Season 3 Episode 9

Alcoholics Unanimous

Aired Unknown Nov 12, 1974 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Alcoholics Unanimous
Henry's departure to Tokyo leaves Major Burns in charge of the 4077th. He declares total prohibition of alcohol, which leads to a near riot amongst the camp, especially from Hawkeye and Trapper.

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  • One of my top 5 super funny MASH episodes

    Drying out the 4077 is kind of like trying to wring out a raincloud. But after the Gung-Ho Major Burns reads of the rash of alcoholism in the Korean theater, and testing Hawkeye and Trapper, he decides it must be done, for their own good. Does mothballing Hawk's still and closing down the Officers'/Enlisted club stop the lushes of the camp? Hell no! They find other means to get their drink on! Even when Father Mulcahy is enlisted to give a mandatory temperance speech to the entire camp, he finds HIMSELF imbibing (to calm his nerves), with hilarious results!moreless
  • frank bans alchcol from the camp

    l jsut watched this episode on foxtel today. it was very funny. henry is away and frank is in charged. he then bans alchcol on the camp. hawkeye and trapper then see father mokay. he dosen't have any achcol either. later that night hawkey and trapper raid the supply tent. they then hear someone coming. it turns out to be margrent. she has a stash of brand. back at there tent the three of them get drunk. frank walks in and starts yelling at them. when he leaves margrent says to trapper and hawkeye "who was that" the three of them burst into laughter. its a great episiode with heaps of laughs.moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

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

Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

Larry Linville

Larry Linville

Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (Season 1-5)

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Trapper: You use my razor?
      Hawkeye: I've had several complaints about my armpits.

    • Frank: Have you ever given a lecture on temperance, Father? On the evils of drink?
      Father Mulcahy: Well, no I haven't. But on the troop ship I was asked to give a lecture on, uh, the sex thing.
      Frank: Good.
      Father Mulcahy: Well, being celibate I didn't feel qualified. They called in a Protestant. He had a film, about two sailors. One was from Cleveland ostensibly, and the other from a small, rural area. The city boy decided to stay on his ship and write his high school sweetheart. Lovely young girl, with a megaphone on her chest.
      Frank: Father, please. This is important.
      Father Mulcahy: The country boy got mixed up with a young lady who lived in a trailer with three other young ladies and a man with a whip.
      Frank: Father.
      Father Mulcahy: Broke his wristwatch and everything.

    • Hawkeye: (after Frank takes a drink out of Margaret's flask) That's it, everybody. The 18th Amendment has been repealed!

    • Margaret: I'm not worthy of you, Frank.
      Frank: You try, Margaret, that's what counts. I'm willing to forgive. I'm willing to forget. Because it's something I'll always remember.
      Margaret: Oh, Frank. You're so above average.

    • Mulcahy: How's your section eight coming along?
      Klinger: I don't think the dresses are working. I may have to re-enlist to prove I'm crazy.

    • Trapper: Klinger! What about the sound? (water drips on him) You ask for sound and you get water.
      Hawkeye: That's show business.

    • (Delivering a sermon while drunk)
      Father Mulcahy: Let me tell you something, however compulsory it may be. There's no film, I'm live.

  • NOTES (2)