M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Aid Station 

Hawkeye, Margaret, and Klinger travel to an aid station at the front, where they end up working closely together under heavy fire and unsanitary medical conditions.


William K. Jurgensen (as William Jurgensen)

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Episode cast overview:
Alan Alda ... Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce
Wayne Rogers ... Capt. 'Trapper John' McIntyre
McLean Stevenson ... Lt. Col. Henry Blake
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


"I" Company aid station sustained heavy shelling; 4077 are to provide trained personnel until replacements arrive. A surgeon was KIA, and they need a cutter, scrub nurse and a corpsman. Hotlips volunteers. The doctors draw sausages and Hawkeye is drafted; Fr. Mulcahy picks Klinger's card for corpsman duty. Everyone is scared to death; they cover with jokes. Grumpy calls Snow White to check in; the conditions are appalling. There is no roof and no running water; few of the walls are standing. Even Klinger gets "hands on" and Margaret is promoted to actual cutting. The trio works so hard, they each sleep happily on their mats. Back at the 4077, lonely Radar sleeps in Hawkeye's bunk; Henry drinks gin and frets. At the aid station, Margaret is jubilant: they did it! They made chaos orderly and achieved the 8th wonder. On the ride home, Hawkeye makes a sweet confession to Margaret. Klinger dons his best bonnet. Be it ever so much like an upholstered toilet, there's no place like home. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Drama | War







Release Date:

11 February 1975 (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?


Margaret mentions her father was a Colonel. She says it in the past tense indicating that he may be dead. She also mentions that she is an " army brat" See more »


At the aid station Klinger is shown removing a blood pressure cuff from the arm of a wounded soldier. It featured Velcro strips on the cuff. Velcro would not be available commercially until the late 1950s, several years after the Korean conflict. See more »


Henry Blake: Frank, it's after six. You can stop being snotty.
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References Sherlock Holmes (1908) See more »


God Bless America
Written by Irving Berlin
Whistled by Larry Linville
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At the Front with Respect
7 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a much better episode than some of the previous ones. The action involves a call from a combat unit at the front. Henry has to enlist a doctor, a nurse, and a corpsman to help with a unit that is taking heavy casualties. Their surgeon has been killed. Hawkeye, Margaret, and Klingor are sent against their wishes. Still they do an admirable job while back at the 4077 the doctors are complaining about insignificant things. The threesome at the front begin to develop a true respect for one another. With Frank back causing problems at the camp, Margaret and Hawkeye are able to put the pettiness aside. Nothing happens with them, but Frank is beside himself. The conclusion is quite nicely done.

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