Everybody pitches in to save Colonel Potter's horse, who becomes sick while Potter is away in Tokyo. And Margaret asks Hawkeye, not Frank, to operate on her appendix.



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Colonel Potter goes to Tokyo to have a second honeymoon with his wife. Unfortunately, while he is gone his horse Sophie becomes sick with colic. Radar then asks Hawkeye and BJ to help cure her before Potter comes back. However, Sophie isn't the only one to fall ill as Margaret's appendix begins to flare up and due to her fears that Frank will botch up her surgery she asks Hawkeye to perform it. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | Drama | War





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7 December 1976 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


For advice on healing Potter's horse, B.J. calls his father-in-law who lives in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Mike Farrell's wife at that time was Judy Farrell who was born in Quapaw. Also, his father-in-law is named "Floyd Hayden" in this episode; "Hayden" is Judy Farrell's real maiden name. See more »


It is said Radar's guinea pig triplets are called Manny, Moe, and Jack, presumably after the founders of Pep Boys. However, if Radar named his own animals, it is very unlikely he would have known who the Pep Boys were given the fact Pep Boys was a very small company during the Korean War. Pep Boys did not have any stores in Iowa during the Korean War, nor do they to this day. See more »


Captain B.J. Hunnicut: Can't you do something about Frank?
Col. Sherman T. Potter: Like sit him down and have a talk with him?
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: No, like stand him up and have him shot!
Col. Sherman T. Potter: Don't be absurd. There'd be an inquiry.
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References Top Hat (1935) See more »


Chinatown, My Chinatown
Written by Jean Schwartz and William Jerome
Performed by Harry Morgan
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Margaret Has to Make a Major Decision
18 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again Potter leaves and Frank is left in charge. Just before departure, Margaret shows symptoms of appendicitis. Frank sees this as an opportunity to get back in Margaret's favor. But Margaret wants Hawkeye to perform the surgery. The Colonel is also worried about Sophie, his horse, which is under Radar's care. But suddenly, the horse is found lying in its stall. The guys don't know what to do, so they call B. J.'s father- in-law in Oklahoma. The solution is quite a project (she is clogged up if you get my drift). Of course, Margaret's appendix finally makes an appearance. The final scene is quite fun. A cute episode. A subplot is Klinger trying to use depression as a method of getting his Section 8.

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