A famous prizefighter, 'Gentleman Joe' Cavanaugh, comes to visit the 4077th and while there, has a stroke. Everyone is irritated by Pierce, who as his doctor, becomes the spokesman to the ... See full summary »

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A famous prizefighter, 'Gentleman Joe' Cavanaugh, comes to visit the 4077th and while there, has a stroke. Everyone is irritated by Pierce, who as his doctor, becomes the spokesman to the press. Father Mulcahey is upset, since Gentleman Joe was his childhood hero. Written by Kathy Hofmann

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15 March 1982 (USA)  »

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In the middle of the episode, Hawkeye walks into the mess hall and is asked by reporters for some background such as where he went to medical school. Hawkeye replied quickly with the pun, "Absorbine Junior College". Absorbine Jr. is a product that relieves swelling and pain and speeds healing. See more »

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When BJ is going to use his 'defibrillator' on the patient, he tells Klinger, "When I say to give me the juice, turn it OFF and ON real fast". BJ should have said to turn it ON and OFF real fast. See more »

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References Francis (1950) See more »

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Who Are the Heroes, Anyway?
28 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A former heavyweight champion is visiting the 4077 on a publicity tour. As he travels he has an entourage. He is an edgy, self-centered man, but he does take time to talk to the kids recovering in the hospital. While he is being honored, he suffers a fatal stroke. As he lies in a coma with no chance of recovery, the press moves in on Hawkeye because he is the surgeon of record. These media jackals (thank you Governor Ventura) make it really hard to do the real work of the MASH unit. BJ and Charles start to get jealous over all the attention Pierce is getting from the press. There is an especially touching moment with Father Mulcahy and the Champ before he dies. There is also a remarkable use of a makeshift defibrillator by B.J. which has interesting implications.


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