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.