Who Would You Cast?

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Who Would You Cast?

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:17 am

So many things have been absolutely tarnished by Hollywood due to crappy remakes... in fact, just in recent years, we've gotten remakes of Alvin and The Chipmunks, Hawaii 5-0, Charlie's Angels, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Bewitched, Get Smart, Yogi Bear, The Smurfs, and now we have to look forward to the likes of The Munsters, and Hong Kong Phooey... and thank God nothing came of the Jeannie remake (they were going to cast Lindsay Lohan and Jimmy Fallon, what poor casting that would've been).

M*A*S*H is just about one of the last things they've touched, and I'm not saying I want them to remake M*A*S*H, but if they did, who would you cast?

I still say that Chris Mulky would be a very good choice for Frank: not only does he resemble the late Larry Linville, but he actually once played a twerpy, borderline villainous character named Frank, lol. I know a few people would agree that Will Ferrell is a logical choice for Trapper, but let's face it, every movie he's involved with is a disaster. I think Patrick Warburton would make a great Flagg, though.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by townsbg » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:20 pm

I don't want them to even try to remake it because I don't think that it'd be successful. In fact think that it might tarnish it's success.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Ozzy Baxter » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:02 pm

While I would agree, doing another MASH movie would never capture the magic, I still find the idea of trying to recast it kind of fun. Thus, here are my personal choices (all images hosted by my personal Photobucket account):

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Hawkeye Pierce (Robert Downey, Jr)

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Trapper John McIntyre (Vince Vaughn)

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Major Frank Burns (Will Arnett)

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Colonel Henry Blake (Bill Murray)

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Radar O'Reilley (Michael Cera)

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Major Hot Lips Houlihan (Tricia Helfer)

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Corporal Max Klinger (Eddie Izzard)

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Father Mulcahey (Owen Wilson)
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    Col. Flagg (Patrick Warburton)

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    Dr. Sydney Friedman, Psychiatrist (Morgan Freeman)
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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Jeeter » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:05 am

Hawkeye Pierce: Hugh Jackman
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Sherman Potter: Eric Peterson
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Margaret Houlihan: Rosamund Pike
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Father Mulcahy: Robin Williams
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And if Ryan Stiles could grow a moustache: B.J. Hunnicut
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That's all I could really think of. It would be one messed up show :lol:

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:41 am

I've kind of figured maybe Lee Evans would make a pretty decent Mulcahy, if only because he too has a really high voice, just like Mulcahy, lol.

And... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: *Tries to imagine Ryan Stiles as Beej*

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by townsbg » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:16 pm

Interesting suggestions. Not sure if I agree but I see Ryan Stiles as Frank more so than as BJ. Possibly Drew Carey as Charles. :lol:

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:00 pm

I think perhaps Kelsey Grammer might make a decent Charles... maybe... possibly... I don't know...

And I can't think of the actor's name right now, but he played Livingston Dell in the George Clooney version of the Ocean's movies... mainly because he kind of did a little bit of Radar cosplay in Ocean's Eleven (there used to be a clip on YouTube, but no longer), with the cap and glasses and the kind of neurotic nervousness that Radar gets.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Jeeter » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:32 pm

townsbg wrote:Interesting suggestions. Not sure if I agree but I see Ryan Stiles as Frank more so than as BJ. Possibly Drew Carey as Charles. :lol:
Yeah, Ryan was a bit of an iffy choice. I wanted to put at least one "Whose Line" member on the list.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by townsbg » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:52 am

Jeeter wrote: Yeah, Ryan was a bit of an iffy choice. I wanted to put at least one "Whose Line" member on the list.
He's a bit too much of a goof to be bj. He has this smirk that's a lot like Frank. Not as obnoxious though. Observe:
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I rest my case.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by townsbg » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:09 am

Just realized Drew Carey wouldn't work out.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by Big Daddy O'Reilly » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:16 pm

Jeeter wrote:I wanted to put at least one "Whose Line" member on the list.
How about Kathy Greenwood as "Forced Secondary Blonde Nurse Who Only Has A Handful Of Lines"?

Aside from that... I can't stand Denny Siegel, but perhaps she could be Bigelow?

Or how about Brad Sherwood as Henry? They're both tall, and they're both "wide" (Hawkeye making cracks about Henry being shaped like a pear, while Brad has been refered to as the "Chunky Monkee"), both are great at physical comedy...

Colin Mochrie... oh, we can just invent a character for him... maybe he could be a general...

Wayne Brady... uh... uh... well, how about dressing him drag, giving him a wig, and letting him be Ginger, since for some reason he's pretty good at being a girl... :shock:
Colin, Ryan, and Wayne acting as space explorers wrote: COLIN: *Gives Wayne a shot*
WAYNE: *Shrilly* What's that for?!
COLIN: It helps you climatize to the planet's atmosphere.
WAYNE: *Shrilly* You expect me to believe that?!
COLIN: Hey... calm down Jennifer...
WAYNE: :|

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by townsbg » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:55 pm

IMO I think that only Ryan would work out.

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by pia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:19 am

Hi...
Only the original......M*A*S*H will live on to the Nth. There are no remakes........M*A*S*H 4007 :frank: :frank: not sure I am a newbie here. :potter:

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by pia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:21 am

Ahhhh
Now I see Frank Frank and Potter

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Re: Who Would You Cast?

Post by horsepill » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:58 pm

I preface this by saying nothing or no one will ever come close to the original series cast, and it should never actually be made into another show or movie, but just for fun in here...


Hawkeye - Hugh Jackman (or possibly Michael Weatherly)
B.J. - John Krasinski
Trapper John - Bradley Cooper
Henry Blake - Gordon Clapp
Charles Winchester - Kevin Spacey
Margaret Houlihan - Monica Potter
Col. Potter - Ted Levine
Frank Burns - Sean Gunn
Father Mulcahy - David Hyde Pierce
Radar - Kevin Connelly
Klinger - Kal Penn

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