Attention M*A*S*H 4077

Is anyone else out there a M*A*S*H fan? I love M*A*S*H! I started out by watching the movie and then moved onto the television series. So when I first started reading Green Grass Running Water and the old Indian named Hawkeye was introduced I instantly thought of Captain B.F. “Hawkeye” Pierce played by the incredible Alan Alda and Donald Sutherland and created by Richard Hooker. I know that Hawkeye is meant to be an allusion to Natty Bumppo of ‘The Last of the Mohicans” , which is where Pierce gets his nickname from.

In the story it makes much more sense that Hawkeye is Natty, yet I still could not stop seeing things that alluded to Hawkeye Pierce. For one in M*A*S*H the series it is a common site to see Hawkeye in a Hawaiian shirt.

Hawkeye Pierce reminds me a little of coyote. His character is known to be a trickster, but he also a confusing character who is can sometimes be difficult to understand.

Hawkeye as a M*A*S*H surgeon was also there just to help, much like the four Indians are trying to do.

Really all I have is the hawaiian shirt (which was really Robinson Crusoe’s) and the name Hawkeye that connects the character to Pierce, but I was just wondering if anyone else thought the same thing.

If you haven’t watched the tv show or the movie I highly suggest it.


2 thoughts on “Attention M*A*S*H 4077

  1. jrssll says:

    i’ve been meaning to read your post for awhile— i love finding allusions — or things i think are allusions in everyday life. could just be a lyric in a song referring to a book i’ve read, or a play on words etc… but it’s all about connections and your reading of a book AS the audience. we are all a unique constellation of attributes and experiences, and we carry those to the table as we go through life 🙂

    p.s. alan alda is awesome!

  2. Good stuff, I agree, and nicely put too.

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