M*A*S*H

Season 1 Episode 19

The Long-John Flap

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Aired Unknown Feb 17, 1973 on CBS
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The Long-John Flap
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The camp suffers from the severe cold, except for Hawkeye who has received some long-johns from his father. They get passed around from person to person as a gift, a gambling stake, a trade, a bribe, stolen, given up to Father Mulcahy, who gives them to Henry, who returns them to Hawkeye as thanks for taking out his appendix.moreless

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Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

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)

Loretta Swit

Loretta Swit

Major Margaret J. "Hot Lips" Houlihan

McLean Stevenson

McLean Stevenson

Lt. Colonel Henry Braymore Blake (Season 1-3)

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

Captain John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre (Season 1-3)

Kathleen King

Kathleen King

Nurse Beddoes

Guest Star

Joseph V. Perry

Joseph V. Perry

The Cook

Guest Star

Jamie Farr

Jamie Farr

Corporal/Sergeant Maxwell Q. Klinger

Recurring Role

William Christopher

William Christopher

Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trapper is freezing and throws a notebook and parts of a stool into a stove, afterwards he closes the door of the stove. He then discusses with Hawkeye about the long johns and returns afterwards to the stove, whose door mysteriously is open again.

    • Goof: Klinger sticks up Frank for the long-johns, but Frank does not bring Klinger up on charges. This, from an officer that tried to bring charges against Hawkeye for failing to salute. Would Frank really let this incident with Klinger go by without arresting him?

    • Goof: When Frank gives Margaret the long johns, she hangs them up and just leaves them hanging up for a few minutes whilst she sits there shivering. This gives Klinger enough time to steal them. Why didn't Margaret just put them on straight away instead of sitting there shivering?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Radar: (over the PA) Attention, attention. Here's the announcement you've all been waiting for. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake is the proud father of a bouncing baby appendix. Henry's doing fine. (light applause in the mess tent) And the underwear has been saved! (loud cheers)
      Hawkeye: (hearing the cheers over the PA) We're a hit.

    • Hawkeye: Is Henry in?
      Radar: Uh-uh, some of him is. But most of it's still hangin' out.

    • (Frank is putting on the long-johns)
      Trapper: Hey, look what the giant rodent has on his body.
      Hawkeye: Suppurating pustules, if there's any justice.

    • (Trapper sees Hawkeye is wearing long-johns)
      Trapper: Where did you get them?
      Hawkeye: My father sent them to me. Right after I wrote him I'd be home for Christmas whether Truman said I could or not.

    • (Henry is dictating a letter to the Quartermaster for winter clothes for the camp)
      Henry: I am wearing so many pairs of cotton drawers my thighs don't know each other anymore!
      Radar: (writing) ...thighs don't know each other anymore.
      Henry: Don't tell him about my thighs, Corporal!

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