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.
Ferret Face suggested today’s topic: How would Trapper and Charles interact?
Trapper John and Charles Emerson Winchester
Months ago, when I asked readers to share ideas for potential Monday M*A*S*H Discussion topics, Ferret Face suggested discussing which main characters who never met would have the best interactions. I decided to split the topic into multiple topics, each with a different paring. Back in March, we discussed how Colonel Blake and Charles would interact. Today, we’re talking about Trapper and Charles.
If nothing else, Trapper and Charles could talk about living in Boston. As mentioned in “Mad Dogs and Service,” Trapper completed his internship in Boston, where he spent much of his time trying to sneak into Red Sox games at Fenway Park. Of course, the life Trapper lived in Boston was likely nothing like that of Charles and his wealthy family. In fact, Charles might very well want nothing to do with Trapper, considering him a lesser Bostonian.
Otherwise, the relationship between Trapper and Charles would probably be much like the relationship between B.J. and Charles. Roommates who sometimes pulled practical jokes on each other and occasionally respected one another.
Hit the comments with your thoughts.