M*A*S*H

Season 5 Episode 4

Lt. Radar O'Reilly

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Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1976 on CBS
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Lt. Radar O'Reilly
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Following an offer of promotion made by Master Sergeant Woodruff at a poker game, Radar is promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Finding this position awkward, Radar opts to return to his position as an enlisted man.

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    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

    Gary Burghoff

    Gary Burghoff

    Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly

    Harry Morgan

    Harry Morgan

    Colonel Sherman T. Potter

    Jamie Farr

    Jamie Farr

    Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

    Larry Linville

    Larry Linville

    Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns

    Loretta Swit

    Loretta Swit

    Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

    Sandy Kenyon

    Sandy Kenyon

    Master Sergeant Woodruff

    Guest Star

    Raymond Chao

    Raymond Chao

    Korean Boy

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    Lynne Marie Stewart

    Lynne Marie Stewart

    Nurse Baker

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    Johnny Haymer

    Johnny Haymer

    Zale

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    Jeff Maxwell

    Jeff Maxwell

    Igor

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Radar: (talking about his promotion) It just come right outta the blue!
        Hawkeye: Nah, the way you've been lifting that barge, toting that bale.
        BJ: Not getting drunk and landing in jail.
        Hawkeye: Had to happen.
        BJ: It was in the cards.

      • (to Hawkeye and BJ guarantee Radar that they can arrange his demotion)
        Radar: Gee, how can I ever thank you?
        Hawkeye: Well, you can give us your firstborn.
        BJ: And an order of fries.
        Hawkeye: You know any fast girls?
        BJ: You know any slow ones?

      • Frank: I don't understand this. A short, near-sighted, undeducated, lower-class clerk makes lieutenant?
        Hawkeye: That's Frank's way of saying congratulations.
        Radar: Oh, thank you, Sir.

      • Klinger: I'm G.I. all the way. I go by the book!
        Radar: Wearing dresses?
        Klinger: But always in the best taste!

      • Radar: (talking about Klinger) He made a choker out of my typewriter ribbon!

      • (Radar shows Klinger around the office)
        Radar: First there's the radio. See this switch here? That turns on the power. See the little red light?
        Klinger: Cute.
        Radar: Okay, now I just want to review for a second. What's this little red light mean?
        Klinger: Tinkerbell's alive?

      • Potter: (talking about Radar) My horse can bugle better than him!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Alan Rafkin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

      • This can almost be seen as a preview of things to come as Radar trains Klinger for the company clerk position. Of course, Klinger became the new clerk for the 4077 when Radar left.

      • Col. Potter notes someone he knew was a plumber one day, then put in charge of the Panama Canal the next. This was a similar note from Harry Morgan's free-lance appearance in the episode 'The General Flipped At Dawn', where his character, Gen. Steele, stated his brother was the first person to become sick (bitten by a mosquito) at the Panama Canal.

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