M*A*S*H

Season 8 Episode 10

The Yalu Brick Road

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Aired Unknown Nov 19, 1979 on CBS
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The Yalu Brick Road
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Hawkeye and BJ lose their way while rushing urgently needed antibiotics to the 4077th, which is wracked with low-mileage Thanksgiving turkey-induced salmonella. Wandering back to M*A*S*H, the pair are found by a peculiar North Korean soldier.

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Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Captain BJ Hunnicut (Season 4-11)

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

Bob Okazaki

Bob Okazaki

Farmer

Guest Star

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Sgt. Luther Rizzo

Guest Star

Soon-Teck Oh

Soon-Teck Oh

Ralph

Recurring Role

Byron Chung

Byron Chung

North Korean Patrol Leader

Recurring Role

Roy Goldman

Roy Goldman

Goldman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode is nearly identical to the Season 4 episode "The Bus" in which Hawkeye, B.J., Col. Potter, Frank and Radar get lost on the way back to camp and and run across a Korean soldier who wants to surrender. Soon Tek Oh plays the surrendering soldier in both episodes!

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Hawk: I think he's surrendering. Let's put our hands down.
      BJ: Okay you go first.
      Hawk: Thanks. How about if we just put one down?
      BJ: Show some guts. Put 'em both down. If he doesn't shoot you, I'll put mine down. If he does shoot you, I'll put yours up again.

    • Hawkeye: C'mon, Ralph, let's find more people you can surrender to.

    • (Hawkeye, BJ and "Ralph" are walking back to the 4077th because BJ crashed their jeep. They encounter a Korean man trapped underneath a hay wagon.)
      Hawkeye: Let me introduce ourselves. That's Ralph, I'm Pierce, and this is Hunnicut whom you already know from driving school.

    • Charles: What is that man doing? Is he surrendering?
      B.J.: Shame on you, Charles, for not recognizing the international symbol for touchdown.

    • Hawkeye: I thought you said this was a shortcut!
      BJ: It is a shortcut! Look how fast we got lost!

    • Rizzo: You had to go to Themopolous, didn't you?! I coulda got us good turkeys from a crook you could trust!

    • Klinger: C'mon, I'm trying to help!
      Rizzo: You wanna help? Die on your own!

    • Potter: Your turkeys gave everybody the trots!
      Klinger: My turkeys were first-class birds; genuine Army issue!
      Rizzo: Sure...War Surplus!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The episode title is a reference to the Yellow Brick Road from the L. Frank Baum novel and movie The Wizard of Oz. The Yellow Brick road in Oz leads to the Emerald City.

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