History Awesome / Mash

26th Sep '16 11:32:32 PM mlsmithca
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* Another for Winchester that may also count as a TearJerker - the Season 8 episode "Morale Victory" where he convinces a concert pianist who's had one of his hands irreparably damaged that his musical career is not over, when Charles explains his own frustrated desire to be able to make music. Doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, as Winchester tracks down some piano scores that can be played one-handed - and makes a point of skipping a party that the rest of the unit is having to be with the soldier as he plays Maurice Ravel's ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand]]''.

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* Another for Winchester that may also count as a TearJerker - the Season 8 episode "Morale Victory" where he convinces a concert pianist who's had one of his hands irreparably damaged that his musical career is not over, when Charles explains his own frustrated desire to be able to make music. Doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, as Winchester tracks down some piano scores that can be played one-handed - and makes a point of skipping a party that the rest of the unit is having to be with the soldier as he plays Maurice Ravel's ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand]]''.Hand]].



** Don't forget his very first one in Season 1's "Dear Dad" when he protects Klinger from getting arrested (which would have escalated an already intense situation after Klinger literally punched out Frank) and then gets Klinger to hand over a grenade that he'd been planning to use to kill Frank moments later. Best of all, he doesn't hesitate to continue stepping forward while several people in the background are taking cover after seeing the grenade.

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** Don't forget his His very first one in Season 1's "Dear Dad" when he protects Klinger from getting arrested (which would have escalated an already intense situation after Klinger literally punched out Frank) and then gets Klinger to hand over a grenade that he'd been planning to use to kill Frank moments later. Best of all, he doesn't hesitate to continue stepping forward while several people in the background are taking cover after seeing the grenade.



** Gets MAJORLY subverted when you realize what the Colonel is doing is refusing to abandon American dead and injured. Like in a [[BlackHawkDown certain movie]]. Gets double-subverted when you realize how ''many more men'' are getting killed or injured in the process - just like the movie.



--> '''Mulcahy.''' I wouldn't miss this for the world.
--> '''Hawkeye.''' Why, you spiritual thrill seeker, you.
--> '''Mulcahy.''' Wondrous is man and mysterious the ways of God. And I would have no one shield my eyes from the glory of His works.

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--> '''Mulcahy.''' '''Mulcahy:''' I wouldn't miss this for the world.
--> '''Hawkeye.''' '''Hawkeye:''' Why, you spiritual thrill seeker, you.
--> '''Mulcahy.''' '''Mulcahy:''' Wondrous is man and mysterious the ways of God. And I would have no one shield my eyes from the glory of His works.
26th Sep '16 10:47:46 PM Lightning4119
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** Gets MAJORLY subverted when you realize what the Colonel is doing is refusing to abandon American dead and injured. Like in a [[BlackHawkDown certain movie]].

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** Gets MAJORLY subverted when you realize what the Colonel is doing is refusing to abandon American dead and injured. Like in a [[BlackHawkDown certain movie]]. Gets double-subverted when you realize how ''many more men'' are getting killed or injured in the process - just like the movie.
26th Sep '16 10:41:23 PM Lightning4119
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* In "The Consultant," Hawkeye pulling off an operation he'd never even seen done (admittedly he had an expert in the field standing right behind him coaching him) and saving a wounded man's leg with an arterial graft. Bonus points for the man being played by Alan Alda's father.
** Afterwards, Hawkeye tries to give the expert a WhatTheHellHero for being too drunk to operate - [[{{Hypocrite}} while leaning on the distillery he has set up in his tent.]] This does not go unlampshaded by the visiting doctor.
-->'''Dr. Berelli''': The place got to me. I wanted to get into the game, but I forgot how rough the game could be. Didn't you ever have that problem?
-->'''Hawkeye''': Not to your degree.
-->'''Berelli''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion What's that you're leaning on, a bubblegum machine?]] ''[Hawkeye flinches]'' You have a great many gifts, Doctor. It's a pity you can't number compassion among them. I'm suffering from the three sure signs of age. Bit of a spread, grey hair, feet of clay. I wish you better luck on ''your'' third war.



-->'''Margaret:''' [Is left speechless and promptly leaves the mess hall while Hawkeye and BJ try to keep straight faces.]

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-->'''Margaret:''' [Is ''[Is left speechless and promptly leaves the mess hall while Hawkeye and BJ try to keep straight faces.]]''
22nd Sep '16 12:31:11 PM FelinaofL2
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** A minor one for Radar in the same episode, when he stands up to [[spoiler: Colonel Flagg]] by [[spoiler: preventing Flagg from blocking the North Korean soldier's IV]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Radar:''' H-hey, now wait just a minute. Hey, listen, I don't care who you are! You can't--you can't come in here threatening someone's blood!]]
15th Jun '16 4:16:18 PM LentilSandEater
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* Charles Winchester gets a Crowning ''Episode'' of Awesome, when he pulls a [[MagnificentBastard flawless]] ThePlan on [[spoiler: Colonel Flagg]] to [[spoiler: divert Flagg from his usual fruitless hunts for spies, traitors and Communist sympathizers. Winchester actually nearly gets Flagg to arrest the Mayor and Police Chief of Uijongbu by convincing him that the two are actually North Korean agents.]] It gets more awesome when the Fridge Brilliance kicks in and you realize [[spoiler: that Flagg didn't appear again after that.]]

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* Charles Winchester gets a Crowning ''Episode'' of Awesome, when he pulls a [[MagnificentBastard flawless]] ThePlan on [[spoiler: Colonel Flagg]] to [[spoiler: divert Flagg from his usual fruitless hunts for spies, traitors and Communist sympathizers. Winchester actually nearly gets Flagg to arrest the Mayor and Police Chief of Uijongbu by convincing him that the two are actually North Korean agents.]] It gets more awesome when the Fridge Brilliance kicks in and you realize [[spoiler: that Flagg didn't appear again after that.]]



** Keep in mind that Radar didn't even need to stay there, and in fact provided only minimal assistance in caring for the patient. Radar stayed to [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments help his friends, even if it meant him getting captured.]] Even better, he tells them he's staying by simply saying, "You might need me."
15th Jun '16 4:13:04 PM LentilSandEater
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** He wasn't even doing it with surgical gear. He had [[NoodleImplements a bottle of rubbing alcohol from the jeep's medical bag, a pocketknife, and an eyedropper]].

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** He wasn't even doing it with surgical gear. He had [[NoodleImplements [[{{MacGyvering}} a bottle of rubbing alcohol from the jeep's medical bag, a pocketknife, and an eyedropper]].
15th Jun '16 4:09:53 PM LentilSandEater
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* Winchester's crowning moment possible comes in season nine, in the episode "No Laughing Matter." The man who reassigned Winchester to the 4077th is visiting the camp, and Winchester has swallowed his pride to try to win the man over and get himself transferred back to Tokyo. Unfortunately, after a long series of mishaps, he offers Winchester a deal - he'll transfer Charles if he testifies against Margaret Houlihan. Winchester's pained expression when he's forced to decide is priceless, but what he does next is both awesome and heartwarming.

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* Winchester's crowning moment possible comes in season nine, in the episode "No Laughing Matter." The man who reassigned Winchester to the 4077th is visiting the camp, and Winchester has swallowed his pride to try to win the man over and get himself transferred back to Tokyo. Unfortunately, after a long series of mishaps, he offers Winchester a deal - he'll transfer Charles if he testifies against Margaret Houlihan. Winchester's pained expression when he's forced to decide is priceless, priceless (and a great acting moment), but what he does next is both awesome and heartwarming.
6th Jun '16 6:28:08 AM keybladeoverlord
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** In the same episode, Hawkeye, BJ, Houlihan and Mulcahy team up to keep a soldier from dying on Christmas Day proper, so that their family won't have to remember that as the day they lost their father. Counts as a MAJOR TearJerker and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. They don't even make it on time; they falsify his report to show that he died at 12:30 AM, December 26th.

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** In the same episode, Hawkeye, BJ, Houlihan and Mulcahy team up to keep a soldier from dying on Christmas Day proper, so that their family won't have to remember that as the day they lost their father. Counts as a MAJOR TearJerker and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. They don't even make it on time; they falsify his report to show that he died at 12:30 12:05 AM, December 26th.
22nd Apr '16 4:42:29 PM JediMasterDraco
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** Gets MAJORLY subverted when you realize what the Colonel is doing is refusing to abandon American dead and injured. Like in a [[BlackHawkDown certain movie]].
27th Feb '16 1:20:57 PM AnotherGuy
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* One episode, "Bottle Fatigue", has Hawkeye quitting drinking for a week, to prove he's not an alcoholic. After a marathon OR session that's under fire, Hawkeye demands a drink, shocking everyone, though even Potter understands. Anyone would need a stiff drink after that horror. Hawkeye then has this winner.
-->'''BJ:''' Gee, Hawk, I thought you were gonna make it.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Look, I admit it. I need this drink, all right? ''(long pause)'' I'll be back when I ''want'' it, not when I ''need'' it.
-->''(Hot Lips flashes a beaming smile at him as he leaves.)''
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