The Korean War M*A*S*H unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.
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 Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson 151 episodes, 1979-1986
Charles Siebert ...
 Dr. Stanley Riverside II 151 episodes, 1979-1986
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 Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi, R.N. 132 episodes, 1979-1985
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 Ernestine Shoop, R. N. 129 episodes, 1980-1986
Chris Hutson ...
Simon Scott ...
 Arnold Slocum 83 episodes, 1979-1985
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This series brought the character of "Trapper John" from M*A*S*H in as the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Joining him on the surgical staff was a brilliant young surgeon, G. Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates, who had also served in a MASH unit - in Vietnam. The show covered standard medical stories, but it also took chances with such subjects as AIDS, the Epstein-Barr Virus, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Written by Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>

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23 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Hombres de blanco  »

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Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John in M*A*S*H (1972), turned down the role because he did not want to play a doctor again on television. (He later played a doctor on the television show House Calls (1979), itself a spinoff of a movie, House Calls (1978).) See more »

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Doctor "Trapper John" McIntyre: Well, it's the money that counts, not the thought.
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Referenced in Grace and Frankie: The Negotiation (2016) See more »

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Bring back Trapper John!
9 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I adore this show, coming from a M*A*S*H fan of many years. It's a great medical drama and really should have gotten more recognition. I watched a few re-runs with my dad a few years ago because I was interested and he watched it (my mother was a fan of M*A*S*H too but she never watched Trapper John) and I adored it from the beginning! Of course the main leading men are not that bad looking either. ;) Gregory Harrison and Pernell Roberts are some team!

Either way, this show is great and really should be brought back to re-runs so everyone can remember it. There is so much horrible shows (mainly reality TV..*cough* Jersey Shore) that they really should consider putting a good show on the air. And on DVD... that would be so much better. This show ran for 7 years, why is it not on DVD? It deserves it.


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