Season 9 Episode 16

The Red/White Blues

Aired Unknown Mar 09, 1981 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Red/White Blues
Colonel Potter nearly blows his stack when his well-intentioned colleagues mollycoddle him in order to lower his blood pressure.

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    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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Winchester: Where did Klinger put the post-op files?
        Margaret: I don't know, look under "p".
        Winchester: Post-op under "p"? That is the one place I know it would not be. These were not filed by a homo sapien. The last files I found were under "g" for "getting better".
        Margaret: Then what do you think we should do?
        Winchester: Burn the damn place down and take a tax loss.

      • (Margaret, Winchester, BJ, and Hawkeye are trying to clean up Klinger's office. Father Mulcahy walks in and closes the door to keep Col. Potter out)
        Father Mulcahy: Is it true that pigs are smarter than horses?
        Col. Potter: Padre, go ask a pig and a horse. Whichever one gives you a better answer, that's the one. Now let me in my blessed office! I've never wrassled a priest before, but God knows you're giving a reason to. (He pushes the door open and sees the mess) What in Samuel Hill hit this place?!
        Margaret: This is not as bad as it looks.
        Col. Potter: NOTHING could be as bad as this looks!

      • (Col. Potter recently found out that Hawkeye had told people about his blood pressure)
        Father Mulcahy: Colonel, you're not going to drink that coffee, are you?
        Col. Potter (to Hawkeye): You even blabbed to the priest! Is nothing sacred to you?!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Hydroxychloroquine is a version of one of the drugs in question in this episode (Chloroquine). This drug is also known as Plaquenil and today is a very popular drug in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • BJ: Congratulations Maxwell, your blood is good to the last drop.
        This is an allusion to Maxwell House Coffee, which has a slogan of "Good to the last drop."