M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Operation Noselift 

Another day, another complaint to Gen. Mitchell, compliments of Hotlips, Inc. and Henry is tired of their constant abuse. To make matters worse, Private Danny Baker keeps going AWOL. With ... See full summary »

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Another day, another complaint to Gen. Mitchell, compliments of Hotlips, Inc. and Henry is tired of their constant abuse. To make matters worse, Private Danny Baker keeps going AWOL. With the help of Fr. Mulcahy, Hawkeye and Trapper get to the bottom of Baker's trouble: his huge nose. Hawkeye calls his old buddy, renowned plastic surgeon, Major Stanley "Stosh" Robbins, (Stuart Margolin) to perform the surgery...in exchange for a date with "The Barracuda." The big problem: all elective surgery is against U.S. military regulations. Hotlips, Inc. are very suspicious. But promises were made and contingency plans laid. Will Baker get a new nose? Will Stosh meet The Barracuda? Dig through all of the white tape to find out! Written by LA-Lawyer

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Stuart Margolin, who plays plastic surgeon Major Stanley 'Stosh' Robbins in this episode, appeared previously in the first season as psychiatrist Captain Phillip G. Sherman. In both episodes, he plays a man who sexually assaults Major Margaret Houlihan. See more »

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The establishing shot zooms in on Henry's tent, yet in the very next shot he's in his office. See more »

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Hawkeye: Baker, all a nose is is a nose. It takes in air, and it breaks up the space between your eyes and your mouth. It has nothing to do with a person's value or quality. It's there to catch a cold through, or at which to look down on people from. Enjoy it. You've been given a good, strong, aquiline nose.
Private Danny Baker: That went back for seconds.
Trapper: I like it. Its got character.
Hawkeye: Yeah, it's got a sort of assertive je ne sais quoi.
Private Danny Baker: And it arrives everywhere five minutes ahead of me.
Hawkeye: Hey, you don't have a copyright on ...
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A Bit of Nasty Rhinoplasty
1 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A soldier keeps going AWOL because people make fun of his big nose. He pleads with the guys to help him out. Why he deserves this I don't know. It's illegal to perform a nose job so they have to do everything on the sly. Hawkeye knows a top plastic surgeon played by Stuart Margolin (the same actor who played a psychiatrist not that long ago). The usual stumbling block to pulling this off are the team of Burns and Houlihan, who are incredibly nosy (sorry!). The boys also promise him they will hook him up with the "Barricuda," a nurse to be named later. Another use of nurses as part of the flesh market they seem in charge of. The concluding scene is really the best part of this episode.


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