M*A*S*H

Season 1 Episode 5

The Moose

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Aired Unknown Oct 15, 1972 on CBS
8.4
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The Moose
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Sergeant Baker arrives at the camp with his Moose. Hawkeye decides to find a way of getting her away from Baker. He tries ordering him to release her, tries buying her, and then resorts to cheating at cards. He releases her but she won't go, so he tries to teach her how to be independent.moreless

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  • Sergeant Baker comes to camp with his "moose" term used when a G.I. basically bought a Korean to be his slave. Hawkeye and Trapper as usual are here to save the day and set her free and go about teaching her to be her own person.moreless

    7.7
    Decent episode a little thin on the storyline. This may have really happened in Korea, but it didn't make for a very good story. I think they could have done better on the head of the family than the moose little brother, maybe if they developed the story where it would have been her father and he would have been much more difficult than the kid. There are some good outside scenes of the set in this episode. Hawkeye wins her freedom in a poker game with some help from Radar. It all works out in the end when Young Hi send them a letter that she is with the nuns and doing well.moreless
  • After winning Young Hi in a poker game, Hawkeye tries his best to make the young Korean into a real person hoping she will realize that she no longer has to be someones property.moreless

    10
    A good episode! When Hawkeye and Trapper realize that American GIs own young Korean girls(Mooses) they're outraged. After a failed attempted on Hawkeye's part to get Young Hi away from Sergeant Baker, he decides to win in her in a poker game. With the help of Radar, Hawkeye wins Young Hi, but when he tries to set her free...she refuses to go. With the help of Hawkeye and the rest gang at the 4077, Young Hi is given "people lessons" and is able at the end of the episode to tell her younger brother to "shove off." ~Roger Wilko~moreless
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)

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce

Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers

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

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins

Sergeant Baker

Guest Star

Craig Jue

Craig Jue

Benny

Guest Star

Barbara Brownell

Barbara Brownell

Lt. Jones

Guest Star

Patrick Adiarte

Patrick Adiarte

Ho-Jon

Recurring Role

John Orchard

John Orchard

Ugly John

Recurring Role

Linda Meiklejohn

Linda Meiklejohn

Scorch

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Hawkeye buys Young Hi's freedom from Baker for $2,200. With inflation taken into account, that amount of money would be roughly the equivalent to $18,261 in 2010.

    • Goof: Radar is helping Hawkeye by looking through a telescope at Sgt Baker's cards. At the beginning of the card game, Baker is wearing a fatigue jacket, but by the end he has removed the jacket. However, when Radar looks through the telescope, Baker is always wearing the fatigue jacket.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Young Hi: Must wash more socks, press shirts and shine boots.
      Trapper: Where were you when I wanted to get married?

    • Hawkeye: If you haven't got any more guts than that then I'm not gonna work here. I'll quit this outfit. I'll quit the war.
      Henry: Really? Well, who's gonna break the news to Truman and MacArthur?

    • Spearchucker: And when you meet people, don't look down. Look them in the eye and don't back off. (puts her hand on her face, then his) We're all the same. You get it?
      Young Hi: Excuse it, not same.
      Spearchucker: How do you figure?
      Young Hi: You need shave.

    • Trapper: (about the swamp) Someone broke in here and committed a neatness!

    • Radar: (when peering through telescope at nurse entering shower) I'm still blocked...hoo boy, am I blocked.

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