M*A*S*H (season 7)

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M*A*S*H (season 7)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 18, 1978 (1978-09-18) – March 12, 1979 (1979-03-12)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The seventh season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00-9:30 pm 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
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
Jamie Farr Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher Father Francis Mulcahy

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]
148 1 "Commander Pierce" Burt Metcalfe Teleplay: Ronny Graham
Story: Ronny Graham and Don Segall
September 18, 1978 (1978-09-18) T-404
With Potter in Seoul and Charles incapacitated, Hawkeye takes command of the 4077th – and soon learns how difficult it is to be in charge. This is the first episode featuring a mustached B.J. Hunnicutt, which he will keep for the remainder of the series.
149 2 "Peace on Us" George Tyne Ken Levine & David Isaacs September 25, 1978 (1978-09-25) T-401
Hawkeye takes matters into his own hands when peace talks break down. This was the episode in which B. J. grows his mustache
150 3 "Lil" Burt Metcalfe Sheldon Bull October 2, 1978 (1978-10-02) T-406
Radar gets jealous of Potter's friendship with a colonel who's come to the 4077th to inspect the nurses. Starring Carmen Mathews as Col. Lilian "Lil" Rayborn.
151/152 4/5 "Our Finest Hour" Burt Metcalfe Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Larry Balmagia & Ronny Graham
David Lawrence
October 9, 1978 (1978-10-09) T-408/T-409
A TV correspondent (Clete Roberts) interviews the 4077th about the war and home.
This episode was filmed in black and white and features clips from past episodes including Henry Blake, Trapper John McIntyre and Frank Burns.
153 6 "The Billfold Syndrome" Alan Alda Ken Levine & David Isaacs October 16, 1978 (1978-10-16) T-405
Charles gives Hawkeye and B.J. the silent treatment, while Sidney is summoned to speak to a shell-shocked medic.
Stanley Tischer and Larry L. Mills received Primetime Emmy and ACE Eddie Award nominations for editing this episode.
154 7 "None Like it Hot" Tony Mordente Ken Levine & David Isaacs and Johnny Bonaduce October 23, 1978 (1978-10-23) T-410
During a heat wave, Hawkeye and B.J. get a portable bathtub, Klinger tries another method of getting out of the Army, and Radar needs a tonsillectomy.
155 8 "They Call the Wind Korea" Charles Dubin Ken Levine & David Isaacs October 30, 1978 (1978-10-30) T-407
A Manchurian wind threatens to cancel Charles' plans for R&R in Seoul, so he enlists Klinger to take him there.
156 9 "Major Ego" Alan Alda Larry Balmagia November 6, 1978 (1978-11-06) T-412

Charles' ego inflates when a reporter comes to the 4077th to do a story about him after he saves a life in the OR.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
157 10 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" George Tyne Gary David Goldberg November 13, 1978 (1978-11-13) T-403
During a cold snap, Charles makes everyone jealous with his winter coat, while Hawkeye must treat a patient with severe hypothermia.
Gary David Goldberg won the Writers Guild Award for this episode.
158 11 "Point of View" Charles Dubin Ken Levine & David Isaacs November 20, 1978 (1978-11-20) T-415
The 4077th is seen through the eyes of a Private Rich who can't speak due to a throat injury.
Charles Dubin received Primetime Emmy and Directors Guild Award nominations for this episode, while Ken Levine and David Isaacs received Primetime Emmy and Writers Guild Award nominations.
159 12 "Dear Comrade" Charles Dubin Tom Reeder November 27, 1978 (1978-11-27) T-413

Charles' new houseboy is actually a Korean spy sent to discover the secret of the 4077th's success in medicine.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
160 13 "Out of Gas" Mel Damski Tom Reeder December 4, 1978 (1978-12-04) T-411
Father Mulcahy volunteers to deal with black marketeers when there's a shortage of sodium pentothal.
161 14 "An Eye for a Tooth" Charles Dubin Ronny Graham December 11, 1978 (1978-12-11) T-414

Father Mulcahy is unhappy about not being promoted, while Hawkeye and B.J. heighten the prank war with Charles and Margaret.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
162 15 "Dear Sis" Alan Alda Alan Alda December 18, 1978 (1978-12-18) T-417
It's almost Christmas as Father Mulcahy writes to his sister about feeling useless at the 4077th, but his deeds convince him otherwise.
163 16 "B.J. Papa San" James Sheldon Larry Balmagia January 1, 1979 (1979-01-01) T-402
B.J. cares for a poor Korean family, while a general is unamused by Hawkeye's bedside manner.
164 17 "Inga" Alan Alda Alan Alda January 8, 1979 (1979-01-08) T-420

A female Swedish surgeon proves herself superior to Hawkeye and Charles – who vie for her affection.
Alan Alda won the Primetime Emmy Award for writing this episode.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
165 18 "The Price" Charles Dubin Erik Tarloff January 15, 1979 (1979-01-15) T-418
Hawkeye and B.J. keep a Korean draft dodger hidden, while Klinger tries to bribe his way out of the Army and Potter's mare disappears.
166 19 "The Young and the Restless" William Jurgensen Mitch Markowitz January 22, 1979 (1979-01-22) T-421
The surgeons of the 4077th, particularly Charles and Potter, are envious of a brilliant youngster who bruises their egos.
Mitch Markowitz received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
167 20 "Hot Lips is Back in Town" Charles Dubin Teleplay: Larry Balmagia and Bernard Dilbert
Story: Bernard Dilbert and Gary Markowitz
January 29, 1979 (1979-01-29) T-419
Margaret gets divorced from Donald, while Radar tries to assert himself with an attractive young nurse.
168 21 "C*A*V*E" William Jurgensen Larry Balmagia and Ronny Graham February 5, 1979 (1979-02-05) T-423

The 4077th takes shelter in a cave during a shelling but it doesn't do anyone (especially a claustrophobic Hawkeye) any good.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
169 22 "Rally Round the Flagg, Boys" Harry Morgan Mitch Markowitz February 14, 1979 (1979-02-14) T-425
Colonel Flagg accuses Hawkeye of being a Communist for giving surgical priority to a wounded North Korean.
170 23 "Preventative Medicine" Tony Mordente Tom Reeder February 19, 1979 (1979-02-19) T-416
Hawkeye plots to put a visiting commanding officer with the highest casualty rate in Korea off duty while also wrestling with BJ about the ethics of the situation.
171 24 "A Night at Rosie's" Burt Metcalfe Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 26, 1979 (1979-02-26) T-426
The whole camp seeks refuge at Rosie's to get away from the war. First appearance of Scully
172 25 "Ain't Love Grand?" Mike Farrell Ken Levine & David Isaacs March 5, 1979 (1979-03-05) T-422

Klinger falls for a classy nurse while Charles tries to reform a Korean business girl at Rosie's.

Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
173 26 "The Party" Burt Metcalfe Alan Alda and Burt Metcalfe March 12, 1979 (1979-03-12) T-424
B.J. tries to arrange a party for the staff's stateside families, amid skepticism that it'll ever happen.


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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