while I was watching the early seasons of MASH, I thought the friendship between Mulcahy and Klinger was very sweet, but unfortunately it was one of the things that got toned down in later seasons, along with Klinger’s cross dressing 🥲 so I figured I’d draw something that features both their friendship and Klinger’s wonderful outfits <3
The Mulcahy and Klinger parallels mean so much to me….
Arguably they, more than anyone else at the 4077, run their lives on the principle of kindness. Yet both of them struggle with their temper.
Neither one fits in with the traditional 50s gender binary. People don’t seem sure whether to treat Klinger like a man or a woman or something in between. And Mulcahy is celibate. He’s not treated like “one of the guys” nor does it seem easy for him to form friendships with the nurses.
Similarly, they both live alone.
Also, and this is less deep and more ??? but they both go deaf at some point! If I had a nickel for every time…