Klinger tries to bribe Colonel Potter, but Potter is more concerned with the disappearance of his horse, Sophie. Meanwhile, Hawkeye and B.J. try to hide a man who is about to be drafted into the Korean army.


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Episode cast overview:
Yuki Shimoda ...
Ken Mochizuki ...
Miko Mayama ...
Dennis Sakamoto ...
ROK Officer
Leigh C. Kim ...
ROK Soldier (as Leigh Kim)


When Cho Pak and his daughter, Sun, pick up the Colonel's laundry, Potter wants to do a physical on the ancient cavalry man, but Cho Pak refuses. Klinger tries to bribe Col. Potter into giving him a Section 8. A 16 year old Korean teenager, Ham, is on the run from the ROK; he is discovered in Hotlip's shower; this time, her bath towel is green. The Swamp Rats hide Ham; they approach "Hairy Mary" (Klinger), for a cute dress to disguise him. Col. Potter and Radar are frantic: Sophie is missing; her saddle is left in the empty paddock. ROK officers storm The Swamp looking for deserters. The next day, Sophie appears, ridden by Cho Pak, who is resplendent, if not ashen, in his old cavalry uniform. Ham tells the surgeons his grandfather used to tell him stories of the famous Korean Army Field Colonel, Cho Pak, the war hero who saved their village. There is conversation between Potter and Sun; afterwards, the two war heroes solemnly and respectfully bow to one other. Radar tells Col. Potter,... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War






Release Date:

15 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time that Charles refers to himself as Major Charles Emerson Winchester "the Third". See more »


When Col Potter lets the Korean father take Sophie, the daughter leads him away with the saddle on Sophie. then, when she returns Sophie, the saddle is missing. See more »


Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly: [Finding out that the laundry man served in the Korean cavalry] He's a sir, sir
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References Rhythm on the Range (1936) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Tune by Rube Bloom
Plays in the Officers' Club
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A Horse Is a Horse, Of Course
11 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A couple of plot lines. A conscripted young man finds refuge in the camp as the army tries to find him. Colonel Potter's horse disappears after the appearance of an old man who does the laundry. Potter is beside himself. He tells Radar that there is a connection between a man and his horse that is hard to duplicate. Klinger and Zale go through their usual confrontation as they insult one another. Klinger believes there is a price that Potter is willing to pay to give him a Section 8. This whole episode has to do with forms of payment. There is a really intense little scene as the Korean's come to the Swamp and try to find the missing soldier. Thanks to Charles, they are able to dissuade the Koreans.

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