M*A*S*H

Season 1 Episode 11

Germ Warfare

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Aired Unknown Dec 10, 1972 on CBS
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Germ Warfare
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Hawkeye moves a wounded North Korean soldier into The Swamp, rather than let him be shipped out before he's stable. During the night he and Trapper play Dracula, and siphon off a pint of Frank's blood. The soldier then contracts hepatitis, so they have to test Frank without him knowing, and have to keep him away from Margaret and the patients.moreless

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    Gary Burghoff

    Gary Burghoff

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

    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)

    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

    Wayne Rogers

    Wayne Rogers

    Captain John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre (Season 1-3)

    Bob Gooden

    Bob Gooden

    Boone

    Guest Star

    Karen Philipp

    Karen Philipp

    Dish

    Guest Star

    Byron Chung

    Byron Chung

    P.O.W.

    Recurring Role

    Patrick Adiarte

    Patrick Adiarte

    Ho-Jon

    Recurring Role

    Odessa Cleveland

    Odessa Cleveland

    Ginger

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Radar hangs the hammer on the "Out of Order" sign and it is covering the 'of'. When he and Frank walk away the hammer has moved and is covering the 't'

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Frank:(about Trapper and Hawkeye) I want these two arrested, immediately!!!
        Henry: You always want these two arrested.

      • PA Announcer: Attention, all personnel. Tonight's war department film on how to lead a good clean life has been cancelled due to unusually heavy indifference.

      • (Morning after his blood was taken)
        Frank: (To Hawkeye and Trapper) I had the strangest dream last night! I was a soda with a big straw sticking out of me.

      • Henry: Radar, how many times have I told you not to come in here until I call you?
        Radar: Well, I don't like to be late, sir.
        Henry: How can you be late if you come in here before I even know I want you?

      • Henry: (about the North Korean patient) You only want me to give him one unit of AB negative.
        Trapper: One lousy pint of blood. Henry, who will ever miss it?
        Henry: We're talking about AB negative. Look, if I hand out AB negative to someone from the other side and one of our boys needs it, General Hammond will personally give me a tail-lectimony without a local.

      • (Frank leaves the mess tent)
        Hawkeye: There he goes, Typhoid Mary.
        Trapper: Loaded with jaundice juice.

      • (Trapper pulls Hawkeye away from Dish)
        Hawkeye: I'll see you later.
        Dish: I'm sure you will. Whether I'm there or not.

      • Henry: (talking about Frank) You know, if I didn't know better, I'd say the guy was my wife in Army drag.

      • (Hawkeye reads Frank's test results)
        Hawkeye: Uh oh. Bad news, Frank.
        Frank: What?
        Hawkeye: You've got anemia.
        Frank: Anemia?
        Trapper: Well, what do you expect if you give a pint of blood when you're not ready for it?
        Trapper: Yeah, you should have checked with us first.
        Hawkeye: Yeah, you're too selfless, Frank.

      • Hawkeye: (in Bela Lugosi voice) Good work Igor, very good. In the morning he will be one of my brides. (Frank whimpers in his sleep)
        Trapper: Shhhh, not so loud my Count!

    • NOTES (2)

      • This is the last episode in which 'Spearchucker' Jones appears. He was removed from the show when the producers learned that there were no black surgeons in the Korean war.

      • The scene of Trapper and Hawkeye siphoning a pint of blood from Frank is very similar to one done in the movie. In the movie scene, Radar siphons a pint out of Henry so that Hawkeye and Trapper can use it during a very tricky surgery.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Typhoid Mary:
        Hawkeye calls Maj. Burns 'Typhoid Mary.' That's a reference to Mary Mallon. A woman, who lived around 1900 and became (in)famous as the first person in the United States to be identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever. While she was immune to the disease, she infected many people.

      • When Hawkeye "narrates" Hot Lips and Frank's little maneuvers to be alone, he does so in the nasally descriptive style of the classic Pete Smith Specialties of the 1930's-40's.

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