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 originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 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.


The following six actors appeared in the opening credits:

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

Recurring roles:

Actor Role
William Christopher Father Francis Mulcahy
Odessa Cleveland Lt. Ginger Bayliss
Jamie Farr Cpl. Maxwell Klinger
Johnny Haymer Sgt. Zelmo Zale †
Jeff Maxwell Pvt. Igor Straminsky †
Linda Meiklejohn Lt. Leslie Scorch ‡
Kellye Nakahara Lt. Kellye Nakahara †
Robert F. Simon Maj. Gen. Maynard Mitchell †‡
Herb Voland Gen. Crandell Clayton ‡
  • † First season as a recurring player
  • ‡ Last season as a recurring player


No. in
Title [n 1]Directed by [n 2]Written by [n 2]Original air dateProd.
code [n 3]
251"Divided We Stand"Jackie CooperLarry GelbartSeptember 15, 1973 (1973-09-15)K-401
A psychiatrist (Anthony Holland) is sent to the 4077th to examine their behavior and decide whether they should be reassigned.
262"5 O'Clock Charlie"Norman TokarStory by : Keith Walker
Teleplay by : Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks and Keith Walker
September 22, 1973 (1973-09-22)K-403
An inept North Korean bomber pilot provides entertainment for the camp, but prompts Frank to call for heavy artillery.
273"Radar's Report"Jackie CooperStory by : Sheldon Keller
Teleplay by : Laurence Marks
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; a wounded prisoner goes berserk in the O.R. Allan Arbus makes his first appearance as Dr. Freedman (here first-named Milton but later changed to Sidney). Laurence Marks and Sheldon Keller received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
284"For the Good of the Outfit"Jackie CooperJerry MayerOctober 6, 1973 (1973-10-06)K-404
Hawkeye and Trapper try to get the Army brass to report a "friendly fire" shelling near a South Korean village, and take responsibility for it. Despite the army rebuilding the village, Hawkeye still wants an admission of the truth. Hotlips and Frank insist on presenting their version but Hawkeye insists on reading about it in Stars and Stripes first before handing over Frank's evidence. To show their gratitude, Trapper kisses Hotlips and Hawkeye goes after Frank.
295"Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde"Jackie CooperAlan Alda and Robert KlaneOctober 13, 1973 (1973-10-13)K-405
Hawkeye has been in the OR for so long, 20 hours, followed by a 2nd stint and a 3rd without rest, that he's going over the edge – and he's decided to put a stop to the war. During the night, he sends a telegram to President Harry S. Truman and another copy to the Secretary of the United Nations. The next day, after a night without rest, he again performs surgery for a total of 3 days straight without rest.
306"Kim"William WiardMarc Mandel and Larry Gelbart & Laurence MarksOctober 20, 1973 (1973-10-20)K-407
The 4077th tries to mother a wounded Korean boy who may have been orphaned. While with Hotlips and Frank, he wanders into the middle of the mine field. Trapper is trapped in the middle. Sister Theresa arrives with Kim's mother to pick him up.
317"L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)"William WiardStory by : Carl Kleinschmitt
Teleplay by : Carl Kleinschmitt and Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27)K-406
Hawkeye tries to help a GI cut through Army bureaucracy so he can marry his child's Korean mother. Episode features Burt Young.
328"The Trial of Henry Blake"Don WeisMcLean StevensonNovember 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. Hawkeye blackmails Frank and Hotlips into withdrawing the charges. McLean Stevenson (Henry Blake) received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
339"Dear Dad... Three"Don WeisLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksNovember 10, 1973 (1973-11-10)K-409
Hawkeye writes a third letter to his father describing a bigoted soldier (Mills Watson), a live grenade in the OR, and home movies for Henry.
3410"The Sniper"Jackie CooperRichard M. PowellNovember 17, 1973 (1973-11-17)K-410
A lone sniper attacks the 4077th, forcing the camp into lockdown and deal with wounded while waiting for help from headquarters. Featuring Teri Garr.
3511"Carry On, Hawkeye"Jackie CooperStory by : Bernard Dilbert
Teleplay by : Bernard Dilbert and Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
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.
3612"The Incubator"Jackie CooperLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksDecember 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. It is Radar who ends up delivering the goods.
3713"Deal Me Out"Gene ReynoldsLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksDecember 8, 1973 (1973-12-08)K-413
A weekly poker game proceeds in spite of Radar accidentally hitting a civilian with a jeep 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. Episode also features Allan Arbus and Pat Morita. Gene Reynolds received Directors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for this episode.
3814"Hot Lips and Empty Arms"Jackie CooperLinda Bloodworth & Mary Kay PlaceDecember 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.
3915"Officers Only"Jackie CooperEd JuristDecember 22, 1973 (1973-12-22)K-415
Something stinks at the 4077th and it could be the new officers' club that bars enlisted men. Hawkeye then invites all of his "relatives" to the Officers Club after the General's son is allowed entry.
4016"Henry in Love"Don WeisLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksJanuary 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.
4117"For Want of a Boot"Don WeisSheldon KellerJanuary 12, 1974 (1974-01-12)K-417
Hawkeye's efforts to secure a new pair of boots ends up in a never-ending game of horse trading.
4218"Operation Noselift"Hy AverbackStory by : Paul Richards and Erik Tarloff
Teleplay by : Erik Tarloff
January 19, 1974 (1974-01-19)K-418
A private with a big nose asks for prohibited plastic surgery. Episode features Stuart Margolin and Todd Susman.
4319"The Chosen People"Jackie CooperStory by : Gerry Renert & Jeff Wilhelm
Teleplay by : Laurence Marks & Sheldon Keller & Larry Gelbart
January 26, 1974 (1974-01-26)K-419
A local farmer and his family claims the 4077th is on their land, while a Korean woman claims Radar is the father of her child. Loretta Swit does not appear in this episode.
4420"As You Were"Hy AverbackStory by : Gene Reynolds
Teleplay by : Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks
February 2, 1974 (1974-02-02)K-420
Frank asks Hawkeye and Trapper to give him a hernia operation while there are no casualties but then the casualties start coming in. The PA announces the release of Nazi War Criminal Alfred Krupp; Historical fact: Alfred Krupp was pardoned January 31, 1951.
4521"Crisis"Don WeisLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksFebruary 9, 1974 (1974-02-09)K-421
A vital supply line is cut at the 4077th, creating a rash of shortages and forcing people to bunk up together.
4622"George"Gene ReynoldsRegier & Markowitz[a]February 16, 1974 (1974-02-16)K-422
Hawkeye learns that a patient's own unit beat him up because he's gay, while Frank wants to give the soldier a dishonorable discharge.
4723"Mail Call"Alan AldaLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksFebruary 23, 1974 (1974-02-23)K-423
Mail comes to the 4077th. Hawkeye and Trapper decide to take advantage of Frank's greed, Trapper is depressed after getting a letter and pictures from his daughters, while Klinger takes another stab at a discharge.
4824"A Smattering of Intelligence"Larry GelbartLarry Gelbart & Laurence MarksMarch 2, 1974 (1974-03-02)K-424
When a pair of intelligence officers from different agencies investigate perceived security risks at the 4077th, Hawkeye and Trapper decide to have some fun at their expense. Edward Winter makes his first appearance as Colonel Flagg (he previously appeared as Captain Halloran in the episode Deal Me Out).
  1. ^ John W. Regier & Gary Markowitz


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


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