The staff of the 4077th answer letters from school children from Hawkeye's home town of Crabapple Cove.



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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Bill Bainbridge
The Soldier
Michael Currie ...
Dr. Breuer
Eileen Saki ...


The staff of the 4077th answer letters from school children from Hawkeye's home town of Crabapple Cove.

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Plot Keywords:

letter | school child | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

24 November 1980 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hawkeye: [answering a letter from a boy whose brother died in Korea] Dear Ronnie, it's not a good idea to let the love you have for your brother turn into hate. Hate makes war, and war is what killed him. I understand how you feel. Sometimes I hate myself for being here. But sometimes in the midst of all this insanity, the smallest thing can make my being here seem worthwhile. Maybe the best answer I have for you is that you look for good wherever you can find it.
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References Song of the South (1946) See more »


Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Ray Gilbert
Performed by Jamie Farr
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From the Mouths of Babes
21 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is an interminable rain at the 4077th and everyone is feeling claustrophobic. When mail call comes, there is a package for Hawkeye. It is from a fourth grade teacher in his home town. She has asked the kids to writer to the crew, either a doctor or a nurse. Hawkeye, instead of answering them all himself, gives a few to each of his friends. The episode then is formed from their responses to the kids. Some are silly; some are charming. One really gets to Hawkeye, however, as it is from a kid who blames all doctors for patching up his brother and sending him back to the front where he was killed. The letters are all touching in their own way. Potter tries to set the camp record for the most consecutive free throws. It's a nice study of how these people met each day head on.

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