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M*A*S*H Season 5 Episodes

25 Episodes 1976 - 1977

Episode 1

Bug Out (1)

Tue, Sep 21, 1976 30 mins

Part 1 of 2. A Chinese advance forces a pull-out during surgery.

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Episode 2

Bug Out (2)

Tue, Sep 21, 1976 30 mins

Conclusion. Hawkeye, Margaret and Radar complete a delicate operation amid the sound of gunfire from the Chinese. Alan Alda, Loretta Swit. Radar: Gary Burghoff. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Potter: Harry Morgan.

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Episode 3

Margaret's Engagement

Tue, Sep 28, 1976 30 mins

Margaret gets engaged while on temporary duty in Tokyo, and the surgeons brace themselves for Frank's reaction. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Frank: Larry Linville. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Directed by Alda.

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Episode 4

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Tue, Oct 5, 1976 30 mins

Hawkeye is blinded by a heater explosion and befriends a patient (Tom Sullivan) who lost his sight in combat. Overman: Dudley Knight. Able: Judy Farrell. Bigelow: Enid Kent. Lt. Gage: Bobbie Mitchell. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. This was Sullivan's TV acting debut. At the time, Judy Farrell was married to Mike, who played B.J. Hunnicut.

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Episode 5

Lt. Radar O'Reilly

Tue, Oct 12, 1976 30 mins

Hawkeye and B.J. initiate fake orders promoting Radar to lieutenant, but he finds that the grass was greener on the other side of the officer's club. Woodruff: Sandy Kenyon. Zale: Johnny Haymer. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Baker: Lynn Marie Stewart. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Director Alan Rafkin earned an Emmy nomination.

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Episode 6

The Nurses

Tue, Oct 19, 1976 30 mins

Feuding between chief nurse Margaret and her staff threatens a nurse's overnight---and overdue---honeymoon. Baker: Linda Kelsey. Tony: Gregory Harrison. Mary Jo: Mary Jo Catlett. Gaynor: Carol Locatell. Preston: Patricia Sturges. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Director Joan Darling earned an Emmy nomination.

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Episode 7

The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan

Tue, Oct 26, 1976 30 mins

Col. Flagg (Edward Winter) arrives to investigate the possible abduction of Margaret, who hasn't returned from a mission of mercy. Able: Susan Bredhoff. Korean Woman: June Kim. Korean Man: Le Quynh. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Frank: Larry Linville. B.J.: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 8

Dear Sigmund

Tue, Nov 9, 1976 30 mins

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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Episode 9

Mulcahy's War

Tue, Nov 16, 1976 30 mins

After failing to communicate with a patient whose wound was self-inflicted, Father Mulcahy decides it's time for his own baptism of fire. Fitzsimons: Brian Byers. Sgt. Hodkey: Ric Mancini. Sergeant: Richard Foronjy. Mulcahy: William Christopher. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Frank: Larry Linville.

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Episode 10

The Korean Surgeon

Tue, Nov 23, 1976 30 mins

Hawkeye finds a fine addition to the 4077th's surgical staff---the only trouble is he's a North Korean POW. Dr. Paik: Soon-Teck Oh. North Korean Soldier: Robert Ito. North Korean Soldier: Larry Hama. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Frank: Larry Linville. Potter: Harry Morgan.

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Episode 11

Hawkeye Get Your Gun

Tue, Nov 30, 1976 30 mins

Already exhausted, Hawkeye and Potter draw the short straws to assist at a Korean hospital near the front. Maj. Choi: Mako. Able: Phyllis Katz. MP: Richard Doyle. Korean Guard: Jae Woo Lee. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Potter: Harry Morgan. Both the story, by Gene Reynolds and Jay Folb, and the teleplay, by Folb, were nominated for Writers Guild Awards.

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Episode 12

The Colonel's Horse

Tue, Dec 7, 1976 30 mins

While Potter is in Tokyo, his mare falls ill and Margaret gets appendicitis---and she's very "frank" about which surgeon she doesn't want operating. Kelly: Kellye Nakahara. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Potter: Harry Morgan.

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Episode 13

Exorcism

Tue, Dec 14, 1976 30 mins

As soon as Potter orders the removal of a post that Koreans believe wards off evil spirits, bad things start happening all over camp. Kyong Ja: Virginia Ann Lee. Grandfather: Philip Ahn. Cpl. Marsh: James Canning. Yee: Arthur Song. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Potter: Harry Morgan. Directed by Alan Alda.

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Episode 14

Hawk's Nightmare

Tue, Dec 21, 1976 30 mins

Sidney (Allan Arbus) visits the 4077th when nightmares and sleepwalking make Hawkeye think he's going bananas. Burke: Sean Roche. Nurse: Patricia Stevens. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 15

The Most Unforgettable Characters

Tue, Jan 4, 1977 30 mins

Hawkeye and B.J. amuse Frank on his birthday with a sham fight; Radar hones his creative writing skills through a correspondence course. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Frank: Larry Linville. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 16

38 Across

Tue, Jan 11, 1977 30 mins

Hawkeye contacts a Navy buddy (Oliver Clark) about a crossword puzzle; Klinger tries to eat a jeep to prove his insanity. Prescott: Dick O'Neill. Shapiro: Ron Kolman. Nurse: Gwen Farrell. Korean Mother: Momo Yashima. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Potter: Harry Morgan. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 17

Ping Pong

Tue, Jan 18, 1977 30 mins

Hawkeye and B.J. back a Korean table-tennis champ (Richard Narita); Potter confronts an old friend (Frank Maxwell) about his battle tactics, which are producing an unusually high casualty count. Soony: Sachiko Penny Lee. Blanchard: Robert Phalen. Bigelow: Enid Kent.

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Episode 18

End Run

Tue, Jan 25, 1977 30 mins

Radar helps a former college football star (Henry Brown) cope with a leg amputation; Frank arranges a fight between Klinger and Zale (Johnny Haymer). Kornhaus: James Lough. Medic: Peter D. Greene. Frank: Larry Linville. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Directed by Harry Morgan.

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Episode 19

Hanky Panky

Tue, Feb 1, 1977 30 mins

Margaret panics when she learns her fiancé has been hospitalized; B.J. befriends a nurse (Ann Sweeny) who has gotten a "Dear Jane" letter. Margaret: Loretta Swit. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Frank: Larry Linville. Written and directed by Gene Reynolds.

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Episode 20

Hepatitis

Tue, Feb 8, 1977 30 mins

The 4077th springs into action to stop an outbreak of hepatitis when Father Mulcahy comes down with the disease. Meanwhile, Hawkeye develops a mysterious back ailment after receiving news about a doctor from his home town. Mulcahy: William Christopher. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Written and directed by Alda.

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Episode 21

The General's Practitioner

Tue, Feb 15, 1977 30 mins

A reluctant Hawkeye is wooed by a general (Edward Binns) to be his personal physician; a GI (Larry Wilcox) asks Radar for a big favor. Col. Bidwell: Leonard Stone. Mai Ping: Suesie Elene. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Potter: Harry Morgan.

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Episode 22

Movie Tonight

Tue, Feb 22, 1977 30 mins

Col. Potter unreels a Western to boost morale, but the audience is rowdier than the cowboys on screen. Bigelow: Enid Kent. Able: Judy Farrell. Driver: Jeffrey Kramer. Potter: Harry Morgan. Mulcahy: William Christopher. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 23

Souvenirs

Tue, Mar 1, 1977 30 mins

Hawkeye and B.J. go after a chopper pilot (Michael Bell) who's getting rich in the souvenir trade---at the expense of Korean children. Meanwhile, Frank discovers the value of a rare vase and Klinger goes for a pole-sitting record. Connors: Brian Dennehy. Cooper: Scott Mulhern. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Frank: Larry Linville. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Written and co-directed by Burt Prelutsky.

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Episode 24

Post Op

Tue, Mar 8, 1977 30 mins

An increase in casualties causes a shortage of blood, and the post-op ward is full of stories from the front. Moody: Hilly Hicks. Robelo: Richard Beauchamp. Corey: Daniel Zippi. Gordon: Andrew Bloch. Potter: Harry Morgan. Frank: Larry Linville. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Directed by Gene Reynolds.

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Episode 25

Margaret's Marriage

Tue, Mar 15, 1977 30 mins

Margaret gets impatient after an eight-month engagement, so she and Donald decide to get married immediately.

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