Hawkeye is bored and tired, the best time to pen another missive to his father. He describes Klinger's sheer white wedding gown, which does little to hide his white boxer shorts but is better than Hawkeye's naked dining fiasco. There is more fun to be had over Hotlips' recent tiff with Frank; he got drunk on gin and confided that his own brother used to call him Ferret Face. Radar is now a real, honest to goodness mail order graduate. But, Captain Casey, the new boy genius of their surgical team, is not really a doctor; Hawkeye's failure to throw the book at him causes Casey to reassess his career choices: and an R.C. priest named Schwartz is born. Henry conducts the doctors playing and Hotlips singing "My Blue Heaven" but no one is listening. Hotlips is really selling it, but it is hard to get the Army behind any color but olive drab, Written by
Did You Know?
Frank got his nickname "Ferret Face", not from Hawkeye, but from his brother as a child. He confesses this to Hawkeye after getting drunk on gin from the Swamp's still. See more
During the song "My Blue Heaven" Radar begins playing his drum kit with brushes. In the next shot he now is playing with sticks. When the song finishes he is playing with the brushes again. See more
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
[writing a letter to his dad
It's very quiet at the moment, Dad. The only man in sight is Radar O'Reilly, an amazing kid. I've never put much stock in E.S.P. but if it is possible for one person to read another person's mind Radar has that ability, the little fink.
[Radar passes by
Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly
Is that a nice thing to say?
References A Streetcar Named Desire
Maple Leaf Rag
Music by Scott Joplin
Played on piano by William Christopher See more