M*A*S*H: Season 5, Episode 2

Margaret's Engagement (28 Sep. 1976)

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Margaret's sudden engagement comes as a surprise to everyone, but Frank predictably takes it the hardest.



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Margaret's sudden engagement comes as a surprise to everyone, but Frank predictably takes it the hardest.

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Comedy | Drama | War





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28 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: The convoy just took a direct hit.
Margaret: [miffed] If you'll excuse me, I'll just go finish my letter.
Hawkeye: You need any help holding up your pen?
Frank Burns: We got her on that one, didn't we?
[He, Hawkeye and B.J. laugh]
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References Sergeant York (1941) See more »


Back in the Saddle Again
Written by Gene Autry and Ray Whitley
Hummed by Larry Linville
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Margaret Goes to the Whip
16 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I have often said in these comment, Frank is such a jerk (and socially clueless) that I have wondered why Margaret's character would continue to find him attractive. But she does and he bumbles around, enjoying a friend with benefits. This episode begins with a call from Houlihan telling Colonel Potter that she has great news that she will deliver when she gets back from a conference. It turns out she has met a Lieutenant Colonel, Donald Penobscot, and they are engaged. She is so electrified that she forgets the impact this will have on a certain incompetent doctor. There is a terrific scene where after hearing the news, Frank kindly congratulates her and wishes her well. Then he walks out of the mess tent, ripping the doors off their hinges. Margaret is so cruel to him and rubs his nose in her happiness that Frank actually becomes sympathetic. Hawkeye and B.J. are actually kind to him and support him. This, of course, is a new crossroads in the whole MASH melieu.

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