Mike Farrell wrote this quirky post-Thanksgiving Day tale about salmonella and the turkey trots. "Sam and Ella? Who are they?" Rizzo asks. All that crazy Cajun wants for Christmas is to feel well enough to kill Klinger, procurer of putrid poultry. Hawkeye and BJ have a jeep accident and get lost on the way back from getting antibiotics from Kansong Battalion Aid Station. Margaret and Chuckles are en route from the 8063. Only Colonel Potter, Nurse Able, Klinger and Father Mulcahy are on their feet. Nurse Able does not reappear. When Klinger gets sick, Post Op actually manages a weak cheer. Margaret and Chuckles arrive soon after Col. Potter succumbs. Father is the only one who did not indulge in turkey, so Sam and Ella will not be visiting him. A pig-tailed Major may look like Dorothy but she firmly "orders" her CO to bed. Next, she threatens Chuckles with bodily harm if he does not help her and Father with all of the cleaning and nursing. BJ and Hawkeye's new friend, who they nickname...
19 November 1979 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Despite Klinger having since given up dressing in drag to get a Section 8, he appears here (and several times in future episodes) in his pink dressing gown. See more
Hawkeye refers to BJ as a nerd, but the term "nerd" was only invented in Doctor Seuss's 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo and only began entering regional usage in 1951, when it meant someone who was a square. It didn't really become common until the 1960s when it morphed into its common modern usage, which is the way Hawkeye used it. See more
Colonel, you better lie down, you're getting blurry.
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