René Artois runs a small café in France during World War II. He always seems to have his hands full: He's having affairs with most of his waitresses, he's keeping his wife happy, he's ... See full summary »
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The title has a biblical connotation since Eve came from Adams' Rib. See more »
The actor who plays the Sargent where the ribs are being held is shown as Joseph Stern - Master Sgt. Tarola. But the actor is wearing Staff Sargent strips, consisting of three chevrons up and one rocker. A master Sargent would have three chevrons up and three rockers down. See more »
Ten straight days of eating the same food can grow monotonous and downright tedious to most men, and guys like Hawkeye and Trapper are no exception. On this particular day, Hawkeye decides he's had enough and absurdly puts into words that he cannot stand liver or fish. He's ready to grow gills from the ocean of fish he's eaten, and the river of liver makes it so he is only able to make love if he is smothered in onions. By the way, watch the expression on Alda's face as he delivers this line. I think he can't believe he's really saying those things. So, to further prove his point, more or less, he throws a tantrum in the mess tent, rallying everybody to join him in his plea for "something else", which they all start chanting. Henry Blake is furious with Pierce and makes it known by asking him to never do it again. They want real food, and Hawkeye suddenly thinks of the absolute perfect entrée: barbecue spare ribs. This notion is brought on spur-the-moment by Henry saying, "I don't find that such a rib-tickler, McIntyre." Hawkeye paints a lovely picture of scrumptious ribs that should make the audience's mouths water. This got me hooked on ribs, by the way. Aiding Hawkeye on his fool's quest for ribs, is Radar, more or less against his will. He manages to patch a call into Adam's Ribs, the utopia of rib joints, in Chicago and Hawkeye places a rather large take-out order. Jumbo ribs and a gallon of sauce. All is well, except he realizes he's forgotten one important side dish: coleslaw. Now that the ribs have been ordered, how to get them to Korea? They ask Klinger for help and not only does he refuse, due to Hawkeye's uprising stained his stole, but because he doesn't know anybody in Chicago. Trapper, however, suddenly remembers a one-night stand from the Windy City, and he somehow manages to convince her to pick up and ship the ribs. So, after acquiring his barbecue gold, you would think Hawkeye would invite everybody to bask in its sweetened glory. The people he got all riled up over wanting something else to eat. Nope, wrong. He only invites his close friends- Trapper, Henry, Radar and Klinger, I guess as compensation for enduring all his crap. Watch how Igor and Goldman slowly walk out, awaiting their invite, which does not come. No matter, before they can eat, wounded arrive, and so after the gallant effort, Hawkeye does not get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Poetic justice.
"Adam's Ribs", it's not a bad episode, actually I kinda like it because of the way they present the ribs. M*A*S*H episodes about food always seem to make you hungry for the food. I know this one made me hungry for spare ribs, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Hawkeye is incredibly selfish here. He whines about the food, in fact, in almost every episode some dumb joke is made about the food. It's amazing how fickle the people at the 4077th really are. I mean, there's a war on (a point the later episodes drive home continually) and these guys get upset over the food. At least they get food, when some Koreans are probably starving; Hawkeye forgets the coleslaw. Big whoop, at least he's getting his ribs! Finally, Klinger's stole. Good God, people are dying in the war, and all that fool can worry about is his stupid ladies' getup. But anyway, it's not my favorite episode, the story is weak and the premise shows promise, but comes off as inferior. It's alright. If you're in the mood for ribs, order up some and watch this episode, knowing you can enjoy them but Hawkeye can't. Again, poetic justice!
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