A practical joking friend gets BJ into serious trouble when he is arrested for a run-in he supposedly had with a general in Seoul.



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Episode cast overview:
Maj. Charles Winchester (credit only)
Leo Bardonaro
General Fred Fox
The M.P.


BJ's friend Leo, who is even an even bigger practical joker than Hawkeye, stops by for a visit and informs BJ that he is going home. However, this doesn't stop him from playing one last prank on BJ as he frames him for causing a disturbance in a Tokyo hotel, which gets him in hot water with a general. It is then up to Hawkeye and Potter to go to headquarters to clear BJ before he get's sent to the stockade. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

4 October 1977 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Winchester does not appear in this episode. See more »


B.J. claims that Bardonaro played a practical joke at BJ's wedding and that they both gave up practical joking "ten years ago" (Presumably after they both graduated from Medical School and after BJ's wedding). 1953-10=1943-both BJ and Bardonaro would have been drafted in World War II; yet Bardonaro wears only Korean War medals on his dress jacket. A further Plot hole is that in "Welcome to Korea" BJ's age is given as 28-which means BJ went to Medical School at 14 and graduated at 18. See more »


Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: Hawkeye, the tent is spinning around.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Which way?
Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: Clockwise.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Mine's going counter-clockwise. Maybe together we're sober.
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »


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Performed by Gary Burghoff
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The Greatly Underrated Jame Cromwell
27 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the Radar hero worship episode, Hawkeye continues to get drunk and womanize at every opportunity. In this one, Potter gets a letter from the Provost Marshall's office, claiming B.J. is not a real doctor. People are really worried until James Cromwell (Leo Bardonero) shows up. He is an old friend of Hunnicutt and an insufferable practical joker. He is going home and wants to say goodbye to his friend. Shortly thereafter, two MPs arrive and they have a warrant for B.J.s arrest. A general has charged him with disorderly conduct even though he was performing surgery at the time. He is arrested and taken to the General's office where he is confronted. Hawkeye and Potter follow him. Two subplots include Margaret demanding to get a leave to see her new husband and Klinger, dressed as an Arab with an invisible camel. There is a great scene where Margaret decimates the Colonel's office when she finds out there is not way she can get a leave.

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