M*A*S*H

Tuttle

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 1/14/73
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  • Episode Description
  • Hawkeye creates a fake doctor, Captain Jonathan S. Tuttle, to give supplies to the local orphans. Henry wants Tuttle to be officer of the day, so Hawkeye creates a fake personnel file, and all his back pay is given to the orphanage. When General Clayton wants to reward his generosity, Hawkeye is forced to invent a story about Tuttle jumping from a chopper without his parachute! Of course, Trapper's new friend, Major Murdoch, obtained the fake dog tags and parachute...!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Ketchum

  • William Wiard

  • Mary-Robin Redd

    Sister Theresa

  • James B. Sikking

    Finance Officer

  • Dennis Fimple

    Sergeant Pryor

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Who knew tuttle led such a great life?

    By ozziefan, Dec 08, 2005

  • My how funny this one was, i could watch it over and over

    By atecom01, Dec 07, 2005

  • One of the funniest episodes, ever.

    By MisterVoid, Jul 16, 2005

  • One of the best episodes of the series...!

    By maritimer00, Jul 03, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • (Margaret is talking to who she thinks is General Clayton, but who is really Hawkeye)
      Hawkeye: Hello?
      Margaret: Hello, General? Margaret Houlihan!
      Hawkeye: Margaret! I do hope this is going to be an obscene phone call. (chuckles)
       Margaret: (nervously) I wish it could be, sir.

    • Henry: (about Tuttle) He was the best darn O.D. man we ever had.

    • Henry: Radar, there's something going on with Major Burns. Radar: Uh, yes, sir, with Major Houlihan. I know one guy who got pictures.

    • Frank: (to Trapper) Have you seen Tuttle?
      Trapper: You just missed him. He's over to X-ray with Hot Lips. He said something about doing some chest pictures.
      Frank: (sounding disturbed) You're a liar.

    • Hawkeye: We can all be comforted by the fact that he's not really gone, that there's a little Tuttle left in all of us. In fact, you might say that all of us together made up Tuttle.

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    Notes (2)

    • A possible inspiration for Tuttle lies in a World War Two operation by British intelligence made to convince the Germans of the veracity of phony papers found on the corpse of a supposed British officer. It worked to stunning effect, and also involved the use of staged telephone conversations and falsified records like Hawkeye and Trapper used on Burns & Houlihan.

    • There is a joke hidden in the closing credits for this episode. Captain Tuttle is credited for appearing "As himself" despite the fact that he is never shown on screen, because he doesn't exist. Hawkeye made him up.

    Trivia (1)

    • This is the only onscreen appearances of Sparky and Sister Theresa.

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