M*A*S*H: Season 1, Episode 6

Yankee Doodle Doctor (22 Oct. 1972)

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The 4077th is chosen as the site for a documentary featuring 'false heroics' about MASH units in Korea. After destroying the film, Hawkeye and Trapper make their own movie as a replacement.

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The 4077th is chosen as the site for a documentary featuring 'false heroics' about MASH units in Korea. After destroying the film, Hawkeye and Trapper make their own movie as a replacement.

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The title comes from the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more »

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In the opening shot at the end of the brigadier general's speech he says "I hope it ...as it was for me" and in the final version of the film "I hope...as it is for me" See more »

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Frank Burns: [practicing reciting for upcoming film] "A group of brave men are at work in a make shift operating room struggling to save your sons and brothers while outside the dogs of war bark at the door of this sanctuary."
Trapper: [Hawkeye barks like a dog] Down, boy, down, down! Roll over. Jump through that.
Frank Burns: "These are the saints in surgical garb, dedicated surgeons, all volunteers. Every red-blooded American knows, if he is wounded, he will be in the strong, capable hands of a Yankee Doodle Doctor."
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Music by Harry Warren
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Brave young doctors and nurses, some volunteers, others volunteered...
30 December 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If time allows only enough time to watch only one episode of MASH, this episode would have to be the one to see. It is the all time best.

A movie crew shows up at the 4077 to film a propaganda movie titles "Yankee Doodle Doctor" about the brave young volunteers who are serving in harm's way for the free world. In other words, it is way over the top.

Hawkeye, adding that he volunteered while under the porch trying to puncture his ear drum, was less than impressed and decided that the film must go! So, enlisting the help of his side kick and partner in crime, Trapper John and roping in Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly, the three merely substitute the propaganda film with a version of their own.

Their film version is absolutely hilarious, done in the tradition of the Marx Brothers. With Hawkeye, as Groucho, Trapper John as Harpo and "Radar" O'Reilly as the patient, the film is worth its price in laughter, which is of course worth more than gold.

This episode is a "must see" for both MASH fans and those with only a passing interest.


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