Colonel Potter’s Best Clean Curse Words on ‘M*A*S*H’

These days, TV shows seem to be filled with curse words, but it wasn’t always that way. If you need proof that insults can be pretty darn funny without using a single dirty word, then watch an episode of the hit TV show ‘M* A* S* H’. On the CBS series, Colonel Sherman T. Potter, played by actor Harry Morgan, got his share of laughs by shouting some truly creative insults.

Col. Potter, a no-nonsense Army man who had served since the tender age of 15, offered up a plethora of “Potterisms,” including some fan favorites like “buffalo bagels” and “beaver biscuits.” Pretty memorable lines, right? So the next time you’re really ticked off — whether it’s because your kids wore their shoes inside the house (again!) or someone at the supermarket accidentally dented your car — instead of defaulting for your usual four-letter word, try throwing out something like “pigeon pellets!” Your anger will have an outlet, and you won’t have to worry about your kid overhearing.

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All of his best ones make absolutely zero sense.


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They’re crazy, yet somehow satisfying, right?




We’re sensing a food theme here!



See how many non-vulgar options there are?

If you’re interested in coming up with your own Potterism, try following this pattern: animal plus food plus a straight face. We tried it with a random animal and food generator and got “sheep potato chips!” Now that doesn’t sound appetizing at all, but it does have a certain ring to it, wouldn’t you agree?

h/t MeTV

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