Season 4 Episode 18


Aired Unknown Jan 13, 1976 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • William Jurgensen received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Cinematography in a Series.

    • Larry Gelbart and Simon Muntner received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

    • Shizuko Hoshi, who plays the mother in this episode, plays the role of Rosie in episode #61, "Mad Dogs And Servicemen".

    • This episode originally aired without a laugh track. However, some syndicated and cable repeats of it do feature a laugh track.

    • This is the only occasion which, of the entire regular cast, only Hawkeye appears in an episode.

  • Allusions

    • Hawkeye pretends to be Laurence Olivier in Richard III, a movie based on Shakespeare's play. He says, very dramatically, "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York!"

    • Hawkeye starts singing, "I can't dance, my head hurts, I can't dance my head hurts . . ." This closely resembles Frank Sinatra's song "I Won't Dance," specifically the opening line, "I won't dance, don't ask me."

    • Hawkeye says that when he was a boy, "Franklin Roosevelt was always the President." Franklin Delano Roosevelt served in the White House from 1933-1945. He was the only US President to be elected to four terms. The Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution which limits the President of the United States to two terms was not yet in effect during FDR's administration. It would be passed in 1951. FDR died in office during his fourth term.

    • Hawkeye (Singing): "Some enchanted evening, you may meet a stranger . . ."

      Hawkeye performs some lines from the musical South Pacific.