M*A*S*H

Season 8 Episode 2

Are You Now, Margaret?

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Aired Unknown Sep 24, 1979 on CBS
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Are You Now, Margaret?
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A Congressional aide, Williamson, visits the 4077th on a supposedly routine fact-finding tour, but it's discovered that his motives are far deeper - to uncover Margaret as a Communist sympathizer. His case is full of innuendo, so the gang sets out to help Margaret.

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  • Margaret was being accused of being a commie sympathizer, but when the Congressional aide's case was full of innuendo, the team stands up for her and together they outsmart the aide, so he drops the case after being duped.moreless

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    I like the part where the aide says, "You've been duped by a communist sympathizer," and Charles says to that, "What a coincidence, so have you." I thought it was funny. I like how they all stand up for her, even the snobby, never-help-anyone, pompous, arrogant Maj. Charles Winchester. Margaret kept asking BJ and Hawkeye, "Are you sure you want to be seen with me?" I like how they set up their plan: Klinger would hide in her closet and then everyone would come into the room and dupe the aide and he would drop the case against Margaret. The aide did this because she had an ex-boyfriend Wally, who was a commie, so he thought that she was protecting him.moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

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

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Colonel Sherman T. Potter (Season 4-11)

Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Lawrence Pressman

Lawrence Pressman

R. Theodore Williamson

Guest Star

Leland Sun

Leland Sun

Chinese Patient

Recurring Role

Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Nurse

Recurring Role

Jeff Maxwell

Jeff Maxwell

Igor

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Col. Potter: Well if it isn't budget cuts, what in Sam Hill are you here for?
      Williamson: Gentlemen, in my work for Congressman Laury, I have unearthed some news that will come to you as a severe shock. The real enemy we are fighting is within America itself.
      Hawkeye: (sarcastically) Oh, wait a minute, suddenly it all makes sense. We're in the wrong country. It's not North and South Korea we should be fighting, it's North and South Dakota.
      BJ: We could be going home weekends.
      Col. Potter: Will you two put a cork in it? I think this lad has got something serious stuck in his craw.
      Williamson: Right Colonel, this is quite serious. Congressman Laury has obtained incontravertable evidence that this M*A*S*H unit is harboring a communist sympathizer.
      (Hawkeye and BJ look dumbfounded)
      Col. Potter: One of my people, a commie? Who are you talking about?
      Williamson: Major Margaret Houlihan.

    • (Williamson is accusing Margaret of being a communist sympathizer and threatening to prosecute her for it)
      BJ: Don't tell this snake anything!
      Williamson: Bad advice. By her silence, she would be implicating herself in the red menace.
      Hawkeye: (furious) DON'T TELL US ABOUT THE RED MENACE! WE'RE UP TO OUR ANKLES IN IT! IT COMES OUT OF THOSE KIDS YOU KEEP SENDING US!

    • Margaret: You sure you two want to be seen with me?
      Hawkeye: Are you kidding? Do you think I want to be seen with him? He eats with his fingers.
      B.J. Hunnicutt: I can't let 'em eat alone.

    • Father Mulcahy: You know it's not in my nature to be suspicious, but I found some of Mr. Willamson's questions highly personal.
      Hawkeye: I find his person highly questionable.

    • Hawkeye: Williamson's case has more holes in it than my combat boots.
      BJ: And it doesn't smell as good.

    • Nurse: Any instructions, doctor?
      Hawkeye: Yes, meet me in x-ray in an hour and wear something filmy.

    • Colonel Potter: I don't get to read too many papers here, the newsboy keeps throwing them in the minefield.

    • Williamson: You've been duped by a communist sympathizer.
      Winchester: What a coincidence, so have you.

    • Hunnicutt: Klinger, is there someone in there?
      Klinger: (hiding in Margaret's wall locker) No, I've been in here for twenty minutes and I haven't seen anybody.

    • Williamson: Do you always treat enemy soldiers?
      Hawkeye: Of course not, only if they're sick.

    • Hawkeye: Freedom! Disgusting! Next thing you know they'll be threatening us with liberty and justice for us all!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode took its cue from the Senate hearings that looked into Communist infiltration of the military. Of course, the person who spurred on those hearings was Senator Joe McCarthy.

    • This is the first of 16 episodes written by Mumford and Wilcox, occasionally with other writers. The last is the final episode.

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