History Characters / Mash

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.
6th Mar '17 10:49:06 AM harotype
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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: 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"]].

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: Amusingly 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.
2nd Mar '17 5:27:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ADayInTheLimelight: "Dear Sigmund" is narrated by him as a "letter" to [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Freud]].

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
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"Dear Sigmund" is narrated by him as a "letter" to [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Freud]].



* HeroOfAnotherStory: He's very much like Hawkeye in terms of morals an ethics, just one from a different field of medicine and from a different unit.



* 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.



* 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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* IronButtmonkey: Flagg has been known to injure himself on purpose simply to make his charade convincing. Hawkeye lampshades this in an episode while referring to a previous one, saying "If we had more guys like you, we'd have less guys like you."


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** TookALevelInJerkass: Although, he used to be competent and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure post-{{Flanderization}}. He was also far more laid back and even participated in the camp poker game.
1st Mar '17 10:38:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* NotSoAboveItAll: He's just as capable of pranking as Hawkeye and B.J. are. In his first appearance, he even turns the tables on them with a snake-in-the-bed prank. He even would collude with pretty much the entire camp to help teach Hawkeye a lesson in one episode.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: He's just as capable of pranking as Hawkeye and B.J. are. In his first appearance, he even turns the tables on them with a snake-in-the-bed snake-in-the-cot prank. He even would collude with pretty much the entire camp to help teach Hawkeye a lesson in one episode.
1st Mar '17 10:38:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* FirstNameBasis: He doesn't mind if his immediate subordinates call him "Charles", so long as they do not use "Charlie" or "Chuck". (Oddly enough, Hawkeye and BJ usually respected this request.)

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* FirstNameBasis: He doesn't mind if his immediate subordinates call him "Charles", so long as they do not use "Charlie" or "Chuck". (Oddly enough, Hawkeye and BJ B.J. usually respected this request.)



* NotSoAboveItAll: Just as capable of pranking as Hawkeye and B.J.. In his first appearance, he even turns the tables on them with a snake in the bed prank. He even would collude with pretty much the entire camp to help teach Hawkeye a lesson in one episode.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: Just He's just as capable of pranking as Hawkeye and B.J.. J. are. In his first appearance, he even turns the tables on them with a snake in the bed snake-in-the-bed prank. He even would collude with pretty much the entire camp to help teach Hawkeye a lesson in one episode.
1st Mar '17 10:31:10 PM Mdumas43073
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** Hawkeye also discovered that B.J. was an even better, devious prankster than anyone in the camp.
* TheBigGuy: Mike Farrell is one seriously tall man (then again, so were Wayne Rogers, [=McLean=] Stevenson and David Ogden Stiers). A RunningGag is his shoe size - never revealed, but apparently massive. Most of the time, though, he falls into GentleGiant territory. Also the only officer to ever be shown voluntarily exercising in any way.

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** Hawkeye He's also discovered that B.J. was revealed to be an even better, more devious prankster than anyone else in the camp.
* TheBigGuy: Mike Farrell is one seriously tall man (then again, so were Wayne Rogers, [=McLean=] Stevenson and David Ogden Stiers). A RunningGag is his shoe size - never revealed, but apparently massive. Most of the time, though, he falls into GentleGiant territory. Also He's also the only officer to ever be shown voluntarily exercising in any way.
1st Mar '17 10:28:59 PM Mdumas43073
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A competent surgeon from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, California. He's introduced as a clean-shaven nice-guy replacement for Trapper John at the start of the fourth season. As the series goes on, he starts slipping in his sanity (although not quite as far as some); granted, in the first episode, he has to deal with a farmer using his daughters as minesweepers and roadside surgery. Later he would grow a SeventiesPornMoustache, and start letting out another facet foreshadowed in a {{Mockumentary}} episode: a growing anger.

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A competent surgeon from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, California. He's introduced as a clean-shaven clean-shaven, nice-guy replacement for Trapper John at the start of the fourth season. As the series goes on, he starts slipping in his sanity (although not quite as far as some); granted, in the his very first episode, he has to deal with a farmer using his daughters as minesweepers and roadside surgery. Later he would grow a SeventiesPornMoustache, and start letting out another facet foreshadowed in a {{Mockumentary}} episode: a growing anger.



** Generally, he was the resident NiceGuy family man on the show but when he lost his temper and let his frustration out he could get violent. Namely by getting stinking drunk, smashing the still, and punching Hawkeye in the face. Later, after the confrontation with the soldier who tried to hurt Hawkeye, he turned to Father Mulcahy, who suggested using his speedbag for a bit. BJ knocked the thing off its mounting with one hit.
-->'''BJ''': I...er...I'm sorry, Father.

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** Generally, he was the resident NiceGuy family man on the show but when he lost his temper and let his frustration out he could get violent. Namely by getting stinking drunk, smashing the still, and punching Hawkeye in the face. Later, after the confrontation with the soldier who tried to hurt Hawkeye, he turned to Father Mulcahy, who suggested using his speedbag for a bit. BJ B.J. knocked the thing off its mounting with one hit.
-->'''BJ''': -->'''B.J.''': I...er...I'm sorry, Father.



* FatalFlaw: As with the other surgeons, pride. Hawkeye even mentions that every time one of his patients develops complications, BJ starts getting worked up.

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* FatalFlaw: As with the other surgeons, pride. Hawkeye even mentions that every time one of his patients develops complications, BJ B.J. starts getting worked up.
1st Mar '17 10:27:25 PM Mdumas43073
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A competent surgeon from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, California. He's introduced as a clean-shaven nice-guy replacement surgeon at the start of the fourth season (replacing Trapper John). As the series goes on, he starts slipping in his sanity (although not quite as far as some); granted, in the first episode, he has to deal with a farmer using his daughters as minesweepers and roadside surgery. Later he would grow a SeventiesPornMoustache, and start letting out another facet foreshadowed in a {{Mockumentary}} episode: a growing anger.

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A competent surgeon from UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, California. He's introduced as a clean-shaven nice-guy replacement surgeon for Trapper John at the start of the fourth season (replacing Trapper John).season. As the series goes on, he starts slipping in his sanity (although not quite as far as some); granted, in the first episode, he has to deal with a farmer using his daughters as minesweepers and roadside surgery. Later he would grow a SeventiesPornMoustache, and start letting out another facet foreshadowed in a {{Mockumentary}} episode: a growing anger.
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