting, it all came back.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/14/2019|
I'm the foul odor coming out of the latrines.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/14/2019|
I’m the bathtub everyone wanted to use in the heat.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/14/2019|
I'm Colonel Flagg, and I'm a good character until the writers make me as cartoonish as Frank Burns.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||04/14/2019|
I'm the justified frustration Larry Linville felt that Frank Burns never developed as a character.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/14/2019|
It's funny though. Through his stay on the show Larry Linville was the only funny one.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/14/2019|
I NEVER found Larry Linville to be funny. I found him ANNOYING. Good riddance when he left the show in 1977 and was replaced by David Ogden Stiers.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||04/14/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/14/2019|
Larry Linville was a good actor, but totally wasted in a thankless role on MASH that continued to get more and more ludicrous over the years. I did like how the Frank Burns character left the show, though. Having him have a mental breakdown after the loss of Margaret was perfect. And Frank actually got a happy ending; after totally losing his marbles the army doesn't charge him with anything and in fact promotes him to Lieutenant Colonel and putsin charge of a veterans hospital in Fort Wayne. So Frank Burns actually came out alright, much to B.J and Hawkeye's disgust.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/14/2019|
I'm Rosie, and I'm lovably grumpy, DAMMIT!
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/14/2019|
I'm so glad that they brought in Charles to replace Frank who was such an obvious target for ridicule. Charles was much more of an adversary.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/14/2019|
"Charles was much more of an adversary."
Even so, he was regularly shat upon throughout the series, especially in the later years. Seems like every other episode featured Charles being duped or humiliated.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||04/14/2019|
Charles can be viewed as someone hated/envied/feared by Hollywood, and their ham-handed attempts to deal with their childish emotions.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||04/14/2019|
I'm Edward Herrmann guest starring as a replacement surgeon who cracks up from the pressure.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||04/14/2019|
I'm Dan Rooney.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||04/14/2019|
I'm Dennis Dugan playing a soldier who's gay. I don't want a discharge, I want to go back to my unit to show them I'm not backing down from them or a fight.
I'll play gay again in Norman...Is That You?
Then as a director I'll use homophobia for cheap laughs.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||04/15/2019|
Here he is
|by Anonymous||reply 209||04/15/2019|
I'm Opie Cunningham
|by Anonymous||reply 210||04/15/2019|
I'm the completely anachronistic hairstyles
|by Anonymous||reply 211||04/15/2019|
Dennis Dugan didn't play the gay soldier who wanted to go back to his unit. Richard Ely played that role. Dugan was on MASH twice, once as a clean cut young GI trying to pull off a marriage scam involving young Korean prostitutes and the other playing Potter's clean cut son in law. In the son in law episode Potter finds out his clean cut son in law has been having an affair, but oddly he doesn't blow up in anger. Instead he tells his cheating son in law that he himself had cheated on Mildred in younger days and that "one slip up" shouldn't have to ruin a marriage. How does he know his cheating son in law has committed only one slip up? Anyway, the son in law gets off with a gentle lecture, which I thought was a real cop up. I would have loved to have seen Potter really light into him, like he'd done to others on the show who'd who really didn't deserve it at all.
Dugan was also on a few episodes of "Hill Street Blues", where he played "Captain Freedom", an incredibly annoying character who fancied himself a crime fighter. I think the character was supposed to a source of amusement on the gritty crime series. Thankfully, "Captain Freedom" bit didn't last long and he ended up getting killed. His death was supposed to be moving, but I was glad to see him gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||04/15/2019|
Here's Richard Ely.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||04/15/2019|
We're Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr who wrote the story for the1953 film, Battle Circus, set in an Army field hospital during the Korean War. We think Richard Hooker owes us some money.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||04/16/2019|
I’m the dummies used in far shots of helicopters arriving in the compound.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||04/16/2019|
Plot of original novel:
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, commander of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, requests two new surgeons for his unit. Captains Duke Forrest and Hawkeye Pierce share a jeep to the post, discovering that they share a taste for alcohol and similar views about many issues. Blake assigns them to the night shift, billeting them with Major Jonathan Hobson, a Midwestern preacher and surgeon.
Despite their dislike of authority and penchant for making wisecracks and pulling pranks, the new doctors exhibit exceptional surgical skills and commitment to their job, gaining the respect of their colleagues. They become annoyed by Maj. Hobson's religious fervor and insist that Blake have Maj. Hobson rebilleted. Friction mounts between the major and the new captains; when Major Hobson's prayers begin to annoy everyone, Col. Blake arranges to have him sent stateside.
Pierce and Forrest also request a chest surgeon for the unit. When the new man, Captain John McIntyre, arrives, he displays exceptional skill, but resists their attempts to draw him into their social circle. During a recreational football game, Hawkeye suddenly remembers playing football against McIntyre in college and introduces McIntyre to everyone as Trapper John.
The Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) tent occupied by the three surgeons, known as The Swamp, becomes a central gathering point. The surgeons enjoy the company of Father Mulcahy, the Catholic chaplain, although they are not strongly religious, but Duke (an avowed Protestant), wants to seek out a Protestant chaplain. A chaplain is found, but the "Swampmen" object to his habit of ghostwriting cheerful letters for soldiers without checking the seriousness of their wounds. After a patient dies the day after a letter saying "Everything is fine and I'll be home soon", the Swampmen lash him to a wooden cross and make him believe they intend to burn him alive.
Captain Waldowski is prone to regular fits of depression. When he announces his decision to commit suicide, the Swampmen stage a "Last Supper", summon everyone to bid him farewell and then give him a sedative. While he is sedated, they hook him to a harness and drop him from a helicopter, ending the depression.
The Swampmen have frequent conflicts with Captain Frank Burns. Burns, even though he has never had surgical training, nonetheless considers his work infallible, and holds himself above the Swampmen. After one of his patients dies, he angrily blames an orderly. First Duke and then Trapper get into a fistfight with Burns.
When the new Chief Nurse, Major Margaret Houlihan arrives, she considers the well-groomed and courtly Burns to be the superior doctor. After Henry Blake names Trapper John as his Chief Surgeon (based on demonstrated ability), Burns and Houlihan get drunk and stay late in her tent, preparing a highly negative report for Gen. Hammond. The next day the Swampmen tease Burns and Houlihan. Trapper John calls Houlihan "Hot Lips"; Hawkeye provokes Burns into a fight. Henry is finally forced to send Burns stateside.
Ho-Jon, the Korean houseboy working in the Swamp, is drafted into the South Korean army. After being wounded, he arrives at the 4077th for treatment. After rehabilitation, he resumes his position as Swampboy and the Swampmen decide to send him to Hawkeye's old college. To raise funds, Trapper poses as Jesus Christ, selling autographed photos and making personal appearances.
A U.S. Congressman whose son is wounded in combat demands that Trapper and Hawkeye fly to Japan to perform an "emergency surgery." The surgery proves to be routine and the doctors spend much of the recovery period playing golf. Hawkeye reconnects with a friend, "Me Lay" Marston, who serves as an anesthesiologist for the Army but also helps a local doctor run a combination pediatric hospital and whorehouse. Me Lay asks the boys to look at a sick baby, who does require emergency surgery. Hawkeye and Trapper blackmail the hospital's commanding officer into permitting the operation and talk Me Lay into adopting the orphan baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||04/21/2019|
Trapper and Hawkeye return to find the 4077th overwhelmed by casualties. A continuous flow of wounded pours into the hospital for two weeks. All personnel work around the clock performing operations. Everyone becomes exhausted and irritable; the Swampmen begin harassing Maj. Houlihan. She complains to Gen. Hammond, who begins an investigation of Col. Blake's conduct. The Swampmen intercede, smoothing matters over with the General.
Summer arrives and Col. Blake is sent to Tokyo for three weeks, Colonel DeLong fills in. Col. DeLong is unfamiliar with the type of high-volume, high-speed surgery used at the 4077th; after an angry confrontation with Hawkeye, DeLong gains respect for the work. Eventually the Swampmen get bored and decide to convince DeLong they need psychiatric evaluation. When he sends them to a diagnostic unit, they escape custody and visit a brothel.
General Hammond's unit has a football team. Because he has stocked it with professional players who were drafted, he makes a tidy profit playing other units and betting on the results. The Swampmen organize their own team and tell Col. Blake to ask Hammond to assign neurosurgeon Oliver Wendell Jones to the 4077. Jones, unbeknownst to Hammond, is a former star known as Spearchucker.
In the game, the Swampmen incapacitate one of Hammond's pros by injecting him with a sedative during a pileup. They use Corporal Radar O'Reilly's ESP abilities to detect upcoming plays and employ a trick play to win the game 28-24 and make an enormous profit.
As Duke and Hawkeye wait for their deployments to expire, they become bored. To keep them busy, Henry Blake has them teach two new doctors their short-cuts. One learns capably, but the other needs to be sent home. On the journey back from Korea, they feign battle fatigue to get favorable treatment and impersonate chaplains to avoid work. They say goodbye when they reach the US; each rejoins his family.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||04/21/2019|
A few months ago, we were talking about the finale and how everyone watched it -- even my Dad who hated the show. What struck him and us was how Klinger spent the war trying to get out of the Army, but at the end, her was the one who stayed behind.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||04/22/2019|
[quote]I am the dreary, pretentious finale that nevertheless was a smashing ratings success.
I’m Carroll O’Connor wondering why my show, [itakic]Archie Bunker’s Place[/italic], didn’t get that same kind of farewell attention from CBS when we went off the air the same year. My show was just as dreary and pretentious and no less self-important than Alda’s or Ed Asner’s, but after four seasons of this and nine seasons of [italic]All in the Family[/italic] proper, all it got was a cancellation notice and a regular episode for a finale.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||04/22/2019|
After the series caught on, I decided to check out the book. I found it totally mediocre and the characters were all a bunch of insufferable jerks.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||04/22/2019|
Well then I guess they did the book justice. That doesn't happen a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||04/22/2019|
I’m Muriel. I red tagged some of the funniest entries here. I’m a fascistic little bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||04/22/2019|
It really was a shame that McLean Stevenson and Gary Burghoff were such pills. Henry Blake and Radar O'Reilly were two of the most likable, sympathetic characters on the show, but the actors who played them were a pain in the ass. Stevenson bailed out of the show early, because he didn't want to be part of an ensemble. He wanted to be a STAR. Burghoff was reported to be a nasty piece of work, very hard to get along with, in total contrast to the character he played. He too chose not to stay throughout the show's entire run which was probably a relief to his co-workers. They were both disagreeable, but the writers of the show got back at them by bringing their characters to bad ends; Henry got killed off, and Radar was sent back to Iowa after the death of his Uncle Ed, ruined and alone. Too bad; the characters deserved better. I would have liked to have seen them both make it to the final episode, with Henry going back to his family in Illinois safe and sound and Radar joyfully going back the farm in Iowa where his mother and Uncle Ed are waiting for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||04/22/2019|
R223, if you ever see some Match Game episodes with Gary on them, you could see how insufferable he could be. He must’ve won an Emmy at one point and that’s ALL he talked about and referenced for the whole week he was on.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||04/22/2019|
I'm Captain TuTTle.
And with they way they all pronounced my name you'd think I spelled it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||04/22/2019|
Whenever the doctors got into it (usually over a case) they would get snippy and call each other "Doctor" in a way that it sounded like "Useless Fuck Bag."
Years later, I was visiting my aunt at a hospital and was on my way back to her room when two doctors got into it and one said "Doctor" in that mean way, and it made my blood chill so I hurried away.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||04/22/2019|
They had a strange way of treating depression...
|by Anonymous||reply 227||04/22/2019|
It was like Alan Alda contracted Quincy disease. Jack Klugman was always jumping on a soap box on that show
|by Anonymous||reply 228||04/23/2019|
I forgot about Quincy. That show did go from being a murder mystery show with a likable lead to an issue of the week with Quincy becoming screechy and preachy.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||04/24/2019|