M*A*S*H (season 10)

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Season 10
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 26, 1981 (1981-10-26) –
April 12, 1982 (1982-04-12)
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The tenth season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00–9:30 PM E.T. on CBS.


Actor Role
Alan Alda Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Mike Farrell Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Jamie Farr Cpl./Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher Capt. Father Francis Mulcahy


No. in
Title [n 1]Directed by [n 2]Written by [n 2]Original air dateProd.
code [n 3]
"That's Show Biz"Charles S. DubinDavid Pollock & Elias DavisOctober 26, 1981 (1981-10-26)Z-419
A former stripper (Gwen Verdon) is the headline of a visiting USO troupe, whose female entertainers find romance with the male surgeons of the 4077th.
2213"Identity Crisis"David Ogden StiersDan Wilcox & Thad MumfordNovember 2, 1981 (1981-11-02)Z-423
A trio of wounded GIs includes a corporal (Joe Pantoliano) who makes an odd confession to Father Mulcahy, an overly talkative mutual fund salesman, and a corporal whose girlfriend has left him for someone of higher social standing.
David Ogden Stiers made his TV-directing debut with this episode. Dirk Blocker and Squire Fridell play the other two GIs.
2224"Rumor at the Top"Charles S. DubinDavid Pollock & Elias DavisNovember 9, 1981 (1981-11-09)Z-424
A visit by a general's aide starts a rumor that the 4077th is breaking up.
2235"Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye"Charles S. DubinDennis KoenigNovember 16, 1981 (1981-11-16)1-G01
Frustrated that peace talks have stalled, Hawkeye writes a letter to President Truman about the insanity of the war. Newsreel clip of water skier Cahrlene Zint is included.
2246"Wheelers and Dealers"Charles S. DubinThad Mumford & Dan WilcoxNovember 23, 1981 (1981-11-23)1-G02
B.J. becomes a gambler due to unsettling news from home, while Potter takes driving-safety classes after getting a traffic ticket.
2257"Communication Breakdown"Alan AldaKaren HallNovember 30, 1981 (1981-11-30)1-G03
Charles hoards his newspapers when the mail is delayed, while Hawkeye discovers that a South Korean soldier is the brother of a North Korean prisoner.
2268"Snap Judgment"Hy AverbackPaul PerloveDecember 7, 1981 (1981-12-07)1-G04
When a rash of thefts strikes the 4077th and nearby units, Klinger accidentally implicates himself and ends up facing a court-martial.
2279"Snappier Judgment"Hy AverbackPaul PerloveDecember 14, 1981 (1981-12-14)1-G05
As Charles defends Klinger at his court-martial, Hawkeye and B.J. race to find the real perpetrator of the thefts.
22810"'Twas the Day After Christmas"Burt MetcalfeElias Davis & David PollockDecember 28, 1981 (1981-12-28)1-G06
On the day after Christmas, the 4077th borrows the tradition of Boxing Day from a squad of wounded British soldiers, with the officers and enlisted personnel trading places.
22911"Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead"Alan AldaAlan AldaJanuary 4, 1982 (1982-01-04)1-G07

Delirious from a high fever, Klinger communicates with a dead GI (Kario Salem) who doesn't believe he's dead. Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.

Note – There is no laugh track in this episode.
23012"The Birthday Girls"Charles S. DubinKaren HallJanuary 11, 1982 (1982-01-11)1-G08
Margaret's plans to spend her birthday in Tokyo go awry, while the surgeons work hard to save a wounded, pregnant cow.
23113"Blood and Guts"Charles S. DubinLee H. GrantJanuary 18, 1982 (1982-01-18)1-G09
Clayton Kibbee, a famous war correspondent visits the 4077th and exaggerates the exploits of the soldiers who are to receive the six pints of donated blood he has brought with him.
23214"A Holy Mess"Burt MetcalfeDavid Pollock and Elias DavisFebruary 1, 1982 (1982-02-01)1-G10
Father Mulcahy gets caught up in a distraught AWOL private's attempt to seek sanctuary at the 4077th, while the rest of the camp is abuzz over the chance to have a breakfast with real eggs.
23315"The Tooth Shall Set You Free"Charles S. DubinDavid Pollock and Elias DavisFebruary 8, 1982 (1982-02-08)1G-11
Charles tries to cope with a toothache on his own, while Hawkeye and B.J. suspect a visiting major of trying to get African-American soldiers out of his unit to satisfy his own bigotry. Guest appearance by Laurence Fishburne.
23416"Pressure Points"Charles S. DubinDavid Pollock and Elias DavisFebruary 15, 1982 (1982-02-15)1G-12
After a series of mistakes in and out of the OR, Potter calls in Sidney Freedman to help him regain his confidence. Meanwhile, Charles engages in a war of slovenliness against Hawkeye and B.J.
Charles S. Dubin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
23517"Where There's a Will, There's a War"Alan AldaDavid Pollock & Elias DavisFebruary 22, 1982 (1982-02-22)1G-13
Assigned as temporary replacement for a surgeon who has been killed at a front-line aid station, Hawkeye fears that he might not return alive and begins writing his will.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
23618"Promotion Commotion"Charles S. DubinDennis KoenigMarch 1, 1982 (1982-03-01)1G-14
The officers enjoy popularity with the enlisted at promotion time, but a hulking corporal (John Matuszak) threatens to hurt Charles unless he makes sergeant.
23719"Heroes"Nell CoxThad Mumford & Dan WilcoxMarch 15, 1982 (1982-03-15)1G-15
While visiting the 4077th on a goodwill tour, a former boxing champ suffers a stroke that leaves him close to death. The media crew swamps Hawkeye for interviews on his prognosis, to B.J.'s disgust.
23820"Sons and Bowlers"Hy AverbackElias Davis & David PollockMarch 22, 1982 (1982-03-22)1G-16
The 4077th challenges the Marines to a bowling tournament, while Hawkeye receives news that his father has been hospitalized---which leads to a surprisingly empathetic exchange with and revelation from Winchester.
Hy Averback received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
23921"Picture This"Burt MetcalfeKaren HallApril 5, 1982 (1982-04-05)1G-17
Potter wants to paint a portrait of the staff for his wife's birthday, but a feud between Hawkeye, B.J. and Charles is not a pretty picture. Hawkeye moves out of the Swamp and rents a hut behind Rosie's bar.
Burt Metcalfe received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
24022"That Darn Kid"David Ogden StiersKaren HallApril 12, 1982 (1982-04-12)1G-19
Klinger's goat eats the camp's monthly payroll, leaving Hawkeye responsible for $22,000 in destroyed currency. Charles takes out a loan from Rizzo and gets tangled up in the interest he has to pay.


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


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