Brig. General Clayton sends Lt. Bricker with Special Services to make a special film documentary at the M*A*S*H 4077: "Yankee Doodle Doctor." Henry, Hotlips and Frank are all agog from the prestige; Frank is narrating the film. But, Hawkeye and Trapper are soon disgusted with the pious hypocrisy and propaganda and they decide to scrap the film: literally. With the help of Nurse Cutler and Radar, the good doctors borrow from the Marx Brothers to make a film a little more to their liking. But will Gen. Clayton like it?
Did You Know?
Hawkeye and Trapper pay homage to Groucho and Harpo Marx in their b/w film. See more
When Henry is introducing 1LT Bricker to Hawkeye, Trapper John, and Frank Burns in the Swamp, Frank asks if Bricker is a fellow surgeon. But any Army doctor - -especially one as gung-ho as Frank -- would know that surgeons are commissioned as captains. So, Frank should have known upon introduction that Bricker couldn't have been a surgeon.
Also, Bricker did not have medical insignia on the collar of his Class A uniform, which also should have informed Frank that Bricker was not a surgeon. See more
[practicing reciting for upcoming film
"A group of brave men are at work in a make shift operating room struggling to save your sons and brothers while outside the dogs of war bark at the door of this sanctuary."
[Hawkeye barks like a dog
Down, boy, down, down! Roll over. Jump through that.
"These are the saints in surgical garb, dedicated surgeons, all volunteers. Every red-blooded American knows, if he is wounded, he will be in the strong, capable hands of a Yankee Doodle Doctor."
A Yankee ...
References A Day at the Races
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played on a phonograph in the movie See more