Season 6 Episode 3

Last Laugh

Aired Unknown Oct 04, 1977 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Last Laugh
Madness strikes as B.J. and his old friend Bardonaro play a series of practical jokes on each other, just as Bardonaro is about to leave Korea. B.J. gets the last laugh. He sends Bardonaro off without his traveling papers, and in a jeep with too little gas.moreless

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  • Wrong episode

    I think the above review is meant to go with episode 2 for this season (Fallen Idol).
  • M*A*S*H is my favorite show of all time! It always deals with everyday issues and adds humor to them. I want to see all the episodes.

    Hawkeye showed such humility when he apologized for having to leave the operating room because he was ill. He had drank too much because Radar had been injured after he encouraged him to go to Seoul. The show also showed how much Hawkeye's and Radar's friendship meant to both of them. We all have relationships that have to be healed when we make mistakes.
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

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

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • B.J.'s friend, Leo Bardonaro, supposedly left his hat in Tokyo. Then how does he have it on when Hawk and B.J. return BACK to their tent??

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Some MPs have arrived for BJ on orders from General Fox)
      Potter: Supposedly, ten days ago in Seoul, the general was staying at the Grand Hotel.
      Radar: Yeah, the Grand Central Hotel.
      Potter: In the next room, you were throwing a wild party, loud music with a bunch of bimbos.
      Hawkeye: I thought we were friends. Why wasn't I invited?
      BJ: You? I wasn't even invited.
      Potter: Then you went out on the balcony and barbequed steaks.
      Radar: Teriyaki steaks on a hibachi.
      Potter: Radar, were you listening on the other phone?
      Radar: ... A little.
      Potter: Well, the general's room filled with smoke, somebody yelled fire, and forced the general and his secretary to run into the hallway naked.
      Potter: He, uh, was dictating to her... uh, in the bathtub.
      Hawkeye: Oh sure, and chickens have piorea.

    • (Colonel Potter falls down and B.J. and Hawkeye help him up)
      Potter: Did I fall down?
      Hawkeye: (laughing) No.
      Potter: I didn't think so.

    • Margaret: But I must get to Tokyo, I must see Donald!
      Potter: No, I can't spare you.
      Margaret: Three days!
      Potter: Nope.
      Margaret: Colonel, may I be clinical?
      Potter: Shoot.
      Margaret: It's important for Donald's morale, and personal well-being. You see, Donald is a man, and, you know how men are. Well, you've been away from Mrs. Potter a long time, surely you must feel...yearnings.
      Potter: Yes, she does make a hell of a raisin cupcake.
      Margaret: You've forgotten what it's like to be young!
      Potter: Listen, Missy, I don't take those cold showers just 'cause I'm dirty!

    • Margaret: Colonel, I'm begging you!
      Potter: I sympathise with you, Major. Your Colonel Penobscot is away from the one he loves. So tell him to take two laps around Tokyo. Preferably, in a cold rain!

    • B.J.: Oh. Oh, Hawkeye, the tent is spinning around.
      Hawkeye: Which way?
      B.J.: Cllllockwise.
      Hawkeye: Mine's going counter-clockwise; maybe together we're sober.

    • Potter: Come in.
      Margaret: Hi.
      B.J.: Well, look who's back!
      Potter: How was Tokyo?
      Hawkeye: Never mind Tokyo, how's Donald?
      Margaret: Oh, he's in wonderful shape. He's so relaxed now.
      Potter: Good. Is that a jug?
      (Margaret hands him a wrapped bottle)
      Margaret: Thank you for giving me leave.
      Potter: Thank you.
      Margaret: Well. If you'll excuse me, I have some things to rinse out.
      Hawkeye: Would you do my underwear?
      B.J.: And my socks?
      Margaret: Ha, ha, ha. Another time, Captains.
      B.J.: Didn't even get a rise out of her.
      Hawkeye: She's no fun when Donald's relaxed.

    • Colonel Potter: A naked general still outranks a dressed wound.

    • Hawkeye: (trying to prevent B.J.'s arrest) All right, no more fooling around. Let's get down to some serious bribery. How about fourteen dollars in unmarked bills?

    • Father Mulcahy: Anything I can do?
      Colonel Pottter: Pray!
      Father Mulcahy: Oh, that's all I ever get to do.

    • B.J.: Oh, he'll be walking back here in an hour.
      Hawkeye: WALK?
      B.J.: Yeah, the only thing gassed up in that jeep was us!

  • NOTES (2)


    • B.J.: This whole thing is so stupid!
      Hawkeye: That's exactly what Dreyfus said.
      Hawkeye is referring to Albert Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French officer convicted of treason. After years of imprisonment on Devil's Island, he was finally exonerated when it was proved that he had been the victim of an anti-Semite conspiracy.

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