M*A*S*H: Season 7

20th Century Fox (1978)

Comedy, Drama, War
USA / English / 676 mins
IMDb 8.5
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Cast — View More ↓

Alan Alda Capt. Benjamin Franklin Pierce
Wayne Rogers Capt. John McIntyre
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter O'Reilly
Jamie Farr Cpl. Maxwell Klinger
Mike Farrell Capt. B.J. Hunnicut
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret Houlihan
William Christopher Father Francis Mulcahy
Larry Linville Maj. Frank Burns
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman Potter
McLean Stevenson Lt. Col. Henry Blake
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III

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Director
Alan Alda
Jackie Cooper
Hy Averback
George Tyne
Burt Metcalfe
Writer Ronny Graham, Larry Gelbart Richard Hooker, Ring Lardner Jr., Don Segall
Producer Larry Gelbart, Dennis Koenig Allan Katz

Plot

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

Episodes

Episode 1: Commander Pierce

30 min 1978-09-18
Hawkeye undergoes a drastic change when he becomes temporary commander of the 4077th, and learns about the tedious bureaucracy and accompanying headaches that Colonel Potter deals with daily.
Director: Burt Metcalfe
Writer: Ronny Graham
Guest starring: Andrew Masset

Episode 2: Peace On Us

30 min 1978-09-25
Hawkeye becomes so disgusted with the stalled Panmunjon peace talks that he impulsively takes matters into his own hands, and goes to the meetings to lend a hand.
Director: George Tyne
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Guest starring: Don Cummins, Kevin Hagen, Hugh Gillan, Michael LaGuadia, Rollin Moriyama, Perren Page, Michael Payne

Episode 3: Lil

30 min 1978-10-02
Colonel Potter meets a female soldier of the same age and interests as himself, named Lil. The others in the camp think that he might be cheating on Mildred, even though his friendship with Lil is completely platonic. Meanwhile Hawkeye tries to find out what B.J.'s initials stand for. As it turns out, he was named after his parents, Bea and Jay Hunnicutt.
Director: Burt Metcalfe
Writer: Sheldon Bull, Dominick R. Palmer Junior
Guest starring: Carmen Matthews

Episode 4: Our Finest Hour

30 min 1978-10-09
Newscaster Clete Roberts, reprising an earlier interview appearance, returns to update Korean War conditions, when he conducts a series of television talks with the leading characters of the 4077th.
Director: Burt Metcalfe
Writer: Ronny Graham, David Isaacs, Ken Levine, Larry Balmagia
Guest starring: Clete Roberts, McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers, Larry Linville

Episode 5: The Billfold Syndrome

30 min 1978-10-16
Charles becomes so irate, when he is turned down for a future medical position at home, that he refuses to talk to anyone in the unit, until Hawkeye and B.J. send him a false telegram from home. Meanwhile, a young soldier, Jerry Wilson, can't remember his own identity, so Sidney Freedman is called for help.
Director: Alan Alda
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine

Episode 6: None Like it Hot

30 min 1978-10-23
As the temperatures reach triple digits, Hawkeye and BJ recieve their new rubber bathtub from Abercrombie & Fitch. However, soon the whole camp is hot under the collar as word leaks out about the tub and everyone wants a dip, except for Klinger, who is trying to get his Section 8 by wearing a fur coat.
Director: Tony Mordente
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine, Johnny Bonaduce
Guest starring: Ted Gehring, Mic Rodgers

Episode 7: They Call the Wind Korea

30 min 1978-10-30
A strong windstorm affects the M*A*S*H personnel in varying ways: Hawkeye and most of the unit busy themselves securing items that could blow away; Radar prepares his animal hutch for the worst; a disgusted Charles switches his Tokyo-leave transportation from air to ground, and runs into a difficult medical situation en route to Seoul.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Guest starring: Paul Cavonis, Randy Stumpf, Enid Kent

Episode 8: Major Ego

30 min 1978-11-06
Captain Tom Greenleigh of Stars and Stripes comes to the 4077th to write an article about Charles, which makes him act even more egotistical than usual. Meanwhile, Margeret finds out her estranged husband Donald has tied up their joint account, while fending off at first -- then accepting -- the advances of Greenleigh. Klinger dresses up as various movie characters with the hope that Stars and Stripes will write about how crazy he is.
Director: Alan Alda
Writer: Larry Balmagia
Guest starring: Greg Mullavey, David Dean, Phyllis Katz, Frank Pettinger

Episode 9: Baby, it's Cold Outside

30 min 1978-11-13
While everyone is complaining about the record cold snap, Charles becomes the most unpopular man in camp, when his parents send him a winter-ized polar suit that he insists on flaunting in front of everyone.
Director: George Tyne
Writer: Gary David Goldberg
Guest starring: Terry Wills, Teck Murdoch, David Cramer

Episode 10: Point of View

30 min 1978-11-20
In this unique episode, the camera becomes the eyes of a young wounded soldier. It records his sensory responses to being wounded, flown by helicopter to the 4077th, examined, operated on, and treated in post-operation.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Guest starring: Brad Gorman, Marc Baxley, Edward Gallardo, Hank Ross, David Stafford, Paul Tuerpe

Episode 11: Dear Comrade

30 min 1978-11-27
Hawkeye and B.J. discover that Charles is living the life of Riley, thanks to the attentions of his menially paid Korean servant, Comrade Park, a man of unusual skills. He has an important contribution to make - a native remedy for a seemingly insoluble medical problem.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: Tom Reeder
Guest starring: Sab Shimono, Larry Block, Robert Clotworthy, Todd Davis, David Dozer, James Saito, Laurie Bates, Wayne Long

Episode 12: Out of Gas

30 min 1978-12-04
Heavy casualties are arriving, creating severe problems for the M*A*S*H unit because they are nearly out of Pentothal. Mulcahy takes up a collection from everyone - including a case of wine from Charles' private supply - and he and Charles take the jeep to make a trade with the black marketers for Pentothal.
Director: Mel Damski
Writer: Tom Reeder
Guest starring: Justin Lord, George Claiborne

Episode 13: An Eye for a Tooth

30 min 1978-12-11
Father Mulcahy takes being passed over for promotion philosophically until he hears of the rapid advancement made by a heroic helicopter pilot. Then his uncharacteristically bold actions stun Colonel Potter and the entire company.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: Ronny Graham
Guest starring: Peter Palmer

Episode 14: Dear Sis

30 min 1978-12-18
Father Mulcahy writes a pre-Christmas letter to his sister, who is a nun. He recounts his frustrations at not being more effective at the 4077th.
Director: Alan Alda
Writer: Alan Alda
Guest starring: Lawrason Driscoll, Patrick Driscoll, W. Perron Page

Episode 15: B.J. Papa San

30 min 1979-01-01
B.J. almost becomes the surrogate father to a Korean family. Finding them a substitute for his own absent family, B.J. spends so much time with them that his medical efficiency begins to suffer, and Hawkeye worries about his health. B.J.: "First they take me from my wife and kid, and just when I find something to help fill the gap, they take that away, too."
Director: James Sheldon
Writer: Larry Balmagia
Guest starring: Dick O'Neill, Michael Aragon, Chao-Li Chi, Stephen Keep, Richard Forukawa, Shizuko Hoshi

Episode 16: Inga

30 min 1979-01-08
It's instant attraction for Hawkeye when a beautiful Swedish doctor, called Inga, arrives to observe combat surgery. That is, until she upstages him in the operating room with a superior technique, and his ego is bruised.
Director: Alan Alda
Writer: Alan Alda
Guest starring: Mariette Hartley, Phyllis Katz, Mark Favara

Episode 17: The Price

30 min 1979-01-15
The 4077th is confronted by two crises: Colonel Potter's mare, Sophie, mysteriously disappears from her corral, and Hawkeye and B.J. find themselves with a young Korean boy on their hands, who is trying to avoid conscription into the Army.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: Erik Tarloff
Guest starring: Miko Mayama, Yuki Shimoda, Ken Mochizuki, Dennis Sakamoto, Leich Kim

Episode 18: The Young And The Restless

30 min 1979-01-22
A lecture on the latest techniques by a young surgeon from Tokyo, and a later demonstration of his surgical skill, turns Winchester into a drunk and Potter into an invalid, whilst bringing home to Hawkeye and B.J. that they are out of touch with new medical practices.
Director: William Jurgensen
Writer: Mitch Markowitz
Guest starring: James Canning

Episode 19: Hot Lips is Back in Town

30 min 1979-01-29
Radar, who is smitten with the cute new nurse, Linda Nugent, relies on Hawkeye's expertise on how to cope with the situation. Hot Lips, meanwhile, celebrates her just-granted divorce by taking a step that arouses Colonel Potter's ire.
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Writer: Larry Balmagia, Bernard Dilbert
Guest starring: Walter Brooke, Peggy Lee Brennan

Episode 20: C*A*V*E

30 min 1979-02-05
The 4077th evacuation to a nearby cave to, avoid U.S. artillery fire on a Chinese target, poses problems for Hawkeye, who has a claustrophobia problem that Colonel Potter is unaware of. On the other hand, Margaret hates loud noises. And then there's the problem of a seriously wounded soldier...
Director: William Jurgensen
Writer: Ronny Graham, Larry Balmagia
Guest starring: Basil Hoffman, Charles Jenkins, Mark L. Taylor

Episode 21: Rally Round the Flagg, Boys

30 min 1979-02-14
The sinister Colonel Flagg pops up at the 4077th again, playing his usual spy games, convinced that Hawkeye is a communist sympathizer, after he saves the life of a North Korean soldier. Also, an American soldier is less than impressed.
Director: Harry Morgan
Writer: Mitch Markowitz
Guest starring: Neil Thompson, Bob Okazaki

Episode 22: Preventive Medicine

30 min 1979-02-19
On a sub-note, Klinger plays the part of a voodoo practioner to try and get out of the army.
Director: Tony Mordente
Writer: Tom Reeder
Guest starring: James Wainwright, Larry Jenkins

Episode 23: A Night at Rosie's

30 min 1979-02-26
A typical day in the life of Rosie's bar, complete with AWOL problem drinkers, a bound and gagged Winchester, and a gambling scheme.
Director: Burt Metcalfe
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Guest starring: Jim Burk, Keye Luke, Joshua Bryant, Joe Di Reda

Episode 24: Ain't Love Grand

30 min 1979-03-05
The impossible happens for the snobbish Charles when he shares an emotional experience with Klinger, who discovers a U.S. nurse, Debbie, finds him and his bizarre attire attractive, while Charles succumbs to the exotic charms of a Korean girl, called Sooni, who he meets at Rosie's Bar.
Director: Mike Farrell
Writer: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Guest starring: Kit McDonough, Sylvia Cjang, Michael Williams

Episode 25: The Party

30 min 1979-03-12
Talk of a post-war reunion gives BJ an idea- planning a present-day stateside gathering of 4077th families. He continues to obsess with the idea even under the duress of bug-out instigated by a Chinese breakthrough. Also, Klinger fears that the party will blow his cover, as his mother doesn't know he's stationed in Korea.
Director: Burt Metcalfe
Writer: Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe
Guest starring: Burt Metcalfe

Editions

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024543136309 1 2004-12-07 Season 7: Collector's Edition
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5039036021104 2 2005-05-30 3 Disc Collector's Edition
4010232032959 2 2006-03-02
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