While dealing with a long stretch of surgery duty, Winchester gets addicted to amphetamines. And Radar sets up a mouse race competition between the 4077th and a group of cocky Marine patients.


(as Charles Dubin)


Episode cast overview:
Remy (as Chris Murney)
Joe Tornatore ...
Sergeant Solita
Ron Max ...
Rod Gist ...


There is a big push in the fighting and that means 24 hour surgery sessions. Chuckles is yawning in OR...everyone is exhausted, but Col. Potter says he needs to learn to pace himself. Klinger asks Boston butt if he can prescribe him a pick-me-up; he tells Klinger about amphetamines, uppers or "bennies," as the Bohemians call them. But, he condescendingly tells Klinger he lacks the genetic superiority to be able to handle them. All of a sudden, Chuckles is running, writing and operating virtual rings around the other surgeons and staff. All notice this surge of energy but only bunk mates, Hawkeye and BJ worry when he cannot sleep. His Surliness rebuffs their concern. A few stupid men hurt Radar's feelings and talk down to him when he tries to make light conversation with them in Post Op. The 3 Jarheads are itching to be discharged so they can watch Sluggo, their unit mouse, race at the 4033. Radar is so incensed at the Jarheads' attack on his manhood, he challenges Sluggo with his ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

27 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title makes reference to the novel 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson. See more »


References Pal Joey (1957) See more »


I've Got You under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Alan Alda with alternate lyrics ("I've Got You under Your Skin")
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A Monkey on His Back
3 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Winchester is having trouble keeping up with the work and decides to get some help out of a bottle. After some amphetamines, he is ready to take on the world. He zips through surgery, writes a paper for a journal, and other unlikely things. Of course, he will come crashing down at some point. The other plot line is a mouse race. Some Marines have a mouse who can run a maze really fast. Radar claims to have a faster mouse. Pretty soon the betting starts. Charles decides a little boost could make the mouse even faster. This is a warning episode for all involved. Charles originally turned Klinger down for a pick me up and then gets on the train himself.

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