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by Mr Kwong
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (08x11) 184 - Life Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: (08x11) 184 - Life Time

The medical staff racing against time to save a man from certain paralysis unless they can replace a part of his aorta. It was a great idea. Unfortunately, this is season 8, and this episode unfortunately is marred by corny dialogue, and hammy over-acting. Alan Alda wrote quite a few episodes for th...
by Mr Kwong
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (08x08) 181 - Private Finance
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: (08x08) 181 - Private Finance

I agree, profiteering soldiers should've been nothing new to Hawkeye....my least favorite part of the episode is right after Hastings dies, the camera zooms in on an out-of-breath Hawkeye who says "when are we gonna find a cure for the common war. A prime example of the type of cringe inducing writi...
by Mr Kwong
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x21) 168 - C*A*V*E
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: (07x21) 168 - C*A*V*E

A decent season 7 offering that supports 2 of my hypothesis:

1. M*A*S*H is better when most if not all characters are involved in the story,..

2. Hawkeye might very well be the most neurotic character in TV history
by Mr Kwong
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x24) 171 - A Night at Rosie's
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: (07x24) 171 - A Night at Rosie's

I've always thought of this episode as "The last hurrah". Season 8 is just around the corner with it's humorless, overly dramatic storylines, and cringe inducing dialogue. Following Hawkeye's lead, the entire camp migrates to Rosie for a day of debauchery (except for Charles), with a side plot that ...
by Mr Kwong
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x15) 162 - Dear Sis
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: (07x15) 162 - Dear Sis

Of all the "Dear.." episodes this is probably the weakest. while there has been discussion about Mulcahy's slugging the wounded soldier being out of character, there's an earlier scene in the OR where Mulcahy is accosted by a patient, while Potter says half jokingly "like to help you father, but I'm...
by Mr Kwong
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x07) 154 - None Like It Hot
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: (07x07) 154 - None Like It Hot

Pretty enjoyable episode, and another one where the enlisted men (Klinger & Radar) excel. Ted Ghering is back, this time as a sleazy wheeling-dealing supply seargant, and just like his appearance in "the incubator", steals the scenes he's in..
by Mr Kwong
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (06x21) 143 - Mail Call Three
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: (06x21) 143 - Mail Call Three

The "Mail call" episodes have always been fun, and in this one, it's the enlisted men's chance to shine. Klinger get's a "Dear John" letter from LaVerne, but the rest of the camp dismisses it as just another scam to go home. His meltdown during movie night is the best scene in the episode. He goes A...
by Mr Kwong
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (06x09) 131 - Change Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: (06x09) 131 - Change Day

There's been quite a bit of speculation that this script was a holdover from the "Frank Burns era". Since Frank had very little to with the locals throughout his stay, having him suddenly befriending them, even for a slimy business deal, might seem a stretch. Whatever the case "Change day" is an abo...
by Mr Kwong
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (06x08) 130 - In Love and War
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: (06x08) 130 - In Love and War

M*A*S*H is at it's best as an ensemble cast. Apparently Alan Alda didn't get the memo, or chose to ignore it, as we're subjected to episodes like these from time to time. true story or not, this one's a clunker.
by Mr Kwong
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (06x04) 126 - Last Laugh
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: (06x04) 126 - Last Laugh

Very good season 6 effort that features a young James Cromwell (anyone think he could easily have played BJ?) as BJ's practical joking pal, and a hilarious subplot with Klinger & an imaginary camel. The one negative is Margaret, who has entered her "shrieking sharpie" phase constantly browbeating Po...
by Mr Kwong
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: Season 5 General Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Re: Season 5 General Discussion

For me season 5 is much more character driven than the previous seasons. In probably the most pivotal change of the series, Margaret drops Frank and gets engaged. While it could be seen as personal growth, Margaret is callous & incredibly self absorbed about it, not caring about Frank in the least. ...
by Mr Kwong
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (04x03) 075 - Change of Command
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: (04x03) 075 - Change of Command

I remember not knowing what to think when we learned at the end of "Welcome to Korea" that Harry Morgan was returning to the show as the new C.O. Were we going to get another Gen Steele? It wasn't long after Potter's arrival that we realize that this is a totally different character we're dealing wi...
by Mr Kwong
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (03x07) 055 - Check-Up
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: (03x07) 055 - Check-Up

Some very funny moments in this episode, as well as a great performance by Wayne Rogers, who as we learned in "Kim", is probably the best actor in the series. What doesn't sit well with me is The doctors NOT knowing that you don't get sent home with an ulcer. wouldn't they know as well as anyone the...
by Mr Kwong
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Character Actors I Would Have Love to Have Seen on M*A*S*H
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Character Actors I Would Have Love to Have Seen on M*A*S*H

I can sum it up for you in two words:

Fred Ziffle

[youtube]https://youtu.be/ngFn2Dzhpsw[/youtube]
by Mr Kwong
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (02x12) 036 - The Incubator
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: (02x12) 036 - The Incubator

As we learned from "Divided we stand" and "For the good of the outfit", Hawkeye & Trapper vs. the Army is a formula that works, and "The incubator" is one of best examples. After a hilarious scene with Henry (thar she blows!) and Captain Sloan (Eldon Quick), Hawk & Trapper slog their way through cha...