|Cho Sung Hoi|
Priest and Korean orphanage headmaster Choi Sung Ho, as played by Keye Luke.
|Job/Role in Unit:||Distributes goodies the 4077th members contribute for a camp Christmas Party for the orphans; trades Charles's donation, some expensive chocolates, and other items on the Black Market for rice and cabbage, as well as other needed food items that the orphanage needs|
|First appeared in:||"Death Takes a Holiday?" in Season 8|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Keye Luke in guest appearances|
Cho Sung Hoi is a character who appears in the Season 8 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, in the episodes "Death Takes a Holiday". The part of Choi Sung is played in the episode by Keye Luke, who also appeared on the series as Korean craftsman/merchant Mr. Shin in the Season 6 episode "Patent 4077", and as gambling hustler Cho Kim in "A Night at Rosie's" in Season 7.
About Choi SungEdit
Its Christmas, and there's a truce on. Everyone is preparing for the big Christmas feats for the the nearby orphanage. When the supply line that was supposed to deliver the food gets cut, all of the 4077th band together and donate their holiday care packages--B.J. donates fudge, Nurse Kellye donates Macadamia nuts, and Rizzo donates...pig's feet.
They turn to Winchester to donate, but he offers just a small tin of oysters, despite him having received several large packages marked "perishable" in the last few weeks. Despite constant insults from everyone, Winchester refuses to budge.
We see, though, that Winchester has his own plans: he's bringing all the packages to the nearby orphanage, late at night. When he's caught the orphanage's headmaster, Choi Sung Ho (Keye Luke), Winchester tells him its part of a Winchester Family tradition: on Christmas Eve, they leave an anonymous gift of expensive, handmade chocolates on the doorstep of a needy family. Mr. Ho gratefully accepts the gifts, promising Winchester to keep it a secret.
When Winchester sees Sergeant Luther Rizzo eating a piece of the expensive chocolate. When Rizzo tells him he got in on the Black Market, Winchester asks one of the orphans if they got any chocolate for Christmas. When the little girl says no, Winchester angrily confronts Mr. Ho.
They go outside (with Klinger overhearing the whole conversation), where Mr. Ho admits he sold all the chocolate. Winchester is enraged, calling him a "parasite", but Mr. Ho explains that the chocolate was so valuable that, on the Black Market, it could buy enough rice and cabbage to feed the kids for a month. Winchester, stunned, apologizes, realizing, as he says, "It's improper to give dessert to a child who's had no meal." Mr. Ho accepts, and returns to the party, with Winchester going back to the Swamp.