Monday Movie Quote: M*A*S*H*

[Trapper has just opened a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer]
Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland): I see you are a beer drinker, sir. Would you care for a martini?
Trapper John (Elliot Gould): A martini? Yeah, I’d love a martini.
Hawkeye Pierce: [to Ho-Jon] Ho-Jon, get the gentleman a martini.
[to Trapper]
Hawkeye Pierce: I’m sure you will find them satisfactory. They’re quite dry.
[sips from his glass]
Trapper John: Don’t you guys use olives?
Duke Forrest (Tom Skerritt): Olives? Where in the hell do you think we are, man?
Hawkeye Pierce: We have had to make certain concessions for the war; we ARE three miles from the front line.
Trapper John: Yeah but without olives,
[reaches into coat pocket and pulls out a jar of cocktail olives – drops one into his glass]
Trapper John: a martini just doesn’t quite make it.
[Hawkeye and Duke stare dumbfounded at the olive]

Yeah, I quoted M*A*S*H* before, but the film is so damn good that I am doing it again. This was inspired by chatter with Mr. Lee a few days ago.

This is the scene in which Tapper John is first introduced.