You can tell M*A*S*H was a fantastic show because it is on constant re watch even after 40 years and also because my 74 years mom make me regularity check on the cast and gets really upset if another one of them is gone and spend the rest of the day talking about how great they where.
ALAN ALDA as CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ‘HAWKEYE’ PIERCE in M*A*S*H (season 1)
“oh, that's very kind of you, frank. that certainly belies all the vicious gossip somebody is spreading about what a twisted, selfish, mean-spirited, overbearing fusspot you are.”
“it certainly does!”
“then i’ll stop spreading it!”