M*A*S*H

Season 3 Episode 21

Big Mac

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Aired Unknown Feb 25, 1975 on CBS
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The camp prepares for a visit from General MacArthur. Klinger dresses as the Statue of Liberty as the General's jeep drives through the camp. MacArthur is so impressed, he salutes!

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    1.0
    One of the dumber epsidoes of MASH--didnt even caome close to MacArthur real vists to Korea.....
  • The arrival of Gen. MacArthur spurs lots of comedy in one of the best episodes of the series.

    10
    When MacArthur wants to visit the camp because of their medical record, everyone goes crazy, except for Hawkeye and Trapper, of course. Frank starts burning books, and Henry has to go through all sorts of special arrangements for his arrival. It gets so bad that there are no orderlies for to take patients to post-op because they are all cleaning up the camp, though there is always time for a tryst with Margaret in the VIP tent. Henry also has to worry about Klinger trying to get Big Mac to discharge him. At the rehersal, Hawk and Trap are their usual selves and Klinger tries to kiss the pipe of the MacArthur stand in, Radar(Hawkeye says he shrank because of all his walking on water). Mac finally arrives, and leaves just as quickly, but not before he salutes Klinger as the Statue of Liberty.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

McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson

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

Graham Jarvis

Graham Jarvis

Colonel Whiteman

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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Captain Calvin Spalding

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Bob Courtleigh

Bob Courtleigh

Unknown

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • (a suggestion is made for MacArthur to observe an operation)
      Frank: Colonel?
      Col. Whiteman: Yes?
      Frank: Um, as adjutant and assistant chief suregon, I'd like to volunteer for that operation.
      Margaret: How splendid, Major.
      Henry: Very good, Frank.
      Trapper: Lovely.
      Hawkeye: Then it's agreed. We'll do a hysterectomy on Maj. Burns.

    • Henry: The head man, the chief cheese, is coming...here.
      Radar: Him? Here?!
      Henry: Here. Yes. The big monk. The biggest, highest, monkiest of them all.
      Radar: Wow!
      Henry: They don't come any monkier. And you know why he's coming here? Because we've got the most impressive damn record of any medical unit in Korea! That's North, South, East, or West! We're the MASH that is the best!
      Radar: Rah! Rah!

    • Frank: (During the briefing) I think the Colonel might like to know that Major Houlihan's father was under General MacArthur in the Cavalry.
      Hawkeye: (To Trapper) Her father was a horse! Did you know that?
      Trapper: (To Margaret) Our engagement is off!

    • Col. Whiteman: While the General is here, do not address him unless he first addresses you, and then always use his full name and rank in reply, as uh, 'Yes, General MacArthur', 'No, General MacArthur', 'Thank you, General MacArthur'.
      Trapper: God almighty!
      Hawkeye: Close, very close.

    • Hawkeye: Does this mean Radar has to take a bath?
      Trapper: I hope so.
      Hawkeye: We'll carry him down to the river and beat him on a rock.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Henry: Daily Bloomington Pantagraph, oh boy, I can just see it, "Supreme Commander inspects local Doctor."

      The Daily Pantagraph is the newspaper of Bloomington, Illinois.

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