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by kkt
Sun May 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death of Henry Blake
Replies: 10
Views: 12549

Re: Death of Henry Blake

If you're asking why they had a main character die, because MASH was a drama, not just a comedy. In war, people die. It would be strange if none of the characters from MASH died. If you're asking why Henry in paricular, on a practical level the actor wanted to leave the show. Trapper was also leavin...
by kkt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you watch M*A*S*H?
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: How do you watch M*A*S*H?

DVD. Watch it when I want. Uncut. Subtitles, can turn off the laugh track.
by kkt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M*A*S*H Pilot Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: M*A*S*H Pilot Quiz

Nice quiz, I got them all too. Lucky guess on whether the credit was based on the film or the novel, though.
by kkt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (11x09) 249 - Run For the Money
Replies: 2
Views: 5661

Re: (11x09) 249 - Run For the Money

Do priests really cheat? Does the end justify the means?

It seems out of character for all of them, especially Margaret, to have a grudge against the 8063rd. They're a medical unit too, not like the annoying Marines they bet against in another episode.

Yes, the Winchester plot saves this episode.
by kkt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 9145

Re: British and American English

Nickels are so called because they are made out of the metal. U.S. nickels were among the first uses of the refined metal. Prior to nickel, they were called half-dimes.

The "dime" term was used for American coins starting with Thomas Jefferson.
by kkt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British and American English
Replies: 11
Views: 9145

Re: British and American English

I think "Yankee" strictly means just from the U.S., or more narrowly from the New England states.
It was apparently not used before 1775, when it was a derisive term used by British troops for the rebelling colonists.
by kkt
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who do you like more.....
Replies: 30
Views: 10733

Re: Who do you like more.....

Potter was a near-perfect CO... while that would have made him better to work under, it was also unrealistic. There are a whole lot more administrators, and people in general who are kind of muddling through trying to do the right things, but with lots of character flaws -- drinking, womanizing, laz...
by kkt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (08x03) 176 - Guerilla My Dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: (08x03) 176 - Guerilla My Dreams

Were they that crowded with patients during that episode? Compared with, say, holding over a baker so he could bake a cake for Kentucky Derby Day, keeping a patient there to stall her torture and killing is at least a noble motive. Even if it was misguided.
by kkt
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x25) 172 - Ain't Love Grand
Replies: 8
Views: 2571

Re: (07x25) 172 - Ain't Love Grand

I see your point, but those were also her very first words to Klinger. And she did qualify it "I know this is sudden..." I don't think it was reasonable for Klinger to interpret that as "Let's get married and start having kids." It still hurts, but there was a lot of wishful thinking on Klinger's pa...
by kkt
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (08x03) 176 - Guerilla My Dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: (08x03) 176 - Guerilla My Dreams

I figure MASH does that level of rehab every time they have a patient whose execution they want to stall. Yeah, not a particularly imaginative episode. Did the writers think they owed the Army one after letting Hawkeye and company pull the wool over their eyes in umpteen other episodes? I bet Colone...
by kkt
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x25) 172 - Ain't Love Grand
Replies: 8
Views: 2571

Re: (07x25) 172 - Ain't Love Grand

Yes, I think they were having sex... They couldn't be completely candid on television back then, hints were all you were going to get. Charles is just demonstrating the amazing human ability to delude himself when he said she was from an aristocratic family. I'm sure plenty of aristocratic families ...
by kkt
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (05x25) 122 - Margaret's Marriage
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: (05x25) 122 - Margaret's Marriage

There were hints all the way back to Season 2 that Margaret was unhappy with her relationship with Frank. "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" about a friend of Margaret's getting married, while Margaret only has an affair with a man who clearly has no intention of divorcing his wife.
by kkt
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So rate the main characters
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: So rate the main characters

This is clearly an impossible mission, but I respect you for trying! MASH had a wealth of great characters and actors and that's what makes it such a great show. I couldn't do more than put a few in the top set and a few in the "also ran" category. Yes, Mulcahy was played well but underused; I think...
by kkt
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M*A*S*H timeline
Replies: 16
Views: 9296

Re: M*A*S*H timeline

I don't think the time for "Lil" can be right. When Margaret said it's independence day, her divorce was becoming final. But during the war, she had fallen in love, been engaged, married, tried to work out their problems, filed for divorce, waited for their court date, and been granted it. That coul...
by kkt
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bath Robes
Replies: 9
Views: 10673

Re: Bath Robes

Margaret was wearing a yellow bathrobe in Hot Lips and Empty Arms. Was she borrowing Trapper's, when he and Hawkeye took her to the shower to sober her up? She kept it on for a while after they left the shower, which made me think it was Margaret's. Borrowing bathrobes would be a sign of greater int...