“Pottering” Corn on the Cob

Several people asked how to “Potter” corn on the cob. I am a little surprised that no one caught the reference to the final episode of “M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (#11.16)” when Colonel Sherman Potter says: “Well, I like fresh corn. I mean real fresh corn. So I think maybe I’ll just take a hot plate out to the garden, make a pot of boiling water, then I won’t even pick that corn – I’ll bend that stalk till the ear dips into the water, and I’ll eat it right there standing up. Scrumptious!”