M*A*S*H

Dear Comrade

Season 7, Ep 11, Aired 11/27/78
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  • Episode Description
  • Hawkeye and B.J. discover that Charles is living the life of Riley, thanks to the attentions of his menially paid Korean servant, Comrade Park, a man of unusual skills. He has an important contribution to make - a native remedy for a seemingly insoluble medical problem.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Reeder

  • Charles S. Dubin

  • Sab Shimono

    Kwang

  • Larry Block

    Cimoli

  • Robert Clotworthy

    Pt. Welch

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Dear Comrade is a fun, but generally forgettable, episode.

    By Ummagnumma, Feb 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Hawkeye: Guess who, Charles? B.J.: We've come back! Charles: Like the belch from a bad onion!

    • Charles (about Kwang): HE gets a certificate of achievement? Hawkeye: Three days with you, he should get the Purple Heart.

    • Kwang: Why do you wear the uniform of a nurse? Klinger: It's a disguise. I'm hiding from sanity. Kwang: That's crazy. Klinger: See? It's working!

    • Hawkeye (to Charles): All my fleas are dead! MURDERER!

    Notes (1)

    • Radar does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • Klinger comments to Kwang that he's thinking of getting a howitzer himself--"Just think of the self-inflicted wound it could make!" This is the same man who once said that he would never shoot himself because he would ruin a perfectly good pair of nylons.

    • When Hawkeye receives the howitzer instead of his expected jeep, Potter orders him to get rid of it because the sight of it in camp will draw enemy fire. After trying in vain to have it sent to a non-combat unit, B.J. suggests that they put it out of their misery by removing the firing pin and pouring cement down the barrel to render it useless. That's all very well and good, but it still looks like a gun, which was Potter's whole point.

    Allusions (2)

    • After Hawkeye and BJ disable the Howitzer that has been mistakenly delivered to them, Hawkeye says, "Death takes a holiday." Death Takes A Holiday is a 1934 film directed by Mitchell Liesen.

    • Klinger is serving dinner in the Mess Tent and he says, "Welcome to Max Klinger's Kamikaze Kitchen!" There are quite a few kamikaze references on M*A*S*H. Kamikazes were Japanese suicide pilots in World War II. Their job was to crash explosive-laden aircraft into enemy targets. "Kamikaze" literally means "divine wind."

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