History Fridge / MASH

15th Jul '16 9:57:01 PM weirdfantasy
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** BJ, when leveling the proposal on the rest of the staff, never actually names ''himself'' as the person pulling the prank. The perpetrator is an unnamed "someone" who might theoretically prank the entire staff. Well, if the rest of the staff is part of this theoretical "someone" (which is also used to indicate an ambiguous number, not just identity), who else is there to prank but Hawkeye? BJ never fesses up to the pranks that the rest of the staff pull on themselves. Even his taunting of Hawkeye after Klinger supposedly falls for it isn't an admission; when he holds up a finger, he isn't telling Hawkeye he's the last to be pranked. He's telling Hawkeye that there's only one member of the staff ''being'' pranked! Had Hawkeye not fallen apart, the ''rest'' of the staff would have lost.
6th Jul '16 2:38:58 PM xrainxofxbloodx
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*** Margaret explains in "The Party" that she had been trying to hide the fact that her parents were divorced. Claiming her father was dead may have been one of her ways of doing that.


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** Although note that BJ was not ACTUALLY discharged. His orders were a mistake, and he was stopped before he got very far.
23rd Apr '16 4:50:32 PM Ezclee4050
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* When Frank leaves Duke says to Col. Blake "fair is fair, Henry. If I nail Hot Lips and punch Hawkeye, can I go home?" Well, later on he ''does'' have a tryst with Hot Lips, and he ''does'' get his orders to leave soon after, without even having to punch Hawkeye.

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* When Frank leaves gets sent away Duke says to Col. Blake "fair is fair, Henry. If I nail Hot Lips and punch Hawkeye, can I go home?" Well, later on he ''does'' have a tryst with Hot Lips, and he ''does'' get his orders to leave soon after, without even having to punch Hawkeye.
23rd Apr '16 4:48:59 PM Ezclee4050
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!![[Film/{{Mash}} The Movie]]


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* When Frank leaves Duke says to Col. Blake "fair is fair, Henry. If I nail Hot Lips and punch Hawkeye, can I go home?" Well, later on he ''does'' have a tryst with Hot Lips, and he ''does'' get his orders to leave soon after, without even having to punch Hawkeye.

!![[Series/{{Mash}} The TV Series]]
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11th Mar '16 10:03:51 PM lorgskyegon
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* In the season seven episode "Preventative Medicine", Colonel Lacy is refused permission from command to start an assault for Hill 403. He then says he will send out reconnaissance to try and draw fire and get it done anyway. This is a strategy taken directly from General Patton in World War II, who called it the "rock soup method".
6th Jan '16 10:47:57 PM lorgskyegon
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****** The best explanation (if in the MASH universe the Army hadn't previously allowed it) is that while the Army didn't necessarily approve it's use, they did tend to look the other way. Then in this episode, the refused to do that any more.
6th Jan '16 5:35:41 PM lorgskyegon
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*** These two also apply to the above - Frank and Charles are doctors who are in the military, rather than military men who are doctors, like Col. Potter.
14th Dec '15 9:32:12 PM Lightning4119
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** Where exactly does this become FridgeLogic?

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** Where exactly does this become FridgeLogic?FridgeLogic or Fridge ''anything'' for that matter? Anyone with any brains (i.e. not Frank or Margaret) would realize that the Chinese would not go back on a deal like that to knock off or capture a couple of surgeons and corpsmen, what with the damage a betrayal like that would do to their ability to make future exchanges. If they proved by killing or capturing the 4077 crew that was sent, no future exchanges would be allowed. The doctor complaining about being bombed has nothing to do with the issue, and the Chinese troops having guns is reasonable since ''its fifty miles behind their lines and they are making a gesture by handing over the prisoners without demanding anything in exchange.'' Of course its a double standard, neither side has any reason to trust the other. For all the Chinese know the 4077 crew could have a bunch of soldiers with them to "rescue" their wounded and take a bunch of prisoners.
3rd Nov '15 2:39:33 PM Lightning4119
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* Not sure whether this is Fridge Brilliance or Horror, but Radar's BigEater tendencies and his ability to stomach the mess tent's food is probably a result of growing up poor on a farm in Iowa. It's mentioned that it was just him, his mom, and his uncle working the farm, so there may not have been much food to go around.
8th Sep '15 3:12:13 PM Lightning4119
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** Where exactly does this become FridgeLogic?
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