M*A*S*H: Season 1, Episode 20

The Army-Navy Game (25 Feb. 1973)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
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The Army-Navy game back home holds everyone's attention (and everyone's bet money) until an artillery barrage forces the camp to dispose of an unexploded shell.

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Everyone at 4077 is excited over the annual grudge fest of the gridiron (and possible payday) the Army-Navy Football Game. As a small crew gathers around the radio in Henry's office to monitor bets, drinks and yardage, the 4077 is suddenly pinned down by enemy fire. When an unexploded bomb lands in the middle of the compound, everyone protects the patients. As Henry lies wounded and dazed, Frank, the fainting goat is in brief command. Hawkeye and Trapper step over Frank to examine the bomb, which they hear ticking with their stethoscopes. When Henry wakes up, he is furious: the Army blames the Navy, the Navy blames the Army and Henry is not sure they all understand there is a bigger game than football getting ready to kick off. Hawkeye gets the serial number from the casing and no one can quite believe who sent the bomb. Can Yankee ingenuity and a few hands of poker diffuse a bomb before it explodes? Are all bets off if the bomb blows up the 4077? And, if Navy won and Army lost, how ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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The opening theme song is performed by a different orchestra. See more »

Goofs

Just before the game, when Henry, Hawkeye, Trapper and some nurses are in the office, they all start jumping around acting as cheerleaders, and in the process one of the nurses accidentally hits Hawkeye in the face. Rather than play it off, Alda grabs his head and turns away from the camera fro a few seconds before recovering. See more »

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Lt. Col. Henry Blake: [Waiting impatiently for a phone call] Ring!
[Phone rings. Henry looks stunned]
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References Knute Rockne All American (1940) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by Loretta Swit
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13 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst episodes of MASH! It's a ridiculous premise that's riddled with inaccuracies. This is just another of those stories where Alan Alda gets a lot of screen time to over act. All through this series they seemed determined to make the military look like a collection of bumbling idiots who some how manage to survive long enough to only do great harm to each other and innocent civilians. An anti-war statement is never a bad thing; unless it's done the ham handed way this is done. Having served in a MASH unit in Viet Nam, I can say we weren't as GI as a Cav. unit but we were Army and we knew what we were doing and how to use more then just the tools of medicine. It is possible to criticize a general concept without completely insulting those that took part in the completion of the task. But then that wouldn't serve the Hollywood agenda these days would it. I enjoy some of the episodes of this show. But this is not one of them.There are so many stupid premises it's hard to list them all. But Frank and Hot Lips cringing in a tent and singing auld lang syne rather then simply moving away from war the bomb is to the other end of the compound they have set up is irritating to watch.


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