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, the fainting goat, (Frank) is briefly in 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, ... Written by
Did You Know?
McLean Stevenson (Henry Blake) pitched the idea for this episode to the show's producers simply by asking, "How pissed would these guys be if they were attacked in the middle of a football game?" See more
The final Score of the Game was listed as Army:36 Navy:42, From 1950 to 1953 that was never the score of the Army-Navy Game. 1950-Navy 14, Army 2 ... 1951-Navy 42, Army 7 ... 1952-Navy 7, Army 0 ... 1953-Army 20, Navy 7. See more
And kickoff is away!
Sound effect: Bomb explodes outside
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Boy, that kid can really kick a football!
References Knute Rockne All American
Auld Lang Syne
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by Loretta Swit See more