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  1. Standard memberFMF
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    23 Mar '20 17:31
    M*A*S*H is unwatchable with canned laughter.

    In the UK, growing up, I liked M*A*S*H but BBC2 switched the laugh track off.

    I remember, there was once an episode broadcast where they forgot to turn it off.

    The BBC announcer apologized afterwards.
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    Mash makes fun of cross dressing men as if it is a behavior worthy of a discharge based on a mental disorder.

    Of course Mash was right, but it is so politically incorrect today.
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    23 Mar '20 18:25
    @fmf said
    M*A*S*H is unwatchable with canned laughter.

    In the UK, growing up, I liked M*A*S*H but BBC2 switched the laugh track off.

    I remember, there was once an episode broadcast where they forgot to turn it off.

    The BBC announcer apologized afterwards.
    It’s awful; especially the American canned laughter of that era.
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    @divegeester said
    It’s awful; especially the American canned laughter of that era.
    Mind you, It Ain't Half Hot Mum is a lot better without it, too.
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    @eladar said
    Mash makes fun of cross dressing men as if it is a behavior worthy of a discharge based on a mental disorder.

    Of course Mash was right, but it is so politically incorrect today.
    It was a comedy which was very funny and acceptable at that time period.

    Even in todays world the man would have to dress in uniform.....lighten up some, you'll live a longer life!

    -VR
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    @eladar said
    Mash makes fun of cross dressing men as if it is a behavior worthy of a discharge based on a mental disorder.
    If you think the series made fun of Corporal Klinger then you rather missed the point.
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    @shallow-blue said
    Mind you, It Ain't Half Hot Mum is a lot better without it, too.
    "It Ain't Half Hot Mum" doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same
    thread as MASH. It wasn't funny and it did mock homosexuality.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    If you think the series made fun of Corporal Klinger then you rather missed the point.
    Was Klinger a cross dressing man who got drafted?

    Or did Klinger become a cross dresser to get a section 8?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    If you think the series made fun of Corporal Klinger then you rather missed the point.
    I think they gave Frank Burns a harder time.

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    Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (aka "Ferret Face"😉 was ranking surgeon and second-in-command at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. ... His character was portrayed by Robert Duvall in the 1970 film and Larry Linville during the first five seasons of the TV series.

    -VR
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    @wolfgang59 said
    "It Ain't Half Hot Mum" doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same
    thread as MASH. It wasn't funny and it did mock homosexuality.
    You've missed the point about IAHHM as much as Eladar has missed the point about MASH.
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    @shallow-blue said
    Mind you, It Ain't Half Hot Mum is a lot better without it, too.
    I’m not aware of that program.
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    @shallow-blue said
    You've missed the point about IAHHM as much as Eladar has missed the point about MASH.
    I think you’re just touchy about being gay.
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    @Shallow-Blue

    I am talking about the nature of one politically incorrect character. No way would Mash be made today unless the Klinger character made drastic changes.
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    @eladar said
    @Shallow-Blue
    No way would Mash be made today unless the Klinger character made drastic changes.
    What are you blathering on about?
    He made some quite drastic changes from week to week.
    (Remember the yellow floral blouse?)
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    @eladar said
    Was Klinger a cross dressing man who got drafted?

    Or did Klinger become a cross dresser to get a section 8?
    The ambiguity was deliberate.
    Either way I do not remember him being the butt of any jokes.

    The on-going "joke" was that everyone treated him as
    normal, as normal as people coming in with limbs
    hanging off and their guts hanging out.
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