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Per the title, bug-out is the process of breaking down the camp (The M in MASH does stand for mobile) and move it to another location due to a shift in the battlefield or the approach of the enemy. See more »
When Hawkeye and Radar lift the wounded soldier's stretcher off of the jeep to put him on the helicopter, they lift it very easily, making it obvious that they are not lifting the weight of a man, but rather a lightweight dummy. See more »
Col. Sherman Potter:
[Referring to Frank as he orders people around during the bug out]
Where the hell did he get that whistle, anyway?
Same place he got his diploma: box of Cracker Jacks.
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This is a two part episode. There is a huge enemy invasion coming and the MASH unit must bug out, that is, pack up everything and move to safe haven. This works reasonably well, considering the general gave false information and put the camp to the test in a much smaller window. The conflict comes when Hawkeye feels it's safe to do a dangerous back surgery on a young soldier (paralysis a possibility) who cannot be moved for 24 hours. He, Margaret, and Radar stay behind, knowing the Chinese can't be far behind. There are some fun things, including Frank being put in command of the departure (of course, he goes all Army on them). Klinger must take his wardrobe with him, and it is traded to some prostitutes for a schoolhouse that is to be used for the hospital. There is a lot tension. It's also nice when people have to work together.
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