M*A*S*H

April Fools

Season 8, Ep 25, Aired 3/24/80
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  • Episode Description
  • A no-nonsense Colonel, who is notorious as a hard-nosed disciplinarian, visits the 4077th during an outbreak of April Fools' Day pranksterism. Colonel Potter tries in vain to halt the mayhem before Colonel Tucker arrives in camp.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dennis Koenig

  • Charles S. Dubin

  • Pat Hingle

    Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker

  • Jennifer Davis

    Nurse

  • G.W. Bailey

    Rizzo

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • This is the best episode of the series in my view.

    By mkbngr, Jul 17, 2006

  • its april fools week and hawkeye, bj, margaret, and winchester really get into it. at first its the dinamic duo working together until all the three boys team up against margaret. when col. tucker comes to inspect them, he pushes them over the top...

    By Andy315, Jan 29, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Col. Potter: Remember that time we slippted those rubber hamburgers into the chow line? Col. Tucker: Yeah, only trouble was nobody noticed.

    • Col. Potter: (about Klinger) If he thinks he's got his Section 8, he's really crazy!

    • Col. Potter: (about Col. Tucker) From what I hear, he's a firing brimstone doctor with a three-second fuse. A stickler's stickler. Quotes army medical regs by memory, especially the part on courts-martial!
      Klinger: (unnerved) Uh, sir, about that three day pass I just decided to ask for?

    • Klinger: Allah be praised I was too stupid to get into med school.

    • Margaret: Who left the dead minnows in my jacket pocket!? Charles: They were alive when I put them in there, you've killed them!

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    Notes (4)

    • Jamie Farr wrote an autobiography, "Just Farr Fun" and the cover had a picture of him from this episode, where he is dressed like Cleopatra.

    • M*A*S*H received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 1980 Emmy Awards. Alan Alda received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Also Harry Morgan won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series with Mike Farrell receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Loretta Swit won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    • Even if it is the last time Klinger specifically goes for a Section 8, he tries to get out of the army one more time in "Your Retention Please".

    • Again, M*A*S*H produced 25 episodes for a single season. From the next season on, the series would film a lesser number of episodes.

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