M*A*S*H: Season 3, Episode 18

House Arrest (4 Feb. 1975)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 163 users  
Reviews: 2 user

After Hawkeye makes an insulting remark about Margaret, Frank snaps him with a towel and Hawkeye responds with a nicely placed right cross to Frank's eye. Hawkeye is then placed under house... See full summary »



(as Jim Fritzell) , , 2 more credits »
0Check in

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3344 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
a list of 103 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
a list of 214 titles
created 21 Apr 2013
a list of 160 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
a list of 137 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Search for "House Arrest" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: House Arrest (04 Feb 1975)

House Arrest (04 Feb 1975) on IMDb 8.1/10

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 | 66 of 251 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode cast overview:
Colonel Reese
Bobbie Mitchell ...
Jeff Maxwell ...
Dennis Troy ...


After Hawkeye makes an insulting remark about Margaret, Frank snaps him with a towel and Hawkeye responds with a nicely placed right cross to Frank's eye. Hawkeye is then placed under house arrest and instead of being treated like a criminal, he is treated like a conquering hero for what he did even to the point of getting some very tasty water buffalo steak and having movies shown in the Swamp. In the meantime, Colonel Reese, the woman in charge of all the nurses in Korea, arrives to observe Margaret and her staff and, for some strange reason, becomes attracted to Frank and tries to seduce him. Also, Radar begins acting very strangely, even having the hem in his pants let out two inches. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | War

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

4 February 1975 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The movie being shown in the Swamp is Leave Her to Heaven (1945). See more »


Frank Burns accuses Hawkeye Pierce of assault "under the Articles of War." Congress passed the updated military disciplinary statutes, the "Uniform Code of Military Justice" on 5 May 50 and they became operative on 31 May 51. Given that this episode airs in the series' 4th year of existence, it could be assumed that the conflict had passed the effective date for the UCMJ (active combat having started 25 June 50). See more »


Army Capt. "Trapper John" McIntyre: I've never been to a rape before.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Maybe for your next birthday.
See more »


Features Leave Her to Heaven (1945) See more »


Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Gene Autry and Ray Whitley
Performed by Mary Wickes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Once Again the Royal Treatment
7 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frank snaps Hawkeye with a towel. Hawkeye slugs him. He is put under house arrest pending a court martial. So we have Mr. Pacifist hauling off and sucker punching another man. Of course, because the man was Frank Burns, he receives accolades from the whole camp. Instead of eating the food the other men eat, the cook fixes him a steak. When a Gene Tierney movie show up, it is projected in the Swamp, their living quarters. He even receives a Red Cross box, normally sent to prisoners of war. Frank really has a right to be angry and want vengeance. His act was silly but harmless. There are two subplots in the deus ex machina world where no one ever pays a price for anything. The first is the arrival of a Head Supervisor of Nurses, a virago who is hot to trot. Margaret is scared to death of what will happen when she arrives. She is anything but professional. Radar, meanwhile, orders elevator shoes and longer pants. The conclusion to this episode is typical. Frank pays a price for doing nothing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you were at the MASH, what would your job be? crockett_john
Awards earned by members of the 4077th crockett_john
Actors in other roles crockett_john
Which patient annoyed you the most? CoffeeRules
Looking for an episide hernandez-t-elisa
If you could delete an episode, which would it be? crockett_john
Discuss House Arrest (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: