Friday, September 2, 2011

Coolest Bobblehead Ever?

The Tiger's current AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens were first brought to national recognition by Toledo's own cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in the oft-funny, sometimes depressing drama-dy, M*A*S*H*.  Jamie Farr played this character, and was actually from Toledo in real life and often wore Mud Hens jerseys on the show.  So check out this (probably long overdue) sweet bobble - complete with matching skirt and the famous M*A*S*H* "this far to" sign.

Maybe you guys weren't fans of the show, but I was as my parents and grandparents watched it all the time.  I always thought Klinger was funny, especially when he busted out the full dress and makeup whenever the big brass showed up at the camp, just to try and get them to classify him as 'crazy' and send him back home to Toledo.  It never worked though.  Sort of an inadvertent "don't ask, don't tell" situation.

Anyways, I wish I could get one of these, but it will likely be quite a hot item, since they are only giving away 2,000.


  1. Can't help you Torto. I don't know what I was doing in the late 70's and early 80's, but I can honestly say I've never seen an episode of MASH, Gilligan's Island, Sanford and Son, or the Jefferson's in my life. I came into my prime in the mid-to-late 80's, with all-time classics like Cheers, Three's Company, the Dukes of Hazzard, and Falcon Crest.

  2. Whoa - Falcon Crest. That show's title was always funny to me, because my Mom liked to watch, and my old man always referred to it as "Falcon Crud", as it was apparently fairly trashy for those days.

    Guess I'll trade my Barney Miller references for Night Court when hanging with you Keither.

  3. My Dad was big into M.A.S.H. For some reason he had a crush on Hot Lips, Loretta Swit. Personally I thought she a dog, yet prettier than any of Teddy Devitt's past girlfriends.

    I spent the better part of my childhood watching Wonder Years, GI Joe, Good Times and Cheers.


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