M*A*S*H

Season 10 Episode 1

That's Show Biz

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Aired Unknown Oct 26, 1981 on CBS
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That's Show Biz
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A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the 4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation. And wouldn't you know, the comedian is Klinger's hero!

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  • The last few seasons were not as bad as some people claim they are.

    8.0
    There is a general belief that MASH outstayed its welcome in the last few seasons. This double-length episode proves that theory wrong. By the time it was first broadcast the Vietnam War, which the Korean War antics were supposed to refer to, had been over from some years. The show became a story about the life of military personnel in any war. In this episode we see how the USO tries to entertain the troops, how traumatized soldiers react to simple conversations, how small things can bring comfort to relatives of fallen heroes, etc. It confronts people with prejudices, celebrates the simple things in life and shows the effect doctors can have on their patients. All of this is done with humor. Apart from the scenes between Hawkeye and Marina, it never resorts to sentimental pap. Funny and realistic.moreless
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)

Brian Byers

Brian Byers

Patient

Guest Star

Freddie Dawson

Freddie Dawson

Patient

Guest Star

Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon

Brandy Doyle

Guest Star

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye Nakahara

Kellye

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Charles: I must say, Pierce, I certainly envy you your surgical assignment. I'd love to sink my scalpel once again into a simple appendix. Such a useless yet highly lucrative little organ.

    • Hawkeye: Before I take out your appendix, there's one question I always like to ask. Have you had your appendix out before?

    • Hawkeye: How long have you had these pains?
      Marina: Just for a few days. Wasn't too bad at first but now it aches like heck.
      Hawkeye: You can say "hell" here. We're in Korea. If you can't say "hell" in hell, where in hell can you say it?

    • Hawkeye: I'd send you a postcard from the Korean theater, but the show is always the same.

  • NOTES (4)

    • TV.com (correctly) counts the first four hour-long broadcasts as two episodes but for some reason this one is counted as just one episode.  This makes the episode count incorrect.  There are 255 half-hour episodes of M*A*S*H plus the finale.

    • If you see M*A*S*H reruns in Canada on cable channel PRIME, some episodes (starting with this one) will erroneously have Gary Burghoff's name in the opening credits, even though he left two years earlier.

    • Radar is no longer seen in the main title credits.

    • This was the fifth and final 60-minute episode of M*A*S*H. These hour-long segments were divided into 30-minute 2-parters for syndication.

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