M*A*S*H

The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan

Season 5, Ep 6, Aired 10/26/76
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  • Episode Description
  • After hearing that North Korean prisoners have been released in the area, everyone is upset when Margaret disappears. Colonel Flagg is called in to investigate, and bungles things in his usual manner. Finally Hot Lips returns, after helping in the birth of a Korean baby.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Allan Katz

  • Don Reo

  • Gene Reynolds

  • Jay Fenichel

    Patient

  • Jun Kim

    Korean Woman

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Margaret disappears, everyone is worried, and who should show up but Colonel Flagg.

    By SaitoGatotsu58, Apr 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • (Colonel Potter waits for an explanation from Major Burns as to why he shot B. J. Hunnicutt.)
      Burns: How's your horse, sir? When I was a kid, my daddy used to take me to the pony rides and---
      Potter: (angrily) How did it happen, Burns?
      Burns: You mean the, uh---?
      Potter: Right!
      Burns: I was cleaning my weapon and it discharged prematurely. Sir, I think the Chinese have captured Major Houlihan!
      Potter: I see. So, naturally, you shot Captain Hunnicutt.
      (Radar starts to laugh.)
      Burns: What's so funny, Corporal?!
      Potter: Don't blame the boy, Burns. He knows a good joke when he sees one.

    • Soldier: Klinger, I'm here to relieve you. Klinger: Good. Undo my bra.

    • (Hawkeye and Frank help B.J. out of the Swamp). B.J.: Frank, you're a credit to the enemy. Frank: Well, I said I'm sorry, what more can I do? B.J.: Put an apple in your mouth and play William Tell.

    • Klinger: Halt! Who goes there? (The Korean girl raises her arms, Klinger turns to Margaret) She's either surrendering or signaling for a touchdown.

    • Flagg: What's war without casualties? B.J.: Peace. Flagg: (points finger at B.J.) If it wasn't for war, you wouldn't know what peace was! B.J.: (to Hawkeye) He's got a point there. Hawkeye: Yeah, it's under his hat.

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    Notes (2)

    • Jon Yune, who plays the translator, was a popular stand-up comedian during the 1970's.

    • Mulcahy does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where he's on guard duty, Klinger sings "You're The Tops". Hawkeye sings the same song in the episode "The Joker Is Wild" when he loses a bet to B.J.

    Allusions (1)

    • B.J. makes reference to William Tell, the (probably apocryphal) Swiss patriot of the fourteenth century who was forced to shoot an apple off his young son's head after refusing to pay homage to Gessler, the local tyrant.

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