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 release||September 10, 1974– March 18, 1975|
|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|
|Title[n 1]||Directed by[n 2]||Written by[n 2]||Original air date||Production
|49||1||"The General Flipped at Dawn"||Larry Gelbart||Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum||September 10, 1974||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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|
- Titles taken from DVD
- Credits from episode title cards
- Production Code from end credits