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

The General Flipped at Dawn (10 Sep. 1974)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | War
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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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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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Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: [after General Steele dances out of a court marshal hearing singing a song] I take it we don't have to leave.
Lt. Col. Henry Blake: Only the general does.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Yeah, in a rubber truck.
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References The General Died at Dawn (1936) See more »

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Mississippi Mud
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Written by James Cavanaugh and Harry Barris
Portion sung by Harry Morgan
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Harry Morgan's audition
3 August 2011 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

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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