1/4/2019 7:29:01 AM
I've been going through my MASH DVDs, and I recently watched Tell it to the Marines and Operation Friendship from season nine. Both episodes happen to feature a servant thing going on between Charles and Klinger- Charles making Klinger his slave in the Marine episode since he was temporary CEO, and Charles doing it willingly for Klinger in the Friendship episode since Klinger saved his life. In both cases, they took advantage of each other.
I was wondering, do you think Klinger was a bit more demanding of Charles in Friendship as a bit of revenge for how hard Charles was on him in the Marines episode?
1/5/2019 2:03:56 AM
I think that Klinger's treatment of Charles in Friendship was Klinger turning the tables on Charles for everything. Charles never really respected Klinger at all,but expected obedience.
1/5/2019 12:05:25 PM
Yes, Klinger took advantage, but it was well-deserved.
His attitude/opinion of the "working class" seemed to be similar to that of Frank - one of the few ways the characters were similar. They are different in that Charles changed somewhat throughout his run.
10/7/2019 1:12:34 AM
One other difference is Frank was very tight-fisted with his wealth. Charles was at least more generous when he had to be at least. I chuckle every time I see the episode that Charles needs a ride somewhere and he offers 20 dollars to Klinger he refuses then he offers 300 lol