Saturday Seven ~ MASH Characters with @Meganslayer #saturdayseven #mash #tv #list #seven #longandshortreviews

This week for the Saturday Seven, here’s my list for my seven favorite characters on the television show M*A*S*H. I don’t remember watching much of the show during the initial run because I wasn’t old enough to view it. Plus, it was on after I went to bed. But in the years since it ended the initial run, I’ve watched the show many times. I love it. It’s like an old friend. I laugh, cry and have to watch until the end. There’s only one other show that catches me the way M*A*S*H does, but that’s for another list.

This isn’t in any particular order. As I’ve been thinking about the characters, it’s hard to whittle them down, much less put them in a countdown order.

7. Frank – The guy was misunderstood and kind of a jerk. Props to the actor who played him. Instead of playing him as a total jerk, he infused some heart into Frank. Okay, the guy had a few contemptible attributes, but who is perfect? Not me.

6. Col Potter – He’s the grandpa I always wanted. I had two grandfathers, but they weren’t as….outwardly caring as Col Potter. Plus, he had a horse. I didn’t want a horse, but I wanted to ride one, just to say I did. (It took until I was a mom and over 25, but I did finally get to ride a horse.)

5. Klinger – how he wore those heels in so many episodes. I give him props for that. I can’t wear heels and I’m supposed to have grace. He rocks.

4. Margaret – she totally grew through the course of the show. I liked how she evolved. She wasn’t just a puppet or arm candy. She came into her own and she embodied strong to me.

3. Henry – when his plane went down, I cried. I cry every time I watch that episode. He made me laugh and I liked his big heart.

2. Trapper – I always thought he was the handsome one. Women liked Hawkeye, but Trapper was the one I liked. It’s his smile.

1. Hawkeye – when I was a kid, I wanted him to be my dad. I don’t know why. He’s a letch on the show, but I liked him.

I know I forgot a few characters. Radar, Father Mulcahy, Charles, BJ… Yeah, I forgot a few. But the list only allows for seven. Grin. What about you? Who would you put in your top seven? Which show would you list characters for? I’m game to know.

 

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Seven ~ MASH Characters with @Meganslayer #saturdayseven #mash #tv #list #seven #longandshortreviews

    • I don’t know if it was the longest running show. I think Law&Order was longer. But it had the biggest audience for the final show in the series. You should check it out. 🙂

  1. We watched this as a family. One of my grandfather’s favorite shows. I’ve seen every single episode. Personally, I like the older version better. Frank, Trapper…it was more like the book and movie. That said, I love Potter but Henry Blake will forever be in my heart. I’ve never cried for a character like I did for him. He deserved to go home and be with Lorain but never did.

    And yes, Trapper was better looking. His eyes and smile. *swoon*

    Marika

  2. I loved M.A.S.H. I used to watch the reruns that can on late at night and had a army green T-shirt that said M.A.S.H 4077 Vodka Hawkeyes brew. It got so worn out it became see through. Man I miss that shirt.lol
    Hawkeye was always my favorite. And I felt the same way about Col. Potter. He’s that guy you know you can sit down with and just talk. And prob. gain some quiet wisdom. I liked Radar, he was like the innocent kid that you’re glad they keep out of the line of fire.

  3. Oh wow … your timing is eerie. Did you hear David Ogden-Stiers passed yesterday? I really liked his character even if he was a bit stuffy. I remember watching M*A*S*H when it was first run episodes on prime time, and I actually still have the TV Guide that celebrated their final episode. ❤

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