History Characters / Mash

23rd Jun '17 2:08:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheOtherDarrin: Alone among the main TV cast, he's an aversion of this, as Gary Burghoff had played him in [[Film/{{Mash}} the movie]] as well.



* TheOtherDarrin: averted as Gary had played him in [[Film/{{Mash}} the movie]] as well.
20th Jun '17 9:52:16 PM PatPayne
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* TheDanza: "Kellye" is Kealani's last name, but the first name of her actress, Kellye Nakahara.



* SuddenNameChange: AND HOW! As an extra, she was called "Nurse Able" or "Nurse Baker", which were the placeholder names for any generic nurses in the scripts (she shared the names with the other regular background nurses, as it was apparently assigned to whichever nurse had a line in the particular episode). As her character started to expand, she was assigned differing names -- one episode she was Nurse Yamato, in another, she was [[TheDanza Nurse Nakahara]], before the writers finally settled on "Kealani Kellye".



** Shown to a triumphant degree in one of his earliest appearances, where he wrecks the VIP Tent and himself, both on purpose to make it look like a soldier he'd let go escaped violently. It gets so absurd that at the climax of the scene, we see Flagg judging the best angle of attack before rushing headfirst into a cabinet!



** Actually shown (and PlayedForLaughs) in one episode, where he tries to interrogate a recovering North Korean by bending his IV line, saying "You give me what I need, and I'll give you what you need." Radar, of all people, stops him, exclaiming "You can't just go around threatening people's blood!"

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** Actually shown (and PlayedForLaughs) out of character for Flagg, played chillingly straight) in one episode, where he tries to interrogate a recovering North Korean by bending his IV line, saying "You give me what I need, and I'll give you what you need." Radar, of all people, stops him, exclaiming "You can't just go around threatening people's blood!"
20th Jun '17 9:17:28 PM PatPayne
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** Do '''NOT''' attempt suicide on his watch.
20th Jun '17 6:20:38 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnnoyingLaugh: A high-pitched giggle, ad-libbed by Linville.

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* AnnoyingLaugh: A childish, high-pitched giggle, ad-libbed by Linville.
20th Jun '17 6:19:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* AnnoyingLaugh: One ad libbed by Linville.

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* AnnoyingLaugh: One ad libbed A high-pitched giggle, ad-libbed by Linville.
18th Jun '17 8:28:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Subverted in his first episode - everyone who encounters his DrJerk side assumes that he's the new Frank Burns, until they see him operate and realise that he really is [[TheAce just that good]].

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Subverted in his first episode - episode; everyone who encounters his DrJerk side assumes that he's the new Frank Burns, until they see him operate and realise that he really is [[TheAce just that good]].
18th Jun '17 8:27:08 AM Mdumas43073
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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Invoked and amusingly subverted. In "Snappier Judgment", Winchester defends Klinger at a court-martial for allegedly stealing a camera. At one point during the proceedings he objects on the grounds of ''"unum piliolae, acidus salicilicus tres in diem, post cibum"''... which, as the presiding officer points out, [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels translates to "aspirin three times a day"]]. Also justified, since this was exactly the way medical schools taught prescription dispensation for decades. It's a very legitimate ansmart way of knowing ''some'' Latin, just not judicial Latin, and Charles was unfortunate enough to run into someone else who knew it.

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Invoked and amusingly subverted. In "Snappier Judgment", Winchester defends Klinger at a court-martial for allegedly stealing a camera. At one point during the proceedings he objects on the grounds of ''"unum piliolae, acidus salicilicus tres in diem, post cibum"''... which, as the presiding officer points out, [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels translates to "aspirin three times a day"]]. Also
** This is actually sort of
justified, since this was exactly the way medical schools taught prescription dispensation for decades. It's a very legitimate ansmart and smart way of knowing ''some'' Latin, just not judicial Latin, and Charles was unfortunate enough to run into someone else who knew it.
18th Jun '17 8:23:18 AM Mdumas43073
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-->"But, know this: You can cut me off from the civilized world, you can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates, you can torture me with your thrice-daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness, and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer." (''*smirk*'')

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-->"But, -->'''Charles:''' But, know this: You can cut me off from the civilized world, you can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates, you can torture me with your thrice-daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness, and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer." (''*smirk*'') ''[*smirk*]''
18th Jun '17 8:20:53 AM Mdumas43073
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Averted, although he certainly ''tries'' to employ this on occasion.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Averted, although he certainly He ''tries'' to employ this on occasion.occasion, though never to any avail.



* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Invoked and amusingly subverted. In "Snappier Judgment", Winchester defends Klinger at a court-martial for allegedly stealing a camera. At one point during the proceedings he objects on the grounds of ''"unum piliolae, acidus salicilicus tres in diem, post cibum"''... which, as the presiding officer points out, [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels translates to "aspirin three times a day"]]. Also justified, since this was exactly the way medical schools taught prescription dispensation for decades. It's a very legitimate and smart way of knowing ''some'' Latin, just not judicial Latin, and Charles was unfortunate enough to run into someone else who knew it.

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Invoked and amusingly subverted. In "Snappier Judgment", Winchester defends Klinger at a court-martial for allegedly stealing a camera. At one point during the proceedings he objects on the grounds of ''"unum piliolae, acidus salicilicus tres in diem, post cibum"''... which, as the presiding officer points out, [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels translates to "aspirin three times a day"]]. Also justified, since this was exactly the way medical schools taught prescription dispensation for decades. It's a very legitimate and smart ansmart way of knowing ''some'' Latin, just not judicial Latin, and Charles was unfortunate enough to run into someone else who knew it.
18th Jun '17 8:18:47 AM Mdumas43073
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Averted, although he certainly ''tries'' to employ this on occasion.
** In "Fade Out, Fade In", when he protests to Col. Potter about being permanently assigned to the 4077:
--->'''Charles:''' Sir, my father knows Harry Truman. He doesn't like him, but he knows him.
--->'''Potter:''' ''[sarcastically]'' Fine. You have Dad call Harry, then have Harry call me, and then we'll work something out.
** In "The Winchester Tapes", as he records a taped message to his parents:
--->'''Charles:''' Father, you must know someone influential who can get me out of here. Talk to Senator Griswold. After all, you paid good money for him.
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