This is both the only episode where a regular character writes to a real person, and the only episode where a character writes to a real person who was alive during the Korean Conflict. In the season five episode "Dear Sigmund", Major Freedman, who was a recurring character, wrote to the late Sigmund Freud. See more »
The spot where they put the "beautification project" in the outside shot of the camp is the same spot where there is a row of tents: Colonel Potter's, the showers, Father Mulcahey, the nurse's, and Major Houlihan.
During any of the scenes filmed inside the studio set, the row of tents can again be seen in its regular spot. See more »
Hawkeye is fed up with peace talks going nowhere, and decides to write a letter to President Truman. The camp really needs an industrial size water heater. Instead of listening, a Colonel tells the leadership they need to "beautify" the camp. If they do a good job, they will get a water heater. The camp does get into the project but they aren't happy. Mulcahy is instructed to try to reduce the problem with venereal diseases. Charles is given the job of immunizing prostitutes and is quite annoyed. Margaret is in charge of project but feels something is lacking. They talk about creating a fountain for their new garden. Also a young Marine who has lost his sight because of ethyl alcohol. All these things are sent to Harry and as most episodic offerings, this works pretty well.
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