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2010-12-15 09:55:47 AM  
dougfm: FeFiFoFark: Heysomefarkingpenguinatemysammich!: FeFiFoFark: I hated M.A.S.H.
Ferret face is that you?
No.
Douchebag, is that you?

Where in the devil are those Douchebags? (new window)


How the heck did you find that? I'd LOVE to find Nathan Lane's Sister Wendy Sketch.
 
2010-12-15 09:57:18 AM  
Huge MASH fan here, grew up on it. Best seasons are the Henry Blake and Frank Burns seasons, 1 to 3. It was more geared toward comedy and sarcasm then, less toward a social message.

And yes, the dude's camp is amazing. And it is missing Toledo.

/From Toledo (near, actually)
//Wears Mud Hens gear, including the MASH throwback hat
///Wants to get "Toledo 7" on his license plate.
 
2010-12-15 10:03:03 AM  
dletter: fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.

With Hawaii 5-0 being a hit, I think we'll be seeing more "stylish reboots", whether they should be made or not.


gah, i watched that shiat show twice and cannot understand its popularity

one farking stupid ass hollywood buddy cop cliche after another.
 
2010-12-15 10:05:31 AM  
Burns and Winchester were both great. They both served as a foil for Hawkeye and BJ, but other than that I felt that the characters had very different stories to tell. For my money, that and Blake/Potter were the best examples of "replace the character with a totally different one" I've ever seen.
 
2010-12-15 10:05:53 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

"These people have no espect-ray unless you aggle-hay over the ice-pray."

/Um-day!
 
2010-12-15 10:07:45 AM  
brashhulk: "These people have no espect-ray unless you aggle-hay over the ice-pray."

/Um-day!


you're so above average
 
2010-12-15 10:08:16 AM  
Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?



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I own that.

I don't own the system, just the cartridge.
 
2010-12-15 10:12:15 AM  
Wrong_Intentions: IT WAS A BA-A-A-BYYY!!!

HE PUSHED ME!!!!
 
2010-12-15 10:13:01 AM  
Sally Kellerman or Loretta Swit in their prime?
My choice Kellerman. Met her on a beach early in the morning when she was filming a movie over the bluffs from my house. I was walking my dog and she is an animal lover. Yummy even at 6 in the morning without makeup as I recall now. Of course I was about 6 and did not appreciate it at the time.
 
2010-12-15 10:14:02 AM  
penguinfark: In the wide shot, the tent on the right is the Swamp. What is the tent on the left? And more importantly, does it also have props on the inside?

I assumed it is the mess tent.
 
2010-12-15 10:15:30 AM  
brashhulk: "These people have no espect-ray unless you aggle-hay over the ice-pray."

/Um-day!


I think Frank is actually saying "Never have so many suffered so much so so few could be so happy."
 
2010-12-15 10:16:32 AM  
Ow My Balls: FirstNationalBastard: TV Land has went to shiat anyway,

It drives me insane how they air one more ad over half the outgoing credits on shows and mute the music (missing part of All in the Family's great piano solo). ARGH!!




What I loathe even more are the stupid animated overlays during shows (usually advertising other shows on the network). Lately some of them obscure a huge amount of screen area, and are sometimes even even accompanied by a farking sound effect.

/was going to link to the clip in which Family Guy mocks FOX for constantly engaging in this obnoxious practice, but FOX has taken it down from Hulu (and just about everywhere else apparently)
 
2010-12-15 10:19:41 AM  
badgerb: Sally Kellerman or Loretta Swit in their prime?
My choice Kellerman. Met her on a beach early in the morning when she was filming a movie over the bluffs from my house. I was walking my dog and she is an animal lover. Yummy even at 6 in the morning without makeup as I recall now. Of course I was about 6 and did not appreciate it at the time.


Swit had a flat ass.

Like a table.

Served six.
 
2010-12-15 10:21:58 AM  
trotsky: Huge MASH fan here, grew up on it. Best seasons are the Henry Blake and Frank Burns seasons, 1 to 3. It was more geared toward comedy and sarcasm then, less toward a social message.

I second this. The music is also quirky and so 70's in these episodes. All of this is epitomized in the scene where Hawkeye and Trapper stand with Blake as Blake's antique desk flies away on a helicopter.
Oh, and who could forget the CIA propoganda bomb that Hawkeye and Trapper tried to dismantle with Blake's instructions? Classic.
 
2010-12-15 10:22:53 AM  
Norad: FirstNationalBastard: Norad: This guy needs to charge for themed parties.

However, he would have to make sure he didn't serve chicken.

You son of a biatch, why did you make me remember that?


GIT IN MAH BELLY!
 
2010-12-15 10:26:13 AM  
Smileylich

You magnificent bastard.
 
2010-12-15 10:27:31 AM  
LucklessWonder: For those lamenting the lack of reruns, you do know that Hallmark Channel runs 4 episodes a day several times a day, right?

/Trapper was better than BJ
//Burns better than Winchester
///Col Potter better than Blake


Not since they replaced them with Martha Stewart and Golden Girls several months ago.
 
2010-12-15 10:28:19 AM  
For those of you spinning through the M*A*S*H DVDs, make sure you play them with the laugh track turned OFF. Really makes it a much better show that way, especially for the Gelbart years.
 
2010-12-15 10:28:29 AM  
The important question is: does the still work?

/Yeah, there's over 160 comments in here, so I admit to not checking if anyone had asked/answered :(
 
2010-12-15 10:32:14 AM  
www.huginn.com

Oh big deal. I work at one of those you know. Verrrrry prestigious hospital, too.
 
2010-12-15 10:33:04 AM  
I grew to hate...HATE Alan Alda by the end of this show!

/Shut up that chicken, indeed.
 
2010-12-15 10:34:57 AM  
Potter, complaining about supplies: "We order rectal thermometers and they send us spark plugs! Both useful items, but hardly interchangeable."
 
2010-12-15 10:35:05 AM  
Perlin Noise: brashhulk: "These people have no espect-ray unless you aggle-hay over the ice-pray."

/Um-day!

you're so above average


"Over hill, over dale, our love will EVER fail?!"
 
2010-12-15 10:35:54 AM  
flaminio: For those of you spinning through the M*A*S*H DVDs, make sure you play them with the laugh track turned OFF. Really makes it a much better show that way, especially for the Gelbart years.

I mentioned this earlier, truer words were never posted.
 
2010-12-15 10:40:15 AM  
Perlin Noise: flaminio: For those of you spinning through the M*A*S*H DVDs, make sure you play them with the laugh track turned OFF. Really makes it a much better show that way, especially for the Gelbart years.

I mentioned this earlier, truer words were never posted.


Wow.

I did not know they could do that.
 
2010-12-15 10:46:51 AM  
Stanfan114: Perlin Noise: flaminio: For those of you spinning through the M*A*S*H DVDs, make sure you play them with the laugh track turned OFF. Really makes it a much better show that way, especially for the Gelbart years.

I mentioned this earlier, truer words were never posted.

Wow.

I did not know they could do that.


In the first season, they do an awful lot of pausing for the laugh track, so the dialog seems a little off when its not there. In all the other seasons, they don't pause so its great.
 
2010-12-15 10:47:07 AM  
fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.

Huh. That would be pretty cool actually. But I think today's standards (gore, violence, sex, etc.) would take away from what M*A*S*H was able to achieve.

/It spun in.
 
2010-12-15 10:48:04 AM  
Jonesy Boogieman: fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.

Huh. That would be pretty cool actually. But I think today's standards (gore, violence, sex, etc.) would take away from what M*A*S*H was able to achieve.

/It spun in.


Try this again: It spun in.
 
2010-12-15 10:49:14 AM  
Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?

(M*A*S*H Atari game box)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us


I played that. It had two scenes. First, you were a chopper pilot trying to grab patients and get back to the base. Then they put you in the operating room to pull little square bullets out of a maze of a patient. Think 'Video Game version of Operation', complete with a buzz if you hit the wall (and said buzz would also call you 'Ferret Face').
 
2010-12-15 10:49:15 AM  
FirstNationalBastard: Wrong_Intentions: Gary Burghoff?

Who is "a man who can tell us exactly what is the sound of one hand clapping?"


That is terrible, and funny. Thanks for the x by my name on the guest list in heaven.
 
2010-12-15 10:50:54 AM  
dletter: That would have been much cooler built about 25 years ago. Not that many people anymore (especially under 30) that even remember M*A*S*H* enough to appreciate it (and they don't rerun MASH much in the last 10 years like they used to).



I'm 24, and I farking love M*A*S*H. It's on every single day on basic cable, here. Also my brother (26) has all the episodes on DVD.
 
2010-12-15 11:02:25 AM  
robmilmel: I want an oil painting of this scene from the movie:

That would be awesome. One of my favorite scenes from the movie.
 
2010-12-15 11:03:45 AM  
One of the reasons MASH was so good was the beautiful cinematography. Don't laugh. It is one of the best filmed TV shows, which really shows on the new remastered episodes.
 
2010-12-15 11:04:15 AM  
What's cool is so many of the original sets/houses from those shows are still around, albiet with modern facades and a few other tweaks. Those who really have their OCD down can pick out 'the old neighbourhood'..
Sitcom Houses



Velveeta_Poindexter: This guy did a great job, I'm impressed.

When I hit the lotto, I'm recreating Desilu stage 9 (new window)


Old car dealershp in Port Henry, NY. They film new episodes there. Sorta.
 
2010-12-15 11:07:04 AM  
As a lifelong fan (I can only make love if I'm smothered in bacon and onions) of the Altman film and the TV series, I have to say the guy who built this is my idol. I'd love to have that in my backyard. I feel so inadequate in saying I had the full M*A*S*H playset as a kid (the compound, the ambulance, the chopper, EVERYTHING!) and realize that will be as close as I will get to the beauty of this man's back yard. (p.s.: of course I had and played the Atari game too)

Now, commenting on comments in this thread:
1.) Blake over Potter by a mile. Yes he was a bumbler, but also some damn fine dramatic moments from his character too. Plus he had classic lines like: "This is captain Pak, R.O.K, this is lieutenant Mulcahy, G.O.D." And I'd have to go with BJ over Trapper. Trapper was good, but I always liked the family man storyline of BJ that none of the other characters had. Burns vs Winchester is a toss up.
2.) My favorite "brilliant moment" from the creative staff of the show was when I learned they did not give the cast the last two pages of the script for the episode in which Blake died. Thus, the shock and tears you see from the actors in the scene where Radar walks into the ER to announce his plane crash was immediate and real. Because they as a cast had just found out about it. BRILLIANT!
3.) Lastly, to the question about Kellerman vs. Switt. Kellerman by a landslide! I still get stiff when I think of her stepping out of the chopper for the first time and you get a glimpse of her garter belt holding her stocking. Mmmmmm. Yeah that "Fap fap fap" sound isn't coming from the chopper blades!

And finally:
"A reminder that the 4077th Christmas party for the Korean children in the area will be held today at fourteen hundred hours. So everyone turn out to meet the kids. Santa will be there too; we can only hope he's sober."
 
2010-12-15 11:26:03 AM  
I still tear up when Winchester unwraps the gift of his old toboggan cap.

/The revelry!
 
2010-12-15 11:27:34 AM  
For the record, I'm 25, my wife is 25 and we enjoy the hell out of M*A*S*H* we have all the seasons and my daughter who is five has watched some of the tamer episodes with us, she doesn't get all the jokes, obviously but enjoys it.
 
2010-12-15 11:32:53 AM  
Got a bug up my butt last weekend to show my kids the Christmas episode of MASH where Charles makes a secret donation to the local orphanage while everybody gives him shiat for being a tightwad. I thought it would put them in the holiday spirit.

I'd forgotten that the other story in that ep. was BJ, Hawkeye and Hoolihan working to keep a soldier that had been shot by a sniper alive until just after midnight so his kids wouldn't have to dread future Christmases.

Kids threatened me with bodily harm after that.
 
2010-12-15 11:36:03 AM  
Nacc: This is pretty awesome.

I watched M*A*S*H with my dad when I was younger, and then the umpteenth syndicated reruns as I got older. I also picked up a book that talked about characters of M*A*S*H and specific episodes.

The fact that Elizabeth Edwards died not 24 hours after announcing stopping treatment reminded me of the episode where they were working to keep the guy alive until after Christmas day so his kids didn't have to live with the memory of their dad dying on Christmas day.

Stemmed from all the well wishes from Farkers hoping her family would at least have a good holiday with her.


Of course the kids grew up think Holy fark dad died at 00:01 26 Dec in Korea but it was 9:01am Christmas morning here fark Dad was killed on Christmas.
 
2010-12-15 11:44:51 AM  
buckeyebrain: Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?

(M*A*S*H Atari game box)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I played that. It had two scenes. First, you were a chopper pilot trying to grab patients and get back to the base. Then they put you in the operating room to pull little square bullets out of a maze of a patient. Think 'Video Game version of Operation', complete with a buzz if you hit the wall (and said buzz would also call you 'Ferret Face').


I still occasionally play that game. {of course, I also occasionally play ET, so my taste is suspect..}

M*A*S*H* was a household staple at our house when I was growin' up, and m'wife and I see no reason to change that.

/ loved the *first* appearance of Harry Morgan...
 
2010-12-15 11:45:49 AM  
Damn you wacky meatball surgeons.
 
2010-12-15 11:47:32 AM  
uncletogie: buckeyebrain: Rubber Biscuit: Last WTF? image I'll post here, but seriously, WTF?

(M*A*S*H Atari game box)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

I played that. It had two scenes. First, you were a chopper pilot trying to grab patients and get back to the base. Then they put you in the operating room to pull little square bullets out of a maze of a patient. Think 'Video Game version of Operation', complete with a buzz if you hit the wall (and said buzz would also call you 'Ferret Face').

I still occasionally play that game. {of course, I also occasionally play ET, so my taste is suspect..}

M*A*S*H* was a household staple at our house when I was growin' up, and m'wife and I see no reason to change that.

/ loved the *first* appearance of Harry Morgan...


General Steel, if I remember correctly, crazy Harry Morgan was so good, I remember watching the episodes out of order as a kid and seeing Col. Potter and wondering why the hell he was acting so odd... didn't make sense until years later...
 
2010-12-15 11:48:41 AM  
blackhonda: Gary Burghoff started out playing drums in a band with Lynda Carter (wonder woman) as the lead singer. I used to get to work with her at trade shows in the 70's. What a beauty. go here for pics.

He currently live in Crystal River, Florida in an RV park (it's a nice deeded park) with his family. He is a local artist.
Link (new window)
 
2010-12-15 11:55:37 AM  

Loretta Swit was my favorite part of watching Mash late night:

i242.photobucket.com


i192.photobucket.com

 
2010-12-15 11:59:14 AM  
Perlin Noise: flaminio: For those of you spinning through the M*A*S*H DVDs, make sure you play them with the laugh track turned OFF. Really makes it a much better show that way, especially for the Gelbart years.

I mentioned this earlier, truer words were never posted.


I meant to mention this waaaaaay earlier in the thread, but forgot to.

After watching MASH on DVD, unedited and without a soundtrack, it really is nearly impossible to watch on broadcast TV, with syndication edits and the braying of long-dead people on a laugh track.
 
2010-12-15 12:02:35 PM  
Jonesy Boogieman: fusillade762: I'm still waiting for someone to try a M*A*S*H reboot set in Iraq.

Huh. That would be pretty cool actually. But I think today's standards (gore, violence, sex, etc.) would take away from what M*A*S*H was able to achieve.

/It spun in.


M*A*S*H had plenty of sex and violence. You didn't see blood and guts or Hunnicut getting it on with nurses because of 70's standards for TV but patients die in many episodes and there's a fair amount of sex implied. The real question is could a dark comedy be done right in todays TV enviroment and would audiences accept one about the Iraq war or is it too soon(remember M*A*S*H was set in Korea despite the obvious allusions to the Vietnam war)
 
2010-12-15 12:08:04 PM  
kirbman16: For the record, I'm 25, my wife is 25 and we enjoy the hell out of M*A*S*H* we have all the seasons and my daughter who is five has watched some of the tamer episodes with us, she doesn't get all the jokes, obviously but enjoys it.

You and the other twenty-somethings raving about MASH in this thread have full access to my lawn any time you like.
 
2010-12-15 12:08:57 PM  
Voiceofreason01: ...patients die in many episodes and there's a fair amount of sex implied.

That's probably the cause of death.
 
2010-12-15 12:13:19 PM  
Finest kind!
 
2010-12-15 12:18:49 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

I'm gonna make my backyard into an elaborate recreation of that episode of Who's The Boss? where Tony sees Angela naked in the shower.

/"esoteric"? could it mean sexy?
//i think it's a science term.
///fellas, fellas! Esoteric means delicious!
 
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