Welcome to Korea

Season 4, Ep 1, Aired 9/12/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Trapper is shipped home while Hawkeye is on R&R. Hawkeye speeds to Kimpo with Radar to catch Trapper's plane, but they just miss him. While they are there, they pick up BJ Hunnicut and take him back to camp. On the way back, BJ is introduced to the Korean War.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Everett Greenbaum

  • James Fritzell

  • Larry Gelbart

  • Gene Reynolds

  • Reid Cruickshanks

    Staff Sergeant

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Jeeps

    By sarroyo, Oct 02, 2012


    By noman, Aug 23, 2012

  • Trapper leaves, B J arrives

    By XMLarry, Dec 18, 2009

  • Hawkeye misses saying goodbye to Trapper by minutes but does meet BJ as he is raging about missing Trapper. On the return trip BJ, Hawkeye, and Radar must help a farmer's daughter, a mortared platoon, and get themselves drunk at Rosie's Bar.

    By jasten, Sep 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Hawkeye: You've heard of a military post? This is a compost. Everything we got is surplus. The lice are surplus. Only the wounded are new. Supplies are a joke. The tedium is relieved only by the boredom. I can't think of a single reason why we're here except we're needed. So pitch in, muddle through, pip-pip, and the whole schmear. Ours not to reason why, ours not to let 'em die.

    • (Hawkeye, B.J., and Radar are fixing a flat tire on the stolen jeep when they are fired on by snipers.) Radar: This is the general's jack! Hawkeye: Salute it and get in!

    • Frank: Where's your bugle? Radar: It's over there. Frank: Where? Radar: In the file cabinet under B. Frank (opening the cabinet): Well, your clipboard's under C, of course. Radar: No, K. Frank: I'd like to know what you're doing in this man's Army. Radar: Me too, sir.

    • Frank: I've had enough your oversleeping! Radar: I just do it in the mornings.

    • Frank: Captain! Hawkeye: No man calls me that and lives.

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    Notes (15)

    • At the end of the episode, the P.A. announcement reports Col. Sherman Potter will arrive 19 Sept (1952). The next episode, "Change of Command" which introduces Potter, originally aired 19 Sept (1975).

    • After returning from the first commercial break, as Hawkeye and Radar are arriving at Kimpo, the voice on the loudspeaker paging Sgt. Sterner to maintenance is Wayne Rogers.

    • This episode won the Emmy for Outstanding Film Editing in a Series.

    • Gene Reynolds won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

    • B.J. is from Mill Valley, California, not too far from where Trapper would be working several years later on Trapper John, M.D..

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    Trivia (2)

    • When BJ says he and Peggy were out on a night on the town, he said that the babysitter got the message that he was drafted. But in a later episode he said he tipped the Western Union guy, which suggests he was home at the time.

    • This is the first hour long episode of M*A*S*H.

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