M*A*S*H: Season 10, Episode 1

That's Show Biz (26 Oct. 1981)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
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A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the 4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gwen Verdon ...
Brandy Doyle
Danny Dayton ...
Fast Freddie Nichols
Gail Edwards ...
Marina Ryan
Sarah Miller
Amanda McBroom ...
Ellie Carlyle
Richard Molnar ...
Michael Nowicki
Freddie Dawson ...


A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the 4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation.

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

26 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The fast classical piece that Eleanor plays to prove to Charles that she's an excellent pianist is Ludwig van Beethoven's sonata no. 8 "Pathetique". See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: [upon diagnosing appendicitis] That's right up my alley, I wrote the book on the appendix. I even wrote the appendix, but they took that out.
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »


Shrimp Boats
Music and lyrics by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston
Sung by Karen Landry, Gail Edwards, Amanda McBroom, & Gwen Verdon
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One of the Dullest Episodes Every
25 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a two part episode which began the tenth season. A group of performers get stuck in the camp. None of them are very good. The emcee/comedian is terrible, even though he cracks Charles up. There is a stripper who does a lame routine. The second half doesn't get any better. One of the performers needs an appendectomy and then falls in love with Hawkeye, who for some reason has no interest in her. Talk about out of character for the chief surgeon and skirt chaser. I suppose what they wanted to do was introduce some entertainment into the show but it doesn't work very well. One interesting thing is that Hawkeye and B.J. abandon any of their fun. Very poor writing.

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