Season 2 Episode 24

A Smattering of Intelligence

Aired Unknown Mar 02, 1974 on CBS
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A Smattering of Intelligence
A classic episode in which Colonel Flagg and another secret agent from another intelligence agency come to the 4077th to keep their eyes on one another and the camp. Hawkeye and Trapper trick them both into thinking that Burns is a traitor - one thinks he's a fascist, the other thinks he's a communist. Vinny Pratt, a friend of Trapper's turns up.moreless

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Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly (Season 1-8)

Larry Linville

Larry Linville

Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (Season 1-5)

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson

Lt. Colonel Henry Braymore Blake (Season 1-3)

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

Captain John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre (Season 1-3)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Frank Burns: When that flag goes up the pole every morning, I go with it.

    • Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Radar we're running low, get another order of Yankee Doodle.

    • Colonel Flagg: I'm with the CIC.
      Frank: Not the CIA?
      Colonel Flagg: No. I just tell people that so they'll think I'm with the CID.

    • Colonel Flagg: I'm with the CID. Although I told your boss I was with the CIA. It throws people off who think I'm with the CIC.
      Hawkeye: Well, I'll go along with you there.

    • Flagg: Step outside, Colonel, I want to make a call.
      Henry: (standing up) All right. Can I get the number for you?
      Flagg: I don't know the number.
      Henry: Then how do you make the call?
      Flagg: I have to throw up. The number's in a capsule.
      Henry: Well, I'll just run along then.

    • Pratt: My people wanna know what Flagg's people are up to.
      Henry: Well, why do we have to be in the middle? Can't you let my people go?

    • (in Henry's office)
      Flagg: I don't know how long I'll be here. It all depends on HQ.
      Henry: (writing) HQ.
      Flagg: (turning back) Why did you say HQ? Whoever told you about HQ?
      Henry: Well, you told me, Colonel Flagg.
      Flagg: Who's Colonel Flagg?

    • Pratt: (referring to Flagg) He drove his Jeep into a wall, and set himself on fire.
      Hawkeye: Is this guy available for kids' parties?

  • NOTES (3)

    • M*A*S*H won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and was nominated for Outstanding Film Editing at the 1974 Emmy Awards. In addition, Alan Alda won Emmys for Actor of the Year in a Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Also Gary Burghoff and McLean Stevenson received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Loretta Swit received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    • The final scene in this episode was deleted from syndication prints, but is restored in DVD and VHS versions. Colonel Flagg gives a narrative report in slide form of his stay at the 4077th (with pictures of Hawkeye and Trapper in the gorilla suits from "As You Were"). At the end, Flagg recommends that the 4077th remain under observation.

    • This is the first of six appearances by Edward Winter as Colonel Sam Flagg. His last appearance is in episode 169.