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A Final Salute for Colonel Potter

Posted on 12/8/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThere was a time, dear children, when the most famous Potter in the world wasn’t a boy named Harry—he was a fatherly U.S. Army colonel, first name Sherman, and the only wizardly thing about him was his seemingly bottomless well of calm in a world driven to the brink of insanity by war. Potter was a supporting character on the TV series M*A*S*H, and if the show itself too often got tripped up in its own smug preachiness, Colonel Potter …