M*A*S*H

Season 1 Episode 21

Sticky Wicket

2
Aired Unknown Mar 04, 1973 on CBS
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
63 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Sticky Wicket
AIRED:
Hawkeye and Frank argue over Frank's surgical ability. Hawkeye performs a difficult operation and the patient does not recover, as he should. Hawkeye begins to doubt his ability and moves out of The Swamp. He decides to open up his patient again, and discovers a nick in the colon that even Frank admits anyone could have missed.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
7:00pm
WZME
7:30pm
WZME
Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • More serious, but just as good!

    10
    Every now and then M*A*S*H pulls together a much more serious episode than others just to show us that they are involved in a war and it is a very dangerous situation.



    Frank is sick of Hawkeye talking in surgery as usual. They argues about Franks surgical abilities AS USUAL! But when Hawkeye performs surgery on a man who doesn\'t seem to recover Frank takes his chance to take pot shots at Hawkeye, which ends with them being pulled apart from one another.



    Hawkeye moves out of the swamp as he racks his brains trying to think of what could be wrong with his patient. Eventually he figures it out and they open him up again and everything turns out good in the end. Even Frank said that anyone could have missed it!



    This episode is proof that M*A*S*H made it as a drama as well as a comedy.moreless
Gary Burghoff

Gary Burghoff

Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly (Season 1-8)

Larry Linville

Larry Linville

Major Franklin Delano Marion Burns (Season 1-5)

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson

Lt. Colonel Henry Braymore Blake (Season 1-3)

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

Captain John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre (Season 1-3)

Wayne Bryan

Wayne Bryan

Pt. Thompson

Guest Star

Bonnie Jones

Bonnie Jones

Lt. Barbara Bannerman

Guest Star

Lynette Mettey

Lynette Mettey

Lt. Nancy Griffin

Recurring Role

John Orchard

John Orchard

Ugly John

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Hawkeye gets Margaret from her tent, he goes back into the tent and sees Frank in the closet. If you look closely at what he is holding it looks like a sex toy.

    • The doctors are eating in the mess tent. The things on the desk are changing position with every camera angle, and the plate with bread is changing place from Radar to Trapper.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Radar: I just won 800 bucks in a poker game.
      Henry: You woke me for that, Private O'Reilly?
      Radar: It's corporal, sir.
      Henry: Nothing is forever, Radar.

    • Trapper: How about a little golf this afternoon? After the mortar barrage last night, we've got a 19th and 20th hole.

    • Hawkeye: (about Thompson's injuries) The lace curtain effect as done by a fragmentation grenade.

    • Henry: Pierce, there is a war on!
      Hawkeye: Nothing gets by you, Henry.

    • Radar: Stop making fun of my height!
      Hawkeye: What height? You have no height to make fun of, get some height, we'll make fun of it.

    • Henry: Sometimes I think my wife operates Major Houlihan by remote control.

    • Hawkeye: (to Frank) I wouldn't let you operate on me for dandruff!

    • (in the OR)
      Frank: (to his nurse) Clamp. I said, clamp, clamp! Come on, move it!
      Hawkeye: Here, you go, Frank.(tosses a clamp on the floor)
      Frank: Colonel Blake, did you see that?
      Henry: Yeah, he's a great hitter, but he's got a lousy arm.

    • Hawkeye: Okay, sports fans, you ready for the next hand?
      Trapper: My last hand was more like a foot.
      (Radar laughs, Trapper glares at him)
      Radar: I thought that was funny.
      Trapper: When you're winning, rigor mortis is funny.

    • (During a poker game in the Swamp)
      Hawkeye: Can't you guys do that somewhere else?
      Trapper: Why don't you do what you're doing somewhere else?
      Hawkeye: I'm not doing anything!
      Trapper: Well, you can do that anywhere, can't you?

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less
  • 9:00 pm
    Dateline NBC
    NEW
    NBC
  • 10:00 pm
    20/20
    NEW
    ABC