Trapper and Hawkeye treat Colonel Buzz Brighton (Leslie Nielson), a seemingly OK guy, for a bullet wound in the leg. Buzz is what Hawkeye calls a "ring banger," the gung-ho quarterback who has to stay in the game: no matter the cost. According to his Army service record, Buzz racked up twice as many casualties while gaining only half the ground; this fact alone makes Hawkeye and Trapper want to bench this QB. Hotlips, on the other hand, is dazzled by his reputation and his good looks. Can the doctors pull off the "Gaslight" of the century and send Buzz reeling, packing and rolling? Will Frank ever learn to keep his pumps in his footlocker? Does Hotlips have her way with Buzz? Written by
Did You Know?
During the shower scene where Frank and Hawkeye are discussing Margaret (hot lips) getting ready for a date, Frank's dogtags disappear from around his neck without any evidence he took them off. There wasn't enough time between shots for the character to remove them off camera. See more
Henry's pistol is a Colt Commander, or, more likely a Combat Commander. The Commander, introduced in 1950, is an aluminum-framed compact M1911A1, but was not common in Korea. The Combat Commander is an all steel version introduced in 1970. See more
Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Oh, that's a dirty lie! And I intend to press charges. The minute I'm sober.
Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Performed by McLean Stevenson See more