M*A*S*H (season 4)

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M*A*S*H (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 25
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12) – February 24, 1976 (1976-02-24)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The fourth season of M*A*S*H aired Fridays at 8:30-9:00 pm from September 12 to November 28, 1975 and Tuesdays at 9:00-9:30 pm from December 2, 1975 to February 24, 1976 on CBS.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Alan Alda Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Mike Farrell Capt. B.J. Hunnicut
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Larry Linville Maj. Frank Burns
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
Jamie Farr Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger

Episodes[edit]

No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title[n 1] Directed by[n 2] Written by[n 2] Original air date Production code[n 3]
73/74 1/2 "Welcome to Korea" Gene Reynolds Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell and Larry Gelbart September 12, 1975 (1975-09-12) G-504/G-506
Trapper gets discharged and Hawkeye misses saying goodbye, but makes a new ally in Captain B.J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell).
Gene Reynolds won the Primetime Emmy Award for directing this episode while Fred W. Berger and Stanford Tischler won for editing.
Everett Greenbaum, Jim Fritzell and Larry Gelbart won the Writers Guild Award.
75 3 "Change of Command" Gene Reynolds Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum September 19, 1975 (1975-09-19) G-501
Colonel Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan) assumes command of the 4077th and learns that life at a M*A*S*H unit is hardly normal.
76 4 "It Happened One Night" Gene Reynolds Teleplay: Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner
Story: Gene Reynolds
September 26, 1975 (1975-09-26) G-502
The 4077th is shaken up by heavy artillery during a long, cold night.
77 5 "The Late Captain Pierce" Alan Alda Glen Charles & Les Charles October 3, 1975 (1975-10-03) G-507
The Army mistakenly lists Hawkeye as dead, but Hawkeye takes advantage of the situation hoping it'll get him home. Timeline: President Elect Eisenhower comes to Korea-which happened in December 1952
78 6 "Hey, Doc" William Jurgensen Rick Mittleman October 10, 1975 (1975-10-10) G-510
The 4077th is bombarded with requests for special favors, and a sniper begins firing at the compound.
79 7 "The Bus" Gene Reynolds John D. Hess October 17, 1975 (1975-10-17) G-512
Hawkeye, B.J., Frank, Potter and Radar get stranded in unfamiliar territory when their bus breaks down on their way back from a medical conference.
(Note: This episode has no laugh track)
80 8 "Dear Mildred" Alan Alda Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 24, 1975 (1975-10-24) G-505
Potter writes to his wife Mildred on their 27th anniversary, and Radar saves the best gift for last.
81 9 "The Kids" Alan Alda Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum October 31, 1975 (1975-10-31) G-511
The 4077th shelters Korean orphans in their tents.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
82 10 "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?" Larry Gelbart Burt Prelutsky November 7, 1975 (1975-11-07) G-513
A wounded bomber pilot comes to believe he's Jesus Christ, which beings attention to both Colonel Flagg and Sidney Freedman.
(Note: This episode has no laugh track)
83 11 "Dear Peggy" Burt Metcalfe Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum November 14, 1975 (1975-11-14) G-509
B.J. writes to his wife Peggy about life at the 4077th. Featuring Ned Beatty as a senior chaplain.
84 12 "Of Moose and Men" John Erman Jay Folb November 21, 1975 (1975-11-21) G-503
A bitter colonel (Tim O'Connor) with shrapnel in his stomach goes after Hawkeye, while B.J. learns about "moose" in Korea.
85 13 "Soldier of the Month" Gene Reynolds Linda Bloodworth November 28, 1975 (1975-11-28) G-514
Potter announces a contest that will send the winner to Tokyo, making the 4077th more militaristic, while Frank gets delirious from a fever.
86 14 "The Gun" Burt Metcalfe Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02) G-517
Frank steals a wounded colonel's rare Colt .45 and makes Radar take the fall when the gun goes missing. Warren Stevens plays the colonel.
87 15 "Mail Call...Again" George Tyne Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum December 9, 1975 (1975-12-09) G-518
Another batch of mail from home brings news that Potter will be a grandfather and Frank's wife has found out about his affair with Margaret.
88 16 "The Price of Tomato Juice" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds December 16, 1975 (1975-12-16) G-519
In his on-going mission to please Potter, Radar does everything to obtain a supply of tomato juice.
89 17 "Dear Ma" Alan Alda Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell December 23, 1975 (1975-12-23) G-515
Radar writes to his mother about the 4077th's monthly foot inspection, a Korean helping himself to food in the mess tent, and Frank getting paranoid about being overrun.
90 18 "Der Tag" Gene Reynolds Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell January 6, 1976 (1976-01-06) G-522
Potter asks Hawkeye and B.J. to be nice to Frank while Margaret's in Tokyo.
91 19 "Hawkeye" Larry Gelbart Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner January 13, 1976 (1976-01-13) G-520
Hawkeye gets a concussion in a jeep accident and finds shelter in a Korean farmer's home, where he talks nonstop to maintain consciousness.
(Note: Alan Alda is the only regular cast member to appear in this episode.)
92 20 "Some 38th Parallels" Burt Metcalfe John W. Regier & Gary Markowitz January 20, 1976 (1976-01-20) G-521
Personal anxieties affect the 4077th, while a gung-ho colonel is responsible for a number of casualties.
93 21 "The Novocaine Mutiny" Harry Morgan Burt Prelutsky January 27, 1976 (1976-01-27) G-523
Frank charges Hawkeye with mutiny, but they each have different views of the circumstances leading to the court-martial.
94 22 "Smilin' Jack" Charles Dubin Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner February 3, 1976 (1976-02-03) G-508
A wounded helicopter pilot (Robert J. Hogan) doesn't want to go home, but a soldier who received two Purple Hearts certainly does.
95 23 "The More I See You" Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart & Gene Reynolds February 10, 1976 (1976-02-10) G-524
An old flame (Blythe Danner) of Hawkeye's is assigned to the 4077th.
96 24 "Deluge" William Jurgensen Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner February 17, 1976 (1976-02-17) G-516
The 4077th is overrun with casualties from an unexpected offensive.
(Note: The "unexpected offensive", described in the episode's dialogue as the Chinese army "hitting and rupturing the entire UN line", is likely a reference to the Third Battle of Seoul, an actual event in the history of the Korean War.
97 25 "The Interview" Larry Gelbart Larry Gelbart February 24, 1976 (1976-02-24) G-525
A news correspondent (Clete Roberts) visits the 4077th to get their feelings about the war.
(Notes: This episode was filmed in black and white and was the final episode for series developer Larry Gelbart. Loretta Swit does not appear in this episode.)


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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