M*A*S*H

Season 11 Episode 11

Strange Bedfellows

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Aired Unknown Jan 10, 1983 on CBS
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Strange Bedfellows
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The 4077th faces a sleepless night as Charles's snoring keeps B.J. and Hawkeye from counting sheep. Meanwhile, Colonel Potter discovers that his son-in-law, Bob Wilson, has had an affair.

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  • Potter gets excited when he hears his son in-law had had some business in Seoul and is going to make a visit to the 4077,but finds out about an affair. Charles is snoring and doesn't want to admit a Winchester could do such a thing like a common person.moreless

    6.2
    One of my least liked episodes. The series was in its final days and they were having a hard time coming up with stories. I didn't like the part about Potter's son in-law and I thought they could have had a better story. Potter finds out by a phone call that a negligee was left at a hotel his son on-law stayed & his wife Potter's daughter was back in America. This was a hokey story and you just knew they could have at least had a better idea how Potter caught him. Maybe when Klinger was putting Bob's luggage in the VIP tent the negligee could have dropped out of a suitcase and Klingers could have struggled with telling Potter. Overall a weak story line. Potter's admission that he cheated on his wife was another story we could have done without. I guess when you are on TV this long it gets very hard to come up with stories and stay fresh. Other shows like 3's Company ran out of ideas fast and I remember most shows being about some mis-communication or mistake. Anyway we are in 1983 and the show is coming to an end. Its kind of sad really & I have seen the final show in 25 years, but its on Friday, and I bet I watch it at least 3 times this weekend. MASH will live on in re-runs, but its been gone a long time. I don't think I have seen all episode so every now and then I still see one I don't remember or haven't seen and its a treat.moreless
Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Captain BJ Hunnicut (Season 4-11)

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

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Near the end of the episode, when Potter has been telling Bob the tale of his own slip-up, and comments that there's nothing worse than betraying the love of a good woman, Dennis Dugan makes a very peculiar movement with his mouth. It almost looks as though, having listened tight-lipped to the story and realizing that Potter knows, he started to speak and found that his lips had stuck together.

    • When Charles is sitting at the table, his medical insignia and leaves on his collar keep switching sides.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Potter: Bobby, I've got something to tell you, something that I've never told anyone. A while back, Mildred and I were moving into a new home. She went on ahead and I stayed behind for a few days. One night, I came off a real late shift. There was this nurse who'd been working with me, and the thought of getting something to eat together seemed innocent enough at the time. After that, she suggested... a night cap at her place, and, well... things got a little friendlier than they should've. When I caught up with Mildred, I felt so bad, I couldn't look her in the face for a week. She never let on that she suspected anything, but somehow, I think she may have sensed what happened. There's nothing that can make you feel worse than betraying the love of a good woman.
      Bobby: (realizing the meaning of the story) How'd you find out?
      Potter: That's not important. What matters is that no matter how well you keep a secret, their will always be one person how knows: you.

    • (Father Mulcahy is trying to calm down Col. Potter, who recently found out his son-in-law had an affair)
      Potter: Whose side are you on?! I thought adultery was one of those sins that earned you an express ride right downsttairs!
      Father Mulcahy: I'm not condoning what he did. But I've lived in a war zone for some time now, and I've seen the sixth commandment take quite a beating. It doesn't necessairly mean the end of a good marriage.
      Potter: We're not talking about some lonely soldier whose been stuck over here for a year! This is a traveling salesman whose only been away for one week! And its not some army wife I never met, ITS MY DAUGHTER!!!

    • Potter: Sorry, boys, that room's got the "Occupado" sign out, for my son-in-law tonight.
      Margaret: Your son-in-law's coming here?
      Hawkeye: Who booked his trip, the Marquis de Sade Travel Agency?

    • Potter: You know, I always told Mildred, "You keep an eye on that boy, he's gonna be somebody one of these days!"
      Bob: I seem to remember something in there about "Hell freezing over"?

    • Klinger: Major, have you thought of sleeping on your--
      Charles: One word about my stomach, and you'll be busted. First your rank, then your knees.
      Klinger: And good night to you, sir.

    • Charles: Gentlemen, I am aware that allergies can lead to troubled breathing which, in some cases, can lead to snoring. However, in this case that can not be.
      BJ: Why not?
      Charles: BECAUSE I DO NOT SNORE!
      Hawkeye: Charles, what is the big deal about admiting it?
      Margaret: A lot of people snore.
      Charles: A lot of people dribble soup on their chins and vote for democrats.

    • Margaret: (about Charles' snoring) You are giving our position away to the enemy.

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