Trapper tells the general that Colonel Blake can't be blamed for Hot Lips not being able to stand her name. As Pierce and Forrest proceed with their check in, over near the officer's quarters and barber shop, they walk past a post covered with wooden arrows depicting the mileage and directions to various other cities in the world. Waldowski tells Hawkeye that he's been reading up on it and Don Juanism is just a cover up. The second major aspect that demanded notice was the pacing. The general goes to see Blake and tell him about the football game plan. When that happens, several enlisted staff position themselves with flashlights so the doctors can keep working.
But it lacked the cajones of the film. He also needs to get word to Brigadier General Charles Hammond G. At the same time, however, it's no shock that Hot Lips's way of dealing with war--separating oneself from the actual reality of bloods, guts, and death, which is a daily constant thing--is also not a viable solution; at least, not to the men and other nurses in her regiment. Spearchucker knows something about 88 from pro football camp, so he advises 69 to use the fact that 88 has a sister named Gladys to turn the tables and piss him off instead. Colonel Blake asks Captain Murrhardt Danny Goldman if he knows those two men who just came in. He arrives at the 4077th in a stolen jeep and leaves in the very same jeep. The attraction is the captain's sexual apparatus, which is apparently of unusually large proportions.
Her façade offends them; no one could be unaffected by the work of this hospital, but she is. Another officer suggests they may be the new doctors, but the Colonel says that can't be, as the two new people are supposed to be really bright. This opening scene after the credits sets the comedic tone for the rest of the film. Major Burns is teaching Ho Jon how to read, using the Bible. Hawkeye, Duke, and Trapper John are surgically skilled and do their best work in the operating theater and like to let loose with booze, debauchery, and other crazy shenanigans. The general and colonel decide to double the bet for the 2nd half. He brings out a syringe and hands it to anesthesiologist Black who tucks it into his belt.
That prompts an immediate recall in Hawkeye's mind. Hawkeye tells the colonel that he didn't steal the Jeep, that it's right outside there. Some big time heart surgeon in Boston told the kid's father, a Congressman, that Trapper John was the only surgeon in the theater who might be able to save his boy. Led by Captains Hawkeye Pierce Donald Sutherland and Trapper John McIntyre Elliott Gould , they add to the chaos and hilarity of the situation. Henry decides that's a good idea and asks Spearchucker to organize that. One guy performs a flying tackle on the man with the ball, and they both splash down hard into a mud puddle.
It seemed like the reality is stranger than fiction. He tells Hawkeye that he's distraught over how he will ever be able to tell his three fiancées back home. Dish in the Officer's Club when Ho-Jon comes knocking at the tent door. Curious whether Houlihan is a natural blonde, Hawkeye and Duke arrange for her to be exposed while taking a shower in order to settle a bet. And so if they can crack her defenses and reduce her to their own level of dedicated cynicism, the number of suffering human beings in the camp will go up by one.
One cannot seriously go through this war-zone trying to keep the bad stuff at bay with rules, guidebooks, and lists, when war does not march to a neatly-defined logic. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on Mash Robert Altman's classic anti-war satire from 1970, using the Korean War 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital as its focal point, as a metaphor for our involvement in Vietnam. The colonel tells Pierce that he'd received a message about him stealing a Jeep at Headquarters. Fred Williamson-left Zanuck and the rest of the senior staff at the studio did not laugh during the first screening, and they threatened to re-edit the film with all of the blood removed from the surgery scenes. Forrest, being from Georgia, is concerned about potential social problems, as Jone's would be the only black officer in camp. These were ideal cast members, made up of what were then relative unknowns. The film may have rebelled against authority but it was still a product of its time.
They still have their golf clubs with them, so they take advantage of the wait by practicing their putting. Hoolihan's shower sequence in it. Edit: has a great analysis and it makes total sense to me. The colonel then sets about informing Forrest about the Army's regulations for proper reporting to a unit. He goes outside and informs Hawkeye that he will be keeping Ho Jon for a couple of days and retesting him. Furthermore, the Academy nominated the movie for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress Sally Kellerman , Best Director, and Best Film Editing Danford B.
Hawkeye, along with fellow co-workers Boone, Bandini, and Nurse Scorch, drive him to the induction center in Seoul for his physical. Captain Waldoski was in a very good mood the next morning, a new and improved man, seemingly having forgotten he supposedly had died the night before, and Lt. Burns escorts Margaret to her tent and offers to stop by and check on her later. Trapper John-center in the flag-colored hat After Brigadier General Charlie Hammond G. The first major aspect is of course the irreverence. Finally, the film ends with the goings home and the fond farewells, not all of them tearful. Hawkeye asks her to do him a favor, to meet her professional obligations as a nurse, and go in and lie down with Waldoski, to help him with a potentially fatal psychological condition.