M*A*S*H

Season 9 Episode 12

Depressing News

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Aired Unknown Feb 09, 1981 on CBS
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Depressing News
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Klinger's army newspaper reports on Hawkeye's monument to military stupidity; a giant tower made from a half million erroneously shipped tongue depressors.

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    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

    David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

    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

    Mike Farrell

    Mike Farrell

    Captain BJ Hunnicut (Season 4-11)

    William Bogert

    William Bogert

    Captain Maurice Allen

    Guest Star

    David Dozar

    David Dozar

    Delivery Man

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    Albert Insinnia

    Albert Insinnia

    Photographer

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: Hawkeye and BJ are walking in the scene where they discover the huge shipments of tongue depressors. Alan Alda feet are visible for about 2 seconds. He is wearing a bright blue pair of running shoes made in the early 1980s.

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    • NOTES (2)

      • In an amusing running gag, Klinger uses his fast talk skills to attempt to garner subscriptions for his fledgling newspaper that actually cost more, rather than less for a yearly subscription. He offers Fr. Mulchahy a "deal" of $2/month or $25 a year; Margaret gets offered $3/month or $50/year; Charles $5/month or $75/year. Mulchahy's yearly subscription would cost one dollar more; Margaret would lose fourteen bucks and Charles fifteen versus the monthly subscription rate.

      • The names of Henry Blake, Frank Burns and "Trapper" John McIntyre are all mentioned as Hawkeye and B.J. are sitting in the officer's club sorting through the tongue depressors. In an acknowledgement of Henry's death, Hawkeye breaks the tongue depressor that represents him.

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