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 B.J. interact?
Two Men with Families, But Only One Family Man
Yes, it’s time once more to ponder how two characters who never met on M*A*S*H would interact if they served at the 4077th at the same time. Ferret Face suggested this topic but I decided to split it into multiple topics, each with a different paring. We’ve already discussed Colonel Blake and Charles, Trapper and Charles, Trapper and Colonel Potter, and Frank and Charles.
Today we’re discussing Trapper and B.J. They’re both skilled surgeons with families who enjoy the occasional practical joke and hate military bureaucracy. The one big difference between the two men? B.J. is devoted to his wife while Trapper is unfaithful to his.
I think the two men would be friends if they served together at the 4077th. B.J. wouldn’t approve of Trapper cheating on his wife, of course, and Trapper might find it hard to listen to B.J. talk about his family all the time. The two would bond over their many similarities while also teaming up against Frank and Charles.
Assuming both Trapper and B.J. were assigned to the 4077th at the same time as Hawkeye, it would be very interesting to see how an episode like “White Gold” or “Preventative Medicine” played out with three opinions in the mix.
Hit the comments with your thoughts.