M*A*S*H (season 2)

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M*A*S*H (season 2)
MASH TV cast 1974.JPG
The cast of M*A*S*H from Season 2, 1974 (clockwise from left): Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Wayne Rogers, Gary Burghoff, McLean Stevenson, and Alan Alda
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15) – March 2, 1974 (1974-03-02)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The second season of M*A*S*H aired Saturdays at 8:30-9:00 pm on CBS.

Cast[edit]

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

Episodes[edit]

  • 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.
No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title[n 1] Directed by[n 2] Written by[n 2] Original airdate Production Code[n 3]
25 1 "Divided We Stand" Jackie Cooper Larry Gelbart September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15) K-401
A psychiatrist is sent to the 4077th to examine their behavior.
26 2 "5 O'Clock Charlie" Norman Tokar Teleplay: Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks and Keith Walker
Story: Keith Walker
September 22, 1973 (1973-09-22) K-403
An inept Korean bomber pilot provides entertainment for Hawkeye and Trapper, but prompts Frank to call for heavy artillery.
27 3 "Radar's Report" Jackie Cooper Teleplay: Laurence Marks
Story: Sheldon Keller
September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29) K-402
October 17, 1951 Radar writes about the typical shenanigans during a week at the 4077th: Hawkeye tries to romance a new Nurse; Trapper John loses a patient; Houlihan and Burns push Blake for Klinger's Section 8 (military) discharge.
Allan Arbus makes his first appearance as Major Milton Freeman, whose first name would be changed to Sidney.
Laurence Marks and Sheldon Keller received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
28 4 "For the Good of the Outfit" Jackie Cooper Jerry Mayer October 6, 1973 (1973-10-06) K-404
Hawkeye and Trapper try to get the Army brass to report a "friendly fire" shelling near a North Korean village.
29 5 "Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde" Jackie Cooper Alan Alda and Robert Klane October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13) K-405
Hawkeye has been in the OR for so long, he can't stop operating - and he's decided to try putting a stop to the war.
30 6 "Kim" William Wiard Marc Mandel and Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks October 20, 1973 (1973-10-20) K-407
The 4077th tries to mother a wounded Korean boy who may have been orphaned.
31 7 "L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)" William Wiard Carl Kleinschmitt and Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
Story: Carl Kleinschmitt
October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27) K-406
Hawkeye tries to help a GI marry his child's Korean mother and ends a relationship with a bigoted nurse.
32 8 "The Trial of Henry Blake" Don Weis McLean Stevenson November 3, 1973 (1973-11-03) K-408
Henry is put on trial for charges made by Frank and Margaret regarding his command of the 4077th.
McLean Stevenson (Henry Blake) received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
33 9 "Dear Dad... Three" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks November 10, 1973 (1973-11-10) K-409
Hawkeye writes a third letter to his father describing a bigoted soldier, a live grenade in the OR and home movies for Henry.
34 10 "The Sniper" Jackie Cooper Richard M. Powell November 17, 1973 (1973-11-17) K-410
A lone sniper attacks the 4077th, trapping Henry and Radar in the showers and forcing a surgery by candlelight when the generator gets shot. Featuring Teri Garr.
35 11 "Carry On, Hawkeye" Jackie Cooper Teleplay: Bernard Dilbert and Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
Story: Bernard Dilbert
November 24, 1973 (1973-11-24) K-411
Hawkeye and Margaret are the only ones able to work during a flu epidemic.
Jackie Cooper won the Primetime Emmy Award for directing this episode.
The 4077th's public address system mentions that the French foresee an end to the war.
36 12 "The Incubator" Jackie Cooper Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks December 1, 1973 (1973-12-01) K-412
Hawkeye and Trapper attempt to obtain an incubator for the 4077th. In this episode a crooked army colonel refers to selling, among other things, "the odd B-52" but this is an error by the writers as the B-52 did not enter service until after the Korean War.
37 13 "Deal Me Out" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks December 8, 1973 (1973-12-08) K-413
The weekly poker game proceeds in spite of Radar running over a civilian and an enlisted man (John Ritter) holding Frank hostage in the showers.
Edward Winter guest stars as Captain Halloran and would return in several episodes as Colonel Flagg.
Gene Raynolds received Directors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for this episode.
38 14 "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" Jackie Cooper Linda Bloodworth & Mary Kay Place December 15, 1973 (1973-12-15) K-414
Upsetting news from home makes Margaret examine her life and request a transfer.
Linda Bloodworth and Mary Kay Place received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
39 15 "Officers Only" Jackie Cooper Ed Jurist December 22, 1973 (1973-12-22) K-415
Something stinks at the 4077th and it could be the new officers' club that bars enlisted men.
40 16 "Henry in Love" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05) K-416
Henry returns from Tokyo with a woman half his age, but he seems to have forgotten his marriage.
41 17 "For Want of a Boot" Don Weis Sheldon Keller January 12, 1974 (1974-01-12) K-417
All Hawkeye wants is a new pair of boots and he winds up in a never-ending game of horse trading.
42 18 "Operation Noselift" Hy Averback Teleplay: Erik Tarloff
Story: Paul Richards and Erik Tarloff
January 19, 1974 (1974-01-19) K-418
A private with a big nose asks for prohibited plastic surgery - which Frank and Margaret find suspicious.
43 19 "The Chosen People" Jackie Cooper Teleplay: Laurence Marks & Sheldon Keller & Larry Gelbart
Story: Gerry Renert & Jeff Wilhelm
January 26, 1974 (1974-01-26) K-419

A local farmer claims the 4077th is on his land, while a Korean woman claims Radar is the father of her child.

Loretta Swit does not appear in this episode.
44 20 "As You Were" Hy Averback Teleplay: Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
Story: Gene Reynolds
February 2, 1974 (1974-02-02) K-420
Frank asks Hawkeye and Trapper to give him a hernia operation while there are no casualities - then they start coming in.
45 21 "Crisis" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks February 9, 1974 (1974-02-09) K-421
A vital supply line is cut at the 4077th, creating a lot of shortages.
46 22 "George" Gene Reynolds John W. Regier & Gary Markowitz February 16, 1974 (1974-02-16) K-422
Hawkeye learns that a patient's own unit beat him up because he's gay which makes Frank want to give him a dishonorable discharge.
47 23 "Mail Call" Alan Alda Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks February 23, 1974 (1974-02-23) K-423
When mail come to the 4077th, Hawkeye and Trapper decide to take advantage of Frank's greed, while Klinger receives letters from home detailing everything from death to pregnancy.
48 24 "A Smattering of Intelligence" Larry Gelbart Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks March 2, 1974 (1974-03-02) K-424
A pair of undercover agents seek security risks within the 4077th.
Edward Winter makes his first appearance as Colonel Flagg after appearing as Captain Halloran in the episode "Deal Me Out".


Notes[edit]

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

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