Rizzo conversing with Nurse Shari (center) and Nurse Kellye in the Season 11 episode "As Time Goes By".
|Job/Role in Unit:||Nurse at the 4077th M*A*S*H|
|First appeared in:||"Bottle Fatigue" (Season 8)|
|Last appeared in:||"Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" (Season 11, series finale)|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Shari Saba|
About Nurse ShariEdit
Nurse Shari’s first known appearance is an uncredited one in Season 7 Lil where she is seen with Lieutenant Laurie at the beginning of the episode just as Colonel Lillian Raeburn arrives. In "None Like It Hot", she can be seen in the Officers Club. She is also in the group of nurses crowding around Radar in his bath tub. Later she can be seen near the head of the ice cream queue.
Her first credited appearance (as "nurse") is in late Season 8 during "Bottle Fatigue". Here she has one line ("Si, si doctor.") as a response to Hawkeye's instructions. Following another uncredited background appearance in Morale Victory, she then takes a larger role in "Lend a Hand". Although still credited as "nurse", she now gets a substantial number of lines. First, she turns down Hawkeye’s suggestion they go somewhere cold and get warm, opting instead for some “stimulating conversation.” Later, she is part of B.J.'s conspiracy to throw Hawkeye a surprise birthday party.
Shari made many appearances in Season 9, most of which were uncredited. In Oh, How We Danced, credited as nurse, she assists B.J. in attending to an injured Korean boy. Bottoms Up, after Hawkeye and Charles move B.J.’s cot into the nurses quarters, Shari is one of the grinning nurses awaiting him when he wakes up. In The Life You Save, she is finally credited as "Shari". Here she holds a light over Nurse Gwen while the doctors treat her injury during a blackout after Gwen has been shot by a sniper.
In Season 10 Shari loses to B.J. in pinball in the episode "Wheelers and Dealers". In the very final M*A*S*H episode, the 2-hour series finale film "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", she tells the others that she wants to get into radiology. She also saves Father Mulcahy from being hit by a jeep in that episode.
List of AppearancesEdit
|Season||Episode||Role (as credited)||Notes|
|7||None Like It Hot||uncredited|
|7||The Young and the Restless||uncredited|
|7||Hot Lips is Back in Town||uncredited|
|8||Yessir, That’s Our Baby||uncredited|
|8||Lend a Hand||Nurse|
|9||The Best of Enemies||uncredited|
|9||A War for All Seasons||uncredited|
|9||Tell It to the Marines||uncredited|
|9||Taking the Fifth||uncredited|
|9||Oh, How We Danced||Nurse|
|9||Bless You, Hawkeye||uncredited||In Officers Club, last scene|
|9||Blood Brothers||uncredited||front row, church service in mess tent, also Reardon's departure|
|9||The Life You Save||Shari|
|10||Wheelers and Dealers||Nurse|
|10||A Holy Mess||Unconfirmed|
|11||Hey, Look Me Over||Shari|
|11||U.N., the Night and the Music||Shari|
|11||As Time Goes By||Uncredited|
|11||Goodbye, Farewell and Amen||Nurse|