M*A*S*H

Season 6 Episode 2

Fallen Idol

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Aired Unknown Sep 27, 1977 on CBS
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Fallen Idol
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Radar wants to become a man so Hawkeye recommends he goes to Seoul. On his way there he is hit by a mine. Hawkeye performs surgery on him. After surgery, Hawkeye goes to the Officers Club where he gets hammered. The next day he goes to surgery severely hung over. Radar tells Hawkeye he is disappointed in him. Hawkeye explodes and is then yelled at by Major Houlihan, Colonel Potter and Father Mulcahy. Radar and Hawkeye make up. Radar receives a Purple Heart.moreless

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  • We see Radar being injured and Hawkeye being too drunk/hungover for surgery.

    8.5
    Hawkeye convinces Radar to take some R&R in Tokyo. However on the way, Radar gets injured in a little thing called the Korean War and Hawkeye's guilt makes him drink to the point where the next morning he has to walk out in the middle of an operation to throw up. This results in Radar feeling extremely let down because he has put Hawkeye up on a pedestal which he has fallen off(hence the title 'Fallen Idol').



    Not one of the greater episodes of the series but certainly interesting, as we see a vulnerable side to Hawkeye and a slightly tougher/angrier side to Radar. An interesting episode.moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Captain BJ Hunnicut

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Colonel Sherman T. Potter

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly

Frances Fong

Frances Fong

Rosie

Guest Star

Robin Riker

Robin Riker

Nurse Perry

Guest Star

Larry Gilman

Larry Gilman

G.I. #1

Guest Star

Patricia Stevens

Patricia Stevens

Nurse Baker

Recurring Role

Roy Goldman

Roy Goldman

Goldman

Recurring Role

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye(uncredited)

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    • One of the few times that Hawkeye ever saluted anyone was after he gave Radar his purple heart. The next (and last) time he salutes Radar is in the episode 'Goodbye Radar, Part II.' Hawkeye and BJ also saluted Col. Potter in 'Goodbye Farewell and Amen.'

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Radar: When my Uncle Ed came home from World War I, his mother could tell by the look in his eyes that he hadn't been a good boy in France. She cried for three days. I just know when I go home, my mother's gonna take one look at me and chuckle for a week.

    • Radar: Hey! Any of you guys from Iowa?
      Soldier: Yeah. You headed that way?
      Radar: Ah, no, I'm going in to Seoul to, ah, um, ah, ahem, just going in to Seoul.
      2nd Soldier: I wish I was. It's been so long since I've been to Seoul to ahem, hardly know what it's like anymore.

    • Mulcahy: I just left Radar. Now, Hawkeye, please accept this in the spirit intended. You're under enormous pressure here, and I-I just want to know one little thing: Have you lost your mind?!
      Hawkeye: Father, you don't know how sorry I am.
      Mulcahy: I mean th-that boy is lying there in a hospital bed, with tubes sticking out of his body... and you, you call him a ninny?!
      Hawkeye: Father. . .
      Father Mulcahy: I'm incensed! I'm outraged!! Where's your decency, man, your... your humanity?! I'm acrimonious!!
      Hawkeye: Father--
      Mulcahy: I'm not a man given to physical demonstrations of emotion, but let me tell you, I am persuaded to violence!
      Hawkeye: Go ahead, Father.
      Mulcahy: Well, I think I will! (kicks the Swamp stove)
      B.J.: I'm glad you let it out, Father.
      Mulcahy: Well, as a matter of fact, I found it particularly unsatisfying. And if you want to know the truth, it's entirely possible I've broken my toe!! (limps out)
      B.J.: (to Hawkeye) Gee, you have a marvelous effect on people.

    • (Refusing Hawkeye's apology)
      Radar: You know, I don't need you to tell me what's what! I know what's what just as well as you do, so why don't you just crawl back in your bottle of booze and pickle yourself?!

    • Radar: I hear you had to leave the OR this morning.
      Hawkeye: That's right. I did.
      Radar: Somebody said you had to go outside and throw up.
      Hawkeye: That's right.
      Radar: How come?
      Hawkeye: Well, I've always wanted to barf on Ouijongbu, and I just thought the time was ripe.
      Radar: It wouldn't be anything else, would it?
      Hawkeye: (now annoyed) No, unless it was the fact that most of my blood came out of a Scotch bottle.
      Radar: I wouldn't know about that, I'm not a doctor.
      Hawkeye: But I am, so I'm not allowed to be human, is that it?
      Radar: You walked out on a patient, and Major Winchester had to finish for you!
      Hawkeye: So? I'd have done the same for him if he was sick.
      Radar: Well,a lot of people don't look at it as like you were sick, Hawkeye! A lot of people look up to you here. They admire you and they kind of feel like they want to be like you, and gee, when you walk out on an operation, well, they kind of feel like you let 'em down. And if they can't depend on you, well, they figure, well, maybe there's no point in depending on anything.
      Hawkeye: Look, you can't lay all that on my shoulders. Don't you know how much this place stinks? Don't you know what it's like to stand day after day in blood...in the blood of children? I hate this place. And if I can't stand up to it to your satisfaction, then...then the hell with it. How dare you?! The hell with your Iowa naivete, and the hell with your hero worship and your teddy bear, and while you're at it, the hell with you! Why don't you grow up, for crying out loud?! I'm not here for you to admire! I'm here to pull bodies out of a sausage grinder, if possible without going crazy! Period!

    • Radar: I don't think this place is turning out to be that great an experience for me. I mean, I work under terrible pressures, and there's lots of death and destruction and stuff, but other than that, I don't think I'm getting much out of it.

    • Potter: What the hell's the matter with you? Are you nuts?
      Hawkeye: I think I must be, yes.
      Potter: I think you are! I no sooner give you a lecture on one patient, then you go in and try to destroy another! Maybe we should aim you at the Chinese!

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