More M*A*S*H References on Television

I am way behind on updating my M*A*S*H References on Television page. Here are four references from the past few months:

Happy Endings (ABC; 2011-Present)

  • During the February 22nd, 2012 episode, “The Butterfly Effect Effect,” Alex (played by Elisha Cuthbert) is overly excited about having a sleepover: “Yes! A slumber party. We’ll order pizza, have strawberry milk. We’ll play MASH. I get to be Hawkeye.” This refers both to M*A*S*H and MASH, the children’s game.

Family Guy (FOX; 1999-2003, 2005-Present)

  • During the March 11th, 2012 episode (titled “Killer Queen”), during a scene at a fat camp, the following exchange takes place, parodying Hawkeye’s breakdown during “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen.”
    Counselor: “Is there someone else with a story they’d like to share? Peter?”
    Peter: “Uhm, yeah, sure. This one time I was on a city bus and the guy next to me was eating a bucket of fried chicken.”
    Various: “Mmm! Ooh! Yum!”
    Peter: “And the smell was getting to me, you know. And even though I didn’t know the guy, I just dug in and started stuffing that chicken into my mouth.”
    Various: “O-oh. Embarassing. I’ve done that.”
    Peter: “It was so delicious. But… it wasn’t fried chicken. It was a baby!”
    *crying*
    Peter: “It was a baby.”

In Plain Sight (USA; 2008-2012)

  • During the March 16th, 2012 episode (“The Anti-Social Network”), Mary Shannon (played by Mary McCormack) and Mark Stuber (played by Bryan Callen) have the following exchange regarding changing a baby:

    Mark: “Wipes, please.”
    Mary: “What am I, your scrub nurse? They’re right there, Hawkeye.”

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC; 2005-Present)

  • During the May 3rd, 2012 episode, titled “Let the Bad Times Roll,” Christina Yang (played by Sondra Oh) is taking an oral examination and confronts her (older) examiner with the following: “Fine. You know what? Earlier when I said I was okay with that open procedure, I wasn’t. That might have been okay when, like, Hawkeye and B.J. did it on M*A*S*H, but this being the new century and all, I would have, as I said earlier, treated it endoscopically.”

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