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The Trial of Henry Blake 

Henry's on trial on charges that Frank and Margaret brought against him. So that Hawkeye and Trapper can't help Henry, the Majors put them under house arrest.



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Episode cast overview:
Jack Aaron ...
Major Murphy
Roy Goldman ...
Nurse Meg Cratty


Henry is in trouble; Frank and Hotlips have made serious charges against him: Radar sold shoes for the Style Rite Shoe company; Klinger tried to para-escape the Army on a red parasail wearing fuzzy pink slippers. Henry was the announcer for the Derby Day races where a guy, a girl and a gurney ran for the roses. These charges are bad enough to cause General Mitchell to place Henry under regimental arrest. Radar is sent back to the 4077 to gather evidence to answer the worst charge, giving aid or comfort to the enemy. The power-mad Majors arrest Hawkeye and Trapper and post guards so they cannot escape to help their C.O. Who will save Henry? Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

3 November 1973 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first flexible wing hang gliders didn't fly until August 1961. See more »


[reading a letter that Hawkeye threatens to send to Frank Burns' wife]
Radar: Dear Mrs. Burns, I regret to inform that your husband has been seen out of uniform, and maybe you would like to know with who.
Hawkeye: [emphasizing] "Whom".
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Your Retention Please (1981) See more »


Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Jack Yellen and Milton Ager
Heard on the 4077th's PA radio, partially in Korean
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Every Part of This is Hilarious
25 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again the team of Burns and Houlihan have complained to the powers that be. This time it has to do with their perceived incompetence of Henry Blake. He has been sent for a complete hearing of the charges with Court Martial a possibility. He is charged with allowing gurney races in the camp, allowing Radar to run a business (selling wing-tipped shoes), and putting up with Klinger. There is a wonderful scene where Klinger builds a hang glider and makes it two miles from camp, only to crash. The most serious charge is giving aid and comfort to the enemy because he has been giving supplies to a female doctor who helps the pregnant Korean women with their birthing. Hawkeye and Trapper escape MP's and go to the hearing along with the aforementioned nurse. They are closely followed by Frank and Margaret. This is such a satisfying episode.

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