Season 5 Episode 21

Movie Tonight

Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1977 on CBS

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  • Jocularity, jocularity, jocularity!

    A brilliant episode that takes a break from the normal set-up of a M*A*S*H episode. It\\\'s another lull for the 4077, with everyone doing the tedious menial chores. Fortunately, Colonel Potter has ordered a good movie. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong with the film does. So instead, the unit has to entertain themselves while waiting for it to be repaired.
    The \\\"Army Life\\\" bit is a classic, of course. Radar\\\'s impressions really are fantastic. It\\\'s just amazing to hear that little guy sound so much like John Wayne and Jack Benny. My favorite bit is the Father Mulcahy Sound Alike Contest. It ends with everyone in the mess tent (including Frank) re-enacting the final shoot out of the OK Corral and dog-piling top of each other.
    The 4077 is a family, and this is one of those episodes that shows them acting just like one. It\\\'s just a fun episode all over.