M*A*S*H: Season 4, Episode 15

The Price of Tomato Juice (16 Dec. 1975)

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What seems to be a simple request to request to get tomato juice for Colonel Potter becomes a ridiculous, complicated ordeal when Major Burns asks for something in return.


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Radar is always trying to take care of his CO: this time, it's tomato juice. BJ is the insect officer; Frank is procurement officer. Frank will order tomato juice if the guys get him a pair of nylons (for a nurse who performed well in OR). Klinger wants a pass for his last pair of nylons; Potter has to call Gen. Bradley Barker to arrange the pass as Seoul is crawling with VIPs. Now. "Brad" wants Margaret to be his guest at a soire in Seoul; she agrees to attend. This causes Frank to see red and to renege on his tomato juice deal with Radar. The guys have to cook up some plan to keep Hotlips in camp so Frank will sign. Will Col. Potter get his juice? And, will Gen. Brad Barker be able to tell the difference between Margaret and Klinger? Written by LA-Lawyer

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tomato juice | drink in title | See All (2) »


Comedy | Drama | War





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16 December 1975 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a scene in the mess tent, Frank Burns is upset about Igor's service, and asks him his name. Igor replies that his name is Maxwell. Igor is, in fact, played by Jeff Maxwell. See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce: [to Major Burns] You're gonna get the distinguished stingy cross.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »


Bridal Chorus
Composed by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Loretta Swit
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Setting Up the Dominos
13 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another one of those episodes where there is something desired but to get it requires a series of events to take place. In this case, Colonel Potter confides that he loves tomato juice and Radar decides that as an act of kindness, he would like to provide him this treat each morning. Of course, these things always seem to go through Frank who must OK a two day trip for Klinger to Seoul. That will send a pair of nylons to Margaret. Margaret is all turned on because a general has invited her to a kind of gala event. All this eventually is disrupted when, in order to make things happen, Hawkeye forges a note from Frank, proposing to Margaret. She says yes but Frank has no idea what she is saying yes to. Anyway, all this leads to the final scene with Radar making his presentation.

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