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* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Sgt. Tarola is from Joliet (pronounced JOE-lee-ette), but pronounces it JOLLY-ette.[[labelnote:*]]Fun fact: The town actually has an old law on the books making it illegal to pronounce it this way.[[/labelnote]]

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* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Sgt. Tarola is from Joliet (pronounced JOE-lee-ette), but pronounces it JOLLY-ette.[[labelnote:*]]Fun fact: The [[labelnote:Fun fact:]]The town actually has an old law on the books making it illegal to pronounce it this way.[[/labelnote]]

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After 11 days of being served the same food for every meal, Hawkeye leads a mutiny against the army's river of liver and its ocean of fish. Later, as Henry is chewing him out for the mess in the Mess, Hawkeye realizes what he needs: Barbecue spareribs, ones from a special place in Chicago. What follows are some of the most complex maneuvers in the Korean War, involving Hawkeye pretending to be a dying soldier, an old flame of Trapper's, fake medical supplies, and a supply sergeant from Illinois who demands a rib-shaped bribe.


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* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Sgt. Tarola is from Joliet (pronounced JOE-lee-ette), but pronounces it JOLLY-ette.[[labelnote:*]]Fun fact: The town actually has an old law on the books making it illegal to pronounce it this way.[[/labelnote]]


** That also extends to the scene when Klinger demands Hawkeye clean the stole Hawkeye flung food at; Hawkeye's contrite when he hears about the succotash, but he gets angry when Klinger mentions there's liver on it as well.



* LargeHam: Alan Alda as Hawkeye

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* LargeHam: Alan Alda as HawkeyeHawkeye.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: When Sergeant Tarola finds out Hawkeye, in his rush to order, forgot to include coleslaw (which Hawkeye himself is upset about):
-->'''Tarola:''' You sent all the way out to Chicago, and no coleslaw?
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Forgive us; we're draftees.



* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something.

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* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. Tarola is quick to realise realize they're hiding something.

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* PrisonRiot: Hawkeye's mess-tent rant, throwing his full tray at the wall (narrowly missing Radar and Klinger) and leading the "We want something else!" chant, evokes one of these, especially when Igor and his helper start banging the lids to the steam trays in rhythm. The followup in Blake's office, with Hawkeye's "I broke under the pressure, Warden," completes the reference.


---> '''Hawkeye''': They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. But he went on to write a great song.

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---> '''Hawkeye''': [[https://youtu.be/VpcEhFlwYi0?t=36s They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round.round]]. But he went on to write a great song.

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* CrowdChant: Begun by Hawkeye after another day of liver and fish for lunch. The entire mess tent proceeds to join in.


* {{Absentee Actor}}s: Neither Larry Linville (Frank) nor Loretta Swit (Hot Lips) appear in this episode.

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* {{Absentee Actor}}s: AbsenteeActor: Neither Larry Linville (Frank) nor Loretta Swit (Hot Lips) appear in this episode.



* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. [[GenreSavvy Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something]].

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* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. [[GenreSavvy Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something]].something.


!!Attention, all personnel! Along with liver and fish, the following tropes will be served with today's lunch:

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!!Attention, all personnel! Along with liver and fish, The menu for Adam's Ribs contains the following tropes will be served with today's lunch:tropes:


!!Adam's Ribs contains the following examples:

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!!Adam's Ribs contains !!Attention, all personnel! Along with liver and fish, the following examples:tropes will be served with today's lunch:


* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. [[GenreSavvy Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something]].


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* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. [[GenreSavvy Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something]].


* ObstructiveBureaucrat: [[Jerkass Major Pfeifer]] at Receiving.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: [[Jerkass [[{{Jerkass}} Major Pfeifer]] at Receiving.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Used for comedic effect by Trapper as he witnesses Hawkeye plotting to get the spareribs he's ordered from the States.
--> '''Trapper''': What a picture you are of [[VillainousGluttony gluttony]], [[{{Greed}} greed]], [[{{Lust}} lust]], oral sensation.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Used for comedic effect by Trapper as he witnesses Hawkeye plotting to get the spareribs spare ribs he's ordered from the States.
--> '''Trapper''': What a picture you are of [[VillainousGluttony [[VillainousGlutton gluttony]], [[{{Greed}} greed]], [[{{Lust}} lust]], oral sensation.


* BlackComedyCannibalism: Unable to overcome an obstacle in getting the ribs to Korea, Hawkeye wonders how Radar would taste charcoaled. Luckily for Radar, Trapper suddenly remembers an old flame from Chicago.
* BrickJoke: Klinger's uncle being of help.



* GoshDangItToHeck: Hawkeye's reaction to Radar bringing him a report that no member of the camp has a relative or a friend available in Chicago to pick up the ribs for him.
--> '''Hawkeye''': Rats. Double rats.



* NoSell: When Sergeant Tarola refuses to give Hawkeye and Trapper the package secretly containing the ribs, the two doctors threaten to report how much of an environmental hazard Tarola's workplace is. [[GenreSavvy Tarola is quick to realise they're hiding something]].



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The major at receiving.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The major [[Jerkass Major Pfeifer]] at receiving.Receiving.
--> '''Pfeifer''': You think because you save lives, it's important.
** Averted with Sergeant Tarola, who incidentally is just as much a fan of Adam's Ribs food as Hawkeye is.
---> '''Tarola''': I'm from Joliet. I'd walk to Chicago on my knees in the snow for a takeout order.
---> '''Trapper''': ''[to Hawkeye]'' He's one of you.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Used for comedic effect by Trapper as he witnesses Hawkeye plotting to get the spareribs he's ordered from the States.
--> '''Trapper''': What a picture you are of [[VillainousGluttony gluttony]], [[{{Greed}} greed]], [[{{Lust}} lust]], oral sensation.
--> '''Hawkeye''': You're seeing the real me. As a child, I once ate twelve banana sandwiches. [[ToiletHumor I slept in the bathroom for a week]].
--> '''Trapper''': Charming.
* RefugeInAudacity: Hawkeye cooks up some pretty believable lies in order for him to get a telephone connection from Korea to Adams Ribs in Chicago.


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** Trapper also thinks this of Hawkeye as his friend actually embarks on a plot to get the spareribs.
---> '''Hawkeye''': The rest is downhill.
---> '''Trapper''': So is your head.
---> '''Hawkeye''': They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. But he went on to write a great song.
---> '''Trapper''': You keep this up and the squirrels are gonna bury your head somewhere.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Hawkeye is of this mindset in getting an order of ribs and sauce from Chicago.


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* SomethingWeForgot: It's not until after he hangs up that Hawkeye realises [[BrickJoke he neglected to add coleslaw to the order.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Trapper's old girlfriend from Chicago doesn't know that there's a war going on in Korea.


* BlackAndGrayMorality: Hawkeye and Trapper are quite willing to sign Klinger's Section 8 discharge papers--a serious violation of medical ethics--in exchange for a favor from Klinger's uncle to have him pick up the ribs. The only catch is that the papers require signatures from three doctors but Hawkeye and Trapper are the only ones willing to go that far.

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--> '''Radar''': Are these ribs really that great?
--> '''Hawkeye''': Better than sex.
--> '''Radar''': I don't know how good sex is.
--> '''Hawkeye''': No women could follow them, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar especially the big ones]].
--> ''Radar looks at him in confusion''
--> '''Hawkeye''': The ribs, not the women.
* BigEater: Klinger bewilderingly asks Radar how he could eat the slop the mess tent serves for food. Radar replies that his mouth is just tone-deaf.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Hawkeye and Trapper are quite willing to sign Klinger's Section 8 discharge papers--a serious violation of medical ethics--in exchange for a favor favour from Klinger's uncle to have him pick up the ribs. The only catch is that the papers require signatures from three doctors but Hawkeye and Trapper are the only ones willing to go that far.far.
* TheCasanova: Trapper suggests to Hawkeye that he should troll the nurses as a means of staving off boredom. Hawkeye refuses to on the grounds he's trolled all the nurses.
* ChewingTheScenery: Alan Alda really cut loose with the "We Want Something Else!" scene.


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* DrowningMySorrows: Another idea Trapper has for killing Hawkeye's boredom is this trope. Hawkeye doesn't believe it'll work.
--> '''Hawkeye''': Won't do any good. My dull has learnt how to swim.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Hawkeye mentions that both his parents are alive. Later on, it's just his dad.
* FoodPorn: Hawkeye's continual descriptions of the ribs certainly sound like this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hawkeye tells Trapper that if the mess tent is serving liver or fish for lunch again, he'll throw a fit. [[TemptingFate Trapper thinks he won't.]]


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** In contrast to Hawkeye losing it in the mess tent and everybody else just joining in on the chant, Trapper just reacts to everything with DullSurprise.
* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching: Hawkeye starts off the episode feeling very bored to death.
* LargeHam: Alan Alda as Hawkeye


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* NoodleIncident: Henry seems to have quite a few fond memories of the Dearborn Street Station in Chicago.
--> '''Henry''': The [phone] number's Dearborn Five Seven Five Hundred.
--> '''Trapper''': How the hell do you know that?
--> '''Henry''': [[RealPlaceBackground I was born in Illinois. I spent half my life at the Dearborn Station. It was the first place my mother let me go to the men's room alone. [''beat''] Come to think of it, it's where I met my wife Lorraine.]]


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* OnlySaneMan: He'll help solve it, but Trapper really struggles to endure Hawkeye's mania.
* SanitySlippage:
** Henry Blake gets worried that Hawkeye's going over the edge as the latter is fanatically describing the food at Adam's Ribs.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After Henry and Radar have left for an "inspection", Hawkeye continues to talk about how good the food is at Adam's Ribs. Trapper, tired of it, slurps down the last of his drink and leaves him alone.
* {{Troll}}: When Radar mentions the supply foul-up which resulted in there being another day of liver or fish, Trapper finds it a cause for laughter. Of course, Henry thinks otherwise.
--> '''Henry''': Radar. What happened to the frozen turkey I ordered you to order?
--> '''Radar''': Oh, I put it in the requisition, sir. Marked urgent.
--> '''Henry''': Well?
--> '''Radar''': They sent us five thousand athletic supporters.
--> '''Trapper''': [[IronicEcho Marked urgent!]] Hahaha.
--> '''Henry''': [[DudeNotFunny I don't find that such a rib-tickler]], [=McIntyre=].


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--> '''Henry''': Just who do you think you are, Pierce?!
--> '''Hawkeye''': [[DeadpanSnarker I broke under the pressure, Warden.]]


* NewOldFlame: Trapper recalls a one- (no, two-; actually, [[RuleOfThree three-]]) night stand with a girl in Chicago when Hawkeye is trying to find someone willing to pick up the order.
** When he finally gets her on the phone, she remembers him as "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Big John]]".

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* NewOldFlame: Trapper recalls a one- (no, two-; actually, [[RuleOfThree three-]]) night stand with a girl in Chicago when Hawkeye is trying to find someone willing to pick up the order.
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order. When he finally gets her on the phone, she remembers him as "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Big John]]".

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** When he finally gets her on the phone, she remembers him as "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Big John]]".

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