M*A*S*H

Season 10 Episode 19

Sons and Bowlers

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Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1982 on CBS
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Sons and Bowlers
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After losing to the Marines once again, Colonel Potter wishes there was one sport the 4077th were any good at. When Klinger mentions he can bowl, the Colonel decides to have a bowling competition. Unfortunately, he and Klinger are the only 2 good bowlers in the camp, so BJ and Father Mulcahy are "recruited" to the team. Colonel Potter becomes obsessed with winning the game, and excludes Margaret from the team because she helped the team lose at softball. Then the 4077th team hear the Marines have got a "ringer" in their team after pulling some strings..... Meanwhile, Hawkeye finds out his father is in hospital and tries to speak to him over the phone, watched by Charles, who envies Hawkeye's close relationship with his father.moreless

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    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

    David Ogden Stiers

    David Ogden Stiers

    Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

    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

    Mike Farrell

    Mike Farrell

    Captain BJ Hunnicut (Season 4-11)

    Dick O'Neill

    Dick O'Neill

    Colonel Pitts

    Guest Star

    William Lucking

    William Lucking

    Marty Ubanic

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    Roger Hampton

    Roger Hampton

    Second Marine

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    Kellye Nakahara

    Kellye Nakahara

    Kellye

    Recurring Role

    Roy Goldman

    Roy Goldman

    Goldman

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • (Last lines, Hawkeye buys Charles a drink, and they toast to Hawk's father making it through his surgery.)
        Charles: To our fathers.
        Hawkeye: And their sons.

      • Potter: I'm just suggesting...that you use your vast repertoire of womanly charms, to occupy him with an evening of boilermakers and getting his hopes up!
        Margaret: Colonel, they may have a pro, but you don't! (Storms off)
        Potter: Should have offered her a promotion.

      • (Charles and B.J. have explained to Ubanic why he's feeling "blue".)
        Ubanic: I have to tell Pitts.
        Charles: Well, uh, sir, I really wouldn't recommend that, if I were you--this isn't the kind of malady that's talked about openly among nice people like Marines.
        B.J.: Say it's something a little less embarrassing. Like...V.D.

      • (Hawkeye is worried about his father's operation)
        Hawkeye: Dad and I are to close to... let this all suddenly end with... silence, 12,000 miles apart.
        Winchester: Pierce, you should be grateful that... only distance is separating you. My father and I have been 12,000 miles apart in the same room.
        Hawkeye: Yeah?
        Winchester: The most intimate and personal communication at the Winchester household took place at the evening meal. Every night promptly at 7:15, we would gather at the dinner table. The soup would be served, and my father would begin with "Tell us what you did today, Charles." As the elder of the two children, I was given the privilege of speaking first. I would then have until the salad to report the highlights of my day. Even now, the sight of lettuce makes me talk faster. I always assumed that was how it was in every family. But when I see the... warmth... closeness, the fun of your relationship. My father's a good man. He always wanted what was best for me. But... where I have a father... you have a dad.
        Hawkeye: Charles, you never told me anything like this before.
        Winchester: Actually, Hawkeye... I've never told you anything before.

      • Hawkeye: I don't bowl, although I once had a perfect score in lovers' lane.

      • Potter: If you really care about the 4077th, you will see to it that, by the time a certain Sergeant Ubanic walks into this alley tomorrow, he'll be a shadow of his former self.
        Margaret: Are you suggesting I allow some leatherneck to land on the shores of Margaret Houlihan?

      • Col. Potter: Pitts, we've found a game that we are gonna beat you at.
        Pitts: Oh, yeah? What is it? Jacks or tiddlywinks?
        Col. Potter: Bowling.
        Pitts: Bowling? What're you gonna use for an alley, the minefield?
        Col. Potter: I'll handle the alley part. You just have your 4 best bowlers here a week from today. Now are we on or are you...? (clucks like a chicken)
        Pitts: We're on.

      • Potter: Hunnicutt, you bowl like a grade-school kid. I thought you told me you placed third in your league.
        BJ: It was a grade-school league.

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