|Nurse Maria "Dish" Scheider|
Karen Philipp as Lt. Dish in scene with Hawkeye Pierce in scene from "Pilot", the first M*A*S*H TV episode.
|Job/Role in unit:||Nurse at the 4077th M*A*S*H|
|Hair Color:||Black in film/Blonde in TV series|
|First appeared in:||"Pilot" (Season 1)|
|Last appeared in:||'"Germ Warfare" (Season 1)|
| Series/Film |
|MASH (film) film / M*A*S*H|
|Played by:|| Jo Ann Pflug in film |
Karen Philipp in TV series
1st Lieutenant Maria "Dish" Schneider (aka as Lt. Maggie Dish) was played by Jo Ann Pflug in the film and later by Karen Philipp in the television series. She was a nurse at the 4077th MASH during the Korean War.
About Lieutenant "Dish"Edit
Dish's role in the finished film was limited, as a large portion of her role did not make the final cut. A similar thing happened to the character in the television series. After being prominently featured as Hawkeye's love interest in the pilot, she appeared in only one further episode (#1.11) before leaving the show entirely. However, she continued to be featured in the opening credit montage sequence (wherein the M*A*S*H staff run toward approaching helicopters) for most of the show's run.