M*A*S*H

Season 2 Episode 19

The Chosen People

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Aired Unknown Jan 26, 1974 on CBS
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The Chosen People
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A Korean family set up camp in the middle of the compound. A Korean woman with a baby comes looking for the father, and names Radar. Civilian affairs relocates the family and blood tests prove Radar is not the father.

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    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)

    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)

    William Christopher

    William Christopher

    Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy

    Pat Morita

    Pat Morita

    Captain Sam Pak

    Guest Star

    Clare Nono

    Clare Nono

    Choon Hi

    Guest Star

    Dennis Robertson

    Dennis Robertson

    Lt. Michael Harper

    Guest Star

    Jerry Fujikawa

    Jerry Fujikawa

    Father

    Recurring Role

    Bobbie Mitchell

    Bobbie Mitchell

    Nurse Lyons

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • There is an interesting touch of irony in the scene where Captain Pak, Henry, and Father Mulcahy are all munching on a local, highly spiced dish. Henry and Father Mulcahy are working away with chopsticks, but Pak is eating his with a fork.

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Captain Pak: I had a long, reasonable talk with the farmer. Everything's cool.
        Henry: Great.
        Captain Pak: You've got three days to get the hell outta here.

      • Henry: Sam, what's Korean for 'suicide?'
        Captain Pak: That's the Japanese. We don't do that shtick.

      • Hawkeye: And... (sticks needle in baby's leg)
        (Baby cries)
        Radar: You said you weren't gonna hurt him!
        Trapper: Ah, Radar, Radar. You're acting like a nervous father.
        Radar: Oh, it's just that he's so little.
        Hawkeye: Well, like father, like son.
        Radar: Will you cut that out?

      • Henry: What do you want to do, Frank, start a military incident? In the middle of a war?

      • (Hawkeye looks at Radar's dog tags to check his blood type)
        Hawkeye: He's B.
        Radar: Stop peeking at my blood!

      • Henry: Frank, why don't you talk to the Civilian Affairs officer?
        Frank: Me, sir?
        Henry: Yes, I've talked with him. The man makes no sense, and you're very good at that.

      • Henry: Capt. Parker, this is Captain Pak, R.O.K. And this is Lt. Mulcahy, G.O.D.

      • Radar: She's mixing me up with somebody else.
        Captain Pak: That's possible. You all look alike to us.

      • (After Hawkeye tries to say something in Korean)
        Captain Pak: Um, give him a bicarbonate and tell him to stay off his feet.
        Hawkeye: Isn't that 'Your presence is welcome in our camp?'
        Captain Pak: No, it's 'Your uncle has gas from eating cabbage.'
        Trapper: I think you're ready for the UN.
        (After Hawkeye tries to say something else in Korean)
        Captain Pak: I'm sorry to hear that.
        Hawkeye: What?
        Captain Pak: Well, your uncle with the gas is now pregnant.

      • Lt. Harper: Are you men doctors?
        Hawkeye: Only when the moon is full.

      • Captain Pak: (to Henry) Well, sheriff, looks like you got troubles right here in Pregnant City.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This is the final appearance of Pat Morita as Captain Sam Pak. He later would take on the role of Arnold on Happy Days as well as the recurring role of Lamont's friend Ah Choo on Sanford and Son.

      • The title is a play on the word 'Chosen.' The Chosons were an old Korean civilization. Therefore, contemporary Koreans were ancestors of these people and, thus, Choson people.

      • Margaret does not appear in this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Pat Morita uses a variation of 'We got trouble, right here in River City' from the musical The Music Man. But this is an anachronism, since the musical didn't open until 1957.

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