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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The title is based on the movie The General Died at Dawn (1936). See more »

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Lt. Col. Henry Blake: [arguing about General Steele's orders to move the camp closer to the front line] I can't just disobey orders! The guy's a 2 star general!
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Yeah. but he's a 3-star looney!
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References Manhattan Parade (1931) See more »

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I Love a Parade
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Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
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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