Thursday, December 20, 2007

Charlie, I'm Pregnant....

The Five O'Clock Charlie episode of MASH is on tv right now. It's easily my favourite episode ever - positively sizzling with scorching lines, channeling the best in anti-authoritarian pacifism through Groucho Marx. Unlike some of the later episodes - in particular those directed by Alan Alda - it doesn't beat you round the head with self-righteousness, but rather lets the sheer ridiculousness of the situation deliver the message. Plus, Ginger, the token black nurse played by Odessa Williams, is in it, and she rules.

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