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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Year: 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

23 September 1979


Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates
Mary McCarty ... Clara 'Starch' Willoughby, R. N.
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II
Christopher Norris ... Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi R. N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (as Brian Mitchell)

Jack Gilford ... Ziegler

Barbara Stuart ... Harriet

Jessica Walter ... Melanie Townsend McIntyre

Roddy McDowall ... Reverend Barnaby Box
Stephen Pearlman ... Marvin Sternhauser
Ned Wilson ... Anesthesiologist

Joe Spano ... Dr. Gallant
Mariko Tse ... Feldman
Helen Baron ... Woman in the Mink Coat
Karen Carr ... Receptionist (as Karen Glow Carr)
Herb Davis ... Salesman
Jennifer Davis Westmore ... Nurse (as Jennifer Davis)
Blake Harris ... ER Nurse
Hanna King ... Tired Nurse
Gene D. Jackson ... Intern
David Hernandez ... Orderly
Nelson Welch ... Old Man
Wayne Winton ... Choking Man

Season 1, Episode 2: Flashback

30 September 1979

Season 1, Episode 3: Deadly Exposure

7 October 1979

Season 1, Episode 4: Love Is a Three-Way Street

21 October 1979

Season 1, Episode 5: The Shattered Image

28 October 1979

Season 1, Episode 6: What Are Friends For?

11 November 1979

Season 1, Episode 7: One for My Baby

18 November 1979

Season 1, Episode 8: Taxi in the Rain

2 December 1979

Season 1, Episode 9: Licensed to Kill

9 December 1979

Season 1, Episode 10: The Surrogate

23 December 1979
A boy is brought in and he calls his father to come. He offers to donate blood if he needs it. But tests reveal the man is not the boy's father. He tells them he found him a few years ago and took him in. And he eventually would think of him as his son. Trapper tells the authorities and they learns that the boy ran away from his mother. When she comes he doesn't want to be with her. But the man doesn't have any rights so he tells him he has to go with her. And he becomes catatonic.

Season 1, Episode 11: Whose Little Hero Are You?

30 December 1979

Season 1, Episode 12: Boom!

6 January 1980

Season 1, Episode 13: Have You Hugged Your Nurse Today?

13 January 1980

Season 1, Episode 14: Missionary's Downfall

27 January 1980

Season 1, Episode 15: Warning: I May Be Hazardous to Your Health

3 February 1980

Season 1, Episode 16: 'Til Life Do Us Part

10 February 1980
A patient who is diagnosed with a serious form of cancer finds inspiration in a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Season 1, Episode 17: If You Can't Stand the Heat

17 February 1980

Season 1, Episode 18: Strike!

24 February 1980
A possible nurse's strike threatens the hospital as well as Gonzo's love life.

Season 1, Episode 19: It's a Wise Surgeon

2 March 1980
Gonzo is suspicious of a young Korean man who comes to the hospital claiming to be the long-lost son of Trapper. A woman with a history of faking illness is surprised when she is diagnosed with a rare disease.

Season 1, Episode 20: Short Odds

9 March 1980
Gonzo tries to date a new surgeon who suffers a loss of confidence after her first patient dies.

Season 1, Episode 21: Quarantine

23 March 1980
Trapper's ex-wife Melanie finds a baby in a fitting room and the hospital is put at risk when the baby is found to have a form of the plague.

Season 1, Episode 22: Hot Line

30 March 1980
Gonzo and the staff decide to start a hot-line for people to anonymously call with their problems. Trapper takes a risk by bringing in a retired doctor with an alcohol problem to help perform a rare eye operation.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Girl Under Glass: Part 1

23 November 1980
A controlling millionaire publisher gives the hospital a large donation in exchange for Gonzo watching over his daughter who has a rare blood disorder that needs round-the-clock care and is smitten with Dr. Gates. Trapper must find a replacement for Starch who has gotten married and retired.

Season 2, Episode 2: Girl Under Glass: Part 2

30 November 1980
With Gonzo accused of sexual misconduct, the hospital faces a public relations nightmare.

Season 2, Episode 3: Slim Chance

7 December 1980
When Gonzo learns that an old classmate has put her health and sanity at risk by following a strict diet which encourages the use of diuretics, he goes after the well-respected doctor who founded the diet.

Season 2, Episode 4: Call Me Irresponsible

21 December 1980
Riverside comes under fire after he takes over one of Gonzo's patients who happens to be dating his father and she ends up almost dying from an allergic reaction to fluorine.

Season 2, Episode 5: Creepy Time Gal

4 January 1981
Gonzo and Trapper are unsure how to treat a college student who has gotten mysteriously sick while doing a research paper on satanic rituals.

Season 2, Episode 6: Straight and Narrow

11 January 1981
When a cop who is found to be homosexual is shot at a gay rally, Gonzo believes that he may have been shot by someone on the force and may be in danger at the hospital.

Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates

Madge Sinclair ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II
Christopher Norris ... Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi R. N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (credit only) (as Brian Mitchell)
Joseph Cali ... Officer Joey Santori
Charles Hallahan ... Sam
Craig Russell ... Judy

Harold J. Stone ... Mr. Santori

Stepfanie Kramer ... Cheryl
Stewart Moss ... Jake Mills

Paula Kelly ... Betty Simons
Frank Marth ... Insp. Timothy Calvin
Simon Scott ... Arnold Slocum
Barney Phillips ... Dr. Baker
Janet Brandt ... Mrs. Gelgood
Tony Lucas ... Phillip Todman
John Lombardo ... Young Gay Man

Curtis Taylor ... Cowboy (as Curtis Lynn Taylor)
Gary Faga ... Cop #1
Patrick Wright ... Cop #2

Season 2, Episode 7: Earthquake

18 January 1981
Trapper and Gonzo go on a trip to a cabin which becomes an adventure when an earthquake hits and the woman staying at the cabin needs serious medical care. At the hospital, Riverside leads the evacuation when the earthquake hits.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Pagoda Cure

25 January 1981
Members of the staff are baffled when a Vietnamese woman, who had initially refused surgery, is mysteriously operated on overnight without anyone seeing it. Trapper recognizes a politician who checks in under a false name and is brought in by a younger woman that is not his wife.

Season 2, Episode 9: Have I Got a Girl for You

1 February 1981
A shy and clumsy nurse asks Trapper for advice on how to attract Gonzo. A woman who is obsessed with her appearance is reluctant to have a tumor in her face removed.

Season 2, Episode 10: Who's the Lucky Father?

15 February 1981
A noted con man believes that the hospital is trying to pull one over on him when he is told that he needs a life-saving operation and his girlfriend is pregnant.

Season 2, Episode 11: A Family Affair

22 February 1981

Season 2, Episode 12: Finders Keepers

8 March 1981
Gonzo and Trapper try to track down the family of a 10-year old girl who was hit by a car and is exhibiting erratic behavior. The only leads they have are gang members with whom she was living with.

Season 2, Episode 13: Days of Wine and Leo

15 March 1981
Trapper convinces the board to fill the position of diagnosing physician with a former war buddy who is a double amputee.

Season 2, Episode 14: A Case of the Crazies

29 March 1981
There is plenty of excitement at the hospital for the opening of the day care center. However, the excitement is short-lived when a child is injured in a fall and it is found out that the day care director was once in a mental institution.

Season 2, Episode 15: Second Sight

5 April 1981
Instead of using his spare time to study for his medical boards, Jackpot looks into a sight restoring operation for his blind girlfriend.

Season 2, Episode 16: King of the Road

3 May 1981

Season 2, Episode 17: The Albatross

10 May 1981

Season 2, Episode 18: Brain Child

17 May 1981


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: That Old Gang of Mine

4 October 1981

Season 3, Episode 2: C.O.D.

11 October 1981

Season 3, Episode 3: Give Till It Hurts

18 October 1981

Season 3, Episode 4: Hate Is Enough

25 October 1981
A man is brought in who claims to be writing a book on the KKK. Later someone comes and sees him and threatens him. When Gonzo tries to talk to him about what he said, he denies it. Later Gonzo finds in his things that he's telling the truth and that one of the hospital's brilliant doctors is the head.

Season 3, Episode 5: The Ego Experience

8 November 1981

Season 3, Episode 6: Cooperative Care

15 November 1981

Season 3, Episode 7: Is There a Doctor in the Big House?

29 November 1981

Season 3, Episode 8: Mother Dearest

6 December 1981

Season 3, Episode 9: 'Tis the Season

20 December 1981

Season 3, Episode 10: Future Imperfect

27 December 1981

Season 3, Episode 11: 42

3 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 12: Victims

10 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 13: Angel of Mercy

17 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 14: Danny

24 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 15: Ladies in Waiting

31 January 1982

Season 3, Episode 16: The Peter Pan Syndrome

7 February 1982

Season 3, Episode 17: Medicine Man

21 February 1982

Season 3, Episode 18: Maybe Baby

7 March 1982

Season 3, Episode 19: Love and Marriage

14 March 1982

Season 3, Episode 20: Candy Doctor

21 March 1982

Season 3, Episode 21: Doctors and Other Strangers

28 March 1982

Season 3, Episode 22: A Piece of the Action

11 April 1982

Season 3, Episode 23: Cause for Concern

18 April 1982

Season 3, Episode 24: John's Other Life

2 May 1982

Season 3, Episode 25: The One and Only

16 May 1982


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Don't Rain on My Charade

26 September 1982

Season 4, Episode 2: Truth and Consequences: Part 1

3 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 3: Truth and Consequences: Part 2

10 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 4: Three on a Mismatch

17 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 5: The Object of My Affliction

24 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 6: You Pays Your Money

31 October 1982

Season 4, Episode 7: The Ransom

7 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 8: Thanks for Giving

21 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 9: The Good Life

28 November 1982

Season 4, Episode 10: Getting to Know You

12 December 1982

Season 4, Episode 11: Russians and Ruses

19 December 1982

Season 4, Episode 12: Life, Death and Vinnie Duncan

2 January 1983

Season 4, Episode 13: Baby on the Line

9 January 1983

Season 4, Episode 14: It Only Hurts When I Love

16 January 1983

Season 4, Episode 15: Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

23 January 1983


Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates

Madge Sinclair ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
Christopher Norris ... Gloria Brancusi R.N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (as Brian Mitchell)
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II

John Rubinstein ... Hank Palmer

Howard Morris ... Dr. Hannigan

Donna Pescow ... Linda D'Amico
Richard Schaal ... Dr. David Sandler

Miguel Ferrer ... Dr. Austin
Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Ross

John Slade ... Band Leader (as Jon Slade)
Bebe Kelly ... Nurse Clover
Mik One ... Paul
Byron Morrow ... Ear Specialist
Daniel Greene ... Orderly
Naomi Preble ... Trombone Player (as Naomi 'Pee Wee' Preble)
Chris Hutson ... Nurse
Peter Harrell ... Pete

Season 4, Episode 16: Forget Me Not

30 January 1983

Season 4, Episode 17: The Spy Who Bugged Me

13 February 1983

Season 4, Episode 18: Pasts Imperfect

20 February 1983

Season 4, Episode 19: Primetime

13 March 1983

Season 4, Episode 20: Blue Genes

20 March 1983

Season 4, Episode 21: Friends in High Places

27 March 1983

Season 4, Episode 22: South Side Story

3 April 1983


Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates

Madge Sinclair ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
Christopher Norris ... Gloria Brancusi R.N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (as Brian Mitchell)
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II

Paul Carafotes ... Bobby Gelenko
Pat McCormick ... Herb Dent (as Patrick McCormick)

Judith Roberts ... Olivia Chapman (as Judith Anna Roberts)

John Laughlin ... Gordo

Dawn Jeffory ... Rita
William Bogert ... Mr. Furlow

Lilia Skala ... Mrs. Violetta Gelenko
Jimmy Baio ... Jed
Simon Scott ... Arnold Slocum
Peter Schrum ... Super (as Pete Schrum)
Winnie McCarthy ... McCarthy

Susan Angelo ... Secretary
Chris Hutson ... Nurse

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: I Only Have Ice for You

2 October 1983

Season 5, Episode 2: ...And for Loyal and Devoted Service

9 October 1983

Season 5, Episode 3: All About Everett

16 October 1983

Season 5, Episode 4: May Divorce Be with You

23 October 1983


Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates

Madge Sinclair ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
Christopher Norris ... Gloria Brancusi R. N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (as Brian Mitchell)
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II
Karen Morrow ... Karen
Harvey Jason ... Martin Hopkins

Mews Small ... Barbara Hopkins (as Marya Small)
Marcia Rodd ... E.J. Riverside

Jessica Walter ... Melanie Townsend McIntyre
Simon Scott ... Arnold Slocum

Lurene Tuttle ... Mrs. Palmer
Louise Lewis ... Lurene (as Louise Fitch)
Sally Kemp ... Claudette

John McCook ... Brian Oppenheim

Paul Eiding ... Dr. Wallach
Deedee Bradley ... Dee (as Dee Dee Young)
Peter Harrell ... Pete
Chris Hutson ... Nurse
Dinah Anne Rogers ... Irene

Season 5, Episode 5: What a Difference a Day Makes

30 October 1983

Season 5, Episode 6: The Final Cut

6 November 1983
Gonzo has been training three doctors for cardiac surgery. But he is told due to budget reasons, he has to cut one of them. So he sets out to do that by getting to know them personally.

Season 5, Episode 7: Old Man Liver

13 November 1983

Season 5, Episode 8: The Agony of D'Feet

20 November 1983

Season 5, Episode 9: Mother Load

27 November 1983

Season 5, Episode 10: Fat Chance

4 December 1983

Season 5, Episode 11: Supernurse

11 December 1983

Season 5, Episode 12: Special Delivery

1 January 1984

Season 5, Episode 13: Play Your Hunch

8 January 1984

Season 5, Episode 14: A Little Knife Music

15 January 1984

Season 5, Episode 15: Where There's a Will

29 January 1984

Season 5, Episode 16: Send in the Clowns

12 February 1984

Season 5, Episode 17: This Gland Is Your Gland

4 March 1984


Pernell Roberts ... Trapper John McIntyre

Gregory Harrison ... Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates

Madge Sinclair ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
Christopher Norris ... Gloria Brancusi R. N.

Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (as Brian Mitchell)
Charles Siebert ... Dr. Stanley Riverside II

Andrea Marcovicci ... Stephanie Nichols

Ronnie Schell ... Marshall Shields

R.G. Armstrong ... Ralph

Nancy Kwan ... Dr. Lois Miyoshiro
Simon Scott ... Arnold Slocum
Beau Starr ... Bruiser
Sarah Cunningham ... Nurse Andrews

Carl Weintraub ... Orderly #1
Ron Pinkard ... Pardino

Pamela Dunlap ... Woman

Terence McGovern ... The Salesman
Anita Jesse ... Nurse

Jeff Celentano ... Orderly #2 (as Jeff Weston)
Patti Been ... Nurse
Michael Skipper ... Henry
Kay St. Germain Wells ... Mrs. Wiley (as Kay St. Germain)

James Griffith ... Mr. Garrett
Chris Hutson ... Nurse
Joan Gerber ... Annie (voice) (as Joanie Gerber)

Season 5, Episode 18: The Fred Connection

11 March 1984

Season 5, Episode 19: The Jackpot Pays Off

18 March 1984

Season 5, Episode 20: I Do, I Don't

25 March 1984

Season 5, Episode 21: It's About Time

1 April 1984

Season 5, Episode 22: Aunt Mildred Is Watching

6 May 1984


Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: A Change of Heart

30 September 1984

Season 6, Episode 2: My Son the Doctor

14 October 1984
When Trapper's son J.T. a recent medical school graduate who's a bit of a delinquent gets in trouble which causes him to lose the job he was hoping to get. So Trapper reluctantly gives him a job at the hospital and he continues to act immature.

Season 6, Episode 3: Moonlighting Becomes You

21 October 1984

Season 6, Episode 4: Eternally Yours

28 October 1984

Season 6, Episode 5: School Nurse

4 November 1984
When a friend of Shoop's a nurse at a public school is attacked and when the police tell her no one is willing to come forward to say who her attacker is. She goes and fills in for her friend so that she could find the attacker. And the detective assigned to the case is telling her to be careful. And eventually her work at the hospital starts to suffer.

Season 6, Episode 6: Of Cats, Crashes and Creeps

18 November 1984

Season 6, Episode 7: A Fall to Grace

25 November 1984

Season 6, Episode 8: Promises... Promises

9 December 1984

Season 6, Episode 9: Dark Side of the Loon

16 December 1984

Season 6, Episode 10: Double Bubble

30 December 1984
A young boy is brought to the hospital, needing a transplant from a close relative. They discover that his father is a reclusive millionaire. J.T. calls his office and is taken to his home where he tries to implore the man to help his son.

Season 6, Episode 11: Long Ago and Far Away

6 January 1985

Season 6, Episode 12: Muddle of the Knight

13 January 1985