M*A*S*H (season 6)
|M*A*S*H (season 6)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original release||September 20, 1977– March 27, 1978|
The sixth season of M*A*S*H aired Tuesdays at 9:00-9:30PM from September 20, 1977 to January 24, 1978 and Mondays at the same time from January 30 to March 27, 1978.
|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|
|Gary Burghoff||Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly|
|Jamie Farr||Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger|
|William Christopher||Father Francis Mulcahy|
|Title[n 1]||Directed by[n 2]||Written by[n 2]||Original air date||Production
|"Fade Out, Fade In"||Hy Averback||Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum||September 20, 1977||Y-101
The 4077th acquires Charles Emerson Winchester III as a replacement surgeon when Frank doesn't return from R&R, while Margaret returns from her honeymoon in a bad mood.
|125||3||"Fallen Idol"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||September 27, 1977||Y-104|
|Hawkeye blames himself for Radar getting wounded, then lashes out at him.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
|126||4||"Last Laugh"||Don Weis||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||October 4, 1977||Y-103|
|James Cromwell guest stars as an old friend of B.J.'s plays a practical joke on him.|
|127||5||"War of Nerves"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||October 11, 1977||Y-106|
Sidney returns to the 4077th as a casualty, but stays a little longer when personal clashes jeopardize morale at the camp.Guest Star Michael O'Keefe
|128||6||"The Winchester Tapes"||Burt Metcalfe||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||October 18, 1977||Y-107|
|Charles records a message to his parents describing the antics of the 4077th.|
|129||7||"The Light That Failed"||Charles Dubin||Burt Prelutsky||October 25, 1977||Y-108|
The 4077th read "The Rooster Crowed at Midnight", a murder mystery by candlelight due to a shortage of lightbulbs – but a page is missing. Also, Charles administers the wrong medicine to a patient in the poor lighting and Hawkeye and B.J. both give him a piece of their mind.Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|130||8||"In Love and War"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||November 1, 1977||Y-112|
Hawkeye falls for a Korean aristocrat who's helping refugees, while Margaret suspects Donald of cheating on her.
|131||9||"Change Day"||Don Weis||Laurence Marks||November 8, 1977||Y-113|
Charles decides to partake in a scrip exchange for a profit, but it just gives Hawkeye a headache.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|132||10||"Images"||Burt Metcalfe||Burt Prelutsky||November 15, 1977||Y-105|
|Margaret tries to kick a soft-hearted nurse out of the Army; Radar considers getting a tattoo.|
|133||11||"The M*A*S*H Olympics"||Don Weis||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||November 22, 1977||Y-111|
To get the 4077th fit, Potter organizes the M*A*S*H Olympics with Hawkeye and B.J. as captains of two teams.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|134||12||"The Grim Reaper"||George Tyne||Burt Prelutsky||November 29, 1977||Y-110|
Hawkeye is furious at a colonel, aptly named Bloodworth, who seems to enjoy predicting casualties.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|135||13||"Comrades in Arms: Part 1"||Burt Metcalfe and Alan Alda||Alan Alda||December 6, 1977||Y-116|
The 4077th starts to worry when Hawkeye and Margaret get lost in enemy territory on the way to another M*A*S*H unit.
|136||14||"Comrades in Arms: Part 2"||Alan Alda and Burt Metcalfe||Alan Alda||December 13, 1977||Y-117|
A harrowing night in enemy territory brings Hawkeye and Margaret into each other's arms, but it doesn't take long for them to drive each other crazy.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|137||15||"The Merchant of Korea"||William Jurgensen||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||December 20, 1977||Y-118|
|When payday is delayed, B.J. and Hawkeye become indebted to Charles.|
|138||16||"The Smell of Music"||Stuart Millar||Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum||January 3, 1978||Y-115|
Hawkeye and B.J. go to extremes to get Charles off the French horn, particularly by not bathing. Meanwhile, Col. Potter keeps a suicide watch on a patient with a facial wound.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|139||17||"Patent 4077"||Harry Morgan||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||January 10, 1978||Y-114|
Hawkeye turns to a local merchant (Keye Luke) for a special surgical clamp, while Margaret tries to find her wedding ring.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|140||18||"Tea and Empathy"||Don Weis||Bill Idelson||January 17, 1978||Y-109|
Penicillin is stolen while wounded British soldiers are being treated in the OR and Hawkeye clashes with the regiment's commander (Bernard Fox).Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|141||19||"Your Hit Parade"||George Tyne||Ronny Graham||January 24, 1978||Y-124|
|A stack of records arrives in camp and Radar becomes a DJ by playing them over the P.A. system to calm everyone's nerves during a long OR session.
Ronny Graham, the writer of this episode, also appears as Gribble.
|142||20||"What's Up, Doc?"||George Tyne||Larry Balmagia||January 30, 1978||Y-119|
|Margaret confides to Hawkeye that she might be pregnant, while a patient is desperate to get out of the war.|
|143||21||"Mail Call Three"||Charles Dubin||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||February 6, 1978||Y-121|
|A third batch of mail from home brings Hawkeye a letter meant for another Benjamin Pierce and unsettling news for others in the camp.|
|144||22||"Temporary Duty"||Burt Metcalfe||Larry Balmagia||February 13, 1978||Y-125|
|A boorish doctor (George Lindsey) and a fun-loving nurse (who is a longtime friend of Margaret's) from the 8063rd are sent to the 4077th for temporary duty as part of an exchange program.|
|145||23||"Potter's Retirement"||William Jurgensen||Laurence Marks||February 20, 1978||Y-120|
|Potter considers retirement when someone within his camp files critical reports about his command.|
|146||24||"Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde"||Charles Dubin||Ken Levine & David Isaacs and Ronny Graham||February 27, 1978||Y-122|
|Charles gets hooked on pep pills while Radar challenges some wounded Marines to a mouse race.|
|147||25||"Major Topper"||Charles Dubin||Allyn Freeman||March 27, 1978||Y-123|
|Klinger welcomes a new guy (Hamilton Camp) who's crazier than he is, while Potter, Hawkeye, B.J. and Charles have to use sugar pills when there is no morphine.|
- Titles taken from DVD
- Credits from episode title cards
- Production Code from end credits