History Characters / MASH

17th May '17 7:17:10 PM WhirlRX
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* FriendToAllChildren: Even during her more meaner years, Margaret always had a soft spot for children regardless of nationalities.
14th May '17 8:41:22 PM hullflyer
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* HeroicComedicSociopath: To some extent, in the early seasons. He was never outright ''evil'' by any stretch, but he could certainly play ''very'' cruel tricks on anyone who got in his way.

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* HeroicComedicSociopath: To some extent, in the early seasons. He was never outright ''evil'' by any stretch, but he could certainly play ''very'' cruel mean tricks on anyone who got in his way, through the truly cruel ones were reserved for people who had earned it in some way.
6th May '17 8:35:35 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd May '17 7:41:30 PM bombadil211
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* ThrowTheDogABone: After having spent the entire fifth season being humiliated and abandoned, he gets promoted and given a plum posting at a stateside VA hospital.
30th Apr '17 7:20:15 AM AxelFive
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** He furiously shouted at and was on the verge of '''man handling''' Colonel Potter when the latter accused him of making up stories about another enlisted man being insane as part of a long con to get out of the Army. Potter only finally believed him after the soldier started running around in the middle of the night, firing his rifle at imaginary North Korean stealth gliders.

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** He furiously shouted at and was on the verge of '''man handling''' Colonel Potter when the latter accused him of making up stories lying about another enlisted man serviceman being insane as part of a long con to get out of the Army. Potter only finally believed him after the mentally ill. The soldier started running around in question was in fact disturbed, enough so to present a real danger to the middle of the night, firing his rifle at imaginary North Korean stealth gliders.camp.
30th Apr '17 7:07:33 AM AxelFive
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** He furiously shouted at and was on the verge of '''man handling''' Colonel Potter when the latter accused him of making up stories about another enlisted man being insane as part of a long con to get out of the Army. Potter only finally believed him after the soldier started running around in the middle of the night, firing his rifle at imaginary North Korean stealth gliders.
24th Apr '17 9:12:53 PM Mdumas43073
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* LegallyDead: The Army mistakenly declares him this in "The Late Captain Pierce".
5th Apr '17 11:14:50 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Technically, he is, although he's very hesitant to help with surgery in "O.R." when the camp is having a crisis, saying he's rusty. He's still able to help by taking the less serious cases.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Technically, he is, although he's very hesitant to help with surgery in "O.R." when the camp is having a crisis, saying he's rusty. He's still able to help by taking the less serious cases. (Some fans have wondered about this over the years, but as a psychiatrist, Sidney actually is an M.D.; he attended medical school and would have at least trained basic surgery before deciding on a specialty. Psy'''cholog'''ist's have Ph.D's, not medical degrees.)
15th Mar '17 11:12:13 PM Lightning4119
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-->'''Charles''': That man is the Michelangelo of deviant behavior.
15th Mar '17 11:07:56 PM Lightning4119
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** Jokes about her ass (a part of her that seemed most noticable by the males in the cast) seemed incredibly common in the series.

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** Jokes about her ass (a part of her that seemed most noticable noticeable by the males in the cast) seemed incredibly common in the series.



* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: More than once other staff members make remarks suggesting that Margaret has slept around to help her career. And while it's never shown (or confirmed by "Hot Lips"), it is made clear she has had sexual relations with high ranking officers. However, even in her Hot Lips days it was suggested she only slept with high ranking officers because that's just the kind of men she likes, and that she hasn't used it to her advantage. One might remember who her father is.

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* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: More than once other staff members make remarks suggesting that Margaret has slept around to help her career. And while it's never shown (or confirmed by "Hot Lips"), it is made clear she has had sexual relations with high ranking officers. However, even in her Hot Lips days it was suggested she only slept with high ranking officers because that's just the kind of men she likes, and that she hasn't used it to her advantage. One might remember who her father is. That said, her relationship with particular generals certainly made it easier to make things difficult for [[MildlyMilitary Henry]].



** Never, ''ever'' put soldiers in danger for your own glory. He shuts down two of his old war buddies that get wounded because they took a line command in the name of promotion or glory. For that matter, he on one occasion got tough with a soldier who wanted to transfer to EOD to impress a couple of jerks in his unit.

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** Never, ''ever'' put soldiers in danger for your own glory. He shuts down two of his old war buddies that get wounded because they took a line command in the name of promotion or glory.glory - both times, it cost him their friendship. For that matter, he on one occasion got tough with a soldier who wanted to transfer to EOD to impress a couple of jerks in his unit.



* GoshDarnItToHeck: Played with. He wasn't above dropping a "damn" or "jackass", but he had a long list of alternative phrases for a particular curse: Buffalo-cookies, horse-hockey, bushwah, cattle-chips, road-apples, etc.

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* GoshDarnItToHeck: Played with. He wasn't above dropping a "damn" or "jackass", but he had a long list of alternative phrases for a particular curse: Buffalo-cookies, horse-hockey, bushwah, cattle-chips, road-apples, mule-fritters, etc.



* BerserkButton: Don't make fun of stutterers. Chiefly because his dearest sister has a strong one. It's notable that she's completely unconcerned and unselfconscious about it in her audio letter. Also, as a Harvard grad, he does ''not'' like being mistaken for a Yalie.

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* BerserkButton: Don't make fun of stutterers. Chiefly because his dearest sister has a strong one. It's notable that she's completely unconcerned and unselfconscious about it in her audio letter. Also, as a Harvard grad, he does ''not'' like being mistaken for a Yalie. To a lesser degree, don't be gauche with food and drink. He seemed physically pained when Klinger thought cognac should be chased with beer and needed to be put in the fridge so it wouldn't spoil. He also took it personally when some black marketeers (who had just ripped him off at gunpoint and stolen his clothes and his jeep) were drinking red wine with stuffed capon.



** In another, he finds himself giggling at the awful jokes a member of a visiting USO unit makes. He insists to Hawkeye that they're not funny.

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** In another, he finds himself giggling at the awful jokes a member of a visiting USO unit makes. He insists to Hawkeye (who didn't find the jokes funny at all) that they're not funny.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Occasionally seen playing chess against himself to pass his long periods of boredom in-between heavy casualties.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Occasionally seen playing chess against himself to pass his long periods of boredom in-between heavy casualties. Played it against Hawkeye and BJ as well, usually winning without much difficulty.
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