M*A*S*H

Season 1 Episode 15

Tuttle

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Aired Unknown Jan 14, 1973 on CBS
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Hawkeye creates a fake doctor, Captain Jonathan S. Tuttle, to give supplies to the local orphans. Henry wants Tuttle to be officer of the day, so Hawkeye creates a fake personnel file, and all his back pay is given to the orphanage. When General Clayton wants to reward his generosity, Hawkeye is forced to invent a story about Tuttle jumping from a chopper without his parachute! Of course, Trapper's new friend, Major Murdoch, obtained the fake dog tags and parachute...!moreless

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  • Who knew tuttle led such a great life?

    10
    I just saw this episode recently for what seemed like the millionth time, and the story of Captain Jonathan Tuttle who went to Berinish Poytechnic university never gets old and it never loses its charm!

    Hawkeye creates Tuttle (an imaginary friend he had as a kid) and manages to get all of of his back pay given to the orphanage. This is Classic Hawkeye at his best.

    Its amazing how Hawkeye, Trapper and Radar managed to pull off such an insane stunt without anyone in the camp or even General Clayton being able to figure it out.



    One of the best episodes of M*A*S*H!moreless
  • My how funny this one was, i could watch it over and over

    10
    This one was one of the best Ive seen (which isn't many) The humour had me laughing, and the plot was cleverly constructed. It had me laughing hard. I found MASH ok before I saw this episode, but now It has moved up my ladder. This episode certainly did not disappoint. America stops to remember a brave hero who never existed.
  • One of the funniest episodes, ever.

    10
    This is one of the craziest episodes of the entire series and exemplifies the first few seasons of the show. It's fun to watch how a simple little fib explodes to unheard of proportions needed to keep from exposing the fake, until the big bomb at the end. This episode shows Hawkeye and Trapper's craftiness and imagination at it's peak.
  • One of the best episodes of the series...!

    10
    This episode shows why viewers grew to love and avidly watch MASH. Hawkeye, thumbing his nose at the army bureaucracy, invents a phantom officer, Captain Tuttle, to make it easy to provide goods to a local orphanage.



    The rest of the episode is fascinating to watch as other people, unaware of Tuttle's nonexistence, pretend to know him and so forth. Finally, when it looks like Hawkeye's fibs are about to be exposed, he pulls the proverbial rabbit out of a hat. Don't miss Hawkeye's hilarious speech at the end....a very funny scene.



    This episode is one of the true high points of the series as it showcases the comedic genius of Alan Alda and the others in this wonderful show.



    Highly recommended!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)

Mary-Robin Redd

Mary-Robin Redd

Sister Theresa

Guest Star

James B. Sikking

James B. Sikking

Finance Officer

Guest Star

Dennis Fimple

Dennis Fimple

Sergeant Pryor

Guest Star

Herb Voland

Herb Voland

Clayton

Recurring Role

William Christopher

William Christopher

Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Margaret is talking to who she thinks is General Clayton, but who is really Hawkeye)
      Hawkeye: Hello?
      Margaret: Hello, General? Margaret Houlihan!
      Hawkeye: Margaret! I do hope this is going to be an obscene phone call. (chuckles)
       Margaret: (nervously) I wish it could be, sir.

    • Henry: (about Tuttle) He was the best darn O.D. man we ever had.

    • Henry: Radar, there's something going on with Major Burns.
      Radar: Uh, yes, sir, with Major Houlihan. I know one guy who got pictures.

    • Frank: (to Trapper) Have you seen Tuttle?
      Trapper: You just missed him. He's over to X-ray with Hot Lips. He said something about doing some chest pictures.
      Frank: (sounding disturbed) You're a liar.

    • Hawkeye: We can all be comforted by the fact that he's not really gone, that there's a little Tuttle left in all of us. In fact, you might say that all of us together made up Tuttle.

    • Hawkeye: (preparing Tuttle's profile) And now, something for Hot Lips. Height--six-feet-four. Weight--195 pounds. Hair--auburn. Eyes--hazel.
      Trapper: Hawkeye?
      Hawkeye: Hmmm?
      Trapper: I think I'm in love.

    • Loudspeaker: Captain Jonathan Tuttle will report to Colonel to Colonel Henry Blake on the double. Captain Jonathan Tuttle, report at once.
      Hawkeye: (To Trapper) Should we go back inside and build one?

  • NOTES (2)

    • A possible inspiration for Tuttle lies in a World War Two operation by British intelligence made to convince the Germans of the veracity of phony papers found on the corpse of a supposed British officer. It worked to stunning effect, and also involved the use of staged telephone conversations and falsified records like Hawkeye and Trapper used on Burns & Houlihan.

    • There is a joke hidden in the closing credits for this episode. Captain Tuttle is credited for appearing "As himself" despite the fact that he is never shown on screen, because he doesn't exist. Hawkeye made him up.

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