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downingthief
12-07-2011, 01:34 PM
http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9276759-mash-star-harry-morgan-dies

Rest in piece, Colonel Potter. Have fun riding Sophie into the sunset.


Yes, I am a MASH geek. What of it?

jackstraw94086
12-07-2011, 01:41 PM
too bad his character was shit compared to the movie.

actually everybody's was so fuck it.

downingthief
12-07-2011, 01:43 PM
I'm one of the few that is a fan of both the movie and the series. They were completely unrelated in my mind, but both groundbreaking and well done.

shoegazer76
12-07-2011, 01:46 PM
Great, now I have the M.A.S.H. theme song stuck in my head.

jackstraw94086
12-07-2011, 01:49 PM
just do what the lyrics suggest.

shoegazer76
12-07-2011, 01:56 PM
:lool
Miles Davis would've dug that horn section riff had he been around.

Stickjohn
12-07-2011, 02:07 PM
If you're a fan of old westerns and young dead old actors, he was great in The Ox-Bow Incident.

fatbastard
12-07-2011, 02:08 PM
Dragnet

TomAz
12-07-2011, 02:29 PM
Yes, I am a MASH geek.

me too.


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caco0283
12-07-2011, 02:40 PM
http://www.liketotally80s.com/images/mash-game.jpg

algunz
12-07-2011, 03:06 PM
:( RIP

Stickjohn
12-07-2011, 10:02 PM
This is a great MASH clip that shows the colonel at his best.

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CrimesceneCookie
12-07-2011, 10:12 PM
too bad his character was shit compared to the movie.

actually everybody's was so fuck it.

There was no Sherman T Potter in Altman's M*A*S*H unless you're talking about another M*A*S*H movie.
The colonel in the movie was Henry Blake.

jackstraw94086
12-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Of course I'm talking about the "colonel" character. I realize the literal Potter character wasn't in the movie, but potter as the straight laced CO sucked compared to the aloof and zany one completely changes the dynamic. For the worse. It leaves little room for the goofy antics by the officers.

Basically the potter character is what completely robs the show of the original Catch 22 feel that the film had. The show is a bastardization that was overtly preachy instead of getting points across with black humor.

TomAz
12-08-2011, 10:53 AM
It got preachier the longer it was on. Alda couldn't help himself. He's a preachy dude.

still loved it when i was young though.

stuporfly
12-08-2011, 11:05 AM
I was a M*A*S*H fan, but in my advanced age I prefer the early episodes with Colonel Blake and the first two or three seasons when Colonel Potter came into the picture. I'd agree with Tom that the show got really preachy the longer it was on the air, and I'd place it right around the time BJ grew a moustache.

I'm also a huge fan of the Harry Morgan-era Dragnet.

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CrimesceneCookie
12-08-2011, 11:37 AM
It got preachier the longer it was on. Alda couldn't help himself. He's a preachy dude.

still loved it when i was young though.

did anyone else jump out of their skin as a kid when Hawkeye talks about almost drowning and then suddenly screams "HE PUSHED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

aaaagh