M*A*S*H (season 1)

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M*A*S*H (season 1)
MASH TV Cast 1972.jpg
clockwise: Loretta Swit, Alan Alda, McLean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers, 1972.
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel CBS
Original run September 17, 1972 (1972-09-17) – March 25, 1973 (1973-03-25)
Season chronology
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The first season of M*A*S*H aired Sundays at 8:00-8:30 pm on CBS.


Actor Role
Alan Alda Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Wayne Rogers Capt. "Trapper" John MacIntyre
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Larry Linville Maj. Frank "Ferret Face" Burns
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly


  • All episodes are listed in order of airdate.
  • No. in Series refers to that episode's number within the overall series; No. in Season refers to the order in which the episode aired within that particular season.
  • Production codes are taken from the M*A*S*H episode database[1]

No. in
No. in
Title[n 1] Directed by[n 2] Written by[n 2] Original air date Production
code[n 3]
1 1 "Pilot" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart September 17, 1972 (1972-09-17) J-301
Army surgeons Hawkeye Pierce (Alan Alda) and Trapper MacIntyre (Wayne Rogers) hold a raffle to raise tuition for the Swamp's Korean houseboy while their commanding officer Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) is away.
This episode features George Morgan in his only appearance as Father Mulcahy.
2 2 "To Market, to Market" Michael O'Herlihy Burt Styler September 24, 1972 (1972-09-24) J-303
Hawkeye and Trapper get into black marketing for medical supplies and offer Henry's desk as payment.
3 3 "Requiem for a Lightweight" Hy Averback Robert Klane October 1, 1972 (1972-10-01) J-308
Trapper goes into the boxing ring against another unit's thug to keep a nurse at the 4077th.
This episode marks the first appearance of William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy.
4 4 "Chief Surgeon Who?" E.W. Swackhamer Larry Gelbart October 8, 1972 (1972-10-08) J-307
Hawkeye is named chief surgeon of the 4077th, to the great chagrin of Frank Burns and Margaret Houlihan.
Jamie Farr is introduced as the cross-dressing Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger.
5 5 "The Moose" Hy Averback Laurence Marks October 15, 1972 (1972-10-15) J-305

Hawkeye and Trapper plot to free a Korean girl from serving a GI.

Larry Linville and Loretta Swit do not appear in this episode.
6 6 "Yankee Doodle Doctor" Lee Philips Laurence Marks October 22, 1972 (1972-10-22) J-310
Hawkeye declares a filmmaker's documentary about the 4077th to be propaganda and decides to make his own.
7 7 "Bananas, Crackers and Nuts" Bruce Bilson Burt Styler November 5, 1972 (1972-11-05) J-311
Hawkeye goes crazier than usual when he doesn't get his R&R, so a shrink is brought to examine him.
8 8 "Cowboy" Don Weis Robert Klane November 12, 1972 (1972-11-12) J-309

A series of so-called "accidents" makes it clear that someone wants Henry dead.

Loretta Swit does not appear in this episode.
9 9 "Henry, Please Come Home" William Wiard Laurence Marks November 19, 1972 (1972-11-19) J-302
Henry gets transferred due to the camp's high efficiency rating, but Frank being the commanding officer proves worse than anything the Koreans can throw at them.
10 10 "I Hate A Mystery" Hy Averback Hal Dresner November 26, 1972 (1972-11-26) J-306
Hawkeye is the prime suspect in a series of thefts at the 4077th.
11 11 "Germ Warfare" Terry Becker Larry Gelbart December 10, 1972 (1972-12-10) J-304
Hawkeye and Trapper take a sample of Frank's blood while he's sleeping, but the recipient starts showing signs of hepatitis.
12 12 "Dear Dad" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart December 17, 1972 (1972-12-17) J-313
It's Christmastime at the 4077th as Hawkeye writes a letter to his father about the activities of the 4077th during the holidays.
13 13 "Edwina" James Sheldon Hal Dresner December 24, 1972 (1972-12-24) J-312
The nurses declare themselves off-limits until their colleague Edwina, who's a klutz, gets a date with one of the soldiers - and Hawkeye is it.
14 14 "Love Story" Earl Bellamy Laurence Marks January 7, 1973 (1973-01-07) J-314
Radar receives a "Dear John" letter, then seeks advice from Hawkeye when he falls for a nurse with a taste for the classics.
15 15 "Tuttle" William Wiard Bruce Shelly & David Ketchum January 14, 1973 (1973-01-14) J-315
Hawkeye and Trapper invent an imaginary captain to cover their donations to an orphanage. Only time "Sparky" is seen on screen.
Bruce Shelly and David Ketchum received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
16 16 "The Ringbanger" Jackie Cooper Jerry Mayer January 21, 1973 (1973-01-21) J-316
While a colonel with a high casualty record (Leslie Nielsen) is recovering in post-op, Hawkeye and Trapper conspire to get him discharged.
17 17 "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" William Wiard Carl Kleinschmitt January 28, 1973 (1973-01-28) J-318
Hawkeye's emotions run high when an old friend comes to Korea to write a book about the war and a private (Ron Howard) turns out to have faked his age to enlist.
Carl Kleinschmitt received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
18 18 "Dear Dad...Again" Jackie Cooper Sheldon Keller & Larry Gelbart February 4, 1973 (1973-02-04) J-317
Hawkeye writes another letter to his father detailing further incidents at the 4077th.
In the conclusion of his letter, Hawkeye asks his father to give his mother and sister a kiss, but later in the series, Hawkeye is an only child and his mother is dead.
19 19 "The Long-John Flap" William Wiard Alan Alda February 18, 1973 (1973-02-18) J-319
A pair of long-johns sent to Hawkeye by his father becomes a hot commodity at the 4077th during a frigid cold snap.
20 20 "The Army-Navy Game" Gene Reynolds Teleplay: Sid Dorfman
Story: McLean Stevenson
February 25, 1973 (1973-02-25) J-322
The 4077th gathers for the annual Army-Navy game when an unexploded shell hits the compound.
21 21 "Sticky Wicket" Don Weis Teleplay: Laurence Marks and Larry Gelbart
Story: Richard Baer
March 4, 1973 (1973-03-04) J-321
Tempers flare in the OR between Hawkeye and Frank over the issue of surgical competence.
22 22 "Major Fred C. Dobbs" Don Weis Sid Dorfman March 11, 1973 (1973-03-11) J-320
Hawkeye and Trapper's constant pranks finally prompt Frank to request a transfer - until he hears rumors about gold in the hills of Korea.
23 23 "Cease-Fire" Earl Bellamy Teleplay: Laurence Marks & Larry Gelbart
Story: Robert Klane
March 18, 1973 (1973-03-18) J-323
Trapper is the only one who doesn't think the war is about to end.
24 24 "Showtime" Jackie Cooper Teleplay: Robert Klane & Larry Gelbart
Story: Larry Gelbart
March 25, 1973 (1973-03-25) J-324
The 4077th go through various situations while a traveling USO troupe entertains them.


  1. ^ Long, David (2010). "Best Care Anywhere". Retrieved May 12, 2010.  (Note: Database in Microsoft Access form needs to be downloaded)

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  1. ^ Titles taken from DVD
  2. ^ a b Credits from episode title cards
  3. ^ Production Code from end credits