Season 1, Episode 3 Requiem for a Lightweight
First Aired: October 1, 1972
To keep a nurse (Marcia Strassman) at the 4077th, Trapper is conned into the ring to box another unit's resident thug (Mike McGirr). Gen. Barker: Sorrell Booke. Ugly John: John Orchard. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Henry: McLean Stevenson. This episode marked the first appearance by William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy.
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- Premiered: September 17, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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)