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jeweled-weevil:

major-charlie:

Can we just talk about this scene for a minute? I mean, Frank was virtually the butt of every joke and wisecrack, the one who was constantly pranked, the one who was incapable of accepting others and the one who was hated because of it. But then you see this and it’s like it all just suddenly makes sense. How was he supposed to love others when he’d grown up thinking love was simply used to hurt him?

I agree. Every time Frank tried to be nice, the results were the same and no one actually gave him a chance. So why would he try to change if people wouldn’t like him anyway? It’s really sad and the sequences from his wedding underline his miserable existence where no one can pass his way of being and just accept him (well, except Margaret at the beginning). But anyway, I think Frank deserves a little more credit. I bet that deep down inside he was a sweet guy that loved his daughters and tried to be better for them when he got home.

I always got the impression that Frank’s abrasiveness was mostly self-preservation than actual malice. No one was ever nice to him (his father, Louise, Hawkeye & co), so he had to protect his sensitivity before he got hurt. You can see in the few episodes where Hawkeye & co are friendly with him, how awkward and suspicious he is because he’s not used to having friends, and he’s proven right to feel that way. At least it’s acknowledged how awful Margaret is to him after she gets engaged.

Another reason I love this show. Although most of the characters were two-denominational at the beginning, absolutely none of the main characters were like that in the end. Even Frank wasn’t played as the typical villain in the show even though it came off that way every so often. He has a reason for why he is the way he is and it makes perfect sense for him; I couldn’t imagine a better back story for Burns.

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Mar 1
cooklibrarycinemaclub:

This Date in History — February 28th:  On this day in 1983, the celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H ended its 11 season run with a special finale watched by 77 percent of the television viewing audience. It was the largest percentage ever to watch a single TV show up to that time.
M*A*S*H was set near Seoul, Korea, behind the American front lines during the Korean War. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital unit received wounded soldiers, and was staffed by the show’s cast of doctors and nurses, most notably surgeons Dr. “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda) and Dr. “Trapper” John McIntyre (Wayne Rogers). Their primary comic foils in the show were Dr. Frank Burns (Larry Linville) and Nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan (Loretta Swit), who disapproved of the surgeons’ boozing and  womanizing. When Rogers left the show  after three seasons, he was ably replaced in the OR by Dr. B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell).
You can find all 11 seasons of this classic comedy series on DVD at the library — as well as the 1970 Robert Altman film by the same name upon which the series was based. 

cooklibrarycinemaclub:

This Date in History — February 28th:  On this day in 1983, the celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H ended its 11 season run with a special finale watched by 77 percent of the television viewing audience. It was the largest percentage ever to watch a single TV show up to that time.

M*A*S*H was set near Seoul, Korea, behind the American front lines during the Korean War. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital unit received wounded soldiers, and was staffed by the show’s cast of doctors and nurses, most notably surgeons Dr. “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda) and Dr. “Trapper” John McIntyre (Wayne Rogers). Their primary comic foils in the show were Dr. Frank Burns (Larry Linville) and Nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan (Loretta Swit), who disapproved of the surgeons’ boozing and  womanizing. When Rogers left the show  after three seasons, he was ably replaced in the OR by Dr. B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell).

You can find all 11 seasons of this classic comedy series on DVD at the library — as well as the 1970 Robert Altman film by the same name upon which the series was based. 

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parallels

bulletin board • goodbye, farewell, and amen 

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Frank, it’s a brothel.

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rossellynchi:

i love how, to anyone who doesn’t give a shit about M*A*S*H, a bunch of rocks that spell ‘goodbye’ are just rocks like who gives a shit

but to those of us who have been put through the pain they are the SADDEST FUCKING ROCKS IN TELEVISION HISTORY

intellectualdisengagement:

me too, Hawk, me too..

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intellectualdisengagement:

M*A*S*H 4077 bids Henry Blake a reluctant and affectionate farewell.

Jan 7

rossellynchi:

FIRST & LAST MOMENTS AT THE 4077th
part one // part two

hawkeye pierce • alan alda
margaret houlihan • loretta swit
trapper mcintyre • wayne rogers 
bj hunnicutt • mike farrell
radar o’reilly • gary burghoff

Jan 7

rossellynchi:

FIRST & LAST MOMENTS AT THE 4077th
part one // part two

henry blake • mclean stevenson
sherman potter • harry morgan
charles winchester III • david ogden stiers 
frank burns • larry linville
max klinger jamie farr

Jan 6

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