Kwang (Charles's houseboy)
Sab Shimono as Kwang
Sab Shimono as "Kwang", a North Korean Army spy who Charles hires unknowingly as his "houseboy" in the episode titled "Dear Comrade" in Season 7.
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: ????, North Korean Army
Job/Role in Unit: North Korean spy who Charles unknowingly hires to be his houseboy
Home: ????
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Family/Personal Information
Born: ????
Birthplace: North Korea
Nationality/Race: North Korea/Asian
Spouse(s): None/Single
Relatives/Children: Not mentioned
First appeared in: "Dear Comrade" in Season 7


Last appeared in: N/A, one-time appearance
Appeared on/or in: M*A*S*H
Played by: Sab Shimono

Kwang is a character who appears in the Season 7 episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Dear Comrade". The part of Kwang is played in the episode by Sab Shimono.

About KwangEdit

Hawkeye and B.J. return to the 4077th after some days of R&R, and they are dismayed to see that the Swamp is not the same Swamp they left--i.e., clean. Winchester introduces the man responsible--a Korean man named Kwang, whom Winchester has hired as a houseboy.

After wounded arrive, we learn that Kwang is not what he seems: he's actually a North Korean officer, posing undercover as what he calls "a grinning lackey" to "an American capitalist fool"--namely, Winchester. He is writing a letter to his commander, giving him the details of just how the 4077th operates.

Kwang is shocked and dismissive of how the Americans operate. He says the OR is chaotic, and their behavior off-hours (which includes drinking and gambling) is "decadent."

The doctors are stumped by a rash that has infected several wounded soldiers. When they contact a dermatologist in Tokyo, he's no help, flatly refusing to come out to the 4077th to look and see what's going on. Stumped and stuck with a Post Op filled with itchy soldiers, they take the advice of Kwang, who has worked up his own homemade remedy--which stinks to high heaven.

Kwang, writing his superiors, is aghast that all these educated doctors can't figure out how to treat a simple rash. The doctors are thrilled to find that, despite its stink, Kwang's mixture works!

Later that night, Kwang prepares to leave, saying that the 4077th methods of success are so unorthodox and haphazard that they can't possibly attempt to duplicate them. He quits working for Winchester, letting him know what a lousy boss he was in the process.

As he's readying to leave, he's stopped by Hawkeye, B.J., and Potter who thank him for the remedy, letting him know how well it worked. Potter even gives him an official commendation from the U.S. Army, as a way to say thanks.

Touched, Kwang lies to his commanders, saying he needs to stick around and observe the 4077th some more--in reality, getting drunk with all of them in the Officers Club. Hawkeye, B.J., and Potter notice that Kwang's english has mysteriously improved over the course of the night, which he chalks up to the whiskey!