M*A*S*H's 50 greatest episodes

These are my picks for the 50 best episodes of M*A*S*H.
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1.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Abyssinia, Henry (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Henry finds out he's been discharged from the army, and everyone at the 4077th prepares to say goodbye to him as he heads for home. (25 mins.)
 
2.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Interview (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
War Correspondent Clete Roberts interviews the members of the 4077. (25 mins.)
 
3.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Life Time (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When soldier needs a valve replacement or else he could be paralyzed. And when another soldier is brain dead but still alive, they have to decide if they should remove his valve to save the other and they only have 20 minutes to decide. (25 mins.)
 
4.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Dear Sigmund (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Psychiatrist Sidney Freedman composes a letter to Sigmund Freud during a visit to the 4077, while the rest of the camp endures the hijinks of a mystery prankster. (25 mins.)
 
5.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Deal Me Out (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Radar hits a local with a jeep and a GI suffers from battle fatigue while Pierce and McIntyre clash with Frank Burns and the CID all during a poker game disguised as an officer's conference. (25 mins.)
 
6.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: 5 O'Clock Charlie (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Every day for the past six weeks, at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on the nose, a North Korean "washout from Kamikaze... (25 mins.)
 
7.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Point of View (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
You see a wounded soldier being treated at the 4077th through his eyes. (25 mins.)
 
8.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Hawkeye's childhood buddy drops by, and reveals that he is writing a book about his experiences in the infantry - experiences that may hit a little too close to home. (25 mins.)
 
9.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Fearing for his life at an aid station, Hawkeye writes his will with special bequests for his friends. (25 mins.)
 
10.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Tuttle (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A little white lie about an imaginary officer balloons into an elaborate charade. (25 mins.)
 
11.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Big Mac (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The camp prepares for a visit from General Douglas MacArthur, but Klinger interrupts the proceedings with his attempts to earn a Section 8 discharge. (25 mins.)
 
12.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Life You Save (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Winchester goes on a spiritual journey after a near-death experience. Hawkeye experiences the problems of being the officer in charge of food services when Potter rotates the duty roster. (25 mins.)
 
13.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Swamp's Korean houseboy, Ho-Jon, is accepted to attend school at Hawkeye's alma mater. The camp raises money to send Ho-Jon to Maine by raffling a weekend in Tokyo with a nurse, much to the chagrin of Hot Lips and Burns. (25 mins.)
 
14.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives. (25 mins.)
 
15.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Good-Bye Radar: Part 1 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
As Radar returns from leave, the camp struggles with a total loss of electricity due to a malfunctioning generator and a stolen backup. (25 mins.)
 
16.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Good-Bye Radar: Part 2 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Although Radar is granted a hardship discharge, the camp's difficulties make him seriously consider staying. Klinger begins taking over the company clerk job. (25 mins.)
 
17.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Novocaine Mutiny (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hawkeye is court martialed for mutiny under Frank Burns' command. (25 mins.)
 
18.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Movie Tonight (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Colonel Potter hopes a Western will be the cure for the 4077th's morale problem. But during the show, the staff of the camp is forced to make its own entertainment during the frequent film breakages. (25 mins.)
 
19.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Adam's Ribs (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
After literally being fed up with mess hall food, Hawkeye goes on a desperate quest to order barbecue spare ribs from his favorite restaurant, Adam's Ribs, at Dearborn Station in Chicago. (25 mins.)
 
20.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Welcome to Korea (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Hawkeye returns from R&R to find out Trapper has been discharged. He rushes to the airport to say goodbye but misses him. But it gives him an opportunity to welcome Trapper's replacement, B.J., to Korea. (25 mins.)
 
21.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Party (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Even while the camp is bugging out (and back), B.J. promotes the idea of a stateside "reunion" for the families of those at the 4077th. (25 mins.)
 
22.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: O.R. (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Drama, pathos and humor combine when heavy casualties result in a long session in the O.R. (25 mins.)
 
23.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A patient accuses Hawkeye of being a Communist sympathizer when he operates on a Korean soldier ahead of an American. As a result, Colonel Flagg attempts to recruit Winchester to spy on Hawkeye. (25 mins.)
 
24.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Divided We Stand (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Henry's orders to the 4077th to be on their best behavior when General Clayton sends a psychiatrist to evaluate them meet with mixed results. Will the team be broken up and sent to other units? (25 mins.)
 
25.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Inga (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Hawkeye falls for a visiting Swedish doctor, but is disconcerted by her take-charge ways. As a result, he is forced to confront his chauvinistic views toward powerful women. (25 mins.)
 
26.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: As Time Goes By (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule. (25 mins.)
 
27.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Chief Surgeon Who? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Hawkeye is appointed Chief Surgeon over Frank Burns, Burns and Houlihan go over Col. Blake's head to a general to protest the decision. (25 mins.)
 
28.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Yankee Doodle Doctor (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The 4077th is chosen as the site for a documentary featuring 'false heroics' about MASH units in Korea. After destroying the film, Hawkeye and Trapper make their own movie as a replacement. (25 mins.)
 
29.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The latest group of casualties includes a bomber pilot who claims he's Jesus Christ. Frank and Margaret think he's faking battle fatigue in order to get a discharge, and they bring in Colonel Flagg to help expose him. (25 mins.)
 
30.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Fade Out, Fade In (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Frank Burns cracks up over Margaret's marriage while on R&R in Tokyo, and Major Charles Emerson Winchester III is sent to the 4077th as a replacement by a vindictive superior officer. (25 mins.)
 
31.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Hot Lips and Empty Arms (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A friend's letter causes Margaret to re-evaluate her life in the 4077th and request a transfer. (25 mins.)
 
32.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Trial of Henry Blake (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Henry's on trial on charges that Frank and Margaret brought against him. So that Hawkeye and Trapper can't help Henry, the Majors put them under house arrest. (25 mins.)
 
33.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A visiting general, appearing to be more eccentric than the usual army brass and a stickler for regulations, tries to move the camp closer to the front and court martial Hawkeye before they discover that he's completely loony. (25 mins.)
 
34.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Incubator (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After an epic Swamp debauch to end all debauchery, the drunken duo give up on alcohol. They are upset... (25 mins.)
 
35.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Blood and Guts (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a visiting U.N. war correspondent sensationalizes the war instead of reporting it, Hawkeye is outraged. B.J. tries to repair a motorcycle donated to him by a wounded private. (25 mins.)
 
36.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Radar becomes an aspiring writer after ordering a flier from a comic book, and Hawkeye and B.J. give Frank a surprise birthday present that only he will appreciate. (25 mins.)
 
37.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: A Full Rich Day (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hawkeye records a letter to his Dad, detailing the exploits of a mad Turkish soldier, the loss of a Luxembourg Lieutenant's corpse, and a lieutenant's strong-arm tactics to obtain medical care for a comrade. (25 mins.)
 
38.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Dreams (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a hectic non-stop rush of wounded that is overcrowding the camp, the staff's brief naps have disturbing dreams in which the war is an never-ending intrusion. (25 mins.)
 
39.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Officer of the Day (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Assigned by Frank Burns as Officer of the Day in Henry's absence, Hawkeye must deal with the daily 4077th chaos and try to thwart sneaky Col. Flagg's plans for his Korean prisoner. (25 mins.)
 
40.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While Winchester fearfully avoids getting his agonizing toothache treated, the other surgeons discover a racist commander is sending his African-American soldiers disproportionally into dangerous duty. (25 mins.)
 
41.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Smell of Music (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Hawkeye and B.J. refuse to shower until Charles stops playing his French horn, and Colonel Potter deals with a patient who wants to kill himself because he is now disfigured. (25 mins.)
 
42.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: To Market, to Market (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After losing vital medical supplies to black marketeers, Hawkeye and Trapper attempt to make a deal to get them back. Henry gets a new antique oak desk. (25 mins.)
 
43.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Ringbanger (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Hawkeye and Trapper hit it off with a wounded Colonel, but when they discover his combat zeal is costing lives, they conspire to keep him from returning to the front line. (25 mins.)
 
44.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Longjohn Flap (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cold snap has everybody trying to get their hands on Hawkeye's thermal underwear. (25 mins.)
 
45.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Old Soldiers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Potter visits a sick friend in Tokyo, Hawkeye is in charge and the 4077th treats a group of refugee orphans. (25 mins.)
 
46.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Blood Brothers (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Father Mulcahy is not acting like himself at all. An upcoming visit by his superior, Cardinal Reardon... (25 mins.)
 
47.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Lend a Hand (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Everyone at the 4077 is so cranky, cold and bored, BJ decides the only way to uplift spirits is to "borrow" Hawkeye's birthday... (25 mins.)
 
48.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Hepatitis (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The 4077th has an outbreak of hepatitis and Hawkeye needs to inoculate the reluctant staff while dealing with back pain. (25 mins.)
 
49.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Carry On, Hawkeye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
All the surgeons except for Hawkeye, and most of the support staff except for Margaret, Radar, and Mulcahey come down with the flu. In this Korea-wide epidemic, they can't even find someone to come in and help with casualties. (25 mins.)
 
50.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: The Army-Navy Game (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Army-Navy game back home holds everyone's attention (and everyone's bet money) until an artillery barrage forces the camp to dispose of an unexploded shell. (25 mins.)