Major Finch tries to convince Winchester to give his unit a passing grade.
|Rank:||Major (O-4), Infantry branch|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Battalion commander who has received a failing grade at a sanitation inspection.|
|Hair Color:||dark brown|
|Eye Color:||dark brown|
|First appeared in:||"Oh, How We Danced" in Season 9|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Arlen Dean Snyder in guest appearance|
About Major FinchEdit
Major Finch is the commander of an army battalion near the 4077th and Winchester has just given his unit a failing grade at a sanitation inspection. Finch comes to the MASH drunk, hoping to get Winchester to reconsider the grade. He tells Winchester that the grade isn't fair. Winchester says, "Well, you're absolutely right, but what can I do? There's no number lower than zero." Finch gets angry and punches Winchester, knocking out a tooth.
Winchester is shamed into taking karate lessons from Key Yong Lu, who is at the MASH looking after his grandson Soon Chi Lu. Soon Chi very much wants a harmonica. These are hard to come by but Klinger believes they are frequently brought over by the American G.I.s. such as the combat troops in Finch's unit. So Hawkeye and B.J. take advantage of the punching incident: they call Finch posing as Winchester and threaten him with a court martial if he doesn't produce a harmonica.
Finch turns up at the MASH again bringing the harmonica, hoping that would make Winchester forget about the punching incident. Winchester, of course, doesn't know about the deal and so starts giving a "demonstration" of his karate "skills" which sends Finch fleeing.