Corporal Klinger is one of the more popular characters on the show. His goal is to be sent home for being insane. This interesting character offers a lot to the show, there is a ton of variety and a lot of comedic material. Klinger really helps make the show a powerful work of satire. The audience sees a character that is willing to do anything to escape the horrors of war. The show itself tells a true story about the war and its toll on people.