M*A*S*H: Season 8, Episode 12

Dear Uncle Abdul (3 Dec. 1979)

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Resigned to staying for his term of service, Klinger writes home about his job, which includes appeasing the officers' eccentricities. A home-bound patient says goodbye to the slow-witted buddy who saved his life in battle.

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Resigned to staying for his term of service, Klinger writes home about his job, which includes appeasing the officers' eccentricities. A home-bound patient says goodbye to the slow-witted buddy who saved his life in battle.

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Just before Potter and Klinger go out for Potter to paint Klinger, you get a good view of Potter's paint case. You can tell that Potter has had it for a while because it says Capt. Sherman Potter. See more »

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Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger: I'm writing my Uncle Abdul about what it's like over here-doctors, nurses, saving lives. Well, I got a commanding officer who dresses me up in his clothes and sits me on a horse named Sophie so he can paint his own picture. There's a priest writing war ditties. And a snooty major who pays me twenty bucks to go out into the woods with him and watch him blow up a pigeon with a land mine. And if that doesn't beat all, I got a head nurse who shoots unarmed luggage. All you guys do is tell jokes. ...
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Mademoiselle from Armentières
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Portion performed by Mike Farrell with altered lyrics
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