ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Entertainment and Media»
  • Television & TV Shows»
  • TV Shows

How I Fell in Love with Hawkeye

Updated on April 30, 2010
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Hawkeye): Doctor, Womanizer, Prankster, Drinker, Comedian, Smart-Ass, and Swamp Dweller.  And maybe everything I'm looking for in a man.
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (Hawkeye): Doctor, Womanizer, Prankster, Drinker, Comedian, Smart-Ass, and Swamp Dweller. And maybe everything I'm looking for in a man.

Oh Captain, My Captain

Believe it or not, I got into M*A*S*H all by myself.  Granted, I got into the re-runs as the show had already been off the air by the time I started watching TV, but the point is, I needed no encouragement or push from my parents or anyone else. I simply got into M*A*S*H because I thought it was probably the best thing I had ever seen on television.  And yes... a lot of that had to do with Hawkeye.  Not Alan Alda.  Hawkeye.

Now don't get me wrong, I like Alan Alda.  He's a great actor, and without him, there would be no TV Hawkeye like I know him, but I want to be clear on something.  When I say it had to do with Hawkeye, it had to do with Hawkeye.  Not Alan Alda.  Not an actor.  But this character... this man that Alda helped to create.

I started watching M*A*S*H in middle school, at a time when I had few friends, a world of insecurities, and a few terrible haircuts.  It was also a time when I was really interested in boys.  But as fun as the boys at school were, they weren't MEN, and my expectations for men had gone up... because of Hawkeye.

The thing about Hawkeye is this: he has insecurities too.  But he is strong willed, believes in saving lives (whether they be friend or foe), and he's funny.  His journey taught me valuable life lessons and as it did, I felt a deep connection to him.  I kinda fell in love with him.  I thought he was the hottest guy around (really, I did) and I was always very excited to see Hawkeye on TV every day.

I would imagine me, being the one woman who could steal Hawkeye's heart forever.  And it was a lovely fantasy because Hawkeye... is a bit of a bad boy.  He disobeys orders, he gets around with the nurses, he drinks, gambles, makes dirty jokes and witty comments, and he ruffles feathers. And it's wonderful to imagine being with a guy like that who only has eyes for me.

Of course, as I got older, I dated, I had fun and I stopped comparing everyone to Hawkeye.  But if I'm being completely honest... sometimes I still just wish he was real, because Hawkeye just may be my perfect man.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)