M*A*S*H: Season 8, Episode 10

The Yalu Brick Road (19 Nov. 1979)

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Hawkeye and BJ get lost in enemy territory while Klinger's Thanksgiving turkey sickens most of the camp with salmonella.

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While all the doctors and Major Houlihan are away from camp, the rest of the camp gets food poisoning from a bad Thanksgiving turkey. All that is except Father Mulcahy, who soon relishes being the caregiver for the camp. Majors Houlihan and Winchester return, and start helping out, although Charles somewhat reluctantly. BJ and Haweye, returning with the antibiotics to cure the camp, get lost in enemy territory. They have an accident, and must continue on foot. They then come across a North Korean soldier who is begging to be their prisoner-of-war; Hawkeye nicknames him Ralph. He tags along, helping them past enemy patrols by pretending to be the capturer, not capturee. The trio find an injured elderly farmer, who they help to his home. Once there, the grateful farmer gives them a motorcycle with sidecar. They make it back to the 4077th, where Ralph gleefully keeps surrendering to anyone. Written by Tony-B4

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The title is based upon the route followed in Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz', The Yellow Brick Road. The word Yalu comes from the Yalu River, which provides the border boundary between Korea and China. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Col. Sherman T. Potter: Looks like Salmonella.
Army Sgt. Luther Rizzo: Sam and Ella, who are they?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Performed by David Ogden Stiers
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