M*A*S*H: Season 2, Episode 12

The Incubator (1 Dec. 1973)

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Hawkeye and Trapper desperately try to acquire an incubator for the camp. Captain Sloan, the Quartermaster, turns them down. A colonel with three incubators won't let them have one, and ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Major Margaret Houlihan (credit only)
Robert F. Simon ...
Logan Ramsey ...
Colonel Lambert
Ted Gehring ...
Sarah Fankboner ...
Nurse Owens
Helen Funai ...
Betty Lou
John Alvin ...
Jerry Harper ...
Eldon Quick ...


Hawkeye and Trapper desperately try to acquire an incubator for the camp. Captain Sloan, the Quartermaster, turns them down. A colonel with three incubators won't let them have one, and they cause an uproar at a general's press conference. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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1 December 1973 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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An incubator is a device for controlling the temperature, humidity, and other conditions in order to grow microorganisms. See more »


At his press conference Gen. Mitchell talks about Caesar's legions crossing the Alps into Spain. When his legion had crossed the Alps they would have entered Gaul (modern day France). They would have then had to cross the Pyrenees Mountains to enter Spain (called Iberia by the Romans). See more »


Major Morris: You guys! Rich young draftee doctors all dressed up like drum majorettes.
Hawkeye: Rich? Some of my patients pay me in kittens!
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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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