|Rank:||Colonel (O-6), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Battalion Commander of unit near the 4077th who gets splashed with mud when Hawkeye and Frank pulls up to the military checkpoint area where Spiker's unit is over charge of|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Brown|
|First appeared in:||"Of Moose and Men" |
(M*A*S*H TV series, Season 4)
|Last appeared in:||None/ One time appearnace|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Tim O'Connor|
About Colonel SpikerEdit
On their way back from a Korean village, Hawkeye and Frank’s jeep is stopped at a military police checkpoint, where Hawkeye accidentally splashed Colonel Spiker with mud, ruining his uniform. As Spiker barks about a lack of military courtesy, Hawkeye informs him of their long surgical duties patching up civilians and speeds off for home.
Hawkeye and Frank return to the 4077th, but now with two wounded, including the terse Colonel Spiker. Spiker, still fuming over Pierce, demands to have his surgery at the 121st Evac Hospital, but Potter nixes the request. Hawkeye ends up operating on Spiker, for he is badly wounded with shrapnel in his heart muscle.
Spiker is recovering in post-op, with Hawkeye pulling a bedside vigil to make sure the Colonel’s chest tubes are clear and he survives the night. Margaret is so impressed with his skillful work and dedication, she offers her hand and congratulates Hawkeye on his fine work, which he returns, naturally, with sexual innuendo.
Spiker awakens and is mortified to hear it was Pierce and not Colonel Potter who operated on him. He tells Potter this “goof-off” needs to be disciplined for his lack of respect, but Potter tears into him, telling Spiker he’d be a dead man if it weren’t for the surgical skills of Pierce. Spiker calls for Pierce, who arrives expecting the typical thanks and gratitude, but is shocked to hear Spiker tell him he’s letting him off the hook and won’t “lower the boom ” on him. Hawkeye reacts with exaggerated thank-yous and sarcastically clasps and kisses Spiker’s hand.