Margaret is on late duty; she is relieved by Nurse Able in the wee hours. Klinger is at the end of guard duty as Margaret walks to her tent. Margaret is approached by a young Korean girl who says her mother is in labor. Margaret goes with her about the time Klinger goes to sleep. The following morning, Colonel Potter needs Margaret. Radar scours the camp looking for her--even in the nurse's shower--and he calls the MPs: no one has seen Margaret. Frank grabs a gun and shoots it. Colonel Potter prefers Intelligence: but that does that really mean Col. Flagg (Edward Winter)? Flagg impersonates a Chinese double agent, Ling Chow, in a a comedy of errors. The men and women of the 4077 (and unwanted guest) are shot and hobbling, worried or in the "constant state of utter confusion" in which one of them keeps himself. Col. Flagg claims to be "the Wind"? But, has Flagg ever really worked as a showgirl at The Sands, Las Vegas? Written by
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I have watched the show since its inception to now, and have probably seen every episode a minimum of 5 times. Every time I see a list of episode rankings, I am AMAZED at how low this episode is rated. This episode is UNQUESTIONABLY the funniest of the whole series.
First of all, Colonel Flagg is the funniest character ever written into the show. How could anyone watch the interplay between him and the major characters and not laugh? In addition, the writing in this episode is crisp, the punchlines are fast and furious, and there are very few dead spots.
While you could argue that episodes with more drama might have been better, there were certainly no episodes in the entire run of M*A*S*H that were any funnier.
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