Monday M*A*S*H Discussions offers fans the opportunity to offer their opinions on a wide variety of topics relating to M*A*S*H. Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. My hope is these discussion posts will continue to elicit comments in the weeks and months after they’re initially published. Have a suggestion about something you think might be worth discussing? Let me know and maybe it will become my next Monday M*A*S*H Discussion topic.
Today’s topic is: Was Colonel Flagg used too often or not enough?
“I Am The Wind.”
Colonel Flagg, as played brilliantly by Edward Winter, appeared in six episodes of M*A*S*H between 1974 and 1979. Seven if you think Captain Halloran from “Deal Me Out” is simply Flagg using one of his many aliases.
List of Colonel Flagg Episodes
- “Deal Me Out” (Season 2) [Captain Halloran]
- “A Smattering of Intelligence” (Season 2)
- “Officer of the Day” (Season 3)
- “White Gold” (Season 3)
- “Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?” (Season 4)
- “The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan” (Season 5)
- “Rally ‘Round the Flagg, Boys” (Season 7)
(Edward Winter later returned as Colonel Flagg in a 1984 episode of AfterMASH during that show’s first season. For the record, Winter also guest starred in two episodes of Trapper John, M.D., playing two different characters, neither of them Flagg.)
What do you think? Should Colonel Flagg have shown up at the 4077th more than he did? Or was the character too outlandish, too unrealistic to make more than the occasional visit? Do you wish Flagg had returned during the last four seasons?
Hit the comments with your thoughts.