Thursday, December 08, 2011
Colonel Potter: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
But it is for 'M*A*S*H' that some of us, at least, will remember him. Sherman T. (formerly 'Hoops') Potter, that eccentric veteran of multiple wars, with a love, as I recall, for Zane Grey (or am I imagining that?) and a horse called Sophie. I watched every episode of that show again and again and I never tired of the counterpoint Potter's mature tolerance and country humour provided to the (Groucho) Marxist young urban wit -and occasional self-righteousness - of my favourite characters Hawkeye and B.J. I still, in fact, quote some of Potter's best lines today, and people who don't know where they come from still laugh, thinking how funny I am.
Thanks for all the fun, Harry, and the marvellous memories. Wherever you've gone now, bon voyage.
Posted by Bruce Hodder at Thursday, December 08, 2011