Mike Farrell wrote this quirky post-Thanksgiving Day tale about salmonella and the turkey trots. "Sam and Ella? Who are they?" Rizzo asks. All that crazy Cajun wants for Christmas is to feel well enough to kill Klinger, procurer of putrid poultry. Hawkeye and BJ have a jeep accident and get lost on the way back from getting antibiotics from Kansong Battalion Aid Station. Margaret and Chuckles are en route from the 8063. Only Colonel Potter, Nurse Able, Klinger and Father Mulcahy are on their feet. Nurse Able does not reappear. When Klinger gets sick, Post Op actually manages a weak cheer. Margaret and Chuckles arrive soon after Col. Potter succumbs. Father is the only one who did not indulge in turkey, so Sam and Ella will not be visiting him. A pig-tailed Major may look like Dorothy but she firmly "orders" her CO to bed. Next, she threatens Chuckles with bodily harm if he does not help her and Father with all of the cleaning and nursing. BJ and Hawkeye's new friend, who they nickname... Written by
19 November 1979 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Last episode in which Gary Burghoff is mentioned in the opening credits. See more
Klinger is blamed for the salmonella epidemic because he procured the turkeys that caused it. However, salmonella is caused by eating improperly cooked turkey, making it the cook's fault. See more
Lost? As in, "Where the hell are we"?
Not totally lost, we're still in Asia.
You said this is a shortcut!
It is a shortcut! Look how fast we got lost.
References The Wizard of Oz
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