M*A*S*H: Season 7, Episode 14

Dear Sis (18 Dec. 1978)

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It's Christmas time in Korea, and everybody's depressed--especially Father Mulcahy, who is concerned that he isn't making a difference to anyone.



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Episode cast overview:
Lawrason Driscoll ...
Lieutenant Forrester
Jeff Maxwell ...
Patrick Driscoll ...
Perren Page ...
Driver (as W. Perren Page)
Jo Ann Thompson ...


It's Christmas at the 4077th, but not everyone is merry. Father Mulcahy writes a letter to his sister at the mission, stating he feels he is misused, misled and misunderstood. He had a chain of bad luck that day when, attempting to assist in O.R., a patient nearly strangles him. Radar's mother back home is attempting to deliver a calf and is in need of words from a priest. Father Mulcahy unsuccessfully attempts to help but it would appear she needs a doctor more. Charles is reluctantly called to assist. That night, a wounded soldier turns violent. He shoves Margaret and, strikes Mulcahy when he attempted to calm the man. With a swill of emotions, Mulcahy strikes the man back, lamenting is immediately after. The M*A*S*H Christmas party takes off without a hitch. B.J. dresses as Santa Claus and the orphanage children have a super time. It's even a merry Christmas for Charles when Radar presents him with his gift: his old toboggan cap from when he was a lad. Charles was touched, and it ... Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Plot Keywords:

christmas | letter


Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

18 December 1978 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the beginning of the episode, the surgeons have just finished a long surgery session and are sitting together, exhausted. Radar comes and asks Father Mulcahy to come to the phone quickly, as Radar's cow in Iowa is giving birth, and his mother is on the phone. They run to Radar's office, where Winchester is there, miffed that Radar's call is getting through before his call will. Winchester was there in the post-op with all the other exhausted surgeons. He managed to shower, dress and get to Radar's office well before Radar and Mulcahy, who are running, arrive. See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: I understand the cook made us a traditional Christmas dinner.
Cpl. Igor Straminsky: Right, turkey on shingles with cranberry sausage.
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