In redecorating his quarters, Klinger uses a gaudy, bizarre little statue-clock. The statue is identical to (and probably the very same prop as) the statue Archie Bunker brought to his family as an example of "true art" in Episode 4 of Season 4 of All In The Family ("Archie and the Kiss").
B.J.: You dummy, Toledo is the first place they're gonna look for you!
Klinger: Sure, for Max Klinger. Not for: Sven Lundgren!
Klinger: Shh! Yumpin' Yimminy, not so loud!
B.J.: It'll never work. You'd have to bleach your entire body!
Klinger: Thanks! That'll clinch it!
(Sidney heads for Post-Op)
Klinger: Sure. Go on. Abandon me like everybody else. Trample my feelings like they were so many dead roses.
Sidney: Klinger--can you hold that thought?
Hawkeye: You did good, Doc.
Sidney: Oh, just meatball psychiatry. There's still a lot more work to do.
Colonel Potter: You know, son, this swag lamp of yours is great! It brilliantly illuminates every word on this page.
Klinger: And what words are those, sir?
Colonel Potter: Surprisingly enough, they're the same words, all down the page: Sherman T. Potter, Sherman T. Potter, ad infinito. Now why would I sign my John Hancock 47 times?
Klinger: Ah, see, that's the thing, sir. You were sleepwalking one night, and started signing your name. I figured I shouldn't wake you.
Colonel Potter: And it's probably good that you didn't. But Klinger:
Colonel Potter: You put too much swoop on the T!
(Sidney finished talking to a war hero who tried to commit suicide after finding out he was being sent home)
Hawkeye: Sidney, why did you remove his restraints?
Sidney: I want to show him I trust him.
Hawkeye: But should we take the risk? He's being held together by three-o silk and wishful thinking. If he tries to kill himself again, he's half way there.
Sidney: He's out of danger.
Hawkeye: What are you talking about?! He's twitching like a nervous wreck!
Sidney: Come with me.
(Sidney leads Hawkeye out of Post Op)
Sidney: Its a case of severe guilt. In his ten years in the service, this is the first time he's fought an Asian enemy. He's been looking through a gun sight at people who could be members of his own family.
Hawkeye: No wonder he felt guilty. That would be like my declaring war on Crabapple Cove.
Sidney: Right, only in his case, its worse. He has to kill Chinese to be a good American, and than he has to kill himself to be a good Chinese.
Hawkeye: A man without two countries. Freud would have flipped over this one.
Sidney: All I did was give him a substitue symptom: I told him under hypnosis that when he feels the guilt, instead of punishing himself with suicide, he sould twitch his hand. He's not even aware he's doing it.
Hawkeye: (satisified) Better that than take a second try at killing yourself.
Sidney: Second try? Remember all those dangerous missions? He's been trying to kill himself since he got to Korea.
Hawkeye: I think our job might be a little easier than yours, Sidney. At least we can always see where they're bleeding.
Sidney Freedman: Well Max, last time I saw your face it was under a bonnet.
Hawkeye describes home as "where the buffalo roam." This is a line from the old western song, "Home On The Range."
Hawkeye describes Sergeant Yee as "a man without two countries." A Man Without A Country is a novel by Edward Everett Hale. There have been several movie versions of it.
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