List of Trapper John, M.D. episodes

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The following is a list of episodes in the CBS TV series Trapper John, M.D.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 23, 1979 (1979-09-23) March 30, 1980 (1980-03-30)
2 18 November 23, 1980 (1980-11-23) May 17, 1981 (1981-05-17)
3 25 October 4, 1981 (1981-10-04) May 16, 1982 (1982-05-16)
4 22 September 26, 1982 (1982-09-26) April 3, 1983 (1983-04-03)
5 22 October 2, 1983 (1983-10-02) May 6, 1984 (1984-05-06)
6 23 September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30) May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05)
7 19 October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06) September 4, 1986 (1986-09-04)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1979–80[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Trapper John, M.D."
"Pilot"
Jackie Cooper Don Brinkley September 23, 1979 (1979-09-23)
The first episode features pictures from the set of M*A*S*H, including a picture of Wayne Rogers as Trapper and Alan Alda as Hawkeye, which would link the series to the continuity of M*A*S*H. Both Hawkeye and Radar are referred to in the first scene. The character of Starch was also apparently in the 4077th with Trapper. This series also uses a PA Announcement character, similar to AfterM*A*S*H, to a lesser extent. Special Guest Star Roddy McDowall.
2 2 "Flashback" Murray Golden Don Brinkley September 30, 1979 (1979-09-30)
Trapper and Gonzo deal with a deranged Vietnam vet, while Stanley tries to save on taxes by incorporating himself.
3 3 "Deadly Exposure" Joseph Penvey Jim Rogers,
Don Brinkley
October 7, 1979 (1979-10-07)
When an employee from a local nuclear power plant is admitted to SFM with signs of radiation poisoning, Gonzo cannot understand why it appears that nothing is being done to protect other workers from exposure. Meanwhile, Riverside must contend with a very distrusting Gypsy.
4 4 "Love Is a Three-Way Street" Marc Daniels Don Brinkley October 21, 1979 (1979-10-21)
A persistent swain of his ex-wife, Melanie, causes both professional and romantic turmoil for Trapper, as his hopes for a reconciliation dwindle when she asks him to treat her new fiancé. Meanwhile, Stanley is determined to get rid of the "Titanic".
5 5 "The Shattered Image" Corey Allen Shimon Wincelberg October 28, 1979 (1979-10-28)
Special Guest Star Shelley Long, who is trying to get a job at San Francisco Memorial Hospital, but despite being a brilliant nurse's aid, she finds difficulty due to her past.
6 6 "What Are Friends For?" Ralph Senensky Ray Brenner November 11, 1979 (1979-11-11)

A medic who once saved Gonzo's life in Vietnam now wants his friend's help in a fraudulent medical claim.

Note:First appearance of O'Malley.
7 7 "One for My Baby" Bernard McEveety Charles Larson,
Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
November 18, 1979 (1979-11-18)
The staff at SFMH help a teenage boy with alcoholism.
8 8 "Taxi In the Rain" Barry Crane Shimon Wincelberg,
Larry Arnstein,
David Hurwitz
December 2, 1979 (1979-12-02)
A local street person known as "Harry the Hinge" is admitted to SFM with kidney failure. Meanwhile, Trapper and Gonzo decide to protest a decision to divert free-clinic funds to the pet project of a one of the hospital's major benefactors.
9 9 "Licensed To Kill" Bernard McEveety Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
December 9, 1979 (1979-12-09)
A group of radicals kidnaps Melanie, and gives Trapper an ultimatum: Either he kills a policeman who has survived two earlier murder attempts, or they will kill his ex-wife.
10 10 "The Surrogate" Alex March Don Brinkley December 23, 1979 (1979-12-23)
An injured boy is torn between the mother he ran away from and the man he considers to be his father. A grateful sheik gives Gonzo a present he can't refuse - his daughter.
11 11 "Whose Little Hero Are You?" Robert Douglas Don Brinkley December 30, 1979 (1979-12-30)
12 12 "Boom!" Seymour Robbie Don Brinkley January 6, 1980 (1980-01-06)
13 13 "Have You Hugged Your Nurse Today?" Ralph Levy Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
January 13, 1980 (1980-01-13)
14 14 "Missionary's Downfall" Joseph Pevney Ray Brenner,
Don Brinkley
January 27, 1980 (1980-01-27)
15 15 "Warning: I May Be Hazardous to Your Health" Alf Kjellin Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
February 3, 1980 (1980-02-03)
16 16 "'Til Life Do Us Part" Bernard McEveety Jack Guss February 10, 1980 (1980-02-10)
17 17 "If You Can't Stand the Heat" Murray Golden Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
February 17, 1980 (1980-02-17)
18 18 "Strike!" Alex March Kenneth Berg February 24, 1980 (1980-02-24)
19 19 "It's a Wise Surgeon" Robert Douglas Jack Guss March 2, 1980 (1980-03-02)
20 20 "Short Odds" Murray Golden Jeff Stuart March 9, 1980 (1980-03-09)
21 21 "Quarantine" Seymour Robbie Deborah Zoe Dawson,
Victoria Johns
March 23, 1980 (1980-03-23)
22 22 "Hot Line" Barry Crane J.B. Hall March 30, 1980 (1980-03-30)
Last appearance of Starch Willoughby. In "Girl Under Glass," her character is said to have gotten married, moved away and retired.

Season 2: 1980–81[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
23 1 "Girl Under Glass: Part 1" November 23, 1980 (1980-11-23)

First appearance of Ernestune Shoop. Gonzo gets romantically involved with a patient. To be continued...

Robert Vaughn guest-stars.
24 2 "Girl Under Glass: Part 2" November 30, 1980 (1980-11-30)
Continuation from previous episode. Second appearance of Robert Vaughn.
25 3 "Slim Chance" December 7, 1980 (1980-12-07)
26 4 "Call Me Irresponsible" December 21, 1980 (1980-12-21)
27 5 "Creepy Time Gal" January 4, 1981 (1981-01-04)
28 6 "Straight and Narrow" January 11, 1981 (1981-01-11)
29 7 "Earthquake" January 18, 1981 (1981-01-18)
30 8 "The Pagoda Cure" January 25, 1981 (1981-01-25)
31 9 "Have I Got a Girl for You" February 1, 1981 (1981-02-01)
32 10 "Who's the Lucky Father?" February 15, 1981 (1981-02-15)
33 11 "Family Affair" February 22, 1981 (1981-02-22)
34 12 "Finders Keepers" March 8, 1981 (1981-03-08)
35 13 "Days of Wine and Leo" March 15, 1981 (1981-03-15)
36 14 "A Case of the Crazies" March 29, 1981 (1981-03-29)
37 15 "Second Sight" April 5, 1981 (1981-04-05)
38 16 "King of the Road" May 3, 1981 (1981-05-03)
39 17 "Albatross" May 10, 1981 (1981-05-10)
40 18 "Brain Child" May 17, 1981 (1981-05-17)

Season 3: 1981–82[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
41 1 "That Old Gang of Mine" October 4, 1981 (1981-10-04)
42 2 "C.O.D." October 11, 1981 (1981-10-11)
43 3 "Give 'Till It Hurts" October 18, 1981 (1981-10-18)
44 4 "Hate Is Enough" October 25, 1981 (1981-10-25)
45 5 "The Ego Experience" November 8, 1981 (1981-11-08)
46 6 "Cooperative Care" November 15, 1981 (1981-11-15)
47 7 "Is There a Doctor in the Big House?" November 29, 1981 (1981-11-29)
48 8 "Mother's Day"
"Mother Dearest"
December 6, 1981 (1981-12-06)
49 9 "'Tis the Season" December 20, 1981 (1981-12-20)
50 10 "Future Imperfect" December 27, 1981 (1981-12-27)
51 11 "42" January 3, 1982 (1982-01-03)
52 12 "Victims" January 10, 1982 (1982-01-10)
53 13 "Angel of Mercy" January 17, 1982 (1982-01-17)
54 14 "Danny" January 24, 1982 (1982-01-24)
55 15 "Ladies in Waiting" January 31, 1982 (1982-01-31)
56 16 "The Peter Pan Syndrome" February 7, 1982 (1982-02-07)
57 17 "Medicine Man" February 21, 1982 (1982-02-21)
58 18 "Maybe Baby" March 7, 1982 (1982-03-07)
59 19 "Love and Marriage" March 14, 1982 (1982-03-14)
60 20 "Candy Doctor" March 21, 1982 (1982-03-21)
61 21 "Doctors and Other Strangers" March 28, 1982 (1982-03-28)
62 22 "A Piece of the Action" April 11, 1982 (1982-04-11)
63 23 "Cause for Concern" April 18, 1982 (1982-04-18)
64 24 "John's Other Life" May 2, 1982 (1982-05-02)
65 25 "The One and Only" May 16, 1982 (1982-05-16)

Season 4: 1982–83[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
66 1 "Don't Rain on My Charade" September 26, 1982 (1982-09-26)
67 2 "Truth and Consequences: Part 1" October 3, 1982 (1982-10-03)
68 3 "Truth and Consequences: Part 2" October 10, 1982 (1982-10-10)
69 4 "Three on a Mismatch" October 17, 1982 (1982-10-17)
70 5 "The Object of My Affliction" October 24, 1982 (1982-10-24)
71 6 "You Pays Your Money" October 31, 1982 (1982-10-31)
72 7 "The Ransom" November 7, 1982 (1982-11-07)
73 8 "Thanks for Giving" November 21, 1982 (1982-11-21)
74 9 "The Good Life" November 28, 1982 (1982-11-28)
75 10 "Getting to Know You" December 12, 1982 (1982-12-12)
76 11 "Russians and Ruses" December 19, 1982 (1982-12-19)
77 12 "Life, Death and Vinnie Duncan" January 2, 1983 (1983-01-02)
78 13 "Baby on the Line" January 9, 1983 (1983-01-09)
79 14 "It Only Hurts When I Love" January 16, 1983 (1983-01-16)
80 15 "Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow" January 23, 1983 (1983-01-23)
81 16 "Forget Me Not" January 30, 1983 (1983-01-30)
82 17 "The Spy Who Bugged Me" February 13, 1983 (1983-02-13)
83 18 "Pasts Imperfect" February 20, 1983 (1983-02-20)
84 19 "Blue Genes" March 13, 1983 (1983-03-13)
85 20 "Primetime" March 20, 1983 (1983-03-20)
86 21 "Friends in High Places" March 27, 1983 (1983-03-27)
87 22 "South Side Story" April 3, 1983 (1983-04-03)

Season 5: 1983–84[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
88 1 "I Only Have Ice for You" October 2, 1983 (1983-10-02)
89 2 "...And for Loyal and Devoted Service" October 9, 1983 (1983-10-09)
90 3 "All About Everett" October 16, 1983 (1983-10-16)
91 4 "May Divorce Be with You" October 23, 1983 (1983-10-23)
92 5 "What a Difference a Day Makes" October 30, 1983 (1983-10-30)
93 6 "The Final Cut" November 6, 1983 (1983-11-06)
94 7 "Old Man Liver" October 13, 1983 (1983-10-13)
95 8 "The Agony of D'Feet" November 20, 1983 (1983-11-20)
96 9 "Mother Load" November 27, 1983 (1983-11-27)
97 10 "Fat Chance" December 4, 1983 (1983-12-04)
98 11 "Supernurse" December 11, 1983 (1983-12-11)
99 12 "Special Delivery" January 1, 1984 (1984-01-01)
100 13 "Play Your Hunch" January 8, 1984 (1984-01-08)
101 14 "A Little Knife Music" January 15, 1984 (1984-01-15)
102 15 "Where There's a Will" January 29, 1984 (1984-01-29)
103 16 "Send in the Clowns" February 12, 1984 (1984-02-12)
104 17 "This Gland Is Your Gland" March 4, 1984 (1984-03-04)
105 18 "The Fred Connection" March 11, 1984 (1984-03-11)
106 19 "The Jackpot Pays Off" March 18, 1984 (1984-03-18)
107 20 "I Do, I Don't" March 25, 1984 (1984-03-25)
108 21 "It's About Time" April 1, 1984 (1984-04-01)
109 22 "Aunt Mildred Is Watching" May 6, 1984 (1984-05-06)

Season 6: 1984–85[edit]

No. in
season
Title Original air date
110 1 "A Change of Heart" September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)
111 2 "My Son, the Doctor" October 14, 1984 (1984-10-14)
112 3 "Moonlighting Becomes You" October 21, 1984 (1984-10-21)
113 4 "Eternally Yours" October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28)
114 5 "School Nurse" November 4, 1984 (1984-11-04)
115 6 "Of Cats, Crushes and Creeps" November 18, 1984 (1984-11-18)
116 7 "A Fall to Grace" November 25, 1984 (1984-11-25)
117 8 "Promises, Promises" December 9, 1984 (1984-12-09)
118 9 "Dark Side of the Loon" December 16, 1984 (1984-12-16)
119 10 "Double Bubble" December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30)
120 11 "Long Ago and Far Away" January 6, 1985 (1985-01-06)
121 12 "Muddle of the Night" January 13, 1985 (1985-01-13)
122 13 "Buckaroo Bob Rides Again" January 20, 1985 (1985-01-20)
123 14 "Love Thy Neighbor" February 3, 1985 (1985-02-03)
124 15 "So Little, Gone" February 17, 1985 (1985-02-17)
125 16 "Bad Breaks" February 24, 1985 (1985-02-24)
126 17 "High Time" March 3, 1985 (1985-03-03)
127 18 "The Unholy Ghost" March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10)
128 19 "A False Start" March 17, 1985 (1985-03-17)
129 20 "In the Eyes of the Beholder" March 24, 1985 (1985-03-24)
130 21 "All the King's Men" March 31, 1985 (1985-03-31)
131 22 "Go for Broker" April 21, 1985 (1985-04-21)
132 23 "All of Me" May 5, 1985 (1985-05-05)

Season 7: 1985–86[edit]

No. in
season
Title Original air date
133 1 "Game of Hearts: Part 1" October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06)
134 2 "Game of Hearts: Part 2" October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13)
135 3 "Hot Shot" October 20, 1985 (1985-10-20)
136 4 "Just Around the Corner" October 27, 1985 (1985-10-27)
137 5 "Friends and Lovers" November 3, 1985 (1985-11-03)
138 6 "The Wonderkind" November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10)
139 7 "A Wheel Within a Wheel" December 1, 1985 (1985-12-01)
140 8 "The Second Best Man" December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15)
141 9 "Billboard Barney" December 29, 1985 (1985-12-29)
142 10 "Going, Going, Gonzo" January 5, 1986 (1986-01-05)
143 11 "Heart and Seoul" January 28, 1986 (1986-01-28)
144 12 "Life, Death and Dr. Christmas" February 18, 1986 (1986-02-18)
145 13 "Judgment Day" March 4, 1986 (1986-03-04)
146 14 "Fall of the Wild" March 11, 1986 (1986-03-11)
147 15 "The Curmudgeon" March 18, 1986 (1986-03-18)
148 16 "Self-Diagnosis" August 14, 1986 (1986-08-14)
149 17 "Research and Destroy" August 21, 1986 (1986-08-21)
150 18 "Strange Bedfellows" August 28, 1986 (1986-08-28)
151 19 "The Elusive Butterfly" September 4, 1986 (1986-09-04)

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