Monday, July 05, 2010

The MASH characters today












Reader Bob Sommers wondered where the characters of MASH would be today? Since the Korean War was almost 60 years ago they'd probably all be dead. Super short blog post.

But here’s the good news: through the miracle of reincarnation they have all come back and are with us here today.

Frank Burns is now Glenn Beck.

Radar O’Reilly is now Bill Gates.

Hot Lips is now Faye Dunaway.

Charles Winchester is George Will.

B.J. Hunnicutt has become Al Gore.

Trapper John is now Mark Cuban.

Father Mulcahy is now Alan Dershowitz (God has a real sense of humor).

Dr. Sidney Freedman is Phil Jackson.

Max Klinger is Marv Albert.

Henry Blake is Bill Clinton.

Hawkeye Pierce is Ken Levine (hey, it’s my blog).

26 comments:

ajm said...

Colonel Flagg would've turned into Glenn Beck. Just sayin'.

THE ROCK RELIC said...

Ummm, Ken? Aren't ... um, and I'm not tryin' to be picky here, but ... aren't Henry and Frank GONE now?? But seeing Margaret as Dunaway is spot on!
And I see Col. Flagg transformed into Rush Limbaugh, though a bit slimmer (honestly, no one could've done the "Flagg" role better than Ed Winter [R.I.P.])

DrBear said...

No, Col. Flagg would have become Ollie North. And Hawkeye from the early episodes would have been Bill Clinton. Come to think of it, Hot Lips could be Hilary.

Seriously, I think Hawkeye became House.

When I first saw the post title, I thought it was going to suggest that Trapper got fired from that San Francisco hospital in a sexual harassment suit.

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Mel Ryane said...

Ouch, what an insult to Hot Lips.

Gary said...

And Col. Potter would be? Bill Gannon.

Mike Barer said...

I didn't know Phil Jackson was Jewish.lol

Anonymous said...

Igor would be Wolfgang Puck.

Bob said...

The annoying guy with a guitar would be a different annoying guy with a guitar.

Vermonter17032 said...

Colonel Flagg would be Dick Cheney.

Ken, your desire to be Hawkeye raises an interesting question: Is Hawkeye Pierce the coolest TV sitcom character ever?

Vermonter17032 said...

Also, Rizzo would be Lt. Provenza on The Closer.

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Anonymous said...

Max is Marv, that's marvelous! I'd almost forgotten about Marv's hobby.

Jim, Cheers Fan said...

The annoying guy with a guitar would be a different annoying guy with a guitar.

He came back from Korea and went to Faber College, where Knowledge Is Good. There was an incident at a frat party.

I think George Will will take this as a compliment, since he's spent his entire life trying to be G. Emerson Winchester IV, even before Charles Emerson Winchester III was conceived on paper.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I've always found a distinct similarity between Charles Emerson Winchester and William F. Buckley, Jr.

YibbleGuy said...

And Nurse Kellye would be ... forgotten as usual.

Anonymous said...

I still say Glenn Beck is the crazy (like a fox) evangelist Dr. Gene Scott.

-bee said...

Sorry Ken, but I know for a fact Frank Burns would have been George W. Bush.

If the old Hot Lips came back in her original incarnation - she would have been Frank's Karl Rove.

-bee said...

ROCK RELIC:

Col Flagg would have come back as Eric Prince.

Sally creeping down the alley said...

And Spearchucker Jones would be President Obama.

estiv said...

The annoying guy with a guitar would be a different annoying guy with a guitar.

No, he'd still be Loudon Wainwright III.

Bob said...

With all of the botched plastic surgery that Swit has had, I would say that she could be played by Joan Rivers.

YEKIMI said...

I thought Klinger would evolve into RuPaul....

gwangung said...

Oh, come on. Charles Winchester has SOOOOO much more class than George Will.

rob! said...

Its frightening to me how many lines of Frank Burns' could/have come from the mouths of various GOP/Fox News people. They're virtually indistinguishable.

JoeP said...

No way Frank Burns is Glenn Beck. Burns was somewhat lovable.

Anonymous said...

Such love and tolerance on these posts. Larry Gelbart wrote his own, "Where would they be now" bit, in a recent book on MASH. Interestingly, he has Hawkeye as a right winger. Age allows for reason, I suppose.

Jennifer said...

I doubt Major Burns would be Glenn Beck although there are some similarities, both of them being in conservative positions but the major difference is Glenn believes in questioning government while Burns believes in blindly following orders. I see Major Burns as a Greg Gutfeld or Bill O'Reilly. I like Frank by the way.