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by Mr Kwong
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (07x24) 171 - A Night at Rosie's
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

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: 599

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: 1322

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: 526

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: 628

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: 1465

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: 1802

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: 2342

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: 1711

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: 574

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...
by Mr Kwong
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (02x18) 042 - Operation Noselift
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: (02x18) 042 - Operation Noselift

For some reason, this episode doesn't sit right with me. It isn't terrible, but there's a silliness to it that reminds me of season 1. plus Todd Sussmann's prosthetic nose looks completely phony..
by Mr Kwong
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (02x13) 037 - Deal Me Out
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: (02x13) 037 - Deal Me Out

Playing poker was a recurring theme going back to season 1 (they had to do something when they weren't working), but in "Deal me out", a poker game is the centerpiece for this very funny episode. It's very much an ensemble effort. Everybody shines, especially Pat Morita, who almost steals the show.
by Mr Kwong
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Episode Discussion
Topic: (02x05) 029 - Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: (02x05) 029 - Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde

After episodes like "Divided we stand" & "5 O'clock Charlie", this one is a clunker. An overworked & sleep-deprived Hawkeye spends most of the episode wandering the compound in a semiconscious state, asking questions & being a general nuisance, before coming to the conclusion that the whole war is a...