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M*A*S*H Season 9 Episodes

20 Episodes 1980 - 1981

Episode 1

The Best of Enemies

Mon, Nov 17, 1980 30 mins

On his way to Seoul, Hawkeye is captured by a North Korean (Mako) intent on saving his wounded comrade. Meanwhile, a bridge tournament rages at the 4077th between Potter, Charles, B.J. and Margaret. Korean Soldier: Steven Lum. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Potter: Harry Morgan. Charles: David Ogden Stiers.

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Episode 2

Letters

Mon, Nov 24, 1980 30 mins

The camp eagerly answers letters from fourth-graders in Hawkeye's home town of Crabapple Cove, Maine. Meanwhile, Klinger convinces Potter to go for the unit's consecutive free-throw record. Capt. Bainbridge: Richard Paul. Rosie: Eileen Saki. Dr. Breuer: Michael Currie. Soldier: Larry Cedar. Nurse: Shari Saba. Potter: Harry Morgan. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Klinger: Jamie Farr.

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Episode 3

Cementing Relationships

Mon, Dec 1, 1980 30 mins

Klinger supervises the pouring of a concrete floor in the operating room; Margaret is wooed by an amorous patient (Joel Brooks). Cochran: Alan Toy. Driver: Mel Harris. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Hawkeye: Alan Alda.

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Episode 4

Father's Day

Mon, Dec 8, 1980 30 mins

A nervous Margaret tries to whip the camp into shape before a visit by her ultra-regular-Army father (Andrew Duggan). Meanwhile, the MPs have a "beef" with a GI's gift to the camp. Sgt. Morgrove: Jeffrey Kramer. MP: Art LaFleur. Corpsman: Roy Goldman. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Potter: Harry Morgan. Directed by Alda.

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Episode 5

Death Takes a Holiday

Mon, Dec 15, 1980 30 mins

During a truce, the spirit of Christmas manifests itself at the 4077th, beginning with a potluck party for the orphans. Also, B.J. is determined not to let a mortally wounded soldier die on Christmas. Choi Sung Ho: Keye Luke. Rizzo: G.W. Bailey. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Kelly: Kellye Nakahara. Nurse: Joann Thompson. Girl: Sally Imamura. Boy: Yoshiki Hoover. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Written and directed by Farrell.

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Episode 6

A War for All Seasons

Mon, Dec 29, 1980 30 mins

Potter's 1951 New Year's Eve toast kicks off this innovative episode, which follows the staff through all four seasons of the year. Among the stories: a wager on baseball's pennant race; Mulcahy's corn crop; Margaret's knitting; the Sears and Roebuck catalog. The teleplay, by Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Nurse: Laurie Bates.

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Episode 7

Your Retention, Please

Mon, Jan 5, 1981 30 mins

After learning his ex-wife is marrying his best friend, Klinger decides to reenlist; a corpsman is passed over for promotion yet again. Sgt. Vickers: Barry Corbin. Hutchinson: Sam Weisman. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Potter: Harry Morgan. B.J.: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 8

Tell It to the Marines

Mon, Jan 12, 1981 30 mins

With Charles in charge while Potter's away, Hawkeye takes up the cause of an immigrant marine (Stan Wells) about to be discharged. Lt. Col. Mulholland: Michael McGuire. Murray Thompson: James Gallery. Shore Patrol No. 1: Denny Miller. Charles: David Ogden Stiers. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Directed by Harry Morgan.

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Episode 9

Taking the Fifth

Mon, Jan 19, 1981 30 mins

Hawkeye dangles a vintage bottle of wine as bait for a date with a nurse; Potter is irate when the Army bans a certain anesthesia. Turnbull: Charles Hallahan. Palmer: Margie Impert. Baker: Jan Jorden. Able: Judy Farrell. Cook: Roy Goldman. Nurse No. 1: Connie Izay. Nurse No. 2: Susan Berger. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Charles: David Ogden Stiers.

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Episode 10

Operation Friendship

Mon, Jan 26, 1981 30 mins

An explosion leaves Charles beholden to Klinger for saving his life, while B.J. suffers an injury that calls for a specialist (Tim O'Connor). Nurse: Gwen Farrell. Charles: David Ogden Stiers. Klinger: Jamie Farr. B.J.: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 11

No Sweat

Mon, Feb 2, 1981 30 mins

A hot night brings a rash of irritants to the 4077th, especially to Margaret, who needs calamine lotion to get to the "bottom" of her problem. Also: Klinger tries to fix the P.A.; Charles copes with an IRS audit; B.J. is troubled by a letter from his wife. Kelly: Kellye Nakahara. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Driver: W. Perren Page. John Rappaport's teleplay was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

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Episode 12

Depressing News

Mon, Feb 9, 1981 30 mins

Klinger finds a big story for the launch of his unit newspaper in the half-million tongue depressors mistakenly sent to the 4077th. Capt. Allen: William Bogert. Sgt. Tornberg: Albert Insinnia. Cpl. Oldham: Rodney Saulsberry. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Delivery Man: David Dozer. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Potter: Harry Morgan. Directed by Alda.

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Episode 13

No Laughing Matter

Mon, Feb 16, 1981 30 mins

Hawkeye bets B.J. he can go jokeless for a day; Charles confronts the colonel (Robert Symonds) who banished him to Korea. Rosie: Eileen Saki. Korean Woman: Mae Hi. Korean Man: Nathan Jung. Nurse: Enid Kent. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Charles: David Ogden Stiers. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 14

Oh, How We Danced

Mon, Feb 23, 1981 30 mins

Hawkeye plans a surprise for B.J.'s wedding anniversary; Charles offends a short-tempered frontline officer (Arlen Dean Snyder). Key Yong Lu: Yuki Shimoda. Soon Chi Lu: Michael Choe. Peg: Catherine Bergstrom. Nurse: Jennifer Davis. Soldier: Craig Schaefer. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. B.J.: Mike Farrell. Charles: David Ogden Stiers. Directed by Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 15

Bottoms Up

Mon, Mar 2, 1981 30 mins

Margaret fears her friend and colleague (Gail Strickland) is back on the bottle; Hawkeye is ostracized for embarrassing Charles once too often during surgery. Nurse No. 1: Kellye Nakahara. Nurse No. 2: Shari Saba. Margaret: Loretta Swit. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Charles: David Ogden Stiers. Directed by Alda.

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Episode 16

The Red/White Blues

Mon, Mar 9, 1981 30 mins

Potter is nearly killed with kindness after word spreads that his blood pressure is too high; Klinger has an adverse reaction to medicine. Kelly: Kellye Nakahara. Goldman: Roy Goldman. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Potter: Harry Morgan. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Hawkeye: Alan Alda.

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Episode 17

Bless You, Hawkeye

Mon, Mar 16, 1981 30 mins

Hawkeye is seized by nonstop sneezing fits that defy ordinary diagnosis and treatment, so Potter calls on Sidney (Allan Arbus) for help. Pvt. Caputo: Barry Schwartz. Driver: Dennis Troy. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Potter: Harry Morgan. The teleplay, by Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, was nominated for a Writers Guild Award.

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Episode 18

Blood Brothers

Mon, Apr 6, 1981 30 mins

Father Mulcahy works like the devil to get the camp ready for a visiting Cardinal (Ray Middleton); Hawkeye learns some troubling news from a patient's blood test. Pvt. Sturgis: Patrick Swayze. Capt. Bratton: Robert Balderson. Rizzo: G.W. Bailey. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. GI: Tom Kindle. Mulcahy: William Christopher. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Harry Morgan was nominated for a Directors Guild Award.

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Episode 19

The Foresight Saga

Mon, Apr 13, 1981 30 mins

A letter from Radar and fresh vegetables brighten everyone's day except Potter's, who's in the dark because his eyeglasses are broken. Park Sung: Rummel Mor. Dr. Herzog: Philip Sterling. Igor: Jeff Maxwell. Potter: Harry Morgan. Klinger: Jamie Farr. Hawkeye: Alan Alda.

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Episode 20

The Life You Save

Mon, May 4, 1981 30 mins

Charles becomes obsessed with death after a near-miss in a sniper attack. Meanwhile, Hawkeye is put in charge of the mess tent when Potter dishes out new orders. Sal: Val Bisoglio. Rizzo: G.W. Bailey. Pvt. Markham: Jim Knaub. Sgt. Chiaverini: Jim Boeke. Orderly: Meshach Taylor. Co-written and directed by Alan Alda, who won a Directors Guild Award for this episode.

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