In the midst of a blizzard, Henry and Radar write to Quartermaster Corps, thanking them for the mosquito netting and summer underwear and asking for winter clothing; they try to get warm by burning orders rescinding orders that were never sent. The only one in camp not freezing to death is Hawkeye, who is wearing beautiful, double-weave semi-woollen long johns, soft as a baby's bottom. But Hawkeye's heart is as soft as the long johns...or the baby's bottom because when Trapper gets a cough, Trapper gets to enjoy them. Then Radar has 4 10's and wins them from Trapper, a cook trades a lamb and mint jelly to Radar for them, Frank weasels them away from the cook, Hotlips shames them from Frank, Klinger lifts them from Hotlips' tent, Father Mulcahy gets them from a repentant Klinger and Henry gets them from the good Father. Now, if only Hawkeye and Trapper can keep Henry's appendix from bursting, Hawkeye might get his long johns back. Written by
Did You Know?
The title refers to the drop seat in a pair of long johns. See more
When Frank visits Hot Lips in her tent, a Life magazine is visible on her cot. The issue shown is from August 25, 1967. See more
Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce
If he lets everyone feel them, all that'll be left is a package of lint.
References Duck Soup
In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Alan Alda See more