M*A*S*H (season 10)

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M*A*S*H (season 10)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network CBS
Original release October 26, 1981 (1981-10-26) – April 12, 1982 (1982-04-12)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The tenth season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00–9:30 pm on CBS.


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
Jamie Farr Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher Capt. Father Francis Mulcahy


No. in
No. in
Title[n 1] Directed by[n 2] Written by[n 2] Original air date Production
code[n 3]
"That's Show Biz" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis October 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.
221 3 "Identity Crisis" David Ogden Stiers Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford November 2, 1981 (1981-11-02) Z-423
A trio of wounded GIs includes a corporal who makes an odd confession to Father Mulcahy.
David Ogden Stiers made his TV-directing debut with this episode.
222 4 "Rumor at the Top" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis November 9, 1981 (1981-11-09) Z-424
A visit by a general's aide starts a rumor that the 4077th is breaking up.
223 5 "Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig November 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.
224 6 "Wheelers and Dealers" Charles S. Dubin Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox November 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.
225 7 "Communication Breakdown" Alan Alda Karen Hall November 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.
226 8 "Snap Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove December 7, 1981 (1981-12-07) 1-G04
Klinger is accused of petty thievery in the 4077th.
227 9 "Snappier Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove December 14, 1981 (1981-12-14) 1-G05
Klinger is court-martialed for stealing from the 4077th and has Charles defend him.
228 10 "'Twas the Day After Christmas" Burt Metcalfe Elias Davis & David Pollock December 28, 1981 (1981-12-28) 1-G06
It's the day after Christmas and the 4077th spends it borrowing a tradition from wounded British soldiers - the officers and enlisted switch places.
229 11 "Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead" Alan Alda Alan Alda January 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.
There is no laugh track.
230 12 "The Birthday Girls" Charles S. Dubin Karen Hall January 11, 1982 (1982-01-11) 1-G08
Margaret goes to Tokyo for her birthday, while the surgeons work hard to save a wounded, pregnant cow.
231 13 "Blood and Guts" Charles S. Dubin Lee H. Grant January 18, 1982 (1982-01-18) 1-G09
A famous war correspondent arrives to write about the wounded and gives them the donated blood he brought with him.
232 14 "A Holy Mess" Burt Metcalfe David Pollock and Elias Davis February 1, 1982 (1982-02-01) 1-G10
A distraught AWOL private seeks sanctuary at the 4077th, while a local farmer inspires Potter to make a real egg breakfast.
233 15 "The Tooth Shall Set You Free" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock and Elias Davis February 8, 1982 (1982-02-08) 1-G11
Charles has a toothache, while Hawkeye suspects a commanding officer is a bigot. Featuring Laurence Fishburne.
234 16 "Pressure Points" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock and Elias Davis February 15, 1982 (1982-02-15) 1-G12
Sidney returns to the 4077th when there's a series of missteps in and out of the OR, while Charles engages in a mess war with Hawkeye and B.J.
Charles S. Dubin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
235 17 "Where There's a Will, There's a War" Alan Alda David Pollock & Elias Davis February 22, 1982 (1982-02-22) 1-G13
Hawkeye ends up writing out his will when he fills in for a killed surgeon at a frontline aid station.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
236 18 "Promotion Commotion" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig March 1, 1982 (1982-03-01) 1-G14
The officers enjoy popularity with the enlisted at promotion time, but Charles seems to be threatened by a hulking GI.
237 19 "Heroes" Nell Cox Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox March 15, 1982 (1982-03-15) 1-G15
A former boxing champ, Father Mulcahy's childhood hero, visits the 4077th on a goodwill tour, but he may not have much fight in him left when he has a stroke. The media crew swamps Hawkeye for interviews.
238 20 "Sons and Bowlers" Hy Averback Elias Davis & David Pollock March 22, 1982 (1982-03-22) 1-G16
The 4077th challenges the Marines to a bowling tournament, while Hawkeye's father is hospitalized.
Hy Averback received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
239 21 "Picture This" Burt Metcalfe Karen Hall April 5, 1982 (1982-04-05) 1-G17
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 leaves the swamp and takes a hut behind Rosie's bar.
Burt Metcalfe received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
240 22 "That Darn Kid" David Ogden Stiers Karen Hall April 12, 1982 (1982-04-12) 1-G19
Klinger's goat eats the payroll, making Hawkeye owe the Army $22,000. While Charles gets entangled in the loan he takes from Rizzo.


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


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