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Recap / M*A*S*H S5 E23: Margaret's Marriage

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Attention, all personnel! The following tropes are registered to attend Major Houlihan's wedding:

  • Altar the Speed: Father Mulcahey has an entire sermon about marriage planned before Margaret's wedding, but incoming wounded force him to cut that short and then speed through the wedding vows.
  • Bait-and-Switch: After chasing Frank down and tackling him with everyone thinking he plans to beat Frank up, Donald instead asks Frank to be the best man.
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  • Bloodsplattered Wedding Dress: Margaret is forced to attend surgery in the OR in her wedding gown.
  • Call-Back: Father Mulcahy's repeated drunken use of "jocularity" is one to the Father Mulcahy Soundalike Contest in "Movie Tonight".
  • Description Cut: Hawkeye and B.J. decide to prank Donald by putting him in a body cast from his chest to his feet, claiming he broke his leg during his bachelor party. Cut to Donald wearing just that at the wedding the next morning.
  • Karma Houdini: B.J. and Hawkeye completely get away with their broken leg prank. They try to tell Margaret about it at the last minute but she can't hear them over the chopper.
  • Long List: Radar rattles off all the forms needed to fill out before they can hold the wedding.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Donald tells Frank that he wants to talk to him, Frank runs like hell.

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