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by kkt
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had a time machine and the TV series M.A.S.H was real what Christmas present would you bring them?
Replies: 4
Views: 2581

Re: If you had a time machine and the TV series M.A.S.H was real what Christmas present would you bring them?

If I had a time machine, I would have gone back a little farther and tell North Korea not to start something they can't finish.

And a 3-day pass for Klinger.
by kkt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M*A*S*H Home Towns
Replies: 12
Views: 5618

Re: M*A*S*H Home Towns

Maj. Houlihan was an army brat. She didn't really have a home town. Yes, she was at Fort Bliss some of the time, but moved around frequently.
by kkt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were a castaway on a desert Island what 6 M.A.S.H characters would you want with you and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 3537

Re: If you were a castaway on a desert Island what 6 M.A.S.H characters would you want with you and why?

How about Colonel Flagg insead of Trapper. Trapper isn't my type and if we have BJ we don't need a second doctor. However, the 8th Army would be very concerned if Colonel Flagg got lost. They'd do whatever it took to rescue him, and they'd find all of us along the way.
by kkt
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were a writer for the TV series M.A.S.H how would you of changed it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

Re: If you were a writer for the TV series M.A.S.H how would you of changed it?

Henry dying is essential to the show. If nobody ever dies, you're not telling a war story, you're telling a summer camp story or something. It's Gomer Pyle, not MASH. Likewise, in a war, they take people they need, and they needed surgeons, and it didn't matter if they weren't the military type or i...
by kkt
Sun May 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death of Henry Blake
Replies: 10
Views: 16577

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: 2085

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: 2772

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: 6235

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: 12389

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: 12389

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: 15681

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: 4066

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: 3914

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: 4066

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: 3914

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 ...