M*A*S*H Episode Guide
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Season One back to top
- 1.1: Pilot
- The Swamp's Korean houseboy, Ho John, is accepted to attend school at
Hawkeye's alma mater. The camp raises money to send Ho John to Maine by
raffling a weekend in Tokyo with a nurse, much to the chagrin of Hot Lips
and Burns. The winner? Father Mulcahy!
- 1.2: To Market, To Market
- After the 4077th supply of hydrocortisone is hijacked by black marketeers, Hawkeye and Trapper concoct a deal with a local black marketeer (Jack
Soo) to get some more. The catch: Henry's antique oak desk, which is
whisked away by chopper as Henry watches in disbelief.
- 1.3: Requiem for a Lightweight
- Trapper enters the intercamp boxing tournament to save a beautiful nurse from being transferred out by Henry, at Hot Lips' request.
- 1.4: Chief Surgeon Who?
- Frank and Hot Lips fume when Hawkeye is named chief surgeon over Frank.
They call up a general who arrives in camp only to encounter
Klinger (his first appearance of the series), declare the camp nuts and
Hawkeye a genius.
- 1.5: The Moose
- Hawkeye ends up winning a Korean girl as servant from the sergeant who
purchased her. The girl, unfortunately, has a hard time understanding
Hawkeye when he attempts to set her free.
- 1.6: Yankee Doodle Doctor
- The camp makes a film in response to one made about the 4077th at
the request of a brigadier general.
- 1.7: Bananas, Crackers, and Nuts
- After being denied R&R, Hawkeye fakes insanity, causing many problems
for the psychiatrist sent to study him.
- 1.8: Cowboy
- Henry refuses to let a chopper pilot go home, and the pilot feels there
is no alternative but to kill Henry.
- 1.9: Henry, Please Come Home
- Due to the great success rate of the 4077th, Henry is transferred to
administrative duty in Tokyo. Hawkeye and Trapper convince Radar to fake
an illness to get Henry to return.
- 1.10: I Hate a Mystery
- Hawkeye plays detective when he becomes the chief suspect in a stealing
epidemic. His sleuthful work leads him to the guilty party, none other than
Ho John (who still hasn't left for Maine).
- 1.11: Germ Warfare
- Hawkeye plays Dracula when he steals a pint of Frank's blood. When he
suspects Frank of hepatitis, he works frantically (with Radar and Trapper)
to keep him away from everyone, including Hot Lips.
- 1.12: Dear Dad
- Hawkeye writes his dad, describing the antics of the 4077th--including
Mulcahy convincing Klinger not to kill himself. For the finale, Hawkeye goes
to the front dressed as Santa to help save a wounded soldier.
- 1.13: Edwina
- The nurses go to extremes to find a date of Nurse Eddie (Edwina)--they
won't go out with anyone until Eddie gets a date. The men draw straws, and
Hawkeye is the big loser, especially after Eddie nearly kills him in a
scene resembling teenage "mating" rituals.
- 1.14: Love Story
- Radar gets a "Dear John" letter. To help cheer him up, Hawkeye and
Trapper try to help him with a new nurse who's into classical literature and
- 1.15: Tuttle
- Hawkeye and Trapper, with Radar's help, invent a fictitious Capt. Tuttle
so that his salary can be donated to help a local orphanage. Almost caught, Hawkeye must sorrowfully tell the camp of Tuttle's fate to the whole camp--he leaped from a chopper without a parachute.
- 1.16: The Ringbanger
- A colonel with a high casualty record is the object of
the attention of Hawkeye, Trapper, and Radar, who conspire send him home
before he gets anyone else killed.
- 1.17: Sometimes You Hear the Bullet
- Hawkeye is confronted with death when he is unable to save an old
journalist friend who is killed on the front. The death
spurs Hawkeye to send an underaged soldier home. Meanwhile,
Frank throws out his back and applies for a Purple Heart.
- 1.18: Dear Dad, Again
- Hawkeye tells his dad of the cooling romance between Frank and Hot Lips
and Radar's correspondance course.
- 1.19: The Longjohn Flap
- Hawkeye gets a pair of longjohns from home. Feeling sorry for Trapper,
who has a cold, he gives him the longjohns, which pass into the hands of most
of the camp before getting back in Hawkeye's hands.
- 1.20: The Army-Navy Game
- The camp tunes in to the Army-Navy football game, only to get bombed
and left with an unexploded shell in the compound. When they try to defuse
the CIA bomb,it explodes - with American propaganda leaflets.
- 1.21: Sticky Wicket
- Hawkeye and Frank argue over Frank's ability as a surgeon. When one
of Hawkeye's patients starts failing, Hawkeye starts reflecting about his
- 1.22: Major Fred C. Dobbs
- A silly episode where Frank, who threatens transfer, is convinced to stay
when hears Hawkeye and Trapper say they discovered gold. The joke's on
Frank when he finds, amongst other things, a gilded jeep!
- 1.23: Ceasefire
- The camp receives word that there's a ceasefire and erupts into
celebration, only to have their hopes shattered when wounded arrive.
- 1.24: Showtime
- An entertainer performs for the camp in the compound.
Season Two back to top
- 2.1: Divided We Stand
- Gen. Clayton assigns a psychiatrist to examine the 4077th. Henry tells them to be on their best behavior, or else they will be split up. But the 4077th soon begins to act in their traditional, inane ways.
- 2.2: 5 O'Clock Charlie
- An inept N. Korean pilot's bombings of (near) the camp become a spectator
sport. Frank complains that the pilot should be shot down, but it isn't until
Gen. Clayton's jeep is bombed until any action is taken.
- 2.3: Radar's Report
- Hot Lips and Frank request to have Kilnger examined by a psychiatrist,
Hawkeye flirts with a nurse, and all the goings on are reported to the Army in Radar's weekly report.
- 2.4. For the Good of the Outfit
- The accidental shelling of the S. Korean village of Tai Dong gets Hawkeye
and Trapper's attention. While the Army accepts no responsibility, they do
plan to rebuild the village, with its own soft ice cream maker!
- 2.5: Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
- Hawkeye is on duty for 3 days straight, and decides to send the 4077th's
latrine to N. Korea.
- 2.6: Kim
- Trapper becomes very attached to an apparently orphaned little Korean boy
named Kim, and wants to adopt him--that is, if he doesn't get blown to bits in
- 2.7: L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)
- Hawkeye, Trapper, and Radar blackmail a lt. with a few pranks to allow
Cpl. Walker to marry a local Korean girl.
- 2.8: The Trial of Henry Blake
- Houlihan and Burns challenge Col. Blake's fitness to command, and it is up
to Nurse Meg Cratty to come to the rescue.
- 2.9: Dear Dad...Three
- A bigoted sergeant seeking the right-"colored" blood learns a lesson in
prejudice from the 4077th.
- 2.10: The Sniper
- A lone sniper has the 4077th pinned down--including Radar and Henry in
the shower. The poor boy thinks he's firing on McArthur's headquarters, and
a chopper finally comes by and wounds him with gunfire from above, ending the
- 2.11: Carry On, Hawkeye
- Hawkeye is the only doctor not struck down by the flu bug. Houlihan must
inject him in the ass with a flu shot!
- 2.12: The Incubator
- Hawkeye and Trapper battle the Army in their efforts to get a badly needed
incubator for the 4077th.
- 2.13: Deal Me Out
- The weekly poker game is interrupted when Radar hits the infamous Whiplash
Wang with a jeep. A wounded soldier getting counseling from Sidney Freedman wants to kill Frank.
- 2.14: Hot Lips and Empty Arms
- Maj. Houlihan decides to dump Frank and requests a transfer.
- 2.15: Officers Only
- Hawkeye and Trapper save Gen. Mitchell's son, and they get an officer's
club as a reward--well, sort of an officer's club.
- 2.16: Henry In Love
- Henry falls in love with a former cheerleader from Ohio State University while in Tokyo. Hawkeye, Trapper, and Radar try to prevent Henry from letting his marriage go up in smoke over her.
- 2.17: For Want of a Boot
- A riotous episode in which Hawkeye will do anything to get a new pair of
- 2.18: Operation Noselift
- Hawkeye and Trapper arrange for an unauthorized nosejob for an unlisted
man with a huge schnozz (Mulcahy concurs). But Hawkeye's cohort who agrees to
do the job has other interests, mainly bagging a nurse.
- 2.19: The Chosen People
- The local Koreans provide interesting scenarios for the 4077th.
- 2.20: As You Were
- The 4077th has no wounded for several days, until they start pouring in
- 2.21: Crisis
- Supply lines to the 4077th are cut. Consequently, the personnel must find
ways to deal with the shortages.
- 2.22: George
- Burns tries to slap a
dishonorable discharge on a decorated soldier who admits to being a homosexual.
- 2.23: Mail Call
- The arrival of a new batch of mail makes Trapper depressed and he wants to
desert, despite Hawkeye's efforts otherwise. Meanwhile, Hawkeye learns he has
successfully tricked Frank into buying stocks in the fictitious company,
- 2.24: A Smattering of Intelligence
- Col. Flagg and another secret agent from
another intelligence agency come to the 4077th to keep their eyes on one
another and the camp. Hawkeye and Trapper trick them both into thinking that
Burns is a traitor--one thinks he's a facist, the other thinks he's a
Season Three back to top
- 3.1: The General Flipped At Dawn
- When Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele arrives to inspect the 4077, he decides to move the unit closer to the front: an insane idea, but then the general is quite insane.
- 3.2: Rainbow Bridge
- An unusual offer from the Chinese to swap POW patients nearly ends in disaster when a jittery Frank secretly brings a tiny gun to the meeting place.
- 3.3: Officer of the Day
- Colonel Flagg finds himself up against the wiles of Hawkeye and Trapper after he orders them to patch up a North Korean prisoner so he'll survive until his execution.
- 3.4: Iron Guts Kelly
- When General Iron Guts Kelly visits the 4077, his unfortunate demise on the cot in Houlihan's tent leaves his aide frantically scrambling to contrive a more heroic death.
- 3.5: O.R.
- A hectic day in the O.R. has all the docs overworked, exhausted, and facing enormous pressure as they second-guess some of the day's countless life-and-death decisions.
- 3.6: Springtime
- Spring is in the air as Klinger learns his sweetheart back home wants to marry him, Frank and Margaret go on a romantic picnic, and Radar falls for a nurse named Louise!
- 3.7: Check-Up
- Trapper's ulcer appears to be his ticket home - until newly revised Army regulations from Headquarters arrive during his farewell party.
- 3.8: Life With Father
- Father Mulcahy has his hands full trying to meet the religious needs of many different faiths and also the needs of those receiving unwanted news during mail call.
- 3.9: Alcoholics Unanimous
- Frank, temporarily in charge of the 4077, causes a near riot when he dismantles the still in the Bachelor Officers' Tent and declares prohibition.
- 3.10: There Is Nothing Like a Nurse
- Hawkeye and Trapper try to keep everyone's spirits up after the threat of an enemy parachute drop results in the evacuation of all the nurses.
- 3.11: Adam's Ribs
- Fed up with a steady diet of liver and fish, Hawkeye has Radar order take-out from Adam's Rib, a rib-joint in Chicago, and has Klinger's uncle send it to the 4077.
- 3.12: A Full Rich Day
- Henry finds himself under pressure from Headquarters to find the body of a wounded soldier who arrived at the 4077 then mysteriously disappeared.
- 3.13: Mad Dogs and Servicemen
- While the camp conducts a search for a dog that bit Radar, Hawkeye deals with a GI who's suffering from a dangerous case of hysterical paralysis.
- 3.14: Private Charles Lamb
- Hawkeye and Trapper work through the night to create a Spam lamb after Radar finagles a medical discharge for the lamb slated to be the main dish of a Greek feast.
- 3.15: Bombed
- When friendly fire traps Margaret and Trapper together in the supply room, a jealous Frank finds himself blurting out the three little words Margaret has longed to hear.
- 3.16: Bulletin Board
- A Shirley Temple movie, a sex lecture by Henry, and a cookout provide welcome, if hilarious, relief for the busy personnel of the 4077.
- 3.17: The Consultant
- A visiting doctor who says he can save a soldier's leg by using a new artery transplant technique shows up too drunk to operate when it's time to perform the surgery.
- 3.18: House Arrest
- Margaret says she witnessed Hawkeye taking a swing at Frank, but then quickly changes her story after catching Frank with a female colonel in her tent.
- 3.19: Aid Station
- Hawkeye, Margaret, and Klinger gain new respect for each other after being sent to work together at an aid station at the front.
- 3.20: Love and Marriage
- When Hawkeye and Trapper are asked to give a Korean bride-to-be a clean bill of health so she can enter the States, they uncover a marriage scam being run out of Rosie's Bar.
- 3.21: Big Mac
- While a visit by General MacArthur has most of the camp buzzing with excitement, Klinger sees the visit as the perfect opportunity to get dressed up - and discharged!
- 3.22: Payday
- After giving the orphanage a $3000 overpayment that was in his monthly paycheck, Hawkeye faces arrest unless he can win the money back in the 4077 monthly poker game.
- 3.23: White Gold
- Colonel Flagg takes all the 4077's penicillin, saying he needs it to trade it to the North Koreans for information - but that's before he unexpectedly needs some for himself.
- 3.24: Abyssinia, Henry
- While everyone is happy that Henry is being discharged and going home, Hawkeye and Trapper lament the fact that Frank will be the new commanding officer.
Season Four back to top
- 4.1: Welcome to Korea
- Hawkeye returns from R&R to find Frank in charge and Trapper gone - his replacement, Captain BJ Hunnicutt, having arrived on the same plane that took Trapper Stateside.
- 4.2: Change of Command
- Much to the chagrin of Frank, and the relief of everyone else, Colonel Sherman T. Potter arrives to take over command of the 4077.
- 4.3: It Happened One Night
- An extra heavy dose of artillery fire brings the war a little too close to the hospital, knocking out the power and shaking up the tents and the doctors inside.
- 4.4: The Late Captain Pierce
- A mix-up leaves Hawkeye's family believing he's dead, and suspended communications leave a frustrated Hawkeye with no way to let them know he's alive.
- 4.5: Hey, Doc
- Hawkeye attempts to bribe Frank with a bottle of Scotch and an M-26 tank when one of his patients needs a third doctor's signature on his medical profile.
- 4.6: The Bus
- Frank, Hawkeye, BJ, and Colonel Potter discover that although they may be experts at repairing a human body, a bus motor is a completely different story.
- 4.7: Dear Mildred
- As Potter writes home to his wife on their 27th wedding anniversary, members of the 4077 scramble to come up with gifts for their commanding officer.
- 4.8: The Kids
- In addition to handling the incoming wounded, the 4077 finds itself delivering a baby and taking care of forty-three Korean kids after their orphanage is bombed.
- 4.9: Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?
- A psychiatrist tries to get Captain Arnold Chandler sent home after the wounded bomber pilot arrives at the 4077 claiming to be Jesus Christ.
- 4.10: Dear Peggy
- In an attempt to keep his sanity, BJ writes home to his wife Peggy telling her about Klinger's escape attempts and Frank's incompetence in the O.R.
- 4.11: Of Moose and Men
- While BJ tries to help a heartbroken soldier who received a "Dear John" letter, Hawkeye has a run-in with a tough Army colonel.
- 4.12: Soldier of the Month
- Delirious with fever, Frank writes his will leaving everything to his wife except his Army uniforms - which he leaves to an outraged Hot Lips.
- 4.13: The Gun
- When a wounded Colonel's 1884 Colt .45 comes up missing, Colonel Potter sets a trap to catch the thief - who ends up shooting himself in the toe.
- 4.14: Mail Call Again
- When mail call brings Colonel Potter a letter full of wonderful news, Frank receives the opposite kind of letter from his angry wife.
- 4.15: The Price of Tomato Juice
- Always anxious to please his commanding officer, Radar goes to extreme lengths to get tomato juice shipped to the 4077 for Colonel Potter.
- 4.16: Dear Ma
- While Radar writes home to his mother about the 4077's monthly foot inspection, a North Korean raids the mess tent and Frank fears the camp will be overrun.
- 4.17: Der Tag
- Hawkeye and BJ's decision to be nicer to Frank backfires when their invitation for drinks results in Frank passing out in an ambulance headed for the front.
- 4.18: Hawkeye
- After overturning a Jeep and sustaining a concussion, Hawkeye takes refuge in a Korean home where he talks non-stop in order to not lose consciousness.
- 4.19: Some 38th Parallels
- Hawkeye uses the 4077's garbage to get revenge on an Army Colonel known for sending his men into dangerous combat situations to retrieve dead bodies.
- 4.20: The Novocaine Mutiny
- While Colonel Potter is away on leave, a power-hungry Frank has Hawkeye appear before a preliminary hearing for court-martial on charges of mutiny.
- 4.21: Smilin' Jack
- Hawkeye and BJ try to ground a sick helicopter pilot who is determined to keep flying so he can beat another pilot's record to become Chopper Pilot of the Year.
- 4.22: The More I See You
- Hawkeye gets the shock of his life when one of the new nurses shipped to the 4077 turns out to be his old girlfriend from med school.
- 4.23: Deluge
- The incoming wounded just keep coming and coming on a day when supplies run low, Klinger accidentally sets the O.R. on fire, and a rainstorm blows into camp.
- 4.24: The Interview
- When a television correspondent arrives in Korean to interview M*A*S*H units near the front line, he gets an honest earfufl from the docs of the 4077. (Filmed documentary-style in black-and-white.)
Season Five back to top
- 5.1: Bug Out
- With the Chinese closing in, the 4077 receives orders to "bug out" and set up camp in a new location - which is unfortunately in occupied territory.
- 5.2: Margaret's Engagement
- It's a hard day for Frank after a jubilant and radiant Margaret returns home from a medical conference in Tokyo engaged to Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott.
- 5.3: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
- While Frank bets on the outcome of a baseball game he's already heard on the radio, the outcome isn't as certain for Hawkeye after a kerosene stove explodes in his face.
- 5.4: Lt. Radar O'Reilly
- When Radar beats Master Sergeant Randy Woodruff at a poker game, his winnings include a promotion to second lieutenant - a payoff he soon wants to just cash in!
- 5.5: The Nurses
- Hawkeye and BJ come to a young nurse's rescue after Margaret angrily confies her to quarters just as her husband arrives in camp on an overnight pass.
- 5.6: The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan
- While Margaret is delivering a baby in a nearby village Frank has the camp in an uproar, convinced Margaret's been abducted by a group of North Korean prisoners.
- 5.7: Dear Sigmund
- Sidney Freedman, MD arrives at the 4077 to observe how the docs deal with the pressures of war and ends up putting his thoughts down in a letter to Sigmund Freud.
- 5.8: Mulcahy's War
- Father Mulcahy sneaks a ride to an aid station at the front lines so he can better understand what the wounded soldiers coming into the 4077 have gone through.
- 5.9: The Korean Surgeon
- Hawkeye and BJ are delighted to have a new doctor in camp, but there's just one little problem - he's North Korean and hence technically the enemy.
- 5.10: Hawkeye Get Your Gun
- Potter and Hawkeye go to a local hospital to help with the casualties - something they are in danger of becoming when Hawkeye refuses to use his gun after they're ambushed.
- 5.11: The Colonel's Horse
- When Colonel Potter goes to Tokyo on R&R his two "favorite girls" take sick: his horse, Sophie, develops colic and Margaret comes down with appendicitis.
- 5.12: Exorcism
- A local priestess is called into camp to exorcise evil spirits when mysterious things begin to go wrong after Colonel Potter has Radar remove a Korean spirit post.
- 5.13: Hawk's Nightmare
- Doctor Freedman is called back to the 4077 after the strain gets to Hawkeye and he begins sleepwalking, sleep talking, and having scream-filled nightmares.
- 5.14: The Most Unforgettable Characters
- While Radar enrolls in a writer's school, Hawkeye and BJ decide to make Frank happy on his birthday by pretending to be fighting with each other.
- 5.15: 38 Across
- Hawkeye can never finish crosswords so when he needs only one word to solve the puzzle he contacts a friend who flies into camp believing there's a medical emergency.
- 5.16: Ping Pong
- Potter steps in when a lieutenant colonel jeopardizes the lives of his men in his personal quest to get his Combat Infantry Badge and a promotion to full colonel.
- 5.17: End Run
- It's Radar to the rescue after a young sergeant - and All-American football player - has his leg amputated and subsequently decides life is not worth living.
- 5.18: Hanky Panky
- BJ experiences feelings of guilt after spending the night consoling a distraught nurse who received a "Dear Jane" letter from her husband back home.
- 5.19: Hepatitis
- The camp is plunged into a frenzy when it's discovered that Father Mulcahy has come down with an extremely infectious case of hepatitis.
- 5.20: The General's Practitioner
- Much to his horror, Hawkeye is recruited to be a personal physician for General Korshak, while Radar becomes a surrogate father to a Korean woman and her baby.
- 5.21: Movie Tonight
- To keep up morale, Colonel Potter decides to treat the doctors and nurses to a special movie night, but unfortunately the fragile celluloid isn't up to the task.
- 5.22: Souvenirs
- Hawkeye and BJ decide to put a street dealer out of business after they discover that the war souvenirs he has children find for him are often booby-trapped by the enemy.
- 5.23: Post Op
- A truckload of Turkish soldiers arrive just as the docs of the 4077 run out of the one thing they desperately need in order to save a deluge of incoming patients - blood.
- 5.24: Margaret's Marriage
- Margaret's fiance arrives in camp to tie the knot, but after he gets a little drunk at his bachelor party Hawkeye and BJ decide they need to get him really plastered!
Season Six back to top
- 6.1: Fade Out, Fade In
- A distraught Frank searches Tokyo for Margaret and her husband, a disastrous act that gets him sent stateside and gets Major Charles Emerson Winchester III sent to the 4077.
- 6.2: Fallen Idol
- After Hawkeye convinces Radar to got to Seoul for a little R&R, he feels so guilty when Radar returns as a casualty that he gets too drunk to finish Radar's emergency surgery.
- 6.3: Last Laugh
- Colonel Potter is shocked when he receives word that the Provost Marshall's office is sending a colonel to the 4077 to investigate whether BJ is really a doctor or just an imposter.
- 6.4: War of Nerves
- Psychiatrist Doctor Sidney Freedman returns to the 4077, but this time he's a patient who found himself pinned down in a foxhole with a soldier he recommended be sent back into the action.
- 6.5: The Winchester Tapes
- Desperate to get away from BJ and Hawkeye, Winchester tapes a letter to his influential parents back home begging them to pull a few strings and get him shipped stateside.
- 6.6: The Light That Failed
- When the 4077 runs out of lightbulbs, BJ passes around his latest murder mystery for all to read by candlelight, while Charles makes a mistake during surgery in a darkened OR.
- 6.7: In Love and War
- Hawkeye's resentment for a wealthy Korean woman, who asks Colonel Potter to send a doctor over to her home, changes when he realizes she's actually caring for the homeless.
- 6.8: Change Day
- Winchester's sneaky plan to cash in big on Change Day runs into a few road blocks after BJ and Hawkeye get wind of his scheme.
- 6.9: Images
- While Radar goes off in search of the perfect tattoo, a confrontation between Hot Lips and one of her nurses leads to greater understanding on both their parts.
- 6.10: The M*A*S*H Olympics
- Inspired by the 1952 Olympic Games taking place in Helsinki, Colonel Potter decides the best way to get all the troops into shape is to hold their own M*A*S*H Olympics.
- 6.11: The Grim Reaper
- Hawkeye has a run-in with Colonel Victor Bloodworth, a hardened battle commander who thinks of the men under his command as mere statistics.
- 6.12: Comrades In Arms, Part 1
- Hawkeye and Margaret find themselves stranded behind enemy lines after they drive over to the 8063rd M*A*S*H unit only to find the whole unit has bugged out.
- 6.13: Comrades In Arms, Part 2
- After taking refuge in an abandoned hut, Hawkeye and Margaret drink some Japanese Scotch, discuss Margaret's husband-problems, and end up seeking solace in each other's arms.
- 6.14: The Merchant of Korea
- When BJ needs a quick $200, he borrows it from the wealthiest tenant in "The Swamp," totally unaware how much Winchester will take advantage of the debt owed him.
- 6.15: The Smell of Music
- Fed up with Charles' French horn playing, Hawkeye and BJ give him an ultimatum: give up his playing or share a tent with two docs who refuse to take a shower.
- 6.16: Patient 4077
- Frustrated that the Army can make a gun that can level a village from 30 miles away yet can't make a teeny tiny surgical clamp, Hawkeye and BJ turn to a local Korean jeweler.
- 6.17: Tea and Empathy
- Father Mulcahy finds himself in a religious predicament after he recalls the confession of a corporal trafficking in stolen medical supplies which the 4077 desperately needs.
- 6.18: Your Hit Parade
- Hit by a deluge of patients and clean out of type AB negative blood, Hawkeye and BJ are forced to turn to the only compatible donor - a very drunk bomb disposer on R&R.
- 6.19: What's Up, Doc?
- Problems arise when Margaret thinks she's pregnant and wants a pregnancy test done - and the only rabbit available for testing is Radar's pet rabbit Fluffy.
- 6.20: Mail Call Three
- After three weeks of no mail delivery, five sacks of mail arrive full of good news, bad news, and a stack of love letters meant for another Benjamin Pierce, but opened by this one anyway.
- 6.21: Temporary Duty
- When a surgeon's temporary stint at the 4077 threatens to turn permanent, BJ and Charles join forces in order to get rid of their obnoxious new roommate and get Hawkeye back.
- 6.22: Potter's Retirement
- Potter considers retiring when he's called to Seoul by General Waldo Kent and told that the troops back at the 4077 are complaining about his leadership.
- 6.23: Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde
- Charles undergoes a sudden personality change after taking amphetamines in an effort to keep up his energy during the incredibly long operating shifts in the OR.
- 6.24: Major Topper
- While the docs try to convince the wounded that plain sugar pills are really morphine, Corporal Boots Miller is convinced he's shooting down planes that aren't there.
Season Seven back to top
- 7.1: Commander Pierce
- Hawkeye discovers it's no picnic to be in command of the unit after Colonel Potter goes to Seoul and leaves him in charge of the 4077.
- 7.2: Peace On Us
- Angered that the peace talks have been going on for more than a year, Hawkeye jumps in a jeep and roars off to talk some sense into the negotiators' heads.
- 7.3: Lil
- Radar thinks Colonel Potter has something more than friendship on his mind when he gets a little too cozy with visiting dignitary Colonel Lillian Rayburn.
- 7.4: Our Finest Hour, Parts 1 & 2
- War correspondent Clete Roberts returns to the 4077 for an update on conditions and morale for another of his famous television talks.
- 7.5: The Billfold Syndrome
- Psychiatrist Sidney Freedman is called back to the 4077 by Colonel Potter after a young medic from the 5th Regimental Combat Team loses his memory.
- 7.6: None Like It Hot
- When temperatures soar over 100 degrees, Hawkeye and BJ come up with the perfect remedy - a mail-order rubber bathtub from Abercrombie & Fitch.
- 7.7: They Call the Wind Korea
- When high winds prevent the arrival of incoming wounded, Charles decides to go to Seoul for some R&R. But his plans take an unexpected detour after Klinger volunteers to drive.
- 7.8: Major Ego
- After reviving a dying patient by performing a heart massage, Charles makes a call to Stars & Stripes so the paper can print an article about his heroics.
- 7.9: Baby, It's Cold Outside
- When the temperature falls to 13 degrees Farenheit, Charles becomes very unpopular after he flaunts his fully winterized polar suit in front of the freezing staff and patients.
- 7.10: Point of View
- From being shot to being treated in post-op, the viewer sees it all through the eyes of a young soldier unable to speak but able to see everything happening around him.
- 7.11: Dear Comrade
- Hawkeye and BJ begin to suspect that Charles' overly attentive Korean servant may have more on his mind than just attending to Charles' every desire.
- 7.12: Out of Gas
- When the unit runs out of sodium pentothal, Father Mulcahy arranges a rendezvous with black market racketeers, but runs into a problem when he takes Charles along.
- 7.13: An Eye for a Tooth
- Angry to be passed over for a promotion once again, Father Mulcahy boldly takes matters into his own hands with near disastrous results.
- 7.14: Dear Sis
- Father Mulcahy sends his sister a Christmas letter bemoaning his feeling of uselessness and his desperate desire to provide more comfort for the troops.
- 7.15: B.J. Papa San
- BJ becomes a surrogate father to an impoverished Korean family, but he spends so much time worrying about them that Hawkeye begins to worry about his friend.
- 7.16: Inga
- The docs of the 4077 get their egos bruised when a beautiful Swedish doctor first criticizes some of their techniques then upstages them in the OR.
- 7.17: The Price
- While Colonel Potter tries to find his missing horse, Hawkeye and BJ try to help a young Korean boy who's trying to stay missing from the Korean Army.
- 7.18: The Young and Restless
- A hotshot medical demonstrator stationed in Tokyo has strange effects of the docs of the 4077 after he shows up to demonstrate the latest medical techniques.
- 7.19: Hot Lips Is Back In Town
- While Radar takes advice from Hawkeye on how to deal with a cute new nurse, Margaret celebrates her divorce and her new self-confidence.
- 7.20: C*A*V*E
- When the 4077 has to bug out to a nearby cave to avoid US artillery fire, Hawkeye is confronted with a big problem that no one knows about - his claustrophobia.
- 7.21: Rally Round the Flagg, Boys
- Colonel Flagg returns to the 4077 after Hawkeye is accused of being a Commie sympathizer because he treated a wounded North Korean soldier before an American.
- 7.22: Preventative Medicine
- Hawkeye practices some preventative medicine after learning that a careless Colonel's actions are responsible for the large number of casualties in the troops under his command.
- 7.23: A Night At Rosie's
- A depressed Hawkeye heads to Rosie's Bar and spends the night hanging out with an AWOL sergeant and all the folks that Colonel Potter sends over to bring him back to camp.
- 7.24: Ain't Love Grand
- While Klinger meets a girl who finds his bizarre attire attractive, Charles falls in love with a Korean "working girl" at Rosie's Bar.
- 7.25: The Party
- Talk of a reunion party after the war gives BJ another idea: having the stateside family members of the 4077 get together for a party in New York City.
Season Eight back to top
- 8.1: Too Many Cooks
- A clumsy foot soldier finds the quickest way to the
crew's heart, boosting morale at the war-weary 4077th by cooking gourmet
delights. Only Colonel Potter, burdened with a personal crisis, is immune
from the high spirits enveloping the hospital.
- 8.2: Are You Now, Margaret
- A Congressional aide visits the 4077th on a supposedly routine fact-finding tour, but it's discovered that his motives are far deeper.
- 8.3: Guerilla My Dreams
- The arrival of a wounded Korean woman sparks a conflict at the 4077th:
Hawkeye wants to heal her, but a steely ROK officer is more anxious
to "question" her about alleged guerilla activities.
- 8.4: Goodbye, Radar (Part 1)
- Company clerk Radar O'Reilly, on leave in Tokyo, is
desperately needed back at the crisis-stricken 4077th, but his return is
delayed by outside events. While casualties continue to pour in from the
front, the 4077th's generator conks out, depriving the medical unit of all
electrical power. But Klinger, filling in for the vacationing Radar,
lacks the expertise and experience to wheel and deal for a new machine.
- 8.5: Goodbye, Radar (Part 2)
- As company clerk Radar O'Reilly reluctantly prepares to depart the
4077th, the unit is still without electricity due to a broken generator,
and the operating room continues to fill up with war wounded as night
falls. The responsibility for procuring a new generator falls on Klinger,
who lacks Radar's masterful knack of cutting through red tape in search
of much-needed supplies.
- 8.6: Period of Adjustment
- Klinger, taking over as the 4077th's new clerk, wearies of complaints
about his inefficiency, while B.J.'s homesickness is intensified by news of
Radar's visit to his family.
- 8.7: Nurse Doctor
- A beautiful and ambitious young nurse who plans
to become a doctor when she leaves the Army finds herself in a misunderstanding with Father Mulcahy. Meanwhile, the camp's water supply is depleted, and the rest of the 4077th is more concerned about where to find
a running shower.
- 8.8: Private Finance
- A South Korean Woman misinterprets Klinger's motives when he tries to
aid her daughter financially. Meanwhild, Hawkeye wrestles with his conscience
over a promise made to a dying soldier.
- 8.9: Mr. and Mrs. Who?
- Charles Winchester returns to the 4077th after a trip to Tokyo with an
uncharacteristic hangover and the uneasy feeling of a romantic entanglement. Meanwhile, the hospital struggles to find a cure for an outbreak
of deadly hemorrhagic fever.
- 8.10: The Yalu Brick Road
- Hawkeye and B.J. lose their way while rushing urgently needed anti-
biotics to the 4077th, which is wracked with food poisoning. Wandering
back to M*A*S*H, the pair are found by a peculiar North Korean soldier.
- 8.11: Life Time
- A severely wounded soldier, rushed to the poorly equipped 4077th by
chopper, will die or be permanently paralyzed if he doesn't receive major
surgery in 20 minutes. Nearly all of the action in this innovative episode
is compressed into the program's 25-minute running time.
- 8.12: Dear Uncle Abdul
- Klinger discovers that his duties as company clerk include catering
to the eccentric whims of the 4077th officers. Consequently, the unusual
demands by Klinger's superiors leave little time to write a letter home
- 8.13: Captains Outrageous
- A brawl at Rosie's Bar puts Rosie in the hospital, and
the 4077th doctors are pressed into service as temporary saloonkeepers.
Meanwhile, Father Mulcahy is apprehensive that his long-pending promotion
to captain will again be denied.
- 8.14: Stars and Stripes
- Friction arises between B.J. and Winchester when they're asked to
write a report for a prestigious medical journal on how they saved a
soldier's life with a daring operation. Meanwhile, Hot Lips receives
an eventful visit from Scully, her combat soldier beau.
- 8.15: Yessir, That's Our Baby
- A baby born to a Korean woman and an American GI is abandoned at
the 4077th. Knowing that mixed-blood children are often mistreated in
Korean society, the troop sets about the frustrating task of finding a
new home for the infant.
- 8.16: Bottle Fatigue
- Horrified by the gigantic size of his monthly bar tab at the
officer's club, Hawkeye vows to give up booze for a week. Meanwhile,
Winchester desperately tries to halt his sister's impending marriage
to a man he considers unworthy of the Winchester heritage.
- 8.17: Heal Thyself
- Colonel Potter turns crotchety when he catches the mumps, and his
condition is worsened when Winchester gets the
same disease and has to move in with him. A temporary replacement
surgeon is quickly brought into the 4077th and seems
to be a gem in terms of both personality and ability.
- 8.18: Old Soldiers
- Hawkeye is appointed temporary commander of the 4077th when
Colonel Potter rushes off to Tokyo on a mysterious mission. While
in command, Hawkeye's main problem is housing a large group of Korean
refugees comprised mainly of rambunctious children who need medical care.
- 8.19: Morale Victory
- Tired of their constant complaints about the quality of recreational activities at the 4077th, Colonel Potter appoints Hawkeye and
B.J. as the new morale officers. Winchester's morale has already
reached a new peak. He's ecstatic about his operation on a wounded
soldier which saved the boy's leg, leaving only
"negligible" side effects--the loss of use of his arm. However,
the soldier was a concert pianist before the war, so Winchester
obtains music written by Maurice Ravel for a pianist that had lost
a hand in World War I.
- 8.20: Lend a Hand
- Irritated that the 4077th is planning a "surprise" party for him,
Hawkeye volunteers to go to the aid of a wounded surgeon at the front.
An additional irritant to Hawkeye is the arrival of Dr. Borelli, a wisecracking medical advisor with whom he habitually disagrees.
- 8.21: Goodbye, Cruel World
- Klinger redecorates his quarters, but the resultant ridicule he
receives drives him to new heights in his efforts to get out of the
Army. Meanwhile, the doctors are perplexed by the reaction of an
Asian-American war hero when he's informed that he's
being sent home because of his wounds, and Dr. Sidney Freedman is called in to assist.
- 8.22: Dreams
- The 4077th can't escape the Korean War, even in its dreams. Exhausted after two days without sleep, members of the 4077th steal away
for cat naps and experience dreams that reveal their fears, yearnings
- 8.23: War Co-Respondent
- B.J. finds himself attracted to a famous war correspondent who has fallen in love with him.
- 8.24: Back Pay
- Angered by the way civilian doctors stateside are profiting from
the war, Hawkeye presents the Army with a bill for his medical services.
Meanwhile, Charles reluctantly demonstrates American medical practices
to three Korean medics.
- 8.25: April Fools
- A no-nonsense Colonel (Pat Hingle) who is notorious as a hard-
nosed disciplinarian visits the 4077th during an outbreak of April
Fools' Day pranksterism. Colonel Potter tries in vain to halt the
mayhem before Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker arrives in camp.
Season Nine back to top
- 9.1: The Best of Enemies
- A North Korean soldier forces Hawkeye to perform an emergency
roadside operation on his buddy.
- 9.2: Letters
- Members of the 4077th share their impressions of war in response
to letters from fourth graders in Hawkeye's hometown.
- 9.3: Cementing Relationships
- A jilted Italian soldier is smitten by Margaret; and Klinger pours a
cement floor in the operating room to fight the spread of germs.
- 9.4: Father's Day
- Margaret has trouble pretending she's a chip of the old block when
her dad, blood and guts "Howitzer" Al Houlihan, arrives for a visit.
- 9.5: Death Takes a Holiday
- Christmas at the 4077th finds the surgeons struggling to keep a
mortally wounded soldier alive, even if it's only through the holiday.
- 9.6: A War For All Seasons
- On New Year's Eve, the staff looks back on the highlights of 1951:
The doctors invent an artificial kidney machine; Mulcahy plants a garden;
and Margaret takes up knitting.
- 9.7: Your Retention Please
- Klinger is so depressed by news that his ex-wife plans to remarry, he
reenlists for an additional six-year hitch.
- 9.8: Tell It To the Marines
- Winchester takes command during Potter's absence; and B.J. and Hawkeye
try to convince the Marines to grant a hardship discharge to an immigrant
- 9.9: Taking the Fifth
- Hawkeye uses a bottle of vintage wine to lure unsuspecting nurses
into his den; and Potter tries to secure a different sort of anesthetic
when the army threatens to ban a painkiller.
- 9.10: Operation Friendship
- Klinger saves Winchester's life when an explosion rocks the
operating room; and B.J. is reluctant to reveal the extent of his
injuries after the blast.
- 9.11: No Sweat
- Margaret develops a case of prickly heat-just one of the indignities suffered by the 4077th staff during another unendurably
- 9.12: Depressing News
- Klinger's army newspaper reports on Hawkeye's monument to military
stupidity; a giant tower made from a half million erroneously shipped
- 9.13: No Laughing Matter
- Hawkeye wagers that he can go a full day without a wisecrack; and
Winchester finally confronts the major who exiled him to the 4077th.
- 9.14: Oh, How We Danced
- Winchester is sent to inspect sanitary conditions on the front
lines while the rest of the camp plans a surprise anniversary party for
- 9.15: Bottoms Up
- One of Margaret's nurses tries to hide her severe drinking problem;
and Hawkeye is scorned after a practical joke he plays on Winchester
- 9.16: The Red/White Blues
- Colonel Potter nearly blows his stack when his well-intentioned
colleagues mollycoddle him in order to lower his blood pressure
before his upcoming physical.
- 9.17: Bless You, Hawkeye
- When Hawkeye can't stop a sneezing fit that has no apparent cause,
psychiatrist Sidney Freedman digs into the surgeon's past for a clue to
the unusual malady.
- 9.18: Blood Brothers
- Hawkeye is overcome by the devotion of a terminally ill GI for his
critically wounded buddy.
- 9.19: The Foresight Saga
- The 4077th is given a gift of fresh-grown vegetables by a grateful
Korean; and Potter questions the veracity of an upbeat letter from
- 9.20: The Life You Save
- After Charles is nearly felled by a sniper's bullet, he develops a
philosophical obsession with death.
Season Ten back to top
- 10.1: That's Show Biz
- A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the
4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation.
- 10.2: Identity Crisis
- Father Mulcahy counsels a GI who is plagued by guilt.
- 10.3: Rumor at the Top
- The latest scuttlebut affects everyone's behavior when a visiting
emissary is rumored to be recruiting for a new M*A*S*H unit.
- 10.4: Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye
- Hawkeye writes a heartfelt letter to President Harry Truman to
protest the continued fighting in Korea.
- 10.5: Wheelers and Dealers
- On the eve of a big poker game, B.J.'s pride is bruised when he
finds out his wife is working as a waitress; and Potter takes driving
lessons from Rizzo.
- 10.6: Communication Breakdown
- Winchester infuriates the camp when he hoards his stateside news-
papers; and Hawkeye reunites two Korean brothers who have been fighting
on opposite sides of the war.
- 10.7: Snap Judgement
- The military police think they've solved a rash of thefts at the
4077th when they apprehend Klinger with Hawkeye's stolen camera.
- 10.8: Snappier Judgement
- B.J. and Hawkeye resolve to clear Klinger's name after he chooses
Winchester to defend him at his military court-martial.
- 10.9: 'Twas the Day After Christmas
- To boost postyuletide morale on December 26, Potter has the
officers and enlisted men exchange jobs for the day.
- 10.10: Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead
- In a fever dream, Klinger communicates with the spirit of a dead
soldier who stays on to witness his own last rites.
- 10.11: The Birthday Girls
- Margaret's birthday plans are spoiled when she and Klinger get
stranded on a desolate roadside; and the surgeons assist in the
delivery of a calf.
- 10.12: Blood and Guts
- Hawkeye is outraged when a sensationalistic war coorespondent
reports irresponsible GI stunt as tales of military valor.
- 10.13: A Holy Mess
- An AWOL seeks sanctuary behind Father Mulcahy's robes.
- 10.14: The Tooth Shall Set You Free
- Charles faces a tooth extraction; and the doctors suspect prejudice when an inordinate number of black casualties are brought in
from a single unit.
- 10.15: Pressure Points
- Potter sends for the army psychiatrist when he loses confidence
in his surgical abilities; and Winchester loses patience with his
- 10.16: Where There's a Will, There's a War
- Hawkeye draws up a will under heavy shelling at the front lines.
- 10.17: Promotion Commotion
- Winchester, Pierce, and Hunnicutt find themselves in the sticky
position of having to decide which enlisted men to recommend for
- 10.18: Heroes
- Hawkeye is the golden boy of the world press when he treats a
celebrity prize fighter for a stroke.
- 10.19: Sons and Bowlers
- Hawkeye anxiously awaits word on his father's stateside operation
as his cohorts engage the Marines in a bowling tournament.
- 10.20: Picture This
- Potter's attempts to assemble the crew for a family portrait are
thwarted by a feud between bunkmates Pierce, Hunnicutt, and
- 10.21: That Darn Kid
- Klinger's goat eats the 4077th's $22,340 payroll, leaving paymaster
Hawkeye holding the bag.
Season Eleven back to top
- 11.1: Hey, Look Me Over
- Hawkeye watched Nurse Kellye brighten a wounded GI's final moments and
comes to appreciate the nurses' vital contribution to the healing process.
- 11.2: Trick or Treatment
- The 4077th Halloween party hosts an unexpected guest after Father
Mulcahy works an apparent miracle during the reading of a soldier's last rites.
- 11.3: Foreign Affairs
- The Army tries to get a North Korean pilot to defect; and Charles gets a
rude shock when he falls for a French nurse with an unacceptable past.
- 11.4: The Joker is Wild
- Hawkeye's guard is up when B.J. threatens to pull off the most elaborate
practical joke in the compound's history.
- 11.5: Who Knew?
- Hawkeye volunteers to deliver the eulogy for a dead nurse and
belatedly discovers her deep feelings for him.
- 11.6: Bombshells
- Charles and Hawkeye start a rumor that Marylin Monroe plans to
visit the 4077th; and B.J. feels responsible when he's unable to
rescue a wounded soldier.
- 11.7: Settling Debts
- Hawkeye and the crew surprise Colonel Potter with a party to
commemorate Mildred's final payment on the couple's mortgage.
- 11.8: The Moon Is Not Blue
- With the camp facing prohibition and a severe medical-supply shortage
during another heat wave, Hawkeye resolves to lift morale by importing a
racy new movie.
- 11.9: Run For the Money
- When an Olympic runner assigned to the 4077th fail to materialize,
Father Mulcahy must save the camp's honor in a high-stakes footrace against
- 11.10: U.N., the Night, and the Music
- A United Nations delegation tours the 4077th-a Swede, a Hindu, and a
British officer-and each leaves a lasting effect on the men and women of
- 11.11: Strange Bedfellows
- The 4077th faces a sleepless night as Charles's snoring keeps B.J.
and Hawkeye from counting sheep; and Colonel Potter discovers that his
son-in-law has had an affair.
- 11.12: Say No More
- A military strategist refuses to accept responsibility for the war
games that have mortally wounded his own son; and Margaret develops
- 11.13: Friends and Enemies
- Colonel Potter must decide whether to blow the whistle on an old
army chum whose military follies are costing boys their lives.
- 11.14: Give and Take
- A wounded GI learns a painful lesson when he forms a recoveryroom
friendship with the enemy soldier he's critically wounded.
- 11.15: As Time Goes By
- Hawkeye and Margaret encapsulate the breadth of their wartime experience
when they bury souvenirs as a reminder for future generations.
- 11.16: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen
- The members of the 4077th cope with the end of the war and leaving the unit.