Attention, all personnel! The following tropes occurred on the most recent payday:
The Ace: Hawkeye repeatedly asks the mob of fellow MASHers waiting to receive their pay to quiet down so he can focus on distributing the money, but he is ignored. Radar then shouts out for quiet once. They listen.
Hawkeye: Radar, you've got class coming out of each bellybutton.
Gaslighting: Margaret tricks Frank into thinking he gave her the real pearl necklace that he intended to give his wife. He then switches the necklaces in secret, unknowingly giving her the real pearls.
The Gambling Addict: Trapper, so much so that he blackmails Frank and asks Hawkeye for extra money so he can keep playing in a no-limit poker game.
Good Samaritan: Hawkeye gives Father Mulcahy the $3000 to donate to the orphanage.
Grey and Gray Morality: Klinger claims that bribery is just as much an American enterprise as toreador pants are.
Hear Me the Money: When Radar gives Hawkeye the $3000, Hawkeye flips through a couple of bundles of scrip and says that one of them is a dollar short.
Hypocrite: Frank shows Kim Chun Quoc his wedding ring to demonstrate he's a happily married man and that mistresses are not his business. What's the bet you're currently rolling your eyes and mouthing the name "Margaret"?
Inspector Javert: Captain Sloan. He believes Hawkeye took the $3000 so he could deliberately swindle the United States Army and goes after him decisively, following that impression.
Hawkeye: How long have you had this delusion that you're human?
He also threatens to send Radar and Father Mulcahy to the stockade along with Hawkeye.
Laser-Guided Karma: Trapper steals Hawkeye's watch to continue playing the poker game. When he's victorious, Hawkeye snatches the winnings away to repay Captain Sloan the missing $3000.
Not What It Looks Like: Frank reacts this way when Captain Sloan catches him peeking into the nurses' shower. It's actually quite true; he's biding his time to switch the pearl necklaces without Margaret noticing.
That Liar Lies: Trapper asks for some money from Hawkeye so he can continue playing in the poker game, explaining that he has a really good hand for once. Hawkeye answers back to Trapper, saying that he has the same amount of luck as the navigator on the Titanic. Proven to be Wrong Genre Savvy for Hawkeye as Trapper does actually win later.
Title Drop: "Attention, all personnel. Attention. The eagle screams today. It's payday. All personnel will kindly form an orderly stampede."
We Used to Be Friends: Played for laughs as Trapper chooses to play this tactic when Hawkeye refuses to lend him money. Hawkeye just snarks back, reminding Trapper of the times in which he had seriously bad luck.
Trapper: What about all our knee-scraping, commode-hugging good times?
Hawkeye: What about the four-leaf clover that gave you a rash?
Trapper: What about all the times in the OR? The bowels we resected? We've been together through thick and thick.
White and Grey Morality: Hawkeye refuses to take the three thousand dollars Radar got for him as compensation for all the practice he missed back home, stating that the money shouldn't really be his. Radar denies this on the grounds that a friend of his got five thousand specimen cups in a similar incident. The friend is now going into the ices business.