Friday, October 12, 2007


With last night's episode of 'Mad Men' ("Nixon vs. Kennedy"), we learned the truth as to how Dick Whitman became Don Draper during the Korean Conflict. He and the real Don Draper were digging trenches to prepare for the construction of a M*A*S*H unit when they came under fire from snipers. After it was over, Don accidentally dropped his lighter into the fuel that had spilled into the trench from a shot tank of gas and the Lieutenant was caught in the resultant explosion of the fuel dump.

Could it be that this all happened on the future site of the M*A*S*H 4077? It's a pozz'bility - the surrounding hills certainly looked familiar.

Toby OB


Toby said...

(I posted this idea at two other sites, Alan Sepinwall's blog - What's Alan Watching? - and at TVSquad. Here were the two responses there. - Toby)

1] Tele-Toby:

The same thing crossed my mind too. Perhaps 'cause I was thinking about that, the "Korea" scenes looked like Malibu Canyon to me, the place where all the MASH exteriors were shot.
Posted at 4:04PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Bryan CastaƱeda

2] R.A. Porter said...
If Weiner did the right thing, he filmed the trenching for a future Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Malibu Creek State Park.

12:32 PM, October 12, 2007

Anonymous said...

I think all the hills in Korea look like the other hills in Korea. Or is that geographically racist?