Season 1, Episode 12 Dear Dad
First Aired: December 17, 1972
Hawkeye's letter to his father details the Christmas season at the 4077th, which includes Radar mailing a jeep home piece by piece, Henry's sex lecture and Hawkeye dressed as Santa Claus attending to a wounded soldier on the battlefield. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Henry: McLean Stevenson. Written and directed, respectively, by series co-creators Larry Gelbart and Gene Reynolds.
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- Premiered: September 17, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A beloved, multi-Emmy-winning series about Army surgeons cutting up amid the Korean War. 'War is hell. So is TV,' said Larry Gelbart, who developed the series for TV from the 1970 Robert Altman film. ' 'M*A*S*H' and the medium,' Gelbart added, 'were made f… (more)