Posts Tagged ‘4077th’

I’d Like to Buy Don Draper a Coke

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

RemingtonWith a final scene that rivals Bob Newhart waking up in bed with Suzanne Pleshette in Newhart, Hawkeye leaving the 4077th by helicopter and seeing that B.J. used rocks to spell out the word “Goodbye” in M*A*S*H, and the deaths of the major characters in Six Feet Under, Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men finale ended an opus that showed how the 1950s turned into the 1960s, using advertising as a foundation.

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When Colonel Potter Was a General

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

RemingtonM*A*S*H had a terrific roster of guest stars during its run from 1972 to 1983 on CBS.  Ron Howard.  Laurence Fishbone.  Andrew Duggan.  Rosalind Chao.  Dennis Dugan.  Blythe Danner.  James Cromwell.  Leslie Nielsen.  Gwen Verdon.  George Wendt.  Mary Wickes.  Susan Saint James.  Shelley Long.  Mary Kay Place.  Edward Herrmann.  Andrew Dice Clay.

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A Soldier’s Story

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

RemingtonM*A*S*H had several memorable characters.  Klinger dressed like a woman to get a discharge from the Army based on a Section 8.  Hawkeye used humor, usually bathed in sarcasm, as an emotional defense mechanism to protect his psyche from getting fully pummeled by the barrage of wounded soldiers.  Charles Emerson Winchester III exuded superiority, based on his privileged upbringing.

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Battle Scars of the Mind

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On M*A*S*H, surgeons at Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077th bandaged limbs, tended to wounds, and operated on soldiers torn apart by grenades, bullets, and shrapnel during the Korean War.  Beyond the physical wounds, though, were mental injuries.  To treat them, the 4077th called in their secret weapon.  Dr. Sidney Freedman, played by Allan Arbus.

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Before He Was Colonel Potter

Friday, February 6th, 2015

RemingtonBefore he was Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H, Harry Morgan was one of Hollywood’s cornerstone character actors.  He shared the silver screen with legends.

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