|General Fred Fox|
General Fox in the M*A*S*H TV series episode "Last Laugh" in Season 6.
|Rank:||Major General (O-8), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Senior officer who has B.J. arrested for a wild party which was actually thrown by practical joker Captain Leo Bardonaro.|
|First appeared in:||"Last Laugh" in Season 6|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Robert Karnes in guest appearance|
About the GeneralEdit
Captain Leo Bardonaro, a practical joker and buddy of B.J who served as the best man at his wedding, pulls yet another joke: this time he makes a call to Potter posing as a Provost Marshal Colonel saying he is turning up to investigate B.J. on the grounds that he might not be an impostor and not a real doctor. When B.J. hears the name, he knows it is just another joke and the prank was just his way of letting BJ know he was coming to visit.
A few days later after Leo's visit, some MP's drop by the 4077th, visiting Post-Op, and wanting to arrest B.J. B.J. thinks it's another joke by Bardonaro, so he tries to explain it to the MP's, but they are dead serious and are having none of it. When all of them go to Potter's office to sort it all out, Potter discovers that the charges are real, coming from Major General Fred Fox. It seems someone claiming to be B.J. Hunnicutt had thrown a noisy wild party with some girls at a hotel (actually it was where Bardonaro was spending R&R). The party goers started barbequeing steaks on the balcony. It turns out the General was in the room next door and it started to fill with smoke. Somebody yelled fire, forcing the general and his secretary to run into the hallway, naked. He had been dictating to her in the bath tub.
The General demands that B.J. be brought to see him. Potter and Hawkeye with evidence that B.J. was actually at the MASH on the day in question. However the General rejects the evidence, saying it could have been forged. The General says he has convincing evidence--he has the hat left by the officer who put on the party. The General forces B.J. to put on the hat but it doesn't fit him at all; its too big, as it is for a bigger man, which would fit someone the size of Leo, who stands 6'7"!
Anyway, Leo returns to the 4077th to retrieve his travel orders, which B.J., also the joker swiped from Leo upon his initial visit, he apologizes to B.J., saying that he didn't know that General Fox was there at the hotel when he was throwing the party!