History Film / MASH

21st Mar '18 2:05:57 PM mlsmithca
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* EmbarrassingNickname: As in the real military, many of the staff members at the 4077th have unfortunate nicknames.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: As in the real military, many of the staff members at the 4077th have unfortunate nicknames. Averted/subverted in that none of these characters (apart from Hot Lips) really mind their nicknames; if anything, they ''embrace'' them.



** "Spearchucker" Jones claims he got his nickname because he used to be a javelin thrower (it is actually a relatively mild racial reference)
** Camp chaplain Father Mulcahy rejoices in the bizarre nickname of "Dago Red", as he is a redheaded Roman Catholic priest (despite the first word being a pejorative term for Italians, Mulcahy himself is of Irish descent).
** Captain Black, the "gas passer" in surgery, is not a handsome fellow, and so has been nicknamed "Ugly John" by his comrades.

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** "Spearchucker" Jones claims he got his nickname because he used to be a javelin thrower (it is actually a relatively mild racial reference)
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** Camp chaplain Father Mulcahy rejoices in the bizarre nickname of "Dago Red", as he is a redheaded Roman Catholic priest (despite San Diego native.[[note]] The fact that the first word being is also a pejorative term for Italians, Mulcahy himself is Italians has caused the decline of Irish descent).
its use as a demonym for people from San Diego.[[/note]]
** Captain Black, the "gas passer" in surgery, is not a handsome fellow, and so has been nicknamed "Ugly John" by his comrades.[[note]] It is intended as an IronicNickname in the book.[[/note]]



** Averted/subverted in that none of these characters (apart from Hot Lips) really mind their nicknames; if anything, they ''embrace'' them.



* SoundtrackDissonance: It opens with an angsty folk song playing over scenes of wounded soldiers arriving by helicopters, and the other songs in the film also provide an ironic counterpoint to what's happening on screen, as well as the goofy loudspeaker announcements.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance:
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It opens with an angsty folk song playing over scenes of wounded soldiers arriving by helicopters, and the other songs in the film also provide an ironic counterpoint to what's happening on screen, as well as the goofy loudspeaker announcements.
15th Mar '18 2:35:17 PM rigpig
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** "Spearchucker" Jones claims he got his nickname because he used to be a javelin thrower.

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** "Spearchucker" Jones claims he got his nickname because he used to be a javelin thrower.thrower (it is actually a relatively mild racial reference)
6th Mar '18 2:32:50 AM Kkachi
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* ThemeTuneCameo: During the "funeral" for Painless Pole, Judson sings "Suicide is Painless", accompanied by Bandini on guitar, as the "mourners" file past his coffin to pay their last respects.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: During the "funeral" for Painless Pole, Judson Pole, Private Seidman sings "Suicide is Painless", accompanied by Bandini on guitar, as the "mourners" file past his coffin to pay their last respects.
6th Mar '18 2:31:11 AM Kkachi
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** Judson's rendition of "Suicide is Painless", sung during the mock funeral along with guitar accompaniment is much more in the style of [[TheSixties mid to late 60s]] folk music that sprung out of the Civil Rights/Vietnam Era (think Joan Baez) as opposed to anything during the early [[TheFifties 1950s]] which was still ruled by doo-wop, rockabilly, and early rock and roll.

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** Judson's ** Private Seidman's rendition of "Suicide is Painless", sung during the mock funeral along with guitar accompaniment is much more in the style of [[TheSixties mid to late 60s]] folk music that sprung out of the Civil Rights/Vietnam Era (think Joan Baez) as opposed to anything during the early [[TheFifties 1950s]] which was still ruled by doo-wop, rockabilly, and early rock and roll.
17th Nov '17 8:05:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: "Painless Pole" is the "best-equipped" dentist in the army. After Lt. Dish spends the night with him, she is still in a daze the next morning.

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: "Painless Pole" is the "best-equipped" dentist in the army.Army. After Lt. Dish spends the night with him, she is still in a daze the next morning.



* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In-universe, when Blake spots Hawkeye and Frank talking in the mess tent (after Frank's lovemaking with Hot Lips has been broadcast to the whole camp) and asks Radar to tell him what they're saying. This ends up helping Hawkeye, as when Burns snaps, Radar's "translation" makes it look like he attacked Hawkeye for no reason.

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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: In-universe, when Blake spots Hawkeye and Frank Burns talking in the mess tent (after Frank's lovemaking with Hot Lips has been broadcast to the whole camp) and asks Radar to tell him what they're saying. This ends up helping Hawkeye, as when Burns snaps, Radar's "translation" makes it look like he attacked Hawkeye for no reason.
8th Nov '17 1:41:19 AM Ezclee4050
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* InTheStyleOf: Mike Altman has said that Music/LeonardCohen was a big influence on the lyrics of "Suicide is Painless".
13th Sep '17 4:07:21 AM Ccook1956
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* PantyShot: The 4077th cheerleaders, in pleated skirts, do a cartwheel.
18th Aug '17 6:53:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* HiMom: While taking Ho-Jon to his military physical, Hawkeye is filmed by a newsreel camerawoman, who invites him to say hello to his mother back home. He tells her his mother's deceased, then asks to say hello to his dad instead. (According to Donald Sutherland, when his parents saw this film for the first time and they got to this scene, his father stood right up in the theater and shouted, "Hi, Donny!" back at the screen.)

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* HiMom: While taking Ho-Jon to his military physical, Hawkeye is filmed by a newsreel camerawoman, who invites him to say hello to his mother back home. He tells her his mother's deceased, then asks to say hello to his dad instead. (According [[note]]According to Donald Sutherland, when his parents saw this film for the first time and they got to this scene, his father stood right up in the theater and shouted, "Hi, Donny!" back at the screen.)[[/note]]
18th Aug '17 6:50:15 PM Mdumas43073
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* ImagineSpot: Toward the end when Hawkeye comes into the O.R. to tell Duke they've gotten their orders to go home, Duke has a quick flash of himself emerging from a plane back in the States and being greeted by his wife and kids.[[note]] The book and the original version of the script end with both Duke and Hawkeye being met by their wives and children in their respective home states.[[/note]]

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* ImagineSpot: Toward the end when Hawkeye comes into the O.R. to tell Duke they've gotten their orders to go home, Duke has a quick flash of himself emerging from a plane back in the States and being greeted by a loud welcoming party including his wife and kids.[[note]] The book and the original version of the script end with both Duke and Hawkeye being met by their wives and children in their respective home states.[[/note]]
18th Aug '17 6:49:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* ImagineSpot: Toward the end when Hawkeye comes into the O.R. to announce they've got their orders to go home, Duke has a quick flash of himself emerging from a plane back in the States and being greeted by his wife and kids.[[note]] The book and the original version of the script end with both Duke and Hawkeye being met by their wives and children in their respective home states.[[/note]]

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* ImagineSpot: Toward the end when Hawkeye comes into the O.R. to announce tell Duke they've got gotten their orders to go home, Duke has a quick flash of himself emerging from a plane back in the States and being greeted by his wife and kids.[[note]] The book and the original version of the script end with both Duke and Hawkeye being met by their wives and children in their respective home states.[[/note]]
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