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« on: July 21, 2015, 01:53:19 AM »

So I just watched this again on Netflix (of course) I have to say this show holds up well all these years later.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 02:11:51 AM »

Yeah, it does!

Really love that series and watch it as often as I can. Reruns late at night here, so I try and record it every now and then. Love the mix of the humor and seriousness in it.

I even got one of my RP char's based off Hawkeye - loving his job, hating the war, loathing being in command  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 02:14:47 AM »

LOL I served with a guy a lot like Hawkeye. Made some of the crappier parts of the military funny. I like how they were able to mix in the messages they were trying to get across without being "preachy" about it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 02:42:34 AM »

YAY! :D

I've been watching MASH since I was about 6 years old. It is my all time favorite show. They have been recycling it over and over here for years, I don't ever recall it not being on TV.

I have to say, I do prefer the later line up as opposed to the original cast. I couldn't stand Burns and I thought Colonel Blake was a bit sleazy. They seemed to clean it up later on, less of the inuendo and a little more realism. I know many will disagree, but my fav person is Charles, don't ask me why  :fp I love Sydney Freedman to :D he is so cool. I adored Radar and was heartbroken when they wrote him out :(



:D I tried to get NG to use Allan Alda for Mike :D  ::)
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 02:56:15 AM »


I have to say, I do prefer the later line up as opposed to the original cast. I couldn't stand Burns and I thought Colonel Blake was a bit sleazy.

I totally agree with you on that one!!  :yes:


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Maybe that's because Mike isn't a total Hawkeye rip off... and I like the face of Joshua Jackson better :P ;)
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 03:18:03 AM »

Wow, I thought I was alone on that one :D

yeah but.....  ::) :samanime12:
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 03:33:00 AM »

Well, Burns just whined about everything and everybody. I *so* pulled a sigh of relief when they wrote him out.
Blake,, meh, as I remember, he was never very trustworthy as a commander of a unit.

Never been in the military, I think Potter made a better boss than Blake ever was...
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 03:24:49 PM »

Potter was a much more believable commander. Frank was a drip and I was glad they wrote him out of the show.
I loved Radar at first but honestly it was his own fault he was written out of the show. He wanted more money and wanted tgo do side projects that took him out oif the series on occasion. So yes they wrote him out lol. Honestly my favorite character was Klinger. All the dodges he pulled to get out were the best lol.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2015, 03:48:55 PM »

Loretta Swit, the actress who played Margaret Houlihan, was in my neck of the woods recently for a Polish pride parade  :D

I think Charles was one of those characters you both loved and hated, much like the other characters did :lol:

His pompousness always made you wanna punch his lights out but you saw glimpses of his softer side every now and then.  But one of the funniest things that happened to Charles was when they successfully trapped him in his own game where I think Charles was gonna try and make a profit of some military scrip currency exchange :lol:

Father Mulcahy was nice too.  And I concur about Frank Burns.....he was nothing more than a whiny pi$$ant.

And Radar was cool too.  And the person who played Chevron Guy (Harriman was the character's name I think) sounded so much like Radar that I would swear that it was Gary Burghoff himself in that role :lol:

And I think I have to say that I liked Potter better than Blake as well.  One of the funnier things I remember is when Klinger gets involved in this misunderstanding with some native girl's mother about his intentions and so Potter and Houlihan go to her hut to try to talk to her and get her to understand that Klinger wasn't trying to put the moves on her daughter and at some point she points her pitchfork at Potter and Houlihan is like "well she feels threatened" and Potter is like "well how do you think I feel?  she's the one with all the farm implements!"  ROFL!  :lol: :P :D :fp
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Re: MASH
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 04:29:19 PM »

I too prefer the  older ones I also feel the older ones were more.. realistic.. ya know like I kinda hate it when its like things are obvious and the characters for comedic effect are just like hmm I dont get it..  like in that episode where hawkeye and trapper steal the table for the medicine.. its just like so stupid..
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 07:35:36 PM »

another funny line I remember from the same episode and same scene is when Potter tells Houlihan "I brought you with me to talk turkey...not cook Klinger's goose!"  :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2015, 07:50:31 PM »

The only reason I started watching the show originally was because hubby and I had seen the movie several times. We were disappointed with the show initially as much of it was too over the top and very unrealistic, the constant jokes endlessly coming from Hawkeye and Trapper began to become monotonous and boring. When they started making changes, especially getting rid of Burns and Blake, a newer and fresher show made it more worthwhile watching.

For me the best episode I could relate to was with Charles and the young man who had lost use of his right hand to play piano, that was so poignantly rich for my memories.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 03:29:11 AM »

I liked the Charles episode when he had the stuttering patient as well. It was one of those glimpses into his softer more human side.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 12:16:15 PM »

I liked the Charles episode when he had the stuttering patient as well. It was one of those glimpses into his softer more human side.

yeah...and you find out it's because his sister talks with a stutter

and glimpses into his sneakier side when he pulls one over that dumb CIA agent that made the occasional appearance  :lol:

my favorite line of his from that particular ep (the one where he pulls one over on the CIA agent): "I knew I had to find his weak spot and I found it....right between his shoulders"  :lol: :P :D
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2015, 12:53:55 PM »

lmao Oh yes Colonel Flag.
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