M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Yessir, That's Our Baby 

When the 4077th staff find an abandoned Amerasian baby, their efforts to help her prove a frustrating struggle.



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Episode cast overview:
Howard Platt ...
Major Ted Spector
William Bogert ...
Roger Prescott
Elizabeth Farley ...
Louise Harper
Yuki Shimoda ...
Chung Ho Kim


Some people inspire love; some people inspire gas. When a little bundle of Amerasian baby girl is left on The Swamp doorstep, the 4077 crew scrambles in delight to provide makeshift diapers, milk and affection. They are all very excited until Captain Mulcahy arrives. He knows the atrocities visited upon mixed race children by law in Korea. Even in an orphanage, the child would be treated like an outcast slave. Her only hope is sanctuary in a secret cloistered Catholic monastery. Hawkeye and BJ are outraged and try to charm Miss Harper at the Red Cross. She refers the guys to Major Spector, top aide to the Army Adjutant General. Maj. Spector refers the guys to Korean "Civil Law" (which are the words no layman wants to hear.) Koreans are an ancient civilization of one race. They have laws and traditions for an ordered society. They like the logic and structure this fosters. The next day, Col. Potter and Hawkeye reach out to a South Korean official. There, they learn truths that startle ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War





Release Date:

31 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the song "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. See more »


Major Spector uses the word "Roger" to mean "correct." However, in radio communications, it means, "I have received all of your last transmission," and in casual use, it means, "I understand." See more »


Chung Ho Kim: Gentlemen, it is truly not a matter for my government to deal with.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: This kid has a label that says "Made in Korea." Who do we talk to, Yugoslavia?
Chung Ho Kim: I am sorry.
Col. Sherman Potter: What about the terrible stories we hear? Mutilating babies, killing them?
Chung Ho Kim: Sadly, Colonel, in some cases they are true.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: My god, what kind of a place is this?
Col. Sherman Potter: Easy, Pierce. We're just visitors in this country.
Chung Ho Kim: It's all right, Colonel. The captain asks a valid question.
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: Then how about a valid answer?
Chung Ho Kim: This is an ancient land, Captain. Its ...
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A Tragic Issue That Continues to Today
19 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The gang in the swamp are awakened by the sound of a baby crying. It turns out that a a little girl infant has been abandoned by its mother, given to the doctors to raise. The problem is that it is a mixed race baby, the product of an American soldier and a Korean mother. It turns out that these children are often considered anathema, even being killed or sold into prostitution. The sad fact is that no matter who the camp members go to, their is no one to help them. Even the children in the orphanage will eventually turn on her. Hawkeye and Charles even go to the U.S. Embassy. They get caught up in the nets of bureaucracy and indifference. This episode is one of the more real ones in the MASH canon.

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