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M*A*S*H Episode: "Requiem for a Lightweight"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Oct 1, 1972
Guest Cast Mike McGirr: Flacker Sorrell Booke: Gen. Barker

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Premiered: September 17, 1972, on CBS
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 for each other.' For 11 years (10 in the Top 20), the show deftly blended sharp, thoughtful humor with moving scenes of dedicated, stressed doctors trying to save lives---while clinging to their own sanity---in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

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