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Ferrets & Weasels
Ferret-face - The insulting but quite appropriate nickname for Major Frank Burns (Larry Linville), a weasel of an army surgeon on the military comedy M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83.

Larry Linville as Major Frank 'Ferret-face' Burns (M*A*S*H)

Frank was married but that didn't keep him from fooling around with nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan (Loretta Swit) who was stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

Frank always quoted chapter and verse from the Army manual and questioned everyone's patriotism when they didn't do things by the book.

When Margaret Houlihan got married later in the series, Frank went bonkers with jealousy, as well as AWOL. While drunk in Tokyo, he accosted a General and his wife in a bathhouse and was place on psychiatric observation. Back at the 4077th, Captain Hawkeye Pierce toasted his departure with a simple "Goodbye, Ferret Face."

Frank was also called the "Lipless Wonder." See also NICKNAMES - "Hot Lips"

Larry Linville as Major Frank 'Ferret-face' Burns - M*A*S*H

Larry Linville as Major Frank 'Ferret-face' Burns - M*A*S*H

Larry Linville as Major Frank 'Ferret-face' Burns - M*A*S*H

The many faces of Major Burns, a.k.a. "Ferret-face"


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