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M*A*S*H Season 1 Episodes

24 Episodes 1972 - 1973

Episode 1

M*A*S*H - The Pilot

Sun, Sep 17, 1972 30 mins

While Henry is away, Hawkeye and Trapper concoct a wild raffle to raise tuition for the Swamp's Korean houseboy (Patrick Adiarte). George Morgan made his only appearance as Father John Mulcahy in this episode, the series' pilot. Lt. Dish: Karen Philipp. Spearchucker: Timothy Brown. Gen. Hammond: G. Wood. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Henry: McLean Stevenson.

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Episode 2

To Market, to Market

Sun, Sep 24, 1972 30 mins

Hawkeye and Trapper dabble in the black market for medical supplies and offer Henry's desk as currency. Charlie Loo: Jack Soo. Lin: Robert Ito. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Mama Ku: Beulah Quo. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Henry: McLean Stevenson.

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Episode 3

Requiem for a Lightweight

Sun, Oct 1, 1972 30 mins

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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Episode 4

Chief Surgeon Who?

Sun, Oct 8, 1972 30 mins

When Hawkeye is named chief surgeon, Frank and Hot Lips call on a general (Sorrell Booke) to witness the 4077th's hijinks. Jamie Farr made his first appearance as the cross-dressing Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger in this episode. Kaplan: Jack Riley. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Frank: Larry Linville. Hot Lips: Loretta Swit.

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Episode 5

The Moose

Sun, Oct 15, 1972 30 mins

Hawkeye and Trapper conspire to free a Korean girl (Virginia Lee) from a life as a "moose," or indentured servant, to a GI (Paul Jenkins). Benny: Craig Hue. Ho-Jon: Patrick Adiarte. Spearchucker: Timothy Brown. Lt. Jones: Barbara Brownell. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Radar: Gary Burghoff.

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Episode 6

Yankee Doodle Doctor

Sun, Oct 22, 1972 30 mins

Hawkeye dismisses a filmmaker's version of life at the 4077th as propaganda and decides to produce his own film. Bricker: Ed Flanders. Gen. Clayton: Herb Voland. Cutler: Marcia Strassman. Sgt. Martin: Bert Kramer. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Henry: McLean Stevenson.

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Episode 7

Bananas, Crackers and Nuts

Sun, Nov 5, 1972 30 mins

Hawkeye decides insanity is the best policy for a little R & R, but at first all it gets him is an examination from a shrink (Stuart Margolin). Cutler: Marcia Strassman. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Frank: Larry Linville. Hot Lips: Loretta Swit. Hawkeye: Alan Alda.

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Episode 8

Cowboy

Sun, Nov 12, 1972 30 mins

A series of "accidents," including an exploding latrine and a runaway jeep, makes it clear that someone's gunning for Henry. Cowboy: Billy Green Bush. Lindstrom: Rick Moses. Goldstein: Joe Corey. Ugly John: John Orchard. Henry: McLean Stevenson. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers.

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Episode 9

Henry, Please Come Home

Sun, Nov 19, 1972 30 mins

The camp's high efficiency rating gets Henry transferred, but Frank's stint as CO is worse than anything the North Koreans can dish out. Spearchucker: Timothy Brown. Ho-Jon: Patrick Adiarte. Leslie: Linda Meiklejohn. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Gen. Hammond: G. Wood. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Henry: McLean Stevenson.

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Episode 10

I Hate a Mystery

Sun, Nov 26, 1972 30 mins

The 4077th gets caught up in a whodunit about a rash of petty thefts, with the baleful eye of suspicion falling on Hawkeye. Ho-Jon: Patrick Adiarte. Spearchucker: Timothy Brown. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Leslie: Linda Meiklejohn. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Frank: Larry Linville.

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Episode 11

Germ Warfare

Sun, Dec 10, 1972 30 mins

Hawkeye and Trapper sneak blood from Frank for a transfusion, then worry when the recipient exhibits symptoms of hepatitis. POW: Byron Chung. Ho-Jon: Patrick Adiarte. Spearchucker: Timothy Brown. Lt. Dish: Karen Philipp. Boone: Robert Gooden. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Frank: Larry Linville. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers.

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Episode 12

Dear Dad

Sun, Dec 17, 1972 30 mins

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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Episode 13

Edwina

Sun, Dec 24, 1972 30 mins

The nurses declare themselves off-limits until the klutzy Edwina (Arlene Golonka) gets a date, and it's Hawkeye who draws the short straw. Cutler: Marcia Strassman. Leslie: Linda Meiklejohn. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Henry: McLean Stevenson. Trapper: Wayne Rogers.

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Episode 14

Love Story

Sun, Jan 7, 1973 145 mins

Radar gets a "Dear John" letter from home, then asks for Hawkeye's help when he falls for a nurse with a love for the classics.

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Episode 15

Tuttle

Sun, Jan 14, 1973 30 mins

The 4077th sings the praises of an imaginary captain, invented by Hawkeye and Trapper to cover their donations to an orphanage. Gen. Clayton: Herb Voland. Sister Theresa: Mary-Robin Redd. Finance Officer: James B. Sikking. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. The teleplay, by Bruce Shelly and David Ketchum, was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

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Episode 16

The Ringbanger

Sun, Jan 21, 1973 30 mins

While a casualty-callous colonel (Leslie Nielsen) recovers in post-op, Hawkeye and Trapper plot to take him out of action and spread rumors about the rest of the staff to gain his confidence. Leslie: Linda Meiklejohn. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Frank: Larry Linville.

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Episode 17

Sometimes You Hear the Bullet

Sun, Jan 28, 1973 30 mins

Hawkeye's emotions run the gamut when an old friend shows up in Korea to write a book about the war, and again when he's forced to confront a private who faked his age to enlist.

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Episode 18

Dear Dad, Again

Sun, Feb 4, 1973 30 mins

Hawkeye recounts more incidents in another letter to his dad, including his naked foray into the mess tent, the tale of a man impersonating a surgeon and Radar's quest for his diploma. Casey: Alex Henteloff. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Nurse: Gail Bowman. Although Hawkeye asks his father to give his mother and sister a kiss, in later episodes he was an only child and his mother was dead.

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Episode 19

The Long-John Flap

Sun, Feb 18, 1973 30 mins

During a particularly frigid Korean cold snap, a pair of long johns becomes a hot commodity and makes the rounds at the 4077th. This was the first episode written by Alan Alda. Beddoes: Kathleen King. Cook: Joseph Perry. Patient: Roy Goldman. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Klinger: Jamie Farr.

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Episode 20

The Army-Navy Game

Sun, Feb 25, 1973 30 mins

The annual Army-Navy game has everyone's undivided attention---but then an unexploded shell lands in the compound. This episode's story was conceived by McLean Stevenson. Col. Hersh: Alan Manson. Mason: Bobbie Mitchell. Ugly John: John Orchard. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Frank: Larry Linville. Hot Lips: Loretta Swit.

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Episode 21

Sticky Wicket

Sun, Mar 4, 1973 30 mins

Acerbity hits new heights as tempers flare in the OR between Hawkeye and Frank over the issue of surgical competence. Ugly John: John Orchard. Thompson: Wayne Bryan. Griffin: Lynnette Mettey. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Frank: Larry Linville. Co-written by Larry Gelbart.

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Episode 22

Major Fred C. Dobbs

Sun, Mar 11, 1973 30 mins

Hawkeye and Trapper's overindulgence in teasing Frank results in the major's request for a transfer, until he hears there's gold in them thar hills. Dr. Kaplan: Harvey Goldenberg. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Frank: Larry Linville.

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Episode 23

Cease-Fire

Sun, Mar 18, 1973 30 mins

Word of a cease-fire sends the camp into a celebratory frenzy of unburdening, last-minute flings and rash decisions, but Trapper remains unconvinced of the war's end. Gen. Clayton: Herb Voland. Ho-Jon: Patrick Adiarte. Ginger: Odessa Cleveland. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Co-written by Laurence Marks and Larry Gelbart.

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Episode 24

Showtime

Sun, Mar 25, 1973 35 mins

While a traveling USO troupe with an obnoxious emcee (Joey Forman) entertains the 4077th, Trapper deals with a difficult case and Henry worries when his wife goes into labor. Also, Frank plays practical jokes on Hawkeye, and a dentist on his way home fears a last-minute catastrophe. Dr. Kaplan: Harvey Goldenberg. Ugly John: John Orchard. Trapper: Wayne Rogers. Frank: Larry Linville.

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