The team delivers a baby, handles casualties and operates on Frank Burns' hernia during a power outage while Radar tries to divert friendly mortar fire falling too close to the camp.



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Lt. Murphy, RN


During a lull in the fighting, Hawkeye and Trapper try to find ways to keep occupied. First they put Frank in a crate in the middle of the night while he is sleeping. They also order a pair of gorilla costumes and play gin as they are wearing them. Frank then asks them to perform hernia surgery on him while the lull is on. Unfortunately, the fighting starts again and as they are performing surgery the camp gets hit with friendly fire. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

2 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Radar O'Reilly states his age to be 19 in this episode. See more »


At the end, when Klinger is shown sewing material, the fabric is not actually under the shoe of the sewing machine. See more »


Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce: [in his gorilla suit] Why do people always wait so long before consulting their local gorilla?
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References Gilda (1946) See more »


You'll Never Know
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Portion sung by Jamie Farr
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The Bombs Keep Falling
3 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just your basic episode. The camp hospital comes under attack from friendly fire. Doctors operate using flashlights because the generator has been compromised. Subplots include Frank's hernia surgery and the birth of a baby to a Korean woman while everyone is under fire. At one point a couple packages arrive. They are gorilla costumes that Trapper and Hawkeye put on and use to antagonize Frank. Frank gets put in a crate and can't get out. Apparently there is a lot of boredom because up until the aforementioned events, nothing much is happening. Colonel Blake gives a lecture on VD which puts everyone in hysterics. Once again, he uses those ridiculous drawings of male and female, which allows for lots of cheap laughter.

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