|Private Danny McShane|
Hawkeye and Trapper try to advise Pvt. McShane (center), an orderly, to wait a couple of months before marrying a Korean local girl who they recognize as a "working girl" who frequents Rosie's Bar in the Season 3 episode "Love and Marriage".
|Rank:||Private (E-2), U.S. Army|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Orderly who attempts to wed a Korean local girl who is also a "working girl" at Rosie's Bar for the purpose of making some extra money by selling her into a prostitution ring stateside|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Brown|
|First appeared in:||"Love and Marriage"
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Dennis Dugan in guest appearance|
Private Danny McShane is a character who appears in the Season 3 episode ot the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H titled "Love and Marriage". The part of Pvt. McShane is played in the episode by actor/director Dennis Dugan, who would later in the series appear as Robert "Bob" Wilson, Col. Potter's traveling salesman son-in-law who visits him at the 4077th after coming from a Tokyo business trip, where he recently had an affair, about which Potter accidentally finds out after a call from the hotel he was staying at in the episode "Strange Bedfellows" in Season 11.
About Private McShaneEdit
In the episode Love and Marriage, Hawkeye and Trapper are conducting the premarital physicals for the G.I.s and their Korean fiances. As Radar uses his conniving ways to get Henry to sign the 3-day pass, Private McShane, who's an orderly, and his “bride” arrive for physicals, but the doctors immediately recognize the woman as a "working girl" who often frequents Rosie's Bar. Hawkeye and Trapper take McShane aside and advise he delay marriage and wait a couple of months. McShane claims they are in love and want to marry right away, but agrees to a two-week wait.
A poker game in the Swamp with Hawkeye, Trapper, Henry, Radar and Zale soon turns into an officers vs. enlisted discussion, for Radar and Zale think the Captains should butt out and let McShane get married if he wants to.
Next day, Hawkeye and Trapper are visited by Dr. Pak (Jerry Fujikawa)a local huckster who performs phony operations and passes off hair cream as penicillin. Pak announces he is also in the "marriage brokering" business and offers the Captains $250 each if they will OK the physical of Soong Hi, the prostitute betrothed to McShane. After the wedding, Soong Hi will go stateside and “work” for some associates of Pak’s.
Pak promises more money later, for he had to pay McShane $1,000 to get married.
Trapper has a meeting with McShane and tells him he’s aware of his attempted scam. After some digging, Trapper gets McShane to admit he is only doing this to make some extra money. A timely x-ray is delivered to Trapper confirming the future Mrs. McShane has tuberculosis, so the wedding deal is off.