Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Apr 24, 2004.
Other candidates include:
Major Syndey Freedman
Capt. Jonathan S. Tuttle
I voted for Frank. One of the all-time great TV comedic characters, played by Larry Linville.
Henry and Flagg are close. They are the funniest characters.
Corporal Max Klinger
I had a hard time choosing between Frank and Hawkeye, but I chose Frank.
How could nobody have said Hawkeye yet That's horrible I think my second favourite would be Henry. But just thinking about Henry makes me think of his final episode and then I must cry.
Although I have to say Tuttle is probably the best written character. His dialogue is so sharp and witty. But I can never, for the life of me, remember the name of the guy who played him. He just didn't make a big impression on me.
-sj loves kevin spacey
"You might say that all of us together made up Tuttle."
M*A*S*H just never gets old
-sj loves kevin spacey
I had a hard time choosing between Frank and Hawkeye, but I chose Hawkeye.
Also earning honorable mention are Flagg, and the General played by Harry Morgan before he was
Sherman T. Potter
RIP Larry Linville
Winchester. Easily the most complicated character--arrogant, pompous, snobbish but also kind, generous and humourous---and always ready with a great insult.
just when you think you've seen all of Klinger's attempts to get out of the army, there is a nother one my favorite is the gypse
Finally a poll that is worth something
I had to vote other. While Hawkeye is great, he would not be so without the rest of the crew. Sydney Freedman though is the greatest guest role on the show.
I wish I could revote, I thought you meant real character, not one made up by one of the characters, until I saw Tuttle on the list of other canidates. Captain Tuttle is a symbol to my family. It's too bad he fargot his parachute. Tuttle's my favorite. This world needs all the Tuttles it can get.
I just got Season 8 on dvd the other day.
Some good stuff, but no Frank Burns.
Thanks for unlocking! I love that show. I was so torn. I like them all equally
RAY DAR BEYOTCH!!!!111
It was a tough choice between Hawkeye and Radar.... Went with Hawkeye.
Colonel Potter is cool too, though.
Poor Hot Lips. She's got nothin' so far. Which is too bad, because she's really the most complicated, evolved character over the course of the 11 years. Still, obviously I didn't vote for her, so I can understand.
Now, if the poll were such that it required you to choose between the original "three pairs" , then it'd be a whole lot harder.
I mean, you tell me, who's your favorite?
That's a much tougher call, IMHO, than picking characters from the entire run. But then again, the show was qualitatively a different show after that third season, because two of these three pairs didn't exist (and the characters that remained from the pair, Hawkeye and Radar, were significantly different without their "partner") and by the fourth season it had, for all intents and purposes, lost Frank (and therefore the original conception of Hot Lips) too.
In that first three years, though, Hot Lips was a comedic force to be reckoned with--as were they all.
Klinger, I have always loved Klinger.
Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly