Season 4 Episode 1

Welcome to Korea

Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1975 on CBS

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  • Hawkeye misses saying goodbye to Trapper by minutes but does meet BJ as he is raging about missing Trapper. On the return trip BJ, Hawkeye, and Radar must help a farmer's daughter, a mortared platoon, and get themselves drunk at Rosie's Bar.

    Poignant and fun. "Welcome to Korea" is bitter episode in that Henry is gone, Frank is now in charge, and Trapper is shipped stateside. But it manages to remain lighthearted despite all of this and the introduction to BJ is one of the greatest in TV history. But it is not until the scene where Hawkeye, Radar, and BJ are helping wounded soldiers from a mortar attack that this episode becomes a masterpeice. From Hawkeye and Radar scrambling between downed soldiers, BJ's sprawl in the mud, and his reaction at the horror of war, it becomes apparent that MASH is something special. Finally, the episode wraps in fine form with the wonderfully insane bar scene and BJ's meeting with "Ferret Face".
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