M*A*S*H: Season 9, Episode 20

The Life You Save (4 May 1981)

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Winchester goes on a spiritual journey after a near-death experience. Hawkeye experiences the problems of being the officer in charge of food services when Potter rotates the duty roster.

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Winchester goes on a spiritual journey after a near-death experience. Hawkeye experiences the problems of being the officer in charge of food services when Potter rotates the duty roster.

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The original broadcast of Episode #9.20, "The Life You Save", was delayed by several weeks. It featured a subplot about Maj. Winchester becoming obsessed with death after almost being shot. It was scheduled to on the same day that U.S. President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt. The network felt the audience was not in the mood to see the episode at that time. See more »

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As Charles realizes that a sniper's bullet narrowly missed hitting him in the head, he sits down in the scrub room and tilts his head back against the wall as he realizes how close he came to death. As Col. Potter enters in the next cut, Charles has his head leaning forward with his chin almost touching his chest. See more »

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Maj. Winchester: [Charles is temporarily in charge of the motor pool] Fine job of work, Rizzo. Every valve. Every disc must be removed from the Jeep and placed on the sheet in its assigned order.
Sgt. Luther Rizzo: Major, I don't understand, why am I taking this Jeep apart? It was working just FINE!
[Slams down gasket]
Maj. Winchester: On the sheet, Rizzo. On the sheet. On the sheet. Don't you understand the power you have here? You can take a Jeep apart and reduce it to an inert pile of junk and whenever you want--at a whim-- you can fit it ...
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Referenced in Veronica Mars: Mars, Bars (2007) See more »

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Give Me the Simple Life
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Music by Rube Bloom
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