Hawkeye: The trouble with machinery is, charm doesn't work on it.
For this season only, the freeze-framed end of episode credits are extended slightly, with a longer "Suicide is Painless" sample.
Voted the most popular M*A*S*H episode (aside from the finale.)
This episode was a collaboration between Karen Hall (writer) and Alan Alda. They worked on the episode for a few months as a secret and a surprise for Kellye, as well as a tribute to their friendship. When Kellye got the script she cried.