Season 5, Episode 8 Dear Sigmund
First Aired: November 9, 1976
Sidney Freedman (Allan Arbus) hopes to cure his depression at the 4077th, where acting crazy keeps everyone sane. Capt. Hathaway: Charles Frank. Pvt. Habib: Bart Braverman. Patient: Sal Viscuso. Alan Alda's direction won Emmy and Directors Guild Awards. Also, Alda's teleplay was nominated for an Emmy, as was William Jurgensen's cinematography.
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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)