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Major Finch
Major Finch-oh how we danced
Major Finch tries to convince Winchester to give his unit a passing grade.
M*A*S*H character
Vital information
Rank: Major (O-4), Infantry branch
Job/Role in Unit: Battalion commander who has received a failing grade at a sanitation inspection.
Home: not mentioned
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: dark brown
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200 lbs
Family/Personal Information
Born: not mentioned
Birthplace: not mentioned
Nationality/Race: American/Caucasian
Spouse(s): not mentioned
Relatives/Children: not mentioned
Appearances
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
MajorFinch was a U.S. Army battalion commander who appeared in the Season 9 episode of M*A*S*H titled "Oh, How We Danced". The part of Major Finch was played in the episode by Arlen Dean Snyder.

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.

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