Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

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

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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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

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During the course of the show, Trapper drove three different cars: 1978 Mazda RX-7, 1980 Dodge Mirada CMX-360, 1983 Cadillac SeVille. See more »

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[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.
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Bring back Trapper John!
9 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I adore this show, coming from a M*A*S*H fan of many years. It's a great medical drama and really should have gotten more recognition. I watched a few re-runs with my dad a few years ago because I was interested and he watched it (my mother was a fan of M*A*S*H too but she never watched Trapper John) and I adored it from the beginning! Of course the main leading men are not that bad looking either. ;) Gregory Harrison and Pernell Roberts are some team!

Either way, this show is great and really should be brought back to re-runs so everyone can remember it. There is so much horrible shows (mainly reality TV..*cough* Jersey Shore) that they really should consider putting a good show on the air. And on DVD... that would be so much better. This show ran for 7 years, why is it not on DVD? It deserves it.


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