M*A*S*H

Season 11 Episode 14

Give and Take

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Aired Unknown Feb 14, 1983 on CBS
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Give and Take
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A wounded GI learns a painful lesson when he forms a recovery room friendship with the enemy soldier he's critically wounded. Meanwhile, Charles tries to avoid his responsibilities as the Charity Collection Officer.

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  • North Korean soldier gets shot by a US solider when he is trying to take his boots. Both end up at the 4077th. Charles forgets his duties as charity officer.

    7.5
    The series is almost over and this episode sort of pushes the anti-war agenda again. We are shown that sometimes our first thoughts may not be correct about the North Korean Soldier trying to steal the US soldier's boots. They try to make us see the N. Korean soldier as a person not just the enemy after The US soldier that shoots him gives him an extra blanket to shut him up. Klinger goes around giving out candy bars and the N. Korean ends up giving his to the American soldier. This is supposed to show us that war is bad and people do die (N. Korean soldier dies). These type stories are the ones that push an agenda that some do not enjoy . The charity part of the story in my opinion was used to get as many of the characters involved as possible it also taught a lesson not to avoid responsibility or put things off and that's a pretty good lesson. Later that night on a different network "Dear Dad again" one of the earliest shows aired and it remined me some of this storyline as it used an object or event to get a lot of the smaller characters involved.moreless
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)

Sagan Lewis

Sagan Lewis

Nurse Armstrong

Guest Star

Craig Wasson

Craig Wasson

Pt. Kurland

Guest Star

Derek Wong

Derek Wong

Korean Soldier

Guest Star

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Rizzo

Recurring Role

Jeff Maxwell

Jeff Maxwell

Igor

Recurring Role

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Klinger is passing around Candy bars to the men at post-op he gives it to the wounded North Korean soldier. He then passes it to the G.I. who shot him. If you look at the candy bar there is a UPC bar code on it . Those didn't come out until the seventies.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Winchester needs a favor.)
      Winchester: You, Margaret, possess a quality of warmth and compassion that touches me to the quick.
      Margaret: Bull!
      Winchester: You're also quite articulate.

    • Margaret: I thought you might enjoy being charity officer for me. You'd be so good at it.
      B.J.: Oh yeah?
      Margaret: Well, yeah, you've got such a great smile. Not liking you is like not liking a collie.
      B.J.: What am I supposed to do? Sit up and beg?

    • Soldier: My boots. All he wanted was my lousy boots. His feet were freezing. I'd have done the same thing. He was just a guy like me, and I shot him. I killed him, for a pair of boots. How can I ever look at a pair of shoes again without thinking of him?

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