M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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The General's Practitioner 

General Korshak wants Hawkeye to be his personal practitioner, despite his constant snottiness. And Radar helps take care of a soldier's half-Korean baby after he is shipped back home.


Alan Rafkin


Burt Prelutsky, Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)

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Episode cast overview:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Mike Farrell ... Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt
Harry Morgan ... Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit ... Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan
Larry Linville ... Maj. Frank Burns
Gary Burghoff ... Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly
Jamie Farr ... Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Edward Binns ... General Korshak
Leonard Stone ... Colonel Bidwell
Susie Elene ... Mai Ping (as Suesie Eléne)
Larry Wilcox ... Corporal Mulligan


Colonel Bidwell (Leonard Stone) of "I" Corp operations is doctor shopping; he wants the cream of the 4077 crop to be personal physician to three-star General Theodore A. Korshak, (Edward Binns) Commander of "I" Corp and tamer of the tiger tank. Bidwell wants to see Hawkeye, the least possible GI of all Army doctors, in action. Bidwell watches as Hawkeye wrestles his patient from the grasp of "the bastard" (death). A GI returning stateside, Cpl. Mulligan (Larry Wilcox) asks Radar to do him a favor: watch over his girl, Mai Ping... and their baby, Lee Chin. Korshak is not a man who takes "no" for an answer and he thinks Hawkeye is a pistol. Radar finds he likes being a family man. Can Hawkeye handle being chief lackey to a three-star general? Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War








Release Date:

15 February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Larry Wilcox's character of Corporal Mulligan was established as being from Bitter Creek, Wyoming. In real life, Wilcox was raised in Wyoming. See more »


When Radar puts the baby in the cradle, there is no blanket visible. The next shot of the baby shows he is on a blanket that is visible all around him. See more »


Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce: Have you ever really considered the foot?
Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt: Yeah, but I prefer girls.
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Don't Take That Doctor Away!
20 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Two plots here. A colonel comes to the MASH unit, looking for a top doctor to become his boss's (a three star general's) personal physician. Potter thinks he has talked the guy out of taking Pierce but not long after the visit, the general himself comes to snatch up Hawkeye. Meanwhile, a soldier who is set to go home (who has a Korean wife and baby) gets Radar to agree to look after his family. Radar starts to like the job and grows attached to the young woman and her little son. Pierce does everything he can to not be an attractive candidate to be a personal physician. It gets down to will he/won't he and what will eventually happen to the little guy.

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