Edwina "Eddie" Ferguson, R.N. is equal parts nerves, calamity and klutz. Around a guy, Eddie is all thumbs; he would need a suit of armor to escape said encounter unscathed. A few weeks before Eddie ships home, the 4077 gang throws a surprise party to celebrate her 28th birthday; she confides to Margie Cutler she is still virgo intacta. Radar overhears the nurses plotting in the ladies' showers: if one of the guys does not step up to the plate and/or bite the proverbial bullet, the girls will insure there is no action at the brickyard for the foreseeable future. Henry and the guys decide they should all draw straws to choose the date for Edwina. Old Ferret Face says he wants no part of the "unholy confluence," but the penalty for sitting out is being stripped naked, painted purple and dropped by helicopter behind enemy lines. No one is more delighted than Frank when Hawkeye draws the short straw. The great lover of the 4077 is about to meet his match. Will Hawkeye survive a date with ... Written by
Did You Know?
When Henry is giving a speech during eddies birthday party, Hawkeye cuts him off by singing. In many episodes, Hawkeye always cuts off Henry before his speech is done. See more
Throughout the scene where Eddie and Hawkeye are on a date in his tent, the stove pipe appears seamless, as if one long pipe. Just after they kiss, Eddie gets up off the cot and walks toward the camera. You can now see a "seam" on the pipe where it detaches when Eddie puts her hands on it and pushes it over hitting Hawkeye on the head and emptying soot over him and the cot. See more
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce
[after Edwina accidentally throws a drink on him
I don't mind a wet t-shirt. Saves me the trouble of sweating.
For She's a Jolly Good Fellow
Performed by Alan Alda
, Gary Burghoff
, Larry Linville
, Wayne Rogers
, Loretta Swit
, and McLean Stevenson See more