After an epic Swamp debauch to end all debauchery, the drunken duo give up on alcohol. They are upset when one of their patients has an infection which the 4077 cannot identify. They ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview:
Logan Ramsey ...
Colonel Lambert
Ted Gehring ...
Sarah Fankboner ...
Nurse Owens
Helen Funai ...
Betty Lou
Jerry Harper ...
Eldon Quick ...


After an epic Swamp debauch to end all debauchery, the drunken duo give up on alcohol. They are upset when one of their patients has an infection which the 4077 cannot identify. They determine that the 4077 needs an incubator, so they call the Quartermaster. Capt. Sloan is from the 375th QMHQ COMSEAPAC SEOULSEC REPDEP...Hawkeye needs a drink. But, according to Sloan, an incubator is "a luxury item." So the drunken duo go on a quest for luxury. They meet inept supply sergeants, hoarder, Major Morris, and the cupidinous Col. Lambert who is willing to give the guys what they want...for $1000 U.S. cash. General Mitchell (the one who investigated Henry) is the next man on the totem pole--he may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but he is honest. And by the end of the meeting, he wants Pierce and McIntyre on spits, roasting. If only the guys had known where "the top" is located, they could have saved trouble and started their quest for an incubator in the right department. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Release Date:

1 December 1973 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Loretta Swit did not appear in this episode. See more »


Colonel Lambert tells Drs. Pierce and McIntyre that among the items he can secure for them are 'the odd B-52.' The first B-52 entered US military service in June 1955, nearly two years after July 1953 armistice ended Korean War hostilities. See more »


Gen. Mitchell: I wonder if you doctors understand going through channels, military-wise speaking.
Trapper: Sir, we started with a captain, went on to a major, then to a colonel.
Hawkeye: On the way, we've encountered oral compulsiveness, raging paranoia, and a colonel who's shipping Korea to Switzerland one dollar at a time.
Trapper: Which makes you the next contestant, Colonel.
Hawkeye: And the subject you've chosen is "Incubators."
Trapper: And we need one.
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Guest Star Coincidence
6 March 2006 | by (Wichita, Kansas) – See all my reviews

Both Ted Gehring and Eldon Quick have guest starred on 'Little House On The Prairie', too. Ted Gehring played Ebenezer Sprague, the owner of Walnut Grove's bank. The amazing coincidence is, Eldon Quick was in the episode, "He Was Only Twelve" as a 'bank teller'!! (It's true about the "Six Degrees of Separation" theory.) Thank you, IMDb for allowing us to find these coincidences!! I have noticed a lot of actors who become writers, producers, and directors will often use actors they have worked with before. I guess it pays to have friends in high places, even if they were not that high up when you first met them! If I ever make it big, I will not forget the little people from my past.

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