M*A*S*H: Season 5, Episode 6

The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan (26 Oct. 1976)

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Margaret takes off in the middle of the night to help deliver a Korean baby. Nobody knows of her whereabouts, and Colonel Flagg is brought in to help investigate her disappearance.

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Father Francis Mulcahy (credit only)
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Margaret takes off in the middle of the night to help deliver a Korean baby. Nobody knows of her whereabouts, and Colonel Flagg is brought in to help investigate her disappearance.

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Hawkeye is pretending to play for the Celtics and refers to the cheerleaders celebrating a good shot he has just made. However, the Boston Celtics have never had cheerleaders and only recently (2007) added a dance team. See more »

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Colonel Flagg: This won't look good on your record.
Frank Burns: But Colonel, it's just Reader's Digest.
Colonel Flagg: Not if you eliminate the third, fifth, and sixth letters, then it's Red's Digest, comrade.
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Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Alan Alda
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Funniest Episode
7 January 2007 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I have watched the show since its inception to now, and have probably seen every episode a minimum of 5 times. Every time I see a list of episode rankings, I am AMAZED at how low this episode is rated. This episode is UNQUESTIONABLY the funniest of the whole series.

First of all, Colonel Flagg is the funniest character ever written into the show. How could anyone watch the interplay between him and the major characters and not laugh? In addition, the writing in this episode is crisp, the punchlines are fast and furious, and there are very few dead spots.

While you could argue that episodes with more drama might have been better, there were certainly no episodes in the entire run of M*A*S*H that were any funnier.


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