The Best Episodes Directed by Larry Gelbart

Abyssinia, Henry

#1 - Abyssinia, Henry

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 24

Actually, we won't. One of the classic M*A*S*H episodes. Henry finally gets his discharge. While he is tying things up, Burns prepares for his new command. Henry bids a tearful adieu, but not before Klinger turns up in an outrageous tropical outfit, and gets Henry to zip him up, and he gets a kiss Margaret. He gives Radar a hug and his last order, and departs by helicopter. In the traumatic and shocking last scene, a devastated Radar announces that Henry has been killed when his plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan.

star 8.18
502 votes
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The General Flipped at Dawn

#2 - The General Flipped at Dawn

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 1

The MASH 4077 is visted by General Steele. He wishes to move the camp 5 miles down the road. Hawkeye and Henry are charged with mutiny. And Hawkeye is also charged with impersonating a reporter.

star 7.66
595 votes
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A Smattering of Intelligence

#3 - A Smattering of Intelligence

M*A*S*H Season 2 - Episode 24

A classic episode in which Colonel Flagg and another secret agent from another intelligence agency come to the 4077th to keep their eyes on one another and the camp. Hawkeye and Trapper trick them both into thinking that Burns is a traitor - one thinks he's a fascist, the other thinks he's a communist. Vinny Pratt, a friend of Trapper's turns up.

star 7.32
486 votes
White Gold

#4 - White Gold

M*A*S*H Season 3 - Episode 23

Colonel Flagg blows into camp trying to obtain penicillin to barter for information. But Flagg comes down with appendicitis, and the only penicillin he gets is in the keister.

star 7.28
501 votes
Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler

#5 - Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler

M*A*S*H Season 4 - Episode 9

Intelligence officer Colonel Flagg, and psychiatrist Sidney Freedman, grapples over the fate of a wounded officer, Captain Chandler, who claims to be Jesus Christ. Perhaps the most poignant scene is when Radar asks Chandler to bless his teddy bear.

star 7.26
477 votes
The Interview

#6 - The Interview

M*A*S*H Season 4 - Episode 24

Clete Roberts introduces this segment as his show; he's arrived at Korea to interview the staff of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital because of its high 97% efficiency rating. In Roberts' interviews with Hawkeye, BJ, Frank, Radar, Klinger, Mulcahy and Potter, they talk about how they cope with their situation, what they miss about home, how they feel about who they work with, and whether they see any good in coming from war.

star 7.10
377 votes
Hawkeye

#7 - Hawkeye

M*A*S*H Season 4 - Episode 18

Hawkeye is injured in a jeep accident and, aware he has a concussion, babbles to a Korean family to keep himself awake.

star 6.87
354 votes