M*A*S*H

Season 10 Episode 21

That Darn Kid

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Aired Unknown Apr 12, 1982 on CBS
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That Darn Kid
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Klinger buys a goat, with the intention of getting rich by selling its milk. Then the goat eats the 4077th's $22,340 payroll, leaving paymaster Hawkeye holding the bag. Meanwhile, Charles also thinks he can make a killing when he sees an ancient vase.

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  • One of the worst...a real stinker!

    3.4
    There must have been a serious case of writer's block going on at the Fox studios the day they decided to film this one. The show was starting to lose it's luster at this point, and this episode is the proof. Not only is it painful to watch, it's a direct rip off of McHale's Navy episode 75 (season 3 - 1964) "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad War" Here's the synopsis: Parker is robbed of $62,000 – The entire payroll for the Taratupa Base – And McHale and The Boys must find the money, before Binghamton nabs them, for theft.moreless
David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers

Major Charles Emerson Winchester III (Season 6-11)

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

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)

John P. Ryan

John P. Ryan

Major Van Zandt

Guest Star

Tom Kindle

Tom Kindle

G.I.

Guest Star

George Pressnell

George Pressnell

Unknown

Guest Star

Richard Lee Sung

Richard Lee Sung

Farmer

Recurring Role

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Rizzo

Recurring Role

Jeff Maxwell

Jeff Maxwell

Igor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Charles appears to be getting shortchanged on his salary. He receives $50 as a stopgap measure, which he promptly pays to Rizzo (still owing the original $50). When the full payroll arrives, Charles pays Rizzo $150 in interest, and then has to pay him his final $50 to clear the debt completely. This is a grand total of $250 dollars. Margaret, as a major, gets $400 a month. Surely Charles would get at least that much, and probably more, being both a doctor and a member of the male persuasion.

    • This is the second time on the series that Hawkeye has doled out the payroll. The first time was season three's "Payday" (episode 70).

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (3)

    • M*A*S*H received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 1982 Emmy Awards. Alan Alda won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Also Harry Morgan and David Ogden Stiers received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Loretta Swit won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    • The episode's title is a spoof of a non-related Disney movie That Darn Cat.

    • After Season 10 wrapped, the cast and crew felt M*A*S*H had run its course, but CBS decided to continue for one more year.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Van Zandt: I'll be informing I Corps that, in my judgement, Benjamin Franklin Pierce owes the US Army in excess of $22,000, to be garnished from his military and subsequent civilian wages.
      Klinger: Boy, talk about a GI bill.

      The GI Bill (Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944) guaranteed returning World War II veterans college or vocational education.

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