Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see
That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please......
These are the opening lyrics to the theme song from "M*A*S*H". No surprise, then, that during the run of the TV show, the theme was always played as an instrumental version of the song. The lyrics don't exactly say, "COMEDY", and "M*A*S*H" was primarily a comedy with many dramatic overtones.
I bring up the lyrics because that's obviously what Endart was referencing when he called this drawing, "Discipline Is Painful". Comedy is the emphasis here, as Hawkeye apparently is attempting to change Margaret Hoolihan's nickname from "Hot Lips" to "Hot Bottom".
And speaking of theme songs.....
Here's the story
Of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very bratty girls.....
Okay, that's not the way the theme really went, but it certainly would fit with the Endart take-off on the show. Clearly, Mrs. Brady knows exactly when to do with those bratty young ladies, and those plaintive whines of "Marsha Marsha Marsha!" have quickly become pleas of "Mercy! Mercy! Mercy!" . The drawing is, of course, titled "3 Very Lovely Girls".
One more theme, and I'll give my singing voice a rest--and I'm sure you'll all be happy about that! Let's just say that no one would turn around for me if this was "The Voice".
Baby, if you ever wondered
Wondered whatever became of me
I'm living on the air in Cincinnati
Again, the drawing's title is a take-off on the theme song, "Baby Did You Ever Wonder".....probably as in, did you ever wonder how the seemingly incompetent station manager, Arthur Carlson, still managed to inspire such love and devotion from his employees, such as Jennifer Marlow (Loni Anderson) and intern Bailey Quarters? Mr. Carlson might have been very good at something, after all, and the drawing might be the answer.
We go from theme songs to what most would consider the impossible. In fact, it is impossible. These two shows never did a crossover episode. Still, you can't help but wonder....what would happen if a witch went up against a genie? Well, if the genie is outnumbered two to one, I would guess the genie loses and has to pay the penalty. In "Spells 'n' Spanks", Samantha, with cousin Serena watching, deals out the punishment to Jeannie. No witchcraft required to do this!
For the last drawing today, most people would look at this and also say it was impossible....or, at the very least, highly unlikely. In fact, anyone who ever watched "The Avengers" would probably say a more likely scenario would be for Emma Peel to be spanking John Steed. Still, that's the nice thing about fantasy art--the outcome can be whatever you want it to be. And it's quite clear that this is what Endart envisioned in, "Glowing Peel".