This episode shows what a couple of suck-ups the by-the-book Frank and Margaret are when they think the rules should be bent to allow a private to enter the officers' club, since the private is the son of Gen. Mitchell, their superior officer.
In this episode we hear Hawkeye and Trapper talking about good ol' times how they got Radar drunk and taught him how to drive a jeep in the same night. Yet on a previous episode Radar says he learned how to drive on the bumper cars back home.
(Radar pulls off Hawkeye's blanket and Hawkeye has his feet on the pillow)
Hawkeye: Radar, who asked you to wake my feet?
Radar: Sir, your head's at the wrong end.
Hawkeye: No it's not, it's always been here! I'm gonna count to three, and by the time I get to one I want you out of here.
Radar: McIntyre needs you in surgery.
Hawkeye: I just came off 14 hours of surgery, if I cut open one more body it'll be yours, for waking me! Out! And cover my feet, the light's shining in my toenails.
Hawkeye: Uh, General, I'm sorry sir. Perhaps you don't realize it, but your wife gave birth to an enlisted man. And it is officers only.
Henry: Pierce, I'd like to talk to you for a minute about your possible execution.
Margaret: I think it only fitting that a Captain be assisted by a Major when working on the son of a General, Colonel.
Hawkeye: I think you just conjugated the Pentagon.
Frank: I wonder if I could say something useful.
Trapper: I've often wondered that myself, Frank.
Frank: General, I believe you remember me.
Gen. Mitchell: Oh, yes, of course.
Frank: I'm the, uh, backup surgeon who supervised the possible assistance if not the actual operation on your son.
Gen. Mitchell: I see, yes.
Margaret: Major Houlihan, sir, in charge of nursing.
Gen. Mitchell: I can believe that...
Hawkeye: And I'm Captain Pierce, the African explorer.
Henry (while Klinger is "pregnant"): It's none of my business Klinger, but should someone in your condition be smoking a cigar?
Hawkeye (introducing the enlisted men in the officers club): Corporal Radar, who's been like a son to me. Corporal Klinger, who's been like a daughter.
Klinger: Yes sirs. Right away, sirs.
Hawkeye: Cut that out, or I'll snap your garter.
Duk (to Henry): May I serve you, sir?
Henry: You betcha. I've been dying for a banana daquiri.
Duk: Is that a drink, sir?
Henry: Oh, yeah. You just take some, uh, bananas, and some rum, and some cream, and some crushed ice and you just put it in a blender.
Duk: We've got no bananas, no rum, and no blender, sir, and only powdered cream.
Henry: Okay, give me a beer.
Hawkeye: We got you drunk your first time.
Trapper: Taught you how to drive the jeep.
Hawkeye: All on the same night.
This is the first appearance of the Officers' Club, which would have its interior changed to fit the personality of the camp at the beginning of Year Three.
This is the first of 4 appearances by Clyde Kusatsu, playing three different roles.
Hawkeye: Captain Pierce, African Explorer
Hawkeye doing Groucho Marx yet again, referencing Captain Spaulding the African Explorer from the film Animal Crackers.