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Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:30 pm

Greetings!

I figured in light of my previous thread on the existence (or as I erroneously said the lack thereof) barbers on M*A*S*H, I will now ask, what is your favorite character? And/or which one do you see yourself the most as?

For me it would be Father Mulcahy. I have a similar gleeful sense of humor and wit as he does, that is doubled with a tensely competitive side and yet keeping a good sense of morals.

How about some others? Love to hear the opinions!
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:31 pm

Hawkeye, for his hatred of guns.  Big thumbs up
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:32 pm

Hahaha good point, add that to my list!

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:35 pm

I hate to say it but I think that out of all of them Winchester had his act wired together the best.

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:39 pm

Col. Potter


 
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:22 pm

John Francis Xacier "Trapper" McIntyre http://www.bestcareanywhere.net/trappic.htm

I know it was decades ago, but too bad Wayne Rogers left the show after three, but he has a pretty good gig right now!

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:20 pm

Major character: Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce. His ideals as a character were right on.

Minor character: Sergeant Luther Rizzo. "This is a veee-hicle".
 
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:23 pm

Col. Flagg... I think he does the security at my university, and I hear Johan is interviewing him for a moderator position
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:26 pm

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:40 pm

Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce - but only until he started getting all preachy and they started developing that plotline with the psychiatrist, Sidney Friedman.
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:18 pm

For Major character: Radar.

Some of his naive lines were priceless:

"There are naked women taking showers with all their clothes off."

"I'll be going to jail in my puberty and won't be released until my adultery."

"Yes your Hebrewness."

"Do perform circumcision on Jewish Hebrews?"

For Minor character: Col. Flagg (who actually only appeared on 6 episodes)

"Don't play dumb, you're not as good at it as I am!"

"You are dumb... VERY DUMB! But you've met your match in me!"

"I have nothing to do with Intelligence!"

Flagg: Are you familiar with the Chinese-Malaysian water torture?

Radar: No sir.

Flagg: Good, because there's no such thing... yet.

And one more line.

Potter (to Flagg): Why are you dressed up like an Italian usher?

Flagg: Can you keep a military secret?

Potter: I think so.

Flagg: I'm disguised as Ling Chao, Chinese double-agent.

Potter: Funny, you don't look Chinese.

Flagg: Neither would Ling Chao if he were dressed like this.

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:19 am

I vote for Radar O'Reilly. He was the moral center of the show, and kept everyone else in line when they fell apart. He was an innocent who grew beyond ignorance, but never lost his way. He got things done, and taught everyone as much as he learned. His character was a plot device that really made the show work, and left its imprint on the story even after he left.
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:28 am

Nurse Kealani Kellye is my favorite.

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:15 am

Nurse Kealani Kellye is my favorite.

The actress' name was Kellye Nakahara. For some reason, the website lists her name as Kellye Wallett. She must of either got married or changed her last name. I think the first episode she appeared in was early in the 2nd season (Radar's Report).

In the last episode before the finale, As Time Goes By, Hot Lips announces her as Nurse Nakahara just before placing her Army boots in the time capsule.

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:30 am

Hands down.. LT. Col Henry Blake
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:31 am

Major Player: Radar. The glue holding the camp together.

Minor Player: Nurse Dish, first season...drool.
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:17 am

Major Frank "Ferret Face" Burns. He was a better foil for the antics of Hawkeye, Trapper, and later BJ than Maj. Winchester ever was..
 
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:45 am

Klinger, It takes a strong man to wear womens clothes, knowing he's never going to get anything out of it.
 
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:59 am

Which cast of M*A*S*H did everyone like?

Maxwell Q. Klinger
Frank Burns
Benjamin Franklin Pierce (AKA Hawkeye)
Henry Blake
John Francis Xavier McIntyre (AKA Trapper)
Father Mulcahy
Margaret "Hotlips" Houlihan
Walter "Radar" O'Reilly

Or

Maxwell Q. Klinger
Charles Emerson Winchester III
Benjamin Franklin Pierce (AKA Hawkeye)
Sherman T. Potter
BJ Hunnicut
Father Mulcahy
Margaret "Hotlips" Houlihan
Walter "Radar" O'Reilly

PS: My favorite Character is BJ and Hawkeye
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:47 pm

Two favorite lines from the show - (approximate quotes)

Henry Blake, yelling at Hawkeye and Trapper: "And another thing...I'm getting sick and tired of you two always going over my head down to Radar."

Klinger, in a black dress, hat with black veil, fancy funeral-type outfit, reading from a letter supposedly from his mother: "Dear Son," and Col Blake interrupts with, "You obviously haven't sent her a recent photograph."

Favorite character - two of them: Radar, Major Burns.

Least liked character: BJ Hunnicut!!
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:52 pm

I'm going with Klinger. My favorite sequence was the poker game when Col. Flagg joined.

FLAGG: "Hey! Up close, you're a guy!"

KLINGER: "Far away, too."

Classic.
 
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:31 pm

Yeuck M*A*S*H.

Every episode I saw I prayed for a North Korean ambush with no survivors.

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:19 am

Thanks for the input! All interesting points.

Now for a new twist:
Who was better between:

Frank Burns or Charles Winchester

Trapper John or BJ Hunnicut

Colonel Blake or Colonel Potter

Radar O'Rielly or Max Klinger

And did you like the show better after Burns, Trapper, Blake, and Radar left and Alan Alda took over, or the way it was before?

Thanks again!
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:54 pm

I'm going with Klinger. My favorite sequence was the poker game when Col. Flagg joined.

FLAGG: "Hey! Up close, you're a guy!"

KLINGER: "Far away, too."

Classic.


Actually in that episode, 'Deal Me Out', Edward Winter wasn't playing Flagg; he was playing another Intelligence officer named Capt. Hallerman. This same episode also had John Ritter on it. Col. Flagg debuted later in the 2nd season in the 'Smattering of Intelligence' episode.
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:35 pm

Tom Skerritt - Capt. Augustus Bedford 'Duke' Forrest
Jo Ann Pflug - Lt. Maria 'Dish' Schneider
John Schuck - Capt. Walter Kosciusko 'Painless Pole' Waldowski
Bobby Troup - SSgt. 'Goddamn Army' Gorman
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:09 pm

"Now for a new twist:
Who was better between:

Frank Burns or Charles Winchester
"

- Charles

"Trapper John or BJ Hunnicut"

- Trap

"Colonel Blake or Colonel Potter"

- Toss up

"Radar O'Rielly or Max Klinger"

- Easy, Radar

And did you like the show better after Burns, Trapper, Blake, and Radar left and Alan Alda took over, or the way it was before?"

- Before

Now for a question that has plagued mankind for years (OK, not). There was an episode where a female full bird colonel was coming in for an inspection. Her character's first name was Lil. This was a season after Colonel Potter came on board and before Radar left. She wanted to get "friendly" with Ol' Sherm. Who was the actress and was she the same that had the supporting roll in "I Love Lucy?"
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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:13 am

"Frank Burns or Charles Winchester"
I've gotta go with Frank. He was a much better person for Hawkeye and trap(and later bj's) pranks.

"Trapper John or BJ Hunnicut"
BJ was ok. But he was no trapper Big grin!!!

"Colonel Blake or Colonel Potter"
Both great, very different charecters. It's a tie.

"Radar O'Rielly or Max Klinger"
Radar without a doubt

"And did you like the show better after Burns, Trapper, Blake, and Radar left and Alan Alda took over, or the way it was before?"
Before

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RE: Favorite M*A*S*H Character?

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:25 am

1 - Frank Burns (hey I had the same b'day as Larry Linneville, + he is a great character and some of his lines are top notch).

2 - Trapper (Although I started watching M*A*S*H when B.J was there I thought Trapper was better), then again they were both good.

3 - Col Potter - Potter and Henry are on Par with each other but I have to lean towards good ole sherm.

4 - Radar

5 - Before.

M*A*S*H finished 3 years before I was born so I couldn't watch it then, I started watching it the year before last (I think) and now have series 1-4 on DVD (Series 5 isn't here yet although 1-7 are out in the US  Sad ).

Enjoy Life!

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