Season 7 Episode 10

Point of View

Aired Unknown Nov 20, 1978 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the closing credits of this episode, there are still shots of wounded Private Ferguson, Rich's fellow soldier (played by Hank Ross), and of Major Winchester that weren't in any scene of the episode. In fact, Major Winchester's looks like it was taken from Season 6's "The Winchester Tapes."

    • The writing on the notepaper Rich is using changes noticeably when he shows it to Hawkeye. The writing in the later shot is much more legible than in the previous shot.

    • Colonel Potter says he has been married for 35 years - but in "Dear Mildred" it is 27 years and in "Images" it is 38 years!

  • Quotes

    • (Winchester comes in angrily as Hawkeye talks with Private Rich)
      Winchester: Alright, Pierce, admit it, you were in my diary.
      Hawkeye: Charles, I have no idea what you're talking about. I haven't been in your diary.
      Winchester: Then how do you explain all the pictures?
      Hawkeye: What? It was all dry reading, it needed illustrations.
      Winchester: All right, Pierce, it's 2X4's at dawn!

    • (A wounded soldier, one of Winchester's patients, is trying to play up his injury.)
      Wounded Soldier: Boy, am I glad you're here, Doc. This thing's killin' me. The pain's shootin' through my body! You think you could've missed something?
      Winchester: Private, I do not miss things. You have a superficial laceration of the trapezius. Or, put into words you can understand...you've got a boo-boo on your shoulder. You can put it back now. If there's any pain, it will subside. By the way...that was the worst performance I've ever seen in here! It lacked sincerity, depth! You're lucky I stayed through the whole show!

    • (Hawkeye and Winchester are in Post-Op discussing why Col. Potter is in a bad mood)
      Winchester: I know what the problem is.
      Hawkeye: Hmmm?
      Winchester: Senility.
      Hawkeye: Senility?
      Winchester: Well, look at the symptoms. Chronic irritability, difficulty relating to others, uh, self-absorption...
      Hawkeye: That's not Potter, that's you!

    • Hawkeye: No, the whole blood is over there. Bring a unit for me. Straight up, no ice.

    • Radar (to Private Rich): Okay, I know everybody's telling you you're gonna be okay, but you're really going to.

    • Private Rich: So long, sirs.
      Hawkeye: Hey, what did I tell you? No unnecessary talking unless you meet a good looking nurse.

    • BJ: This meat is from the Civil War...blue on one side, grey on the other.

    • Hawkeye: I'm going to plug your tube and I want you to try to say a few words. Very slowly and carefully. Okay, talk.
      Private Rich (in a raspy voice): I don't know what to say.
      Hawkeye: You just spoke volumes.
      Colonel Potter: Loud and clear.

    • Hawkeye: I have to look under your bandage. Army regulations. You could be hiding a Jeep.

    • Ferguson: You know, if we were in a phone booth, the Sarge would still tell us to spread out.

    • (Margaret is giving Private Rich a sponge bath)
      Margaret: Just relax, private. I've done this hundreds of times and no one's ever died of embarrassment.

    • (Private Rich wakes up and sees Hawkeye looking at his chart)
      Hawkeye: Oh, you caught me. I was just eavesdropping on your condition. These charts come in handy, you know? Everybody ought to have one. Somebody asks how you're doing, you don't have to answer. Just show them your chart. So how are you doing?
      (Private Rich touches the chart)
      Hawkeye: Wise guy, huh?

    • Hawkeye (to Private Rich): I know what you're thinking. "This guy looks like he couldn't fix a bicycle tire." Well . . . I can't . But I'm gonna get you through this. You'll see.

    • Hawkeye: Klinger, you should know better. The Mess Tent is no place to bring a sick person!

  • Notes

    • Charles S. Dubin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series and Ken Levine and David Isaacs received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

    • Although this is his only appearance in a television series, Hank Ross contributed to television via his son Shavar Ross. Shavar played Dudley on the long running Diff'rent Strokes.

  • Allusions

    • Hawkeye tells Private Rich to stay off his throat and not sing Pagliacci. Pagliacci is a tragic opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

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