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B. J. Papa San 

B.J. helps out a local Korean family. Meanwhile, a general has a series of mishaps in camp.



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Episode cast overview:
Col. Sherman T. Potter
Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
Maj. Charles Winchester
Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
Father Francis Mulcahy
General Marian Prescott
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Father (as Chao-Li-Chi)
Sgt. Zelmo Zale
General's Aide (as Stephen Keep)


BJ really misses Peggy and baby, Erin; he takes solace in helping the family of Su Sing, the gentleman who sells vegetables to the 4077 mess. His daughter, Kim, is eager for BJ to treat her very sick father. Brigadier General Marion Prescott, (Dick O'Neill) visits the 4077 to have his foot injury iced and wrapped and ends up breaking his wrist trying to use crutches. Su Sing has pneumonia; BJ has to take care Mrs. Sing does not sell his medicine for food. BJ gets wrapped up in helping find the family's lost son, Cho-Duk, who was drafted into the ROK, and in thatching their roof. Kim and her little brother tug at BJ's heart by crying and begging him to stay. Hawkeye is worried about his friend, but BJ says he wants to help the Sings. After a session in OR with lots of civilian shelling, BJ is concerned about his little Korean family. Radar comes through: he found Cho-Duk and finangled a transfer to a nearby unit for Cho-Duk through Brig. Gen. Prescott. But when Hawkeye drives his ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

1 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to the Japanese for father. See more »


When the Korean daughter pulls BJ out of their tent the first time, he is only wearing a green T-shirt. As they are leaving in the jeep, BJ suddenly has his Army jacket on, which he was not wearing before. See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: [singing] Figaro, figaro figaro figaro. Shave and a haircut, two bits.
Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly: Oh, is that where that's from?
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Night and Day
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Portion sung by Alan Alda
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Too Far From His Family
8 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Hunnicutt gets attached to a Korean family after they bring him to attend to the father. There are two small children, scared and hungry. He tries to help as much as possible but they are in survival mode. This leads to his trying to do too much for them and kind of shirking his duty. Meanwhile and obnoxious general arrives with a sprained leg. Because of his bullheadedness he ends up breaking his wrist and later being stung by a bee (he is allergic). There is the usual defiance of authority by Hawkeye but he gets good treatment. Charles tries to talk him into taking on his own personal physician in Tokyo but backs off when he realizes this guy is hanging around the front.

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