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Embarrassing sex in ''M*A*S*H''

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M*A*S*H

Embarrassing sex in ”M*A*S*H”

THE CHARACTERS Major Margaret Houlihan (Sally Kellerman), an Army nurse during the Korean War, and Major Frank Burns (Robert Duvall), an Army surgeon

THE SCENE The straitlaced officers give in to their mutual attraction in the privacy of Margaret’s tent (above left), but camp pranksters place a microphone under the bed, broadcasting the couple’s passion to the entire camp via loudspeaker (above right).

EMBARRASSMENT QUOTIENT Extreme. If you’ve only seen the sitcom version of M*A*S*H, you need to see this scene to learn how Margaret earned the nickname ”Hot Lips.”

EW MOVIE GRADE B+

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