M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Mad Dogs and Servicemen 

Against Frank's objections, Hawkeye and Trapper treat a young, shell-shocked GI with hysterical paralysis while Henry searches for a possibly rabid dog that bit Radar.

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Radar loves animals; besides his zoo, he feeds a stray dog. Unfortunately, the dog bites Radar; unless they find it, Radar will have to take rabies shots. Frank does not believe in psychiatric cases and calls a GI with hysterical paralysis "bug-nutty." The more humane Trapper wants to slug him. Cpl. Richard Travis (Michael O'Keefe) is the sole survivor of a tank slaughter. By following the methods of Dr. Sidney Freedman, Hawkeye and Trapper believe Travis can get well and rejoin his unit; the alternative is a lifetime of guilt and paralysis. Sidney cannot get away, so Hawkeye agrees to try to help Travis...but the treatment is as heinous for the staff as it is for the patient. Henry frets as Radar gets sicker and sicker from the rabies shots and Margaret and Frank are appalled at the treatment Travis is getting at the 4077. If a dog and a backbone can be located, they might be in business. Written by LA-Lawyer

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There is another bar next to Rosies called Goldies. See more »

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Hawkeye refers to Godzilla, which did not exist until after the Korean War. See more »

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Lt. Colonel Henry Blake: Radar, I hate to bother you, but can you tell me where the key is to my liquor cabinet?
Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly: [groggy] It's under the back porch.
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake: Radar, we don't have a back porch.
Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly: Oh, I'm sorry sir. I'll order you one in the morning.
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Back to Some Serious Issues
6 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are two pretty serious things going on here. A young man is brought into the camp suffering from paralysis. There seems to be nothing wrong with him physically, but something has happened to him on the battlefield. Hawkeye calls Sidney Friedman and he suggests a tough love approach to this guy. It is out of character for Pierce to use these techniques on anyone except maybe Frank. Speaking of Frank, he and Margaret are their usual obstructionist selves.

The second plot has to do with Radar being bitten by a camp dog and being forced to undergo a series of rabies shots. Everyone looks for the dog because the shots have a really serious effect on Radar. There are some nice scenes between Margaret and Radar as she reads a letter to him. Sometimes it is nice to soften the edges of the villains. Margaret will be developed a lot more in the future of this series.


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