Season 4 Episode 17

Der Tag

Aired Unknown Jan 06, 1976 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • B.J. is seen with a package of Fig Newtons, but they're in the 1970s plastic wrapping, rather than the 1950s cardboard box.

    • During the scene in the OR, the PA announcer mentions that Ralph Kiner hit his 47th home run which would date this episode as 27 Sep 1950. Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates that season and 47 home runs is the most he hit in a single season.

    • Goof: In this episode Radar is seen with an Avengers comic. This comic was written in the 1960s.

    • When they are playing poker and Frank beats Hawkeye's 10-high straight, Frank has "jacks full of deuces", but he really has "deuces full of jacks".

    • Radar tells Hawkeye and BJ there is a padlock on Margaret's tent, yet when she comes home she and Frank walk straight in. What happened to the lock?

  • Quotes

    • (Hawkeye and BJ spot Frank and Margaret having lunch together)
      BJ: Trouble in paradise?
      Hawkeye: One can only hope.
      BJ: Suppose the rabbit died?
      Hawkeye: Looks to me like she's having lunch with him.

    • (Frank runs out of the Swamp to go to the latrine)
      Klinger: (on guard duty) Halt! Who goes there.
      Frank: (in slurred voice) I gotta go to the john!
      Klinger: You gotta give me the password, heart flush.
      Frank: Bursting bladder! (runs off)
      Klinger: Close enough for jazz.

    • (Hawkeye and BJ take Frank home from the officer's club)
      Potter: I appreciate what you boys are doing. Things are gonna be much better around here.
      Hawkeye: Only if we bury him.
      Potter: I'd buy that.

    • (Frank drinks from the still)
      Frank: It's nice and lemony.
      Potter: You had lemons in there, Hawkeye?
      Hawkeye: We threw in a couple of cough drops.

    • Hawkeye (about BJ's uniform): That's what you're wearing? That looks terrible! You wore that LAST time we went to the front!

  • Notes

    • This is another episode where you can see the subtle changes in Frank and Margaret's relationship as you see Margaret endlessly talking about the young physical therapist while sitting next to Frank.

  • Allusions