M*A*S*H: Season 2, Episode 14

Hot Lips and Empty Arms (15 Dec. 1973)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 150 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A friend's letter causes Margaret to re-evaluate her life in the 4077th and request a transfer.

Director:

Writers:

(as Linda Bloodworth) , , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6928 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 160 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
 
a list of 5 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
 
a list of 9609 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 247 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hot Lips and Empty Arms (15 Dec 1973)

Hot Lips and Empty Arms (15 Dec 1973) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of M*A*S*H.
« Previous Episode | 38 of 251 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Odessa Cleveland ...
Sheila Lauritsen ...
Nurse Watson
...
Edit

Storyline

Margaret gets fed up with her life and requests a transfer, which is granted. At her goodbye party, she gets drunk, and when casualties are to arrive, Hawkeye and Trapper spend time helping her to sober up. This causes her to change her mind about leaving. Written by Kathy Hofmann

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1973 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Margaret and Col. Blake are having a drink in the office, Margaret makes a comment that Henry reminds her of her father before he died. She was obviously drunk and not entirely aware of what she was saying, because in later seasons, Margaret makes other references to her father, and in Season 9, the episode "Father's Day" has her father coming to visit. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: [in a huff] Where's Colonel Bubblehead?
Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly: Uh, he gave orders not to be disturbed.
Margaret: He already *is* disturbed!
See more »

Connections

References Flash Gordon (1936) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Margaret's Attempted Departure
27 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Margaret Houlihan receives a letter from a friend who is married and rich, with the same guy Margaret rejected. She now realizes that her life is empty. All the things her friend has have eluded her. She decides to change her life by asking for a transfer. Trapper, Hawkeye, and Henry try to get her to reconsider, using the same methods that have driven her to this point. She even considers Frank Burns Army issue. She calls him Ferret Face at one point. Their discussion as she drops the bomb on him is priceless. What follows is a Margaret who gets loaded and begins to act like every stereotypical drunk you've ever seen. It is still pretty hilarious as the guys try to sober her up before a battalion of Marines send their casualties. She actually bonds with her adversaries and what's interesting is that there is no carry over from this into the next episode. She and Frank start up where they left off.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Would a M*A*S*H reboot work? old-skool101
the MASH Jeeps FrankZZ
M*A*S*H will always be a "desert island" show for me... courtthomas2000
Frank sowed the seeds of his own destruction johnny_burnaway
theme music change in s9 FrankZZ
Marital Hypocrisy jlindholm2000
Discuss Hot Lips and Empty Arms (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?