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 »

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.
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The Best Medical Show of the Late 1970's
2 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show pretty much was the opposite of the show it spun off from. While it was primarily a drama, it still had some very humorous moments. As with most medical shows at the time, the conflict of the old doctor and the young doctor was the axis on which this show rotated. Also, it was interesting to see the character of Trapper John, who definitely was a maverick, acting as a member of the establishment while working with the not only with the younger Gonzo, but with the even younger Jackpot. The show really took off when Madge Sinclair joined the cast and also when they didn't concentrate on the obvious assets of Gloria (a.k.a. Ripples). This show is definitely worth watching again.


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