History Heartwarming / MASH

25th Mar '17 8:29:40 PM BDA1978
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** Hawkeye and BJ giving Potter a respectful, silent salute. Twice as heartwarming because you can literally count the number of serious salutes that Hawkeye has given ''anyone'' throughout the series on one hand.

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** Hawkeye and BJ giving Potter a respectful, silent salute. Twice as heartwarming because you can literally count the number of serious salutes that Hawkeye has given ''anyone'' throughout the series on one hand. The gesture isn't lost on Potter either as he can barely hold back tears as he returns the salute.
17th Jan '17 1:00:24 AM Dustbunny3
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** When an infant is left on the Swamp's doorstep, her crying wakes the Swamprats, who are understandably confused and irritated. Charles is the most irritated of the three by far and storms out to find the source of the crying and have a stop put to it. His demeanor softens immediately when he steps out and finds the baby and he shushes and coos at her as he picks her up.




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* Pretty much any time that the camp interacts with the orphans, or any children at all, really.
15th Jan '17 12:50:06 AM bweb
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* One for, oddly enough, Frank Burns. Hawkeye spent the early part of an episode haranguing Frank about his skills, or lack thereof, as a surgeon. Then one of Hawkeye's patients takes a turn for the worse. Margaret is unusually sympathetic, as she assisted Hawkeye with the surgery. At the end of the episode, when the problem has been found and fixed, Frank, who could very easily lay into Hawkeye about his mistake (and had been earlier), graciously concedes to Hawkeye, "Anybody could have missed that."
13th Jan '17 7:55:58 PM Mdumas43073
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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it's a "useless gesture" to raise children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."

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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it's a "useless gesture" to raise the children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
13th Jan '17 7:55:24 PM Mdumas43073
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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it was a "useless gesture" to raise children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."

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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it was it's a "useless gesture" to raise children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
13th Jan '17 7:54:56 PM Mdumas43073
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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy had tried to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and had been firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it was a "useless gesture" to raise children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). After Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."

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** Early in the aforementioned "Dear Sis", Mulcahy had tried tries to solicit a donation from Winchester to buy some toys for the orphanage, and had been is firmly rebuffed (Winchester claiming that it was a "useless gesture" to raise children's hopes only to have them dashed again after Christmas). After Toward the end of the episode, after Radar gives him the toboggan cap and tells him it was Mulcahy's idea, Winchester tearfully accosts the padre and hands him a wad of bills, telling him to "buy (the orphans) whatever they need." Starting to leave, he turns and hands him ''another'' wad of bills, telling him in an emotion-choked voice to "buy them whatever they ''don't'' need."
1st Jan '17 8:31:01 AM bweb
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** It's worth noting that Hawkeye thought he was about to be shot after the soldier died. However, his genuine effort to save the man had come through, despite the language barrier. His friend had decided not to shoot Hawk, and while we may never know what his reasons were, or if he were even really planning to shoot Hawk, but one has to believe that Hawk's genuine feeling of loss when the patient died didn't have something to do with his fellow soldier showing mercy.
23rd Nov '16 10:24:48 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Charles:''' ''(dreamily)'' Autumn in New England...

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-->'''Charles:''' ''(dreamily)'' [dreamily] Autumn in New England...



'''Winchester:''' ''[putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders]'' You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.

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'''Winchester:''' ''[putting [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders]'' shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.



'''Margaret:''' ''[almost inaudible]'' Coming... coming... ''[she heads over to the door and opens it, then gasps in shock - it's Dr. Chesler]''\\

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'''Margaret:''' ''[almost inaudible]'' [almost inaudible] Coming... coming... ''[she heads over to the door and opens it, then gasps in shock - it's Dr. Chesler]''\\



'''Chesler:''' ''[extending his hand]'' This is indeed a pleasure! ''[Margaret is about to shake his hand, but first wipes off the ointment, then sniffs her hand and grimaces]''\\

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'''Chesler:''' ''[extending [extending his hand]'' hand] This is indeed a pleasure! ''[Margaret is about to shake his hand, but first wipes off the ointment, then sniffs her hand and grimaces]''\\



'''Margaret:''' ... yes! ''[nods]'' Yes! That was me! Yes!\\

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'''Margaret:''' ... yes! ''[nods]'' [nods] Yes! That was me! Yes!\\



'''Margaret:''' ''[smiling ear to ear]'' Oh... he... I... we... ''[shocks Charles by grabbing his face and kissing him on the lips]''

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'''Margaret:''' ''[smiling [smiling ear to ear]'' ear] Oh... he... I... we... ''[shocks Charles by grabbing his face and kissing him on the lips]''
22nd Oct '16 8:47:41 PM mlsmithca
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--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?
--->'''Winchester:''' [putting his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.

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--->'''Mulcahy:''' Major, are you all right?
--->'''Winchester:''' [putting
right?\\
'''Winchester:''' ''[putting
his hands on Mulcahy's shoulders] shoulders]'' You ''saved'' me, Father. You lowered a bucket into the well of my despair, and you raised me up to the light of day. I thank you for that.



--->'''Hawkeye:''' Charles, you've never told me anything like this before.
--->'''Charles:''' Actually... [[FirstNameBasis Hawkeye]]... I've never told you ''anything'' before.[[note]] The only time in the series when Charles non-snarkily addresses Hawkeye by his nickname.[[/note]]

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--->'''Hawkeye:''' Charles, you've never told me anything like this before.
--->'''Charles:'''
before.\\
'''Charles:'''
Actually... [[FirstNameBasis Hawkeye]]... I've never told you ''anything'' before.[[note]] The only time in the series when Charles non-snarkily addresses Hawkeye by his nickname.[[/note]]



** The B plot of "Say No More". Margaret is eagerly anticipating a lecture by Dr. Steven Chesler, a hero of hers whom Charles dismisses as a charlatan. However, she develops laryngitis with only days before the lecture, and Charles tells her that she will only regain her voice in time for the lecture if she doesn't speak at all before then - an impossibility for a nurse. She has Charles act as her voice for correspondence with Dr. Chesler as their respective plans change, but her laryngitis looks to prevent her from getting a chance to meet him before he returns to the United States. Just as she is glumly facing the prospect of not getting to meet Dr. Chesler, she is stunned when he actually shows up at the 4077th in person and says he could hardly turn down her invitation after their last conversation, in which she said so many nice things about how much she admires him - yes, he adds, Major Winchester was the one actually speaking, but he was relaying her words. Margaret is floored - she wasn't actually present for that conversation. It turns out Charles, seeing how much meeting Chesler meant to Margaret, set aside his own contempt for the man to persuade him to visit her before he leaves Korea. In the episode's final scene, she surprises (and/or horrifies) her fellow major by thanking him with a big kiss.

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** The B plot of "Say No More". Margaret is eagerly anticipating a lecture by Dr. Steven Chesler, a hero of hers whom Charles dismisses as a charlatan. However, she develops laryngitis with only days before the lecture, and Charles tells her that she will only regain her voice in time for the lecture if she doesn't speak at all before then - an impossibility for a nurse. She has Charles act as her voice for correspondence with Dr. Chesler as their respective plans change, but she finally decides that since meeting Chesler would delay her laryngitis looks recovery by several days, she will have to prevent scrap her from getting a chance plans to meet him before he returns to the United States. Just as The morning after she asks Charles to send Chesler a telegram to this effect, she gets a massive surprise:
--->''[Margaret
is glumly facing rubbing ointment on her throat; there is a knock at her door]''\\
'''Margaret:''' ''[almost inaudible]'' Coming... coming... ''[she heads over to
the prospect of not getting to meet door and opens it, then gasps in shock - it's Dr. Chesler, she Chesler]''\\
'''Charles:''' Margaret, I don't believe you've met Dr. Chesler.\\
'''Margaret:''' Ohh!...\\
'''Chesler:''' ''[extending his hand]'' This
is stunned when he actually shows up at indeed a pleasure! ''[Margaret is about to shake his hand, but first wipes off the 4077th in person ointment, then sniffs her hand and says he grimaces]''\\
'''Charles:''' I believe that Major Houlihan is inviting you to come in. ''[Margaret nods enthusiastically]'' Well, get acquainted, you two! ''[Chesler enters Margaret's tent; Charles closes the door behind him]''\\
'''Chesler:''' Now, please don't strain your voice!\\
'''Margaret:''' ''[still reeling from the shock of Chesler's unexpected visit]'' Why are you here?\\
'''Chesler:''' Under the circumstances, I
could hardly turn down her invitation after their last conversation, in which she said so many refuse your invitation!\\
'''Margaret:''' I... invited you?\\
'''Chesler:''' Well, I realise that Dr. Winchester's voice was on the telephone this morning, but... you were standing there next to him, telling him all those
nice things about how much she admires him - yes, he adds, Major Winchester was the one actually speaking, but he was relaying her words. Margaret to say.\\
''[Margaret
is floored stunned - she wasn't actually present for that conversation. It turns out Charles, seeing how much there at all, and she realises this means Charles arranged this meeting Chesler meant especially for her despite his dislike for Chesler]''\\
'''Margaret:''' ... yes! ''[nods]'' Yes! That was me! Yes!\\
'''Chesler:''' You know, I don't know whether it's your dedication
to your job or all those lovely things you said about me, but... I wanted to meet you before I left.\\
'''Margaret:''' I'm... speechless!\\
''[at the end of the episode, in the mess tent, as Charles gets his lunch, Margaret walks up to him]''\\
'''Charles:''' Hello,
Margaret, set aside his own contempt for the man to persuade him to visit her before he leaves Korea. In the episode's final scene, she surprises (and/or horrifies) her fellow major by thanking him how did it go with a big kiss.you and the quack?\\
'''Margaret:''' ''[smiling ear to ear]'' Oh... he... I... we... ''[shocks Charles by grabbing his face and kissing him on the lips]''
19th Oct '16 12:51:00 AM StevieWillShowYou
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* Margeret is furious when she realizes her engagement ring is a ReplacementGoldfish, after she'd lost her ring and the guys "found" it for her. (It says, "Over hill, over dale, our love will '''ever''' (not "never") fail".) She's ready to explode when Max gently tells her that she's being unfair, and they only tried to make her feel better. She later lets Hawkeye know it's a replacement, then tells him she likes the replacement better.

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* Margeret Margaret is furious when she realizes her engagement ring is a ReplacementGoldfish, after she'd lost her ring and the guys "found" it for her. (It says, "Over hill, over dale, our love will '''ever''' (not "never") fail".) She's ready to explode when Max gently tells her that she's being unfair, and they only tried had the replacement ring made to make her feel better. She later lets Hawkeye know she knows it's a replacement, then tells him she likes the replacement better.better.
* Season 9's first episode, "The Best of Enemies", sees Hawkeye--on his way to some well-deserved R&R--captured by a North Korean soldier who forces the doctor to work on a fellow soldier who has been wounded. Hawkeye does his best to save the wounded soldier, but the attempt ultimately fails and the soldier dies (to the frustration and anger of both the other soldier and Hawkeye). The living soldier lets Hawkeye go free, but Pierce stays behind for a moment to watch the soldier start digging a grave for his fallen comrade. At which point Hawkeye comes back, shares a glance with the soldier that says more than any words ever could, and helps dig the grave.
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