M*A*S*H: Season 3, Episode 1

The General Flipped at Dawn (10 Sep. 1974)

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A visiting general, appearing to be more eccentric than the usual army brass and a stickler for regulations, tries to move the camp closer to the front and court martial Hawkeye before they discover that he's completely loony.

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Major General Bartford Hamilton Steele
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Lynette Mettey ...
Nurse Baker (as Lynnette Mettey)
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A visiting general, appearing to be more eccentric than the usual army brass and a stickler for regulations, tries to move the camp closer to the front and court martial Hawkeye before they discover that he's completely loony.

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With the announcement that McLean Stevenson was leaving the series, Harry Morgan was brought in to guest star in this show to see how he worked with the rest of the cast. See more »

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Lt. Col. Henry Blake: Man. More stuff's coming in from headquarters. New orders, regulations. Read that first one, Radar.
Radar: Uh, yes sir. Uh, the winners of the model yacht race at the cesspool are...
Lt. Col. Henry Blake: Not that, Radar!
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Nah, let him read it! I haven't seen a sports page in months!
Radar: First place went to Pvt. Norman Polanski with his yacht, the American Beauty Dream. Corncob construction, with toilet paper sails.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Ah, that Polanski has the sea in his blood.
Radar: Second prize to Corporal Timothy McInerney for his clipper, the ...
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References The General Died at Dawn (1936) See more »

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Written by James Cavanaugh and Harry Barris
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Harry Morgan's audition
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A joy to behold. Every cylinder fires, starting with Hawkeye, who runs afoul of a visiting general, the highly-honored, ultra-strict, and by-the-way loony Bartford Hamilton Steele (Harry Morgan, in television's greatest "can he join this cast" moment ever). Steele has Henry sterilize tongue depressors, and prepare the camp to be "mobile". Inspecting the troops, he thinks Klinger is his wife. Steele court-martials Hawkeye for pretending to be a civilian reporter, but it falls apart when he breaks into a negro work song. Lynette Mettey is drippingly good as Hawk's romance, Nurse Baker. Teddy Wilson (THAT'S MY MAMA) is spot-on as a chopper pilot. Ain't it great to beat your feet...


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