M*A*S*H: Season 8, Episode 17

Heal Thyself (14 Jan. 1980)

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When Potter and Charles are quarantined with mumps and get on each others' nerves, a replacement surgeon from Tokyo is brought in.



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When Potter and Charles are quarantined with mumps and get on each others' nerves, a replacement surgeon from Tokyo is brought in.

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Comedy | Drama | War





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14 January 1980 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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We learn that Sherman Potter is a fan of singer Tex Ritter. Tex's son John Ritter made a guest appearance on an earlier episode of M*A*S*H, playing a wounded GI who takes Major Burns hostage in the shower. See more »


[a visiting officer flips out]
B.J.: He was as strong as any of us.
Hawkeye: That's what scares me.
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Sick, Sick, Sick
18 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Potter and Winchester get the mumps and become roomies. This leads to all kinds of headaches for both of them. They begin to drive each other crazy. While they are out of service, a young surgeon named Steve takes over. He moves right in, displaying wonderful skills. As a matter of fact, he served in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. His efforts seem "effortless" as he more than holds his own. Potter and Winchester continue to torment one another. Charles wants to play his Caruso recordings while Potter can't stand them. Charles gargles in the morning while everyone else is sleeping. The key element is that something is amiss with the new surgeon. He leaves the OR and is nowhere to be found. This shows what happens when that little trip over the hill suddenly becomes a mountain.

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