Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Major. In the episode 'Hot Lips is Back in Town' she is offered a position on General Lyle Weiskopf's staff and a promotion to lieutenant colonel, but she turns this down when she discovers that the promotion is predicated on her performance as the General's lover and not her expertise. Incidentally, it was at General Weiskopf's party in Tokyo where we discover the first signs of trouble between Margaret and Donald in the episode 'Fade In, Fade Out'.
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|In the episode 'C*A*V*E' we discover that the intrepid Margaret Houlihan actually does have a phobia. What is it that she fears?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
Loud noises. While Hawkeye admits to an acute fear of enclosed spaces (otherwise known as 'claustrophobia'), Margaret reveals that she has an extreme fear of loud noises (the somewhat more obscure 'ligyrophobia'). This comes as a big surprise considering that Margaret has spent her entire life connected to the army. And her father fired howitzers!
|Here's one for those who truly pay attention. In the sixth season episode 'Patent 4077' we discover that Margaret's wedding ring has the following inscription: 'Over Hill, Over Dale, Our Love Will Never Fail'. When Klinger misplaces Margarets ring during the episode, he has it replaced by a local Korean metalworker. Which word in the inscription is incorrectly spelled on the replacement ring?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
Never. The replacement ring's inscription reads: 'Over Hill, Over Dale, Our Love Will *Ever* Fail'. When Margaret discovers what Klinger (and the also complicit Hawkeye and BJ) has done she is furious. By the end of the episode, she comes to her senses and appreciates Klinger for the good sentiments.
|After Margaret's divorce from Donald, she becomes romantically involved with another army soldier, this time a sergeant. What is the name of this fellow who appeared in three separate episodes?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
Jack Scully. Joshua Bryant appeared in several 'M*A*S*H' episodes as Jack Scully, a macho army sergeant who takes his turn at wooing Margaret. He first appears in the seventh season episode 'A Night at Rosie's', where he has taken refuge while AWOL from his unit. He also appears in the season eight episodes entitled 'Guerilla My Dreams' and 'Stars and Stripes'. In the end, Scully and Margaret part ways.
|While Margaret spent the first four seasons of the show 'M*A*S*H' in an awkward relationship with Frank Burns, by the fifth season she had met a new man that she would eventually marry. What is the surname of Margaret's eventual husband?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
Penobscott. Margaret first announces her engagement to Lt. Col. Donald Penobscott in the season five episode 'Margaret's Engagement', and she is married to him in the final episode of the fifth season, entitled 'Margaret's Marriage' (Terribly clever episode titles, don't you think?). Donald appears twice on the show, once in 'Margaret's Marriage' (actor Beason Carroll) and once in the sixth season episode 'The M*A*S*H Olympics' (actor Mike Henry). Following that episode, Margaret's marriage became sour, and she proceeded to file for divorce from Donald. Her divorce papers are finalized in the year seven episode 'Hot Lips is Back in Town'.
Her father. 'Howitzer' Al appeared in the season nine episode 'Father's Day', and was portrayed by actor Andrew Duggan. In this episode, a series of misunderstandings, along with the unmilitary behavior of Hawkeye and BJ, creates a rift between Margaret and her father. However, by the end of the episode there is an understanding between the two and they part on good terms.
The names of both Margaret's mother and sister are never mentioned during the run of the series, nor do we ever see either of them.
|Margaret mentions her parents and a sister during the run of the show. Her father's name is mentioned a number of times throughout the series, what was it?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
'Howitzer' Alvin Houlihan. Margaret's father is a Colonel in the United States army. His nickname comes from the famous howitzer short gun used for firing shells at long distances on the battle field. The name is from the Czech for 'catapult'.
|Margaret Houlihan is one of my favorite characters from 'M*A*S*H'. This is due, in no small part, to the actress who portrays her. What is the name of the actress who played Margaret on the television series?||'M*A*S*H' - Margaret Houlihan
Loretta Swit. As fans of 'M*A*S*H' may know, Sally Kellerman did a marvelous job of portraying Hot Lips Houlihan in the 1970 movie version of 'M*A*S*H'. However, on the small screen it was Loretta Swit who took her turn as the voluptuous and brilliant head nurse at the 4077th.
A couple interesting things about Loretta Swit: She was actually the first choice to star as either Cagney or Lacey in the television show by that name, but couldn't get out of her contract at FOX (she would have left after the eighth season of the show) AND she was once married to an actor named Dennis Holahan (talk about life resembling art).