Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 784 users  
Reviews: 4 user

The Korean War MASH unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 22 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1000 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 211 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 1940 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Trapper John, M.D..

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1986   1985   1984   1983   … See all »
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bonanza (1959–1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker
Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams
M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit
St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel
MASH (1970)
Comedy | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt
Love, American Style (1969–1974)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Mary Grover, Barbara Minkus
After MASH (1983–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital.

Stars: Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher
W*A*L*T*E*R (TV Short 1984)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The neurotic but perceptive Walter "Radar" O'Reilly joins the police force after the Korean war.

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Gary Burghoff, Ray Buktenica, Victoria Jackson
The Real M*A*S*H (TV Movie 2010)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Min Sook Lee
Stars: Summer Brockwell, Gary Burghoff, Ashley Comeau
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: McLean Stevenson, Barbara Stuart, Madge West
House Calls (1979–1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dating someone you work can create problems, as Charley Michaels and Ann Anderson learned. he was a surgeon at Kensington General Hospital in San Francisco, a good doctor but less than ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Rogers, Ray Buktenica, David Wayne
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Mike Farrell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Trapper John McIntyre (151 episodes, 1979-1986)
...
 Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson / ... (151 episodes, 1979-1986)
Charles Siebert ...
 Dr. Stanley Riverside II / ... (151 episodes, 1979-1986)
...
 Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates / ... (142 episodes, 1979-1986)
Christopher Norris ...
 Gloria Brancusi R. N. / ... (132 episodes, 1979-1985)
...
 Ernestine Shoop, R. N. / ... (129 episodes, 1980-1986)
Chris Hutson ...
 Nurse / ... (102 episodes, 1981-1986)
Simon Scott ...
 Arnold Slocum (83 episodes, 1979-1985)
Edit

Storyline

This series brought the character of "Trapper John" from M*A*S*H in as the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Joining him on the surgical staff was a brilliant young surgeon, G. Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates, who had also served in a MASH unit - in Vietnam. The show covered standard medical stories, but it also took chances with such subjects as AIDS, the Epstein-Barr Virus, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Written by Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Centre mécical  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(150 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John in M*A*S*H (1972), turned down the role because he did not want to play a doctor again on television. (He later played a doctor on the television show House Calls (1979), itself a spinoff of a movie, House Calls (1978).) See more »

Quotes

[As a very attractive, young female nurse walks past.]
Doctor "Trapper John" McIntyre: That's the kind of thing that makes me wish I was 20 years younger.
Doctor. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates: Me, too.
[Trapper gives Gonzo an odd look.]
Doctor. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates: I'd be 7 years old and these things wouldn't bother me.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Small Wonder: The Grandparents (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very good TV show that ended too soon.
6 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very good medical drama ,hard to believe it first aired 30 years ago. i have caught some of it on youtube including the pilot and it was nice to see the handsome pernell roberts as trapper john. Gregory Harrison as Dr Gonzo Gates also starred - his farewell episode in the last season had to be one of the best episodes I've seen on TV. What I liked most about TRAPPER JOHN MD was how it differed from the other lame M*A*S*H spinoffs. We had AFTERMASH and WALTER -both terrible in the fact that the main characters were taken out of their element and put into stupid generic situations played for laughs with the only reason of getting high ratings due to the popularity of MASH. WALTER didn't even last beyond the pilot and AFTERMASH was done a year later. TRAPPER JOHN MD however worked because it was straight drama with good writing. They had serious situations and real emotion on the show. There would be some laughs and a joke here and there but it was not sitcom type crap ,it was done more to show that these people were human and had a sense of humor and needed to laugh amongst the stress. Especially Trapper who had to hold everything together while keeping his emotions in check. Gonzo also was a great character especially in the pilot where he just takes over in the emergency room.

It's a shame that the show only lasted 7 seasons. Harrison left midway through that last season because he was just tired of the show and then it only lasted 9 more episodes. There was no finale type to that final episode , it was just another regular episode. I do hope they air it in syndication again soon as I enjoy watching the reruns.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hawkeye's death? saginaw1
if you want to see trapper John MD nurselynnb
Casting For This Show TrapandHawksBaby
Episodes with Pernell Roberts morning_breeze04
TJMD title sequence bmasters1
Vampire Ep?!?! gods_beauty
Discuss Trapper John, M.D. (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page