M*A*S*H (season 3)

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M*A*S*H (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel CBS
Original release September 10, 1974 (1974-09-10) – March 18, 1975 (1975-03-18)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The third season of M*A*S*H aired Tuesdays at 8:30-9:00 pm on CBS.


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 Burns
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly


No. in
No. in
Title[n 1] Directed by[n 2] Written by[n 2] Original air date Production
code[n 3]
49 1 "The General Flipped at Dawn" Larry Gelbart Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum September 10, 1974 (1974-09-10) B-308
A crackpot general threatens to have Hawkeye court-martialed.
Harry Morgan joined the cast of M*A*S*H the following year as Colonel Sherman Potter.
50 2 "Rainbow Bridge" Hy Averback Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks September 17, 1974 (1974-09-17) B-301
Hawkeye and Trapper put their relaxation plans on hold to retrieve wounded American prisoners from the Chinese. Mako plays a Chinese officer.
Loudon Wainwright III makes his first of three appearances as the guitar-playing Lieutenant Calvin Spalding.
51 3 "Officer of the Day" Hy Averback Laurence Marks September 24, 1974 (1974-09-24) B-307
Hawkeye is made "Officer of the Day" and Colonel Flagg wants a North Korean prisoner patched up for execution.
This episode is known for Hawkeye's humorous "I will not carry a gun" speech.
52 4 "Iron Guts Kelly" Don Weis Larry Gelbart & Sid Dorfman October 1, 1974 (1974-10-01) B-304
Famed General "Iron Guts" Kelly dies in action, but not the kind of death that would look good in a war record.
53 5 "O.R." Gene Reynolds Larry Gelbart & Laurence Marks October 8, 1974 (1974-10-08) B-306
The doctors of the 4077th are overwhelmed by the casualties in the O.R.
This is the first episode without a laugh track.
Gene Reynolds won the Primetime Emmy Award for directing this episode while Larry Gelbart and Laurence Marks won the Writers Guild Award.
54 6 "Springtime" Don Weis Linda Bloodworth & Mary Kay Place October 15, 1974 (1974-10-15) B-303
Spring is in the air for the 4077th M*A*S*H unit. Laverne wants to marry Klinger. Alex Karras guest stars as a very strong soldier.
55 7 "Check-Up" Don Weis Laurence Marks October 22, 1974 (1974-10-22) B-312
Trapper must undergo a medical checkup, but his hidden condition could be his ticket home.
56 8 "Life With Father" Hy Averback Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell October 29, 1974 (1974-10-29) B-302
Father Mulcahy tries to grant a GI's request for a Jewish religious ceremony, while Henry's worried his wife may be cheating on him and Hawkeye attempts to solve a puzzle to win a pony.
57 9 "Alcoholics Unanimous" Hy Averback Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell November 12, 1974 (1974-11-12) B-314
As acting commanding officer, Frank dismantles the Swamp's still and declares Prohibition at the 4077th.
Hy Averback received Primetime Emmy and Directors Guild Award nominations for this episode.
58 10 "There is Nothing Like a Nurse" Hy Averback Larry Gelbart November 19, 1974 (1974-11-19) B-309
The men of the 4077th must cope without the nurses when they're evacuated due to the possibility of an enemy attack.
Loudon Wainwright III makes his second of three appearances as the guitar-playing Lieutenant Calvin Spalding.
59 11 "Adam's Ribs" Gene Reynolds Laurence Marks November 26, 1974 (1974-11-26) B-316
Fed up with eating the same food being served in the mess tent, Hawkeye hatches a plan to place an order for spare ribs from a restaurant in Chicago. Loretta Swit and Larry Linville do not appear in this episode.
60 12 "A Full Rich Day" Gene Reynolds John D. Hess December 3, 1974 (1974-12-03) B-311
A crazy Turk and a missing corpse are the main focus of a typical day of insanity at the 4077th.
Fred W. Berger and Stanford Tischler won the ACE Eddie Award for this episode.
61 13 "Mad Dogs and Servicemen" Hy Averback Linda Bloodworth & Mary Kay Place December 10, 1974 (1974-12-10) B-317
As a search goes on for a possibly rabid dog who bit Radar, the doctors suspect that a patient's paralysis might not be physical.
62 14 "Private Charles Lamb" Hy Averback Sid Dorfman December 31, 1974 (1974-12-31) B-310
A Greek colonel donates a lamb for an Easter feast, but animal lover Radar tries to protect it.
Sid Dorfman received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
63 15 "Bombed" Hy Averback Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum January 7, 1975 (1975-01-07) B-320
A wounded soldier arrives at the compound booby-trapped during heavy shelling and Trapper and Margaret get locked in the supply closet together after an exploding shell jams the door shut.
William Jurgensen received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his cinematography on this episode and Hy Averback received a Directors Guild Award nomination.
64 16 "Bulletin Board" Alan Alda Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner January 14, 1975 (1975-01-14) B-323
It's another day at the 4077th where none of the scheduled activities go as planned.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
Timeline: Clark Gable divorced Sylvua Ashley on April 21, 1952; Presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower vows if elected he will go to Korea, which he did in December 1952.
65 17 "The Consultant" Gene Reynolds Teleplay: Robert Klane
Story: Larry Gelbart
January 21, 1975 (1975-01-21) B-318
Hawkeye and Trapper meet a veteran doctor of two wars in Tokyo, whom they challenge to visit the 4077th.
The elder doctor is played by Robert Alda, Alan's father.
66 18 "House Arrest" Hy Averback Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum February 4, 1975 (1975-02-04) B-315
Hawkeye gets put under house arrest for punching Frank, while Margaret is nervous about a visiting meticulous colonel (Mary Wickes).
67 19 "Aid Station" William Jurgensen Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner February 11, 1975 (1975-02-11) B-322
Hawkeye, Margaret and Klinger are sent to a frontline aid station under heavy fire to fill in for a dead surgeon.
68 20 "Love and Marriage" Lee Philips Arthur Julian February 18, 1975 (1975-02-18) B-321
A Korean assistant needs to see his pregnant wife; a GI wants to marry a girl from Rosie's bar.
69 21 "Big Mac" Don Weis Laurence Marks February 25, 1975 (1975-02-25) B-313
The 4077th is turned upside down by rumors of a visit from General Douglas MacArthur, but not all personnel are excited.
Loudon Wainwright III makes his third and final appearance as the guitar-playing Lieutenant Calvin Spalding.
70 22 "Payday" Hy Averback John W. Regier & Gary Markowitz March 4, 1975 (1975-03-04) B-305
It's Hawkeye's turn as pay officer, but a $10 oversight causes trouble.
71 23 "White Gold" Hy Averback Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner March 11, 1975 (1975-03-11) B-319
Colonel Flagg shows up when penicillin is stolen, but Hawkeye and Trapper soon learn the real reason for his arrival.
72 24 "Abyssinia, Henry" Larry Gelbart Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell March 18, 1975 (1975-03-18) B-324
In the final episode of McLean Stevenson's and Wayne Rogers's, Henry receives his discharge, making Frank the commanding officer of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit


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