Wednesday, June 22, 2005

My favorite recurring guest character on M*A*S*H is Colonel Flagg, the FBI/CIA/Intelligence man. He totally cracks me up! We just watched the season 5 ep "The Abduction of Margaret Hoolihan", in which he said: "Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don't know what it is. I keep myself in a perpetual state of utter confusion." We laughed so hard, I had to rewind it twice to hear the dialogue that came next! I think I'm mostly tickled by the way he can say the most ridiculous, nonsensical things totally deadpan. That and he gets the weirdest dialogue.

And I just found out (via, one of my favorite websites) that the guy who plays Flagg, Edward Winter, was in an episode of Mathnet, the Dragnet-esque segment of Square One, which I adored when I was a kid! I think I vaguely remember the character he played ('Clarence Sampson' in "The Problem of the Missing Baseball")...


  1. Would you believe I've never watched MASH? Somehow it's never crossed my life.


  2. I identify with the quote. I believe it's a Roundys motto too.

  3. Lanyn--you've never watched MASH? Shame on you! It's really funny! Altho I'll admit I never watched it until I went to college. But Cowboy and I are now watching all of them in order, on dvd from the library!

    PhiloPoet--I agree, it's a very applicable quotation. I thought of it Monday night at work when my boss asked me the same question three different times...


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