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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References One Good Turn (1931) See more »

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I'm in the Mood for Love
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Plays while Hawkeye and Trapper dance in the Swamp
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Harbinger of Episodes To Come
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This is a solid episode with an opening scene of a film crew filming General Clayton introducing a propaganda film about the 4077th Mash unit. The film crew then hits camp but after Hawkeye & Trapper find out what narration Frank is doing for the film being made, they take matters into their own hands, literally.

There is a funny farce film that is put together with Hawkeye playing Yankee Doodle Doctor, a slow motion imitation of Groucho Marx, & Trapper doing an impression of Harpo Marx. Their final cut is shown to the entire unit. At the end of the film they make is an excellent dramatic moment with Hawkeye explaining what is really going on at the 4077. This is one of the many moments in this series where drama gets mixed with the comedy to a positive effect.

This show is considered a classic by MASH fans.


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