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3
Jan
Mash FI2

M*A*S*H – Henry, Please Come Home

The 4077th is awarded a citation for 90% efficiency. General Hammond arrives in camp to give the award to Henry personally, and at the ceremony, drops a bombshell that Henry’s experience is needed at Tokyo Medical HQ, effective immediately. With Henry gone, Frank assumes command of the unit, and naturally, nobody is happy. Read more »

2
Jul
MASH Cowboy FI2

M*A*S*H – Cowboy

“The Cowboy,” a chopper pilot whose nickname stems from his gun holster belt and cowboy hat, arrives at the 4077th with a shoulder wound. He is anxiously awaiting a letter from his wife, who he fears is leaving him for another man. Read more »

24
Apr
Allan Arbus FI2

Allan Arbus Dies at age 95

Allan Arbus A film, stage and television actor died Friday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 95 from complications of congestive heart failure. Read more »

16
Feb
Bananas, Crackers and Nuts FI

M*A*S*H – Bananas, Crackers, and Nuts

After an unending stream of wounded, Hawkeye and Trapper demand some R&R in Tokyo.  Things are made worse when  Henry leaves to go to a medical conference. Knowing that acting commander Frank will not give them the R&R they so want. Read more »

23
Nov
Yankee Doodle Doctor

M*A*S*H – Yankee Doodle Doctor

General Clayton wants to film a documentary on a M*A*S*H unit and nominates the 4077th for filming. A movie director from Special Services, Lieutenant Bricker, is assigned to construct the film. Read more »

3
Oct
MASH

M*A*S*H – The Moose

Sergeant Baker stops by the 4077th with his “moose” a Korean girl named Young-Hi, whom he “bought” from her family for $500.00. Hawkeye is outraged and tries to convince Baker to let the girl go free. Eventually, he plays poker with Baker and cheats with a little help from Radar. Read more »

8
Sep
Mash Season 3 Cover

M*A*S*H Season 3

M*A*S*H’s third season comprises several benchmark episodes. In “Rainbow Bridge,” Hawkeye, Trapper, Radar, Klinger, and an opportunistic Frank Burns participate in a swap with the North Koreans of wounded POWs. In “The Consultant,” Robert Alda (Alan’s dad) guest stars as a visiting doctor who cracks under the pressure of operating so close to the front. And the shocking season finale, “Abyssinia, Henry,” killed off commanding officer Henry Blake, who was en route home. Read more »

24
Jun
MASH

M*A*S*H – Chief Surgeon Who?

This episode begins with a chance to see what daily life is like inside the O.R.–even though Frank Burns is ranking surgeon, he’s clearly out of his depth. Everyone on the medical staff seems to turn to Hawkeye for help and advice. Read more »

24
Apr
MASH

M*A*S*H – Requiem For A Lightweight

After meeting new nurse Margie Cutler together, Hawkeye and Trapper each are determined to become her lover. While they are all discussing surgical procedures in the mess tent Major Houlihan tells Cutler she needs to see her. Read more »

20
Feb
MASH

M*A*S*H – To Market, To Market

While operating on a general, Hawkeye discovers they are out of Hydrocortisone, so he and Trapper go to angrily complain to Major Houlihan. Major Burns comes to defend her, and explains that it, along with half of the other medical supplies, was hijacked by the black market. He also explains that a new shipment is waiting outside, but when they open up the truck, they discover it’s been stolen. Read more »

6
Feb
MASH

M*A*S*H – Pilot Episode

Ho-Jon, the houseboy of Captains Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre has been accepted to Hawkeye’s college, but they need to raise a tuition for him, so they hold a party while their commanding officer, Lt. Col Henry Blake, is away. There, they raffle off a weekend pass along with a nurse’s company, much to the chagrin of Majors Frank Burns and Margaret Houlihan. Read more »

8
Dec
Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan Dies at 96

Actor Harry Morgan, who appeared in more than 100 films but was best known for television roles including Colonel Sherman Potter in the popular series “M*A*S*H,” died Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, age 96. Read more »

16
Oct
Season 2 M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H Season 2

Season 2 of M*A*S*H aired from 1973-1974

Season 2 of M*A*S*H for me has several episodes with McLean Stevenson as Colonel Henry Blake in charge that I really like.
First one would have to be Deal Me Out followed by The Chosen People, The Trial of Henry Blake, Crisis, Mail Call. Overall I think season 2 is probably the funniest of the three season with McLean Stevenson. That doesn’t mean I think there are some funny episodes in season 1 and 3, there are, but overall as a whole I feel there are more in the second. Read more »

25
Mar

M*A*S*H Season 1

The first Season of M*A*S*H began with the Pilot episode that aired on September 17, 1972. A total of 24 episodes were produced. The following episodes are some of my favorites from the first season.

Chief Surgeon Who? – Henry appoints Hawkeye Chief Surgeon over Frank. Frank and Margaret call General Barker and despite unusual experiences with the staff of the 4077, Hawkeye’s skill as a surgeon leads General Barker to keep Hawkeye as Chief Surgeon.

Tuttle –  Hawkeye & Trapper create a fictional Captain named Tuttle. One thing leads to another and soon everyone in camp believes Tuttle is real. When General Clayton decides to honor Tuttle, Hawkeye has to find away to get rid of Tuttle without raising suspicion.

The Ringbanger – Hawkeye & Trapper try to have Colonel Buzz Brighton who has a high casualty record, sent back to the states by convincing him he’s insane. (Leslie Nielsen guest starred as Colonel Brighton)

The Longjohn Flap –  During a cold snap, Hawkeye receives a pair of long johns. Hawkeye gives them to Trapper out of sympathy and then Trapper loses them to Radar in a poker game. The long johns then pass through the cook, Frank, Margaret, Klinger, Father Mulcahy, and finally Colonel Blake, before ending up back with Hawkeye as a thank you from Blake for saving his life.

Dear Dad,  Dear Dad…AgainThe Army-Navy Game,  Major Fred C. Dobbs and Showtime round out the remaining good episodes from season one.

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