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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Lt.: [singing] There's no one singing war songs now like people used to do; No "Over There," no "Praise the Lord," no "Glory Hallelu". Perhaps at last we've asked ourselves what we should have asked before: With the pain and death this madness brings, what were we ever singing for?
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Mademoiselle from Armentières
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The "Joke"
17 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Klinger writes to his uncle, there are some interesting goings on going on. The first has to do with a joke that Hawkeye tells B.J. It involves a guy in a circus who can fly. It isn't really all that funny but the episode tells us it is. B. J. doesn't react to the joke but then later tells it himself. People are in stitches. This leads to a kind of Joke-off where the results really aren't conclusive. Other events involve a slow thinking soldier who has always depended on another soldier to take care of him. The guy is going to be shipped home after a throat injury and the kid is really worried. Potter uses Klinger to pose for a painting. Charles gets a new shotgun and used Klinger as a bird dog. There are other things, but it's the usual letter-home plot with different vignettes.


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