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

Yankee Doodle Doctor (22 Oct. 1972)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 245 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (developed for television by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 10 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 
a list of 160 titles
created 14 Nov 2013
 
a list of 137 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 6 images
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Yankee Doodle Doctor (22 Oct 1972)

Yankee Doodle Doctor (22 Oct 1972) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of M*A*S*H.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 251 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ed Flanders ...
Lt. Dwayne Bricker
...
Bert Kramer ...
Sgt. Martin
Tom Sparks ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Brig. General Clayton sends Lt. Bricker with Special Services to make a special film documentary at the M*A*S*H 4077: "Yankee Doodle Doctor." Henry, Hotlips and Frank are all agog from the prestige; Frank is narrating the film. But, Hawkeye and Trapper are soon disgusted with the pious hypocrisy and propaganda and they decide to scrap the film: literally. With the help of Nurse Cutler and Radar, the good doctors borrow from the Marx Brothers to make a film a little more to their liking. But will Gen. Clayton like it? Written by LA-Lawyer

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 1972 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

A soldier is seen reading a copy of Sports Illustrated magazine. The magazine did not start publication until 1954, after the Korean War was already over. See more »

Quotes

Hawkeye: [Recorded at the end of the film Hawkeye and Trapper made] Three hours ago, this man was in a battle. Two hours ago, we operated on him. He's got a 50-50 chance. We win some, we lose some. That's what it's all about. No promises. No guaranteed survival. No saints in surgical garb. Our willingness, our experience, our technique are not enough. Guns, and bombs, and anti-personnel mines have more power to take life than we have to preserve it. Not a very happy ending for a movie. But then, no war ...
See more »

Connections

References A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played on a phonograph in the movie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Propaganda Machine Meets the Marx Brothers
21 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very satisfying episode. A military filmmaker comes to the MASH unit to do a propaganda film to show the brave men and women working on casualties of the Korean War. It is simplistic and jingoistic. The director is a self-centered lech who is a yes man for the Army. He has Frank doing the voice over with an insipid script. It paints the doctors and nurses as red, white, and blue volunteers who put aside their careers to be here. While some of this was true, most were conscripted for a war the proved very little. Hawkeye and Trapper decide they have had enough and decide to destroy the film. The director moves on but the guys get the technical guys to stay behind and shoot a more "honest" portrayal of what they do, with a huge dose of comedy thrown in for good measure. As is often the case, there is a true moral message here, as the film shows. See this one.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you were at the MASH, what would your job be? crockett_john
Awards earned by members of the 4077th crockett_john
Actors in other roles crockett_john
Which patient annoyed you the most? CoffeeRules
Looking for an episide hernandez-t-elisa
If you could delete an episode, which would it be? crockett_john
Discuss Yankee Doodle Doctor (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?