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

Hot Lips and Empty Arms (15 Dec. 1973)

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


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


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

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Comedy | Drama | War





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15 December 1973 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Hawkeye and Trapper are trying to sober up Margaret by giving her a cold shower, you can see that Trapper's shoulders and the front of his t-shirt are wet, presumably from previous takes. See more »


Margaret: Colonel, I am requesting that you officially and formally approve my transfer.
Henry Blake: Look, I am glad this has come up. Now, I want you two guys to straighten up and fly right. I want you to accord Major Houlihan the courtesy and respect accordable to someone who has achieved her high rank and sex.
Margaret: I am not looking for a truce with these two shower-tent peekers!
Trapper: You peek into one shower and you're labeled for life.
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References Flash Gordon (1936) See more »

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