the melodrama got too heavy (see below)…so a bit of channel-surfing brought me to M*A*S*H…hey, it’s a Col. Flagg episode! hmmm, I think it’s the original Flagg episode. “if I know him, he ordered the helicopter to crash and smacked himself with a hammer.”
I watched MASH almost every single day for years, both at home and later on my own. I haven’t seen more than a couple of minutes in years, but there are some episodes, like this one, that I know after just a few seconds.
(aside: don’t tell anybody, but C. played Frank Burns in a high school production of a play version of the movie.)