M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Fade Out, Fade In 

Frank Burns cracks up over Margaret's marriage while on R&R in Tokyo, and Major Charles Emerson Winchester III is sent to the 4077th as a replacement by a vindictive superior officer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
Father Francis Mulcahy
Dr. Berman
William Flatley ...
M.P. Sergeant
Driver (as James Lough)
Joseph Burns ...


While on leave in Seoul, Frank finally cracks up over Margaret's marriage and starts hunting her and Donald down, accosting every female who bears even a passing resemblance to her. Unfortunately, it couldn't come at a worse time as the 4077th is inundated with casualties. Potter then makes a call to Tokyo and requests a surgeon to come in to fill in while the MPs hunt for Frank. They eventually find one in the person of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, whose surgical skills match his arrogance, causing Hawkeye and BJ to take an immediate dislike to him. Eventually, Frank is transferred out and Winchester becomes a permanent member of the 4077 surgical staff. Now, Winchester must adjust not only to what he sees as inferior surgical conditions, but to the lunacy of Hawkeye and BJ. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

20 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Major Houlihan's wedding reception is hosted by General Lyle Weiskopf, who makes an appearance in the season 7 episode "Hot Lips Is Back In Town". See more »


Just before Winchester enters their tent, Hawkeye and B.J. toast actresses Anita Ekberg, Sonja Henie and Ingrid Bergman. Anita Ekberg did not begin acting in movies until 1953 and it is likely that the current episode took place in 1951-1952. See more »


Maj. Winchester: [explaining his approach to surgery] I do one thing at a time, I do it very well, and then I move on.
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References The Howdy Doody Show (1947) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Plays in the Officers' Club
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