History Characters / Mash

6th Jan '17 10:38:17 AM NoxSky12599
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* GungHolierThanThou: Frank is constantly flaunting what a patriotic American he is and his love for the military. At the same time, he's also a total coward who lives in fear of actually getting hurt in the war.

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* GungHolierThanThou: Frank is constantly flaunting what a patriotic American he is and his love for the military. At the same time, he's also a total coward who lives in fear of actually getting hurt in the war.war, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he cheats on his taxes]].
6th Jan '17 8:51:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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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 [[FreudWasRight 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 [[FreudWasRight who her father is]].is.
6th Jan '17 1:45:03 AM Mdumas43073
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He'll occasionally chuckle at one of Hawkeye's or BJ's jabs.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He'll occasionally chuckle at one of Hawkeye's or BJ's B.J.'s jabs.
5th Jan '17 6:34:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He'll occasionally chuckle at one of Hawkeye's or BJ's jabs.
28th Dec '16 5:55:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: In his earlier appearances.
** BadassDecay: Few fans remember that Flagg was a seriously dangerous character in his first appearance, even pulling a pistol on Hawkeye. He was also far more laid back and even participated in the camp poker game.

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* BadAss: In his earlier appearances.
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BadassDecay: Few fans remember that Flagg was a seriously dangerous character in his first appearance, even pulling a pistol on Hawkeye. He was also far more laid back and even participated in the camp poker game.
17th Dec '16 2:17:08 PM BlackJAC
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: his nickname is technically a racist slur against black people, but was {{lampshaded}} in [[Film/{{Mash}} the original movie]] by him saying he earned it by competing in the javelin throw in college.
15th Dec '16 9:53:01 PM Doug86
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* ColonelBadass: Potter served in the cavalry UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, after which he earned a medical degree and served as a surgeon in both WorldWarII and Korea. He is immensely proud of his Good Conduct Medal with gold clasp, which only an enlisted soldier is eligible for; identifying him as an Army mustang--an enlisted man who became an officer ([[ArtisticLicenseMilitary even though it wasn't available when he was an enlisted man]]).

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* ColonelBadass: Potter served in the cavalry UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, after which he earned a medical degree and served as a surgeon in both WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and Korea. He is immensely proud of his Good Conduct Medal with gold clasp, which only an enlisted soldier is eligible for; identifying him as an Army mustang--an enlisted man who became an officer ([[ArtisticLicenseMilitary even though it wasn't available when he was an enlisted man]]).



* MilitaryMoonshiner: When stationed in Guam during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo he had a still. He's experienced enough in moonshining that he gives ''Hawkeye'' some tips on how to improve his still.

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* MilitaryMoonshiner: When stationed in Guam during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII he had a still. He's experienced enough in moonshining that he gives ''Hawkeye'' some tips on how to improve his still.
3rd Dec '16 12:42:39 PM BlackJAC
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* TheOtherDarrin: averted as Gary had played him in [[Film/{{Mash}} the movie]] as well.


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* YouLookFamiliar: Timothy Brown had previously played Corporal Judson in [[Film/{{Mash}} the original movie]]
29th Nov '16 9:30:13 PM jccw227
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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Seeing that he doesn't drink often, he doesn't really have much of a tolerance. He once ended up getting hammered on barely two drinks.
27th Nov '16 3:16:24 PM LentilSandEater
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* GenreSavvy: Enough of a leader to know that his officers need to be... ''eccentric'' once in a while, and to also know when they need to blow off steam, such as approving of a "regulation bon-type fire". Potter also was wily enough to figure out that a suicidal soldier didn't really want to die as much as he thought he did.
** He also checked one soldier's concussion by stating some facts about the man's hometown (Chicago) and having the man correct them for him.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's career Army like Houlihan, and rather more authoritative and no-nonsense than his predecessor Blake, but still capable of relaxing certain regulations when needed. Including, with morale plummeting and a pair of corpsmen tasked to KillItWithFire on some infected uniforms going overboard, giving in and instructing the camp to build "one regulation bon-type fire" as a way to blow off steam. Potter might be Regular Army, but he was enough of a CoolOldGuy that Hawkeye and B.J. ''saluted'' him in the final show.[[note]]Hawkeye only ever saluted to one other person in the show: Radar.[[/note]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
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He's career Army like Houlihan, and rather more authoritative and no-nonsense than his predecessor Blake, but still capable of relaxing certain regulations when needed. Including, with morale plummeting and a pair of corpsmen tasked to KillItWithFire on some infected uniforms going overboard, giving in and instructing the camp to build "one regulation bon-type fire" as a way to blow off steam. Potter might be Regular Army, but he was enough of a CoolOldGuy that Hawkeye and B.J. ''saluted'' him in the final show.[[note]]Hawkeye only ever saluted to one other person in the show: Radar.[[/note]]
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