History Awesome / Mash

26th May '17 8:01:29 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In "Souvenirs" Hawkeye and B.J. discover one of their pilots, Stratton is making South Korean children go through dangerous territory to collect war junk that he can sell to his fellow soldiers, with little to no regard of their safety. Two awesome things happen, one a drunken Hot Lips catches wind of it and decks Stratton. She gets reprimanded for it, but it was awesome none the less. And two, BJ and Hawkeye imply that as both of them are Stratton's official Doctor, they could BS and say he is too sick to fly his helicopter. Stratton backs off and we have this little gem.

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* In "Souvenirs" Hawkeye and B.J. discover one of their pilots, Stratton Stratton, is making South Korean children go through dangerous territory to collect war junk that he can sell to his fellow soldiers, with little to no regard of their safety. Two awesome things happen, one happen. One, a drunken Hot Lips catches wind of it and decks Stratton.Stratton, not deliberately but because she wanted to explain what her absent fiancé would do if-he-were-there-but-he-wasn't-so-he-couldn't. She gets reprimanded for it, but it was awesome none the less. And two, BJ and Hawkeye imply that as both of them are Stratton's official Doctor, they could BS and say he is too sick to fly his helicopter. Stratton backs off and we have this little gem.
15th May '17 2:52:30 PM danlansdowne
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** His best moment ever: during The Finale when he runs outside ''through an artillery barrage'' to rescue a group of [=POWs=] that are locked up in the middle of the compound. It turns out to be a HeroicSacrifice, as he's rendered permanently hard of hearing and going completely deaf by the barrage.[[note]]That's ignored in ''Series/AfterMASH'', though.[[/note]]

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** His best moment ever: during The Finale when he runs outside ''through an artillery barrage'' to rescue a group of [=POWs=] that are locked up in the middle of the compound. It turns out to be a HeroicSacrifice, as he's rendered permanently hard of hearing and going completely deaf by the barrage.[[note]]That's ignored [[note]]He gets some of it restored in ''Series/AfterMASH'', though.[[/note]]
6th Feb '17 10:59:23 PM bweb
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-->'''Mulcahy''': I want to tell you about two men. Each facing his own crisis. The first man you know rather well. The second is a patient here. Well, the first man thought he was facing a crisis. But what he was really doing was trying to impress someone. He was looking for recognition, encouragement, a pat on the back. And whenever that recognition seemed threatened he reacted rather childishly. [[NeverMyFault Blamed everyone for his problems but himself because he was thinking only of himself.]] But the second man was confronted with the greatest crisis mortal man can face, the loss of his life. I think you will agree that the second man had every right to be selfish. But instead he chose to think not of himself, but of a brother. A brother! When the first man saw the [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity and the selflessness of the second man]], he [[HeelRealization realized how petty and selfish he had]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone... I... I... I had been.]] It made me see something more clearly than I've ever seen it before. God didn't put us here for that pat on the back. He created us so He could be here himself. So He could exist in the lives of those He created, in His image.

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-->'''Mulcahy''': I want to tell you about two men. Each facing his own crisis. The first man you know rather well. The second is a patient here. Well, the first man thought he was facing a crisis. But what he was really doing was trying to impress someone. He was looking for recognition, encouragement, a pat on the back. And whenever that recognition seemed threatened he reacted rather childishly. [[NeverMyFault Blamed everyone for his problems but himself because he was thinking only of himself.]] But the second man was confronted with the greatest crisis mortal man can face, the loss of his life. I think you will agree that the second man had every right to be selfish. But instead he chose to think not of himself, but of a brother. A brother! When the first man saw the [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity and the selflessness of the second man]], he [[HeelRealization realized how petty and selfish he had]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone...had]] ... I... I... [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I had been.]] It made me see something more clearly than I've ever seen it before. God didn't put us here for that pat on the back. He created us so He could be here himself. So He could exist in the lives of those He created, in His image.
6th Feb '17 10:58:35 PM bweb
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-->'''Mulcahy''': I want to tell you about two men. Each facing his own crisis. The first man you know rather well. The second is a patient here. Well, the first man thought he was facing a crisis. But what he was really doing was trying to impress someone. He was looking for recognition, encouragement, a pat on the back. And whenever that recognition seemed threatened he reacted rather childishly. [[NeverMyFault Blamed everyone for his problems but himself because he was thinking only of himself.]] But the second man was confronted with the greatest crisis mortal man can face, the loss of his life. I think you will agree that the second man had every right to be selfish. But instead he chose to think not of himself, but of a brother. A brother! When the first man saw the [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity and the selflessness of the second man]], he [[HeelRealization realized how petty and selfish he had]][[MyGodWhatHaveIDone... I... I... I had been.]] It made me see something more clearly than I've ever seen it before. God didn't put us here for that pat on the back. He created us so He could be here himself. So He could exist in the lives of those He created, in His image.

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-->'''Mulcahy''': I want to tell you about two men. Each facing his own crisis. The first man you know rather well. The second is a patient here. Well, the first man thought he was facing a crisis. But what he was really doing was trying to impress someone. He was looking for recognition, encouragement, a pat on the back. And whenever that recognition seemed threatened he reacted rather childishly. [[NeverMyFault Blamed everyone for his problems but himself because he was thinking only of himself.]] But the second man was confronted with the greatest crisis mortal man can face, the loss of his life. I think you will agree that the second man had every right to be selfish. But instead he chose to think not of himself, but of a brother. A brother! When the first man saw the [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity and the selflessness of the second man]], he [[HeelRealization realized how petty and selfish he had]][[MyGodWhatHaveIDone...had]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone... I... I... I had been.]] It made me see something more clearly than I've ever seen it before. God didn't put us here for that pat on the back. He created us so He could be here himself. So He could exist in the lives of those He created, in His image.
6th Feb '17 10:57:42 PM bweb
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* Mulcahy's self-effacing speech from "Blood Brothers", which, as the visiting Cardinal puts it, is "a tough act to follow."
-->'''Mulcahy''': I want to tell you about two men. Each facing his own crisis. The first man you know rather well. The second is a patient here. Well, the first man thought he was facing a crisis. But what he was really doing was trying to impress someone. He was looking for recognition, encouragement, a pat on the back. And whenever that recognition seemed threatened he reacted rather childishly. [[NeverMyFault Blamed everyone for his problems but himself because he was thinking only of himself.]] But the second man was confronted with the greatest crisis mortal man can face, the loss of his life. I think you will agree that the second man had every right to be selfish. But instead he chose to think not of himself, but of a brother. A brother! When the first man saw the [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity and the selflessness of the second man]], he [[HeelRealization realized how petty and selfish he had]][[MyGodWhatHaveIDone... I... I... I had been.]] It made me see something more clearly than I've ever seen it before. God didn't put us here for that pat on the back. He created us so He could be here himself. So He could exist in the lives of those He created, in His image.
16th Nov '16 8:14:05 PM chamo
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* Even though he was the show's usually-deserving {{butt monkey}}, Frank Burns was allowed one undeniably awesome moment in a Season Five episode. Margaret has been acting so incredibly tactless and insensitive about her engagement to Donald Penobscot that even Hawkeye and BJ are giving him a break. At the end of the episode, after he's recovered from a mini-breakdown and she's still bragging, he gets her back:

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* Even though he was the show's usually-deserving {{butt monkey}}, Frank Burns was allowed one undeniably awesome moment in a Season Five episode."Margaret´s Engagement". Margaret has been acting so incredibly tactless and insensitive about her engagement to Donald Penobscot that even Hawkeye and BJ are giving him a break. At the end of the episode, after he's recovered from a mini-breakdown and she's still bragging, he gets her back:
16th Nov '16 6:59:13 PM chamo
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2nd Oct '16 2:00:00 PM StFan
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* [[Recap/MashS1E1Pilot S1E1 - Pilot]]: The first demonstration of Radar's SpiderSense:
-->'''Radar:''' Here they come!
-->'''Spearchucker:''' I don' hear nothin'.
-->'''Radar:''' Wait for it...
-->[''Segues into the Intro Sequence, showing helicopters arriving'']

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* [[Recap/MashS1E1Pilot S1E1 - Pilot]]: Pilot]]:
**
The first demonstration of Radar's SpiderSense:
-->'''Radar:''' --->'''Radar:''' Here they come!
-->'''Spearchucker:'''
come!\\
'''Spearchucker:'''
I don' hear nothin'.
-->'''Radar:'''
nothin'.\\
'''Radar:'''
Wait for it...
-->[''Segues
it...\\
''[Segues
into the Intro Sequence, showing helicopters arriving'']arriving]''



-->'''Potter''': I was in this man's army when the only thumb you cared about was the one in your mouth!
* 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.

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-->'''Potter''': -->'''Potter:''' I was in this man's army when the only thumb you cared about was the one in your mouth!
* In "The Consultant," 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.



-->'''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.

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-->'''Dr. Berelli''': --->'''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''':
problem?\\
'''Hawkeye:'''
Not to your degree.
-->'''Berelli''':
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.



-->'''Frank Burns:''' Listen, Pierce, why don't you and I go out on the town tonight, hmm?
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Well, this is so sudden, Frank, I don't have anything to wear.
-->'''Burns:''' Well, I mean, get a couple of nurses, go over to Rosie's bar, have a little fun.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Sounds good to me.
-->'''Burns:''' There's this little redheaded nurse who's had her eye on me. And tonight her wish will come true.
-->'''Margaret:''' Do you mean that new girl with the freckles on her nose?
-->'''Burns:''' Yes, that's the one.
-->'''Margaret:''' She's a little young for you, isn't she, Major Burns?
-->'''Burns:''' Oh, I don't know. I thought a little youth might be nice for a change.
-->'''Margaret:''' ''[Is left speechless and promptly leaves the mess hall while Hawkeye and BJ try to keep straight faces.]''
-->'''Burns:''' I got her pretty good with that one, didn't I?

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-->'''Frank Burns:''' Listen, Pierce, why don't you and I go out on the town tonight, hmm?
-->'''Hawkeye:'''
hmm?\\
'''Hawkeye:'''
Well, this is so sudden, Frank, I don't have anything to wear.
-->'''Burns:'''
wear.\\
'''Burns:'''
Well, I mean, get a couple of nurses, go over to Rosie's bar, have a little fun.
-->'''Hawkeye:'''
fun.\\
'''Hawkeye:'''
Sounds good to me.
-->'''Burns:'''
me.\\
'''Burns:'''
There's this little redheaded nurse who's had her eye on me. And tonight her wish will come true.
-->'''Margaret:'''
true.\\
'''Margaret:'''
Do you mean that new girl with the freckles on her nose?
-->'''Burns:'''
nose?\\
'''Burns:'''
Yes, that's the one.
-->'''Margaret:'''
one.\\
'''Margaret:'''
She's a little young for you, isn't she, Major Burns?
-->'''Burns:'''
Burns?\\
'''Burns:'''
Oh, I don't know. I thought a little youth might be nice for a change.
-->'''Margaret:'''
change.\\
'''Margaret:'''
''[Is left speechless and promptly leaves the mess hall while Hawkeye and BJ try to keep straight faces.]''
-->'''Burns:'''
]''\\
'''Burns:'''
I got her pretty good with that one, didn't I?



* 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 Piano Concerto for the Left Hand]].



* And yet another episode-long one for Winchester that also counts as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} - "Sons and Bowlers" - being there for Hawkeye when he's worrying about his Dad going in for an operation (and even revealing that his own father-son relationship had always been strained) while teaming up with BJ to help their unit win the bowling match they had with a rival camp by sabotaging their star player.

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* And yet another episode-long one for Winchester that also counts as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} - -- "Sons and Bowlers" - -- being there for Hawkeye when he's worrying about his Dad going in for an operation (and even revealing that his own father-son relationship had always been strained) while teaming up with BJ to help their unit win the bowling match they had with a rival camp by sabotaging their star player.



** Extra awesome since the doctor in question is played by Robert Alda, AlanAlda's real life father. And the medic at the station? Alan Alda's half-brother.

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** Extra awesome since the doctor in question is played by Robert Alda, AlanAlda's Creator/AlanAlda's real life father. And the medic at the station? Alan Alda's half-brother.
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.
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