M*A*S*H

Season 9 Episode 20

The Life You Save

2
Aired Unknown May 04, 1981 on CBS

Trivia

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  • Trivia

    • When Hawkeye and Pernelli are discussing breakfast, Klinger appears and calls Pernelli "Cookie." "Cookie" is slang term for a Navy cook; Army cooks are usually referred to as "mess cooks" or "mess sergeants."

    • This is the first of three appearances by Val Bisoglio as SSG Pernelli, the mess sergeant.

    • Charles revealed that he had a brother but he died which caused his obsession with death.

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  • Notes

    • M*A*S*H received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 1981 Emmy Awards. Alan Alda received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Also Harry Morgan David Ogden Stiers received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Loretta Swit received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    • Alan Alda received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series.

    • Hawkeye says of Mulcahy's assignment to trash duty: "Some men are born with garbage, others have garbage thrust upon them" -- Potter said the exact same thing to Frank Burns in Some 38th Parallels.

  • Allusions

    • Hawkeye: Some men are born to garbage, some have garbage thrust on them.
      A paraphrasing of Shakespeare from Twelfth Night: "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

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