M*A*S*H (season 8)
|M*A*S*H (season 8)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original release||September 17, 1979– March 24, 1980|
|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||Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger|
|William Christopher||Father Francis John Patrick Mulcahy|
Gary Burghoff appeared in four episodes of the season as Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly before leaving the series.
|Title[n 1]||Directed by[n 2]||Written by[n 2]||Original air date||Production
|174||1||"Too Many Cooks"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||September 17, 1979||S-601|
|The 4077th tries to save a wounded private (Ed Begley, Jr.) who knows his way around a kitchen better than a foxhole.|
|175||2||"Are You Now, Margaret?"||Charles S. Dubin||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox||September 24, 1979||S-602|
A visiting Congressional aide gets close to Margaret during what he claims is a routine fact-finding tour.
|176||3||"Guerilla My Dreams"||Alan Alda||Bob Colleary||October 1, 1979||S-603|
|A South Korean officer harasses a wounded woman he claims to be an enemy guerilla. Second appearance of Scully.|
|177||4||"Good-Bye Radar: Part 1"||Charles S. Dubin||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||October 8, 1979||S-610|
|The generator goes on the fritz while Radar is on R&R, so B.J. and Potter experiment with a patient's treatment.|
|178||5||"Good-Bye Radar: Part 2"||Charles S. Dubin||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||October 15, 1979||S-611|
Although Radar has his discharge, the need for a new generator makes him think he's needed more in Korea.
|179||6||"Period of Adjustment"||Charles S. Dubin||Jim Mulligan & John Rappaport||October 22, 1979||S-604|
|Klinger has a rough time adjusting to being company clerk, while B.J. hears discouraging news about his family being visited by Radar.
Charles S. Dubin won the Directors Guild Award for this episode and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Jim Mulligan and John Rappaport received a Writers Guild Award nomination.
|180||7||"Nurse Doctor"||Charles S. Dubin||Teleplay: Sy Rosen and Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox
Story: Sy Rosen
|October 29, 1979||S-608|
|Father Mulcahy assists a nurse with her studies for medical school, but feels uneasy about her display of appreciation.|
|181||8||"Private Finance"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||November 5, 1979||S-605|
|A Korean woman accuses Klinger of disgracing her daughter, while Hawkeye finds it hard to keep a promise to a dying soldier.|
|182||9||"Mr. and Mrs. Who?"||Burt Metcalfe||Ronny Graham||November 12, 1979||S-606|
|Charles tries to remember his R&R in Tokyo when he has a hangover.|
|183||10||"The Yalu Brick Road"||Charles S. Dubin||Mike Farrell||November 19, 1979||S-607|
|Hawkeye and B.J. get lost in enemy territory on their way back to camp with antibiotics, but they do pick up a North Korean prisoner. First episode for the character Sgt. Rizzo.|
|184||11||"Life Time"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda and Walter D. Dishell, M.D.||November 26, 1979||S-609|
|The surgeons race against time to save a soldier with lacerated aorta.
The majority of this episode happens in real time after Pierce announces a deadline of 20 minutes they have to save a patient from paralysis. An analogue clock, established as the clock in the helicopter, is superimposed at the bottom right corner of the screen and a quiet ticking sound is heard throughout. The episode has no laugh track.
|185||12||"Dear Uncle Abdul"||William Jurgensen||John Rappaport & Jim Mulligan||December 3, 1979||S-613|
|Klinger writes to his uncle Abdul about his duties as company clerk.|
|186||13||"Captains Outrageous"||Burt Metcalfe||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox||December 10, 1979||S-614|
|The surgeons take care of Rosie's after she's hurt in a brawl, while Father Mulcahy awaits his long-denied promotion. Featuring John Orchard, who had played "Ugly John" in the first season, in a different role.|
|187||14||"Stars and Stripes"||Harry Morgan||Dennis Koenig||December 17, 1979||S-615|
|B.J. and Charles have a clash of the egos while working together on a medical paper. Third and final appearance of Scully.
Harry Morgan received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
|188||15||"Yessir, That's Our Baby"||Alan Alda||Jim Mulligan||December 31, 1979||S-617|
|The 4077th tries to find a permanent home for an abandoned half-American/half-Korean baby.|
|189||16||"Bottle Fatigue"||Burt Metcalfe||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox||January 7, 1980||S-618|
|Because of his bar bill, Hawkeye gets off drinking for a week, but his self-righteousness nearly makes everyone else drink. Meanwhile, Charles is not happy about his sister Honoria's engagement. Featuring Shelley Long.|
|190||17||"Heal Thyself"||Mike Farrell||Teleplay: Dennis Koenig
Story: Dennis Koenig and Gene Reynolds
|January 14, 1980||S-616|
|When Potter and Charles are quarantined with the mumps, a replacement surgeon (Edward Herrmann) fills in for them, but he starts to crack under the pressure.|
|191||18||"Old Soldiers"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||January 21, 1980||S-620|
|While the camp is treating Korean refugees, Potter returns in a bad mood after visiting a sick friend.|
|192||19||"Morale Victory"||Charles S. Dubin||John Rappaport||January 28, 1980||S-619|
|Charles looks after a patient with a unique talent, while Potter puts Hawkeye and B.J. in charge of morale.|
|193||20||"Lend a Hand"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||February 4, 1980||S-621|
|Hawkeye clashes with a know-it-all surgeon, but the two must work together under fire at an aid station.
This episode features Alan Alda's father Robert and half-brother Antony.
|194||21||"Goodbye, Cruel World"||Charles S. Dubin||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox||February 11, 1980||S-622|
|Sidney is brought back to the 4077th to deal with an Asian-American war hero who's not happy about being sent home.|
|195||22||"Dreams"||Alan Alda||Teleplay: Alan Alda
Story: Alan Alda and James Jay Rubinfier
|February 18, 1980||S-612|
|The surgeons get a few minutes of sleep during a long haul in the OR, but their pleasant dreams soon become nightmares.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
|196||23||"War Co-Respondent"||Mike Farrell||Mike Farrell||March 3, 1980||S-624|
|B.J. tries to stay faithful to his family back in California despite his attraction to a famous war correspondent (Susan Saint James).|
|197||24||"Back Pay"||Burt Metcalfe||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox and Dennis Koenig||March 10, 1980||S-625|
|Irked at stateside medical fees, Hawkeye decides to bill the Army for his own medical services.|
|198||25||"April Fools"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||March 24, 1980||S-623|
|A hot-tempered colonel (Pat Hingle) arrives at the 4077th on April Fools' Day.|
- Titles taken from DVD
- Credits from episode title cards
- Production Code from end credits