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
While Hawkeye and Edwina are dancing he bumps into the stove and burns himself, just a minute or so later she touches and leaves her hand on the stove pipe. If the stove was hot enough to burn Hawkeye, the stove pipe would have been untouchable. 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.
Music by Lionel Newman
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