M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye 

Hawkeye writes to President Truman complaining about the war and the senseless tasks they have to do, like camp beautification to obtain a needed water heater.

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Hawkeye writes to President Truman complaining about the war and the senseless tasks they have to do, like camp beautification to obtain a needed water heater.

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letter | gardening | See All (2) »

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This is both the only episode where a regular character writes to a real person, and the only episode where a character writes to a real person who was alive during the Korean Conflict. In the season five episode "Dear Sigmund", Major Freedman, who was a recurring character, wrote to the late Sigmund Freud. See more »

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One plot throughout this episode has Hawkeye writing a letter to President Truman. Near the end, he seals the letter and gives it to Nurse Kellye to mail. At the end of the scene before the last commercial, Hawkeye is seen in the Swamp, still writing the letter. See more »

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Lt./Capt. Father Francis J. Mulcahy: I just received this letter from my superior at HQ.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: I didn't know there was a "Father Superior".
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References Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975) See more »

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A Letter to Harry
26 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hawkeye is fed up with peace talks going nowhere, and decides to write a letter to President Truman. The camp really needs an industrial size water heater. Instead of listening, a Colonel tells the leadership they need to "beautify" the camp. If they do a good job, they will get a water heater. The camp does get into the project but they aren't happy. Mulcahy is instructed to try to reduce the problem with venereal diseases. Charles is given the job of immunizing prostitutes and is quite annoyed. Margaret is in charge of project but feels something is lacking. They talk about creating a fountain for their new garden. Also a young Marine who has lost his sight because of ethyl alcohol. All these things are sent to Harry and as most episodic offerings, this works pretty well.


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