I agree but the counter-point to Hawkeye of BJ vs the clowning of Trapper? BJ was great at practical jokes but he was too methodical and brilliant, Trapper was more mischief. I enjoy them both and think they serve the Hawkeye of their time very well.
BJ did get involved with other women, but it was far more romantic and human. Trapper was out to get some.
I love how both of them played off Hawkeye. Charles grew as a person while Frank went insane. Different people and different phases of the show. The later years with BJ, Charles, Klinger and Potter lost the whimsy of the early years and really were quite tense and involved a lot of more believable, less caricature like, growth in the characters.
Cause maybe Hawkeye is television's high-water mark. He is one of my absolute favorite characters of all time. I love early Hawkeye and watching him transform over the series.
I've been watching it again. I'm about 16 episodes into Season 1 right now.