M*A*S*H

Season 2 Episode 14

Hot Lips and Empty Arms

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Aired Unknown Dec 15, 1973 on CBS
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Hot Lips and Empty Arms
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Margaret re-evaluates her life, and decides to leave Frank and ask for a transfer, which is granted. She gets drunk at her goodbye party, but is sobered up in the shower when wounded start arriving. She changes her mind when she realises how loyal her friends are.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)

    Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper

    Unknown

    Guest Star

    Sheila Lauritsen

    Sheila Lauritsen

    Nurse Watson

    Guest Star

    Kellye Nakahara

    Kellye Nakahara

    Nurse Yamato

    Recurring Role

    Odessa Cleveland

    Odessa Cleveland

    Ginger

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Goof: Margaret tells Blake that he looks just like her father before he died... but in season 9 episode 4 her father comes to visit them at M.A.S.H 4077

      • Henry could have pressed charges against Margaret for getting drunk when he needed her in O.R. After everything she and Frank have done to him, why didn't he?

      • When Hawkeye and Trapper are dipping Margaret in the shower, notice Trapper's shirt is wet on his belly and shoulders, exactly where Margaret hugs him, but before she hugs him! This is definitely not the first take of the scene.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • (Hawkeye gives Margaret a shot)
        Margaret: Ow! What was that?
        Hawkeye: Load of B1. To get you on your feet again.
        Margaret: And I didn't get you anything.

      • Margaret (to Radar): I wonder if I could see Col. Blake?
        Radar: I wonder if you can too?

      • Margaret (to Henry): I'm not so think as you drunk I am.

      • Trapper: Margaret, I want you to know how much last night meant to me. I just want to know that you weren't playing games.
        Hwakeye: He's not kidding. I saw him carve your name into a patient.
        Trapper: To think, all those years of taking showers by myself.
        Frank: Now hold on!
        Hawkeye: Watch it Trap. He has a scalpel hidden in his sock.
        Frank: I do not!
        Hawkeye: How do you talk so well with no lips?

      • Margaret (to Hawkeye and Trapper): Oh, go salute yourselves!

      • Henry (about Margaret's departure): We will keep this between us.
        Radar (over PA): Attention! Major Margaret Houlihan will be leaving the 4077th M*A*S*H effective immediately. There will be wine served with dinner and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

      • Margaret (following Hawkeye's "toast"): I too have a toast. Here's to Captains Pierce and McIntyre. To their all-night binges. To their secret nurse ceremonies. To their planting of microphones in sleeping bags. To their childish switching of names on latrines. All of which goes into my special report to General Mitchell, which culminates in a detailed account of your Thanksgiving 'Come As Your Favourite Nude Pilgrim' party.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Linda Bloodworth and Mary Kay Place received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

      • Stock footage can be seen in this episode. It involves the bottle of AB- blood breaking when it hit the floor, from episode 27, "Radar's Report."

      • This episode marks the first time that Margaret begins to evaluate her relationship with Frank.

      • This was the first of 5 episodes written or co-written by Linda Bloodworth. Kellye Nakahara appeared as a recurring character, Nurse Kellye, in 50 episodes, between episodes 54 and the finale. However, she also appeared in 5 other episodes, as various nurses, this being the first. The other 4 episodes were numbers 44, 60, 64 and 77.

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