Season 4 Episode 19

Some 38th Parallels

Aired Unknown Jan 20, 1976 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • When Hawkeye is talking about his, ahem, failure to perform with Nurse Able, he says, "She looks a little like my mother, maybe Oedipus wrecked it for me." Oedipus, the king of Thebes, is a character from a Sophocles play who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother; he was destined to do this because his parents had angered the gods. When Oedipus learns what he has done, he gouges his eyes out and leaves his city for a self-imposed exile in the desert.