Season 4 Episode 3

It Happened One Night

Aired Unknown Sep 26, 1975 on CBS
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It Happened One Night
A freezing night, an artillery barrage that's coming too close, a patient going downhill, and Frank's searching Hot Lips' tent for his letters.

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  • And it was cold...too cold

    It's a cold night in Korea for the unit as they have several patients who are not reacting very well to artillery flying overhead which turns out to be their own bombs and shells. It only takes Col. Potter 3 phone calls to get it to stop (some things never change). Frank leaves Hawkeye and Margaret on duty to "carry on." One particular patient is using up blood like it was going out of style till B J goes back in and fixes him up. The "affair" between Frank and Margaret I find to be something to fill in the time. The cruel, very cold war goes on.moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

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

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan

Colonel Sherman T. Potter (Season 4-11)

Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

Larry Linville

Larry Linville

Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (Season 1-5)

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Klinger (about Jenkins): First time on night sentry duty.
      Hawkeye: No problem. If there's anything out there, it'll freeze before it can make trouble.
      Jenkins: Yes, sir.
      Hawkeye: Hey, listen. Everybody's scared.
      Jenkins: Honest?
      Hawkeye: Are you kidding? (points to himself) Winner of the Purple Chicken. With yellow-bellied clusters.

    • (Discussing the Chinese patient)
      Margaret: I don't trust him.
      Frank: I'll bet he understands every word we say.
      Hawkeye: Well, I certainly wouldn't trust anyone who understands us.

    • Colonel Potter: You're trembling son, are you scared?
      Private Jenkins: No sir. Just cold, sir.
      Colonel Potter: If you had any brains, you'd be scared.

    • Frank (about a patient): He's...Chinese.
      Hawkeye: You don't have to whisper Frank, he knows he's Chinese.

    • (BJ is outside the Swamp. A THUMP is heard)
      BJ: Rats! (He comes inside)
      Hawkeye: Who'd you bump into?
      BJ: Just what I said. Rats.

    • Hawkeye: Lie down and rest.
      Klinger: I'd rather do it in my own bed.
      Hawkeye: All right, go back to your tent.
      Klinger: My bed in Toledo.

    • Private Jenkins: Halt, who goes there?
      Radar: It's the Colonel!
      Jenkins: Oh, sorry. Go ahead, sir.
      Colonel Potter: Don't you want to know the password?
      Jenkins: I already know it, sir.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode, Klinger says plainly that he is blood type B-positive. In the seventh season episode, "C*A*V*E", he says that he and Major Winchester (and Mulcahy) have the same type. In the season eight episode, ""Lifetime", Winchester says that he is blood type AB-positive. Oops!

    • Here, as Radar wakes him up, Hawkeye drones, "He's dead---dead and drafted." Interestingly, in the very next episode, #G507, "The Late Captain Pierce," The Army will mistakenly list Hawk as dead!