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Quote of the Day: M*A*S*H – Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

[Hawkeye was telling Dr. Sidney Freedman about what he initially thought was a chicken clucking inside the bus]

Dr. Sidney Freedman: Then what happened?

Hawkeye:
Then I went back toward the front of the bus.

Dr. Sidney Freedman: And what happened next?

Hawkeye: There’s something wrong with it. It stopped making noise. It just–just stopped.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: She-she killed it! She killed it!

Dr. Sidney Freedman: She killed the chicken?

Hawkeye: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn’t mean for her to kill it.

[sobbing]

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Hawkeye: I did not–I–I just wanted it to be quiet. It was–it was a baby! She, she smothered her own baby.

[pauses]

Hawkeye: You son of a bitch, why did you make me remember that?

Dr. Sidney Freedman: You had to get it out in the open. Now we’re halfway home.


Happy 80th birthday to Alan Alda!!! This was my favorite scene by him, ever.

Quote of the Day: *M*A*S*H – “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen”

Hawkeye: Look, I know how tough it is for you to say goodbye, so I’LL say it. Maybe you’re right, maybe we WILL see each other again, but just in case we don’t, I want you to know how much you’ve meant to me. I’ll never be able to shake you; whenever I see a pair of big feet or a cheesy mustache, I’ll think of you.

B.J.: Whenever I smell month-old socks, I’ll think of YOU.

Hawkeye: Or the next time somebody nails my shoe to the floor…

B.J.: …or when somebody gives me a martini that tastes like lighter fluid.

Hawkeye: I’ll miss you.

B.J.: I’ll miss YOU. A lot. I can’t imagine what this place would’ve been like if I hadn’t found you here.

Happy Birthday to Alan Alda who turns 79 (!) today.