M*A*S*H - Season 4

CBS (ended 1983)




Episode Guide

  • The Interview
    The Interview
    Episode 24
    Clete Roberts introduces this segment as his show; he's arrived at Korea to interview the staff of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital because of its high 97% efficiency rating. In Roberts' interviews with Hawkeye, BJ, Frank, Radar, Klinger, Mulcahy and Potter, they talk about how they cope with their situation, what they miss about home, how they feel about who they work with, and whether they see any good in coming from war.moreless
  • Deluge
    Episode 23
    A sudden deluge of wounded at the 4077th is followed by a fire and a rainstorm which makes matters difficult for the staff.
  • The More I See You
    The More I See You
    Episode 22
    Hawkeye is reunited with a woman he thought was out of his life forever, but who never altogether leaves.
  • Smilin' Jack
    Smilin' Jack
    Episode 21
    The 4077th turns up a sick helicopter pilot, 'Smilin' Jack, who doesn't want to quit, and a twice-wounded GI who does.
  • The Novocaine Mutiny
    Frank has Hawkeye up on charges of mutiny, for usurping his authority when Potter was away on leave, and Frank was the C.O. The Judge Advocate, Colonel Carmichael, tries the case; BJ, Potter, and Radar are in attendance of the preliminary hearing to offer support for Hawkeye. There are several versions of what happened: according to Frank, he was trying to hold the 4077th together during heavy casualties when everyone else was falling apart; according to The Eye Of The Hawk, BJ and Radar, it was Frank who was out of control with his regimen. Finding no evidence of the alleged mutiny, the judge drops all charges against Hawkeye and puts Frank in his place (but will he stay there?!).moreless
  • Some 38th Parallels
    Some 38th Parallels
    Episode 19
    Frank tries to distinguish himself by selling the camp garbage, but it's Hawkeye who finds a use for it: he dumps it on a troublesome Colonel Coner.
  • Hawkeye
    Episode 18
    Hawkeye is injured in a jeep accident and, aware he has a concussion, babbles to a Korean family to keep himself awake.
  • Der Tag
    Der Tag
    Episode 17
    Potter decides Frank would be less of a pain if the others were friendlier to him; they oblige, with some startling results.
  • Dear Ma
    Dear Ma
    Episode 16
    Radar writes home to his mother, as Hawkeye conducts the camp foot inspection, and Colonel Potter gets some shrapnel in his backside.
  • The Price of Tomato Juice
    Radar gets the help of Hawkeye and B.J. to procure something Colonel Potter says he's fond of, but that's hard to come by - tomato juice.
  • Mail Call, Again
    Mail Call, Again
    Episode 14
    Mail brings a letter to Frank saying his wife is divorcing him, and one to Potter telling him he's going to be a grandfather.
  • The Gun
    The Gun
    Episode 13
    A wounded colonel's gun, a showpiece, disappears, and Hawkeye and B.J. play a hunch and bluff Frank, who has it, into returning it.
  • Soldier of the Month
    An epidemic of hemorrhagic fever keeps the 4077 staff very busy. Frank contracts the fever and makes a will, leaving all his money to his wife and all his clothes to Hot Lips. Meanwhile, the enlisted men compete in a "Soldier of the Month" contest to receive extra R&R.
  • Of Moose and Men
    Of Moose and Men
    Episode 11
    Hawkeye tangles with a tough Army colonel, Colonel Spiker, B.J. helps Zale, who's received a "Dear John" letter, and Frank looks endlessly for Korean saboteurs.
  • Dear Peggy
    Dear Peggy
    Episode 10
    B.J. writes home to his wife, Peg, reporting Klinger's escape attempts, the visit of a formidable chaplain, and one of Frank's goof-ups.
  • Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?
    Intelligence officer Colonel Flagg, and psychiatrist Sidney Freedman, grapple over the fate of a wounded officer, Captain Chandler, who claims to be Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most poignant scene is when Radar asks Chandler to bless his teddy bear.
  • The Kids
    The Kids
    Episode 8
    The 4077th plays host to kids bombed out of their orphanage, and at the same time has to deliver a baby and care for battle casualties.
  • Dear Mildred
    Dear Mildred
    Episode 7
    It's Potter's anniversary. While Potter writes home, Frank and Hot Lips have a wood carving made for him, and Radar rescues a horse and makes him a present of it.
  • The Bus
    The Bus
    Episode 6
    Radar is driving Hawkeye, BJ, Potter, and Frank in a bus back from a 'medical conference' when they get lost. They stop to see if they can find anything they recognize. When they decide to turn around, they find that the bus won't start. Radar goes off in the middle of the night for the latrine, and does not immediately return. Stricken, Hawkeye wants to set out to find him, only to be stopped by Potter. An injured Korean surrenders to get medical help from Hawk and BJ. Upon Radar's return, the Korean helps repair the bus and get them out of danger.moreless
  • Hey, Doc
    Hey, Doc
    Episode 5

    It's quid pro quo at the 4077th: two bottles of Scotch for secret surgery, and a tank to scare off snipers for an unauthorized shot of penicillin. A retiring sergeant wants Hawkeye and B.J. to certify him unfit to fly a plane. He's actually planning to bring some things he got so that he could start his own Korean theme business and they won't let him bring them on a plane so needs to take a boat.

  • The Late Captain Pierce
    When Hawkeye's father is notified that he's dead, he finds it's no easy matter either to get word to him or to establish otherwise.
  • It Happened One Night
    A freezing night, an artillery barrage that's coming too close, a patient going downhill, and Frank's searching Hot Lips' tent for his letters.
  • Welcome to Korea
    Welcome to Korea
    Episode 2
    In the conclusion of M*A*S*H's Season Four opener, Hawkeye (Alan Alda) escorts B. J. Hunnicut (Mike Farrell), the likeable replacement of Hawkeye's old pal Trapper John, back to the 4077th. En route, B.J. gets his first taste of "surgery under fire"--and Hawkeye realizes that he's found a kindred spirit. Imagine the surprise of strutting martinet Frank Burns (Larry Linville) when the "strait-laced" B.J. turns out to be just as cheeky and irreverent as Hawkeye; clearly, it's going to be business as usual for the rest of the War. The first of the series' 60-minute "special" episodes, Welcome to Korea has since been divided into two half-hour episodes for syndication.moreless
  • Change of Command
    Change of Command
    Episode 2
    Frank settles in as commanding officer, only to have a new one appointed over his head, one that, to his chagrin, fits in very well.
  • Welcome to Korea
    Welcome to Korea
    Episode 1
    Hawkeye misses saying goodbye to Trapper, but meets his replacement, B.J. Hunnicutt (Mike Farrell), in Seoul. Part 1 of two. Hawkeye: Alan Alda. Radar: Gary Burghoff. Frank: Larry Linville.
  • Welcome to Korea
    Welcome to Korea
    Episode 1
    Trapper is shipped home while Hawkeye is on R&R. Hawkeye speeds to Kimpo with Radar to catch Trapper's plane, but they just miss him. While they are there, they pick up BJ Hunnicut and take him back to camp. On the way back, BJ is introduced to the Korean War.