M*A*S*H: Season 1, Episode 5

The Moose (15 Oct. 1972)

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Hawkeye is outraged when a visiting sergeant brings his 'moose' to camp - a young Korean woman he has bought to keep as his personal servant.



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Episode cast overview:
Major Margaret Houlihan (credit only)
Paul Jenkins ...
Sergeant Baker
Virginia Ann Lee ...
Young Hi (as Virginia Lee)
Timothy Brown ...
Patrick Adiarte ...
John Orchard ...
Craig Jue ...
Linda Meiklejohn ...


Hawkeye is outraged when a visiting sergeant brings his 'moose' to camp - a young Korean woman he has bought to keep as his personal servant.

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15 October 1972 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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[Spearchucker touches Young Hi's hand to her face, then to his]
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones: See, they're the same.
Young Hi: No, not same.
Capt. 'Spearchucker' Jones: [shocked] Why not?
Young Hi: You need shave.
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4 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many years after our own Civil War, this episode directed by vet sitcom director Hy Averback (F-Troop among his credits), what is addressed here is a visiting Sargent who owns a "moose" (Korean woman) & she is the equivalent of his slave. Hawkeye & Trapper do not care for the Sarge's attitude towards his moose.

They not too bluntly decide to make a point by getting him into a rigged poker game and Hawkeye getting ownership of his moose. Then Hawkeye has a problem as he now owns a slave he wants desperately to free but has trouble doing so.

It is interesting how the attitude towards the moose is different from the Korean House Boy Hawkeye & Trapper have serving them during the early episodes of the series. Of course they sent one of them to college in the US so I guess that explains their indignation with the moose as the sarge has no intention of sending his moose to college.

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