M*A*S*H

Season 7 Episode 2

Peace On Us

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Aired Unknown Sep 25, 1978 on CBS
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Hawkeye becomes so disgusted with the stalled Panmunjon peace talks that he impulsively takes matters into his own hands, and goes to the meetings to lend a hand.

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  • Poor Margaret.....

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    Margaret got tired of Donald Penobscott doing stuff behind her back. She was supposed to meet him in Tokyo, and Radar gave her a tellegram that told her he couldn't come because he got transferred temporarily to San Fransico. Radar expected her to lash out at him, but Margaret told him that she wasn't upset with Radar, and she would work things out with her husband. Later she calls Donald's unit and asks when he'll be back. Who ever is at the other end of the line told her that Donald had been permanetly transferred to California. Margaret gets upset, but not so upset that she destroys things like she usually does. OK, she does kick down the door, but that was all. Then she goes out into the camp kicking cans around. Hawkeye was also P.O.ed and comes across Margaret kicking cans. He asks what was wrong with her. And she tells him that Donald ran out on her. Hawk asks what Hot Lips is gonna do about it, and she says she's going to divorce him, then she cries. Hawkeye gets angry about all the pain the war is causing and goes up to the peace talks to try to stop the war. When he gest back, everyone dyed their hair red and wore red uniforms.moreless
Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

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

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

Don Cummins

Don Cummins

M.P. Guard

Guest Star

Kevin Hagen

Kevin Hagen

Major Dean Goss

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Hugh Gillan

Hugh Gillan

General Tomlin

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In response to several disparaging comments about his mustache, B.J. places a false one on the outside of his surgical mask.

    • The point system was used in Korea. In Sept. of 1951 the Army stated that an officer needed 55 points to be rotated home. They revised this in 1952 to state that it would take an officer 37 points, (not 36). This reduction was not followed up by an increase. This is the inaccuracy. Considering the amount of time that Hawkeye spent in Korea, he probably would have been rotated home in season 5 or 6.

    • The Panmunjon Peace Talks are featured in this episode - but they have already taken place, since they are mentioned in "Dear Mildred" (Season 4).

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Potter: And when are you gonna get rid of that cheesy mustache?
      B.J.: Never! It's either this or I wear a caterpillar under my nose!

    • Hawkeye: This damn war, we're helpless here, we just gotta sit here and take it. This has gotta stop. This has gotta stop right now. Today. This minute. (Leaps into jeep)
      Margaret: What are you doing, where are you going?
      Hawkeye: I'm going to Panmunjon.
      Margaret: What?
      Hawkeye: I'm going to the peace talks.
      Margaret: The peace talks! Why?
      Hawkeye: To stop the war!

    • Charles: Must you always spout Scripture?
      Mulcahy: Well, I'm afraid it's an occupational hazard.

    • Potter: Major, I'll grant you his going up to the peace talks wasn't the brightest thing to do, but it had some damn good results back here. All of these people have been in this thing for a long, long time. Doing the kind of work they do, day after day, with no end in sight, it has to get to them. What Pierce did today, was let a few people know: We're tired. And we want to go home.

    • Winchester: Pierce, I've never said this about anyone other than myself: you are a great human being.
      Hawkeye: Careful, Charles. You'll hate yourself in the morning.
      Winchester: Oh, I do now.

    • Major Goss: (points at Hawkeye) The General wants you to know--for the record--that if he catches you within 20 miles of Panmunjom, he will, and I quote, toss you in the stockade and throw away the key. Now off the record, he wishes he were a crazy doctor like you so he could get away with what you did. One more thing. The General wants from you a diet he can follow. The pressure's killing him.
      Hawkeye: I prescribe a quick end to the war!
      Colonel Potter: Pierce.
      Hawkeye: Alright, I'll have something for you before you leave.
      Major Goss: O.K. In the meantime, it looks like you're having a little party.
      B.J.: Want to join us?
      Major Goss: I don't know. Do you think I fit in? (Removes his helmet to show red hair, everybody else is dyed in red)

    • Hawkeye: (held upside down about to have his hair dyed red) I'll look like a tall Irish setter!
      B.J.: Any last words?
      Hawkeye: We who are about to dye salute you!

    • Radar: What are you laughing at? This is supposed to cheer you up!

    • B.J.: What's red? It's not red, it's anti-green!

    • Hawkeye: Margaret, you know the regulations. What are you doing out here with clean clothes and no beard?
      Margaret: Enjoying the most beautiful morning I've seen in weeks!
      B.J.: Where?

    • Man on P.A.: Attention, all personnel. This is absolutely the final call for morning formation. Those survivors of last night's three-day party, who have not already fallen...please fall in.

    • Hawkeye: Peace talks! I love it! They talk, and we get blown to pieces. The four or five eternities I've spent putting kids back together gives me the right to complain about this lousy, crummy, stinking war.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Also, it is in this episode that Margaret decides that she has had enough of Donald's philandering and announces that she is filing for divorce.

    • This is the first of 5 appearances by Perren Page, in various roles. His last appearance is in episode 229.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Hawkeye: We who are about to dye salute you!

      Hawkeye is parodying the Latin phrase Morituri te salutamus, translated as "We who are about to die salute you," spoken by Roman Gladiators before the historic fights at the Colosseum.

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