The Best Episodes of M*A*S*H

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

#1 - Goodbye, Farewell and Amen 8.95

Season 11 - Episode 16

Hawkeye is sent to a mental hospital; a freak accident causes Father Mulcahy to lose his hearing; Margaret worries about her post-war plans; Charles run across a band of Chinese musicians; BJ is sent home, much to Hawkeye's dismay; Klinger decides to stay in Korea to marry Soon-Lee; a ceasefire is declared, ending the war.

Directors: Alan Alda
Abyssinia, Henry

#2 - Abyssinia, Henry 8.54

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.

Directors: Larry Gelbart
Good-Bye Radar (Part 2)

#3 - Good-Bye Radar (Part 2) 8.47

Season 8 - Episode 5

As company clerk Radar O'Reilly reluctantly prepares to depart the 4077th, the unit is still without electricity due to a broken generator, and the operating room continues to fill up with war wounded as night falls. The responsibility for procuring a new generator falls on Klinger, who lacks Radar's masterful knack of cutting through red tape in search of much-needed supplies.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Old Soldiers

#4 - Old Soldiers 8.43

Season 8 - Episode 18

Hawkeye is appointed temporary commander of the 4077th when Colonel Potter rushes off to Tokyo on a mysterious mission. While in command, Hawkeye's main problem is housing a large group of Korean refugees comprised mainly of rambunctious children who need medical care.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Morale Victory

#5 - Morale Victory 8.39

Season 8 - Episode 19

Tired of their constant complaints about the quality of recreational activities at the 4077th, Colonel Potter appoints Hawkeye and B.J. as the new morale officers. Winchester's morale has already reached a new peak: He's ecstatic about his operation on a wounded soldier, Sheridan, which saved the boy's leg, leaving only "negligible" side effects - less use of his right hand. However, the soldier was a concert pianist before the war, so Winchester obtains music written by Maurice Ravel for a pianist that had lost a hand in World War I.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Change of Command

#6 - Change of Command 8.34

Season 4 - Episode 2

Frank settles in as commanding officer, only to have a new one appointed over his head, one that, to his chagrin, fits in very well.

Directors: Gene Reynolds

#7 - Dreams 8.31

Season 8 - Episode 22

The 4077th can't escape the Korean War, even in its dreams. Exhausted after two days without sleep, members of the 4077th steal away for catnaps and experience dreams that reveal their fears, yearnings and frustrations.

Directors: Alan Alda

#8 - Tuttle 8.28

Season 1 - Episode 15

Hawkeye creates a fake doctor, Captain Jonathan S. Tuttle, to give supplies to the local orphans. Henry wants Tuttle to be officer of the day, so Hawkeye creates a fake personnel file, and all his back pay is given to the orphanage. When General Clayton wants to reward his generosity, Hawkeye is forced to invent a story about Tuttle jumping from a chopper without his parachute! Of course, Trapper's new friend, Captain Murdoch, obtained the fake dog tags and parachute...!

Directors: William Wiard
Bug Out

#9 - Bug Out 8.27

Season 5 - Episode 1

A rumour that there's going to be a practive bug-out causes anxiety. When Potter assembles the unit in an attempt to squelch the rumor, the call comes in to bug out, and the rumour suddenly comes to life! Meanwhile, Hawkeye begins surgery on a patient with a spinal injury. The bug-out proceeds without him, Hot Lips and Radar, and they quickly learn after the unit departs that they're in the midst of the front. When Potter, Mulcahy, BJ, Frank and the others arrive at the buildings which had been scouted by helicopter, they find the house full of "business girls," and Potter gives them Klinger's dresses to persuade them to leave the house. A helicopter comes to evacuate the spinal injury patient, and just as the three get ready to go to the new location, they find the 4077 is already returning, and eventually everyone reunites back at the camp, what with the Chinese being repulsed.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Who?

#10 - Mr. and Mrs. Who? 8.26

Season 8 - Episode 9

Charles returns to the 4077th after a trip to Tokyo with an uncharacteristic hangover and the uneasy feeling of a romantic entanglement. Meanwhile, the hospital struggles to find a cure for an outbreak of deadly hemorrhagic fever.

Directors: Burt Metcalfe
Heal Thyself

#11 - Heal Thyself 8.26

Season 8 - Episode 17

Colonel Potter turns crotchety when he catches the mumps, and his condition is worsened when Winchester gets the same disease and has to be quarantined with him. A temporary replacement surgeon, Newsome, is quickly brought into the 4077th and seems to be a gem in terms of both personality and ability.

Directors: Mike Farrell
Out of Sight, Out of Mind

#12 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind 8.25

Season 5 - Episode 3

While fixing a stove that explodes, Hawkeye's face is badly burned. His eyes are bandaged, and it is not known if he will ever see again. Meanwhile Frank bets on the outcome of a baseball game, which he has already heard on the radio. After much tension in the camp the bandages come off, and happily, Hawkeye can see again.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
April Fools

#13 - April Fools 8.23

Season 8 - Episode 25

A no-nonsense Colonel, who is notorious as a hard-nosed disciplinarian, visits the 4077th during an outbreak of April Fools' Day pranksterism. Colonel Potter tries in vain to halt the mayhem before Colonel Tucker arrives in camp.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Welcome to Korea

#14 - Welcome to Korea 8.23

Season 4 - Episode 1

Trapper is shipped home while Hawkeye is on R&R. Hawkeye speeds to Kimpo with Radar to catch Trapper's plane, but they just miss him. While they are there, they pick up BJ Hunnicut and take him back to camp. On the way back, BJ is introduced to the Korean War.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
Dear Dad

#15 - Dear Dad 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 12

Hawkeye writes home, describing Christmas in Korea: Radar ships a jeep home, a piece at a time; Henry gives the monthly lecture on sex, with the aid of figure A and figure B; Trapper helps deliver a calf; Klinger and Frank get into a fight, but Father Mulcahy smoothes things over; Hawkeye and Trapper sabotage Margaret's tent; Hawkeye flies to the front line dressed as Santa, to help a wounded soldier.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
No Sweat

#16 - No Sweat 8.23

Season 9 - Episode 11

Margaret develops a case of prickly heat, Charles does his tax returns, and Klinger takes the P.A. apart - just some of the events, which occur during another unendurably, hot night at the 4077th.

Directors: Burt Metcalfe
Dear Ma

#17 - Dear Ma 8.22

Season 4 - Episode 16

Radar writes home to his mother, as Hawkeye conducts the camp foot inspection, and Colonel Potter gets some shrapnel in his backside.

Directors: Alan Alda
The Tooth Shall Set You Free

#18 - The Tooth Shall Set You Free 8.21

Season 10 - Episode 14

Charles has a serious toothache, but hates the thought of having anything done about it. The doctors suspect prejudice when an inordinate number of black casualties are brought in from a single unit, led by Major Weems.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
Dear Sigmund

#19 - Dear Sigmund 8.21

Season 5 - Episode 7

Sidney Freedman, feeling depressed, visits the 4077th to observe how they fare under the pressures of war. He begins a letter to Sigmund Freud as a form of self-therapy, and releases his tension in the form of a practical joke with B.J., aimed at Frank Burns.

Directors: Alan Alda
Dear Uncle Abdul

#20 - Dear Uncle Abdul 8.21

Season 8 - Episode 12

Klinger discovers that his duties as company clerk include catering to the eccentric whims of the 4077th officers. Consequently, the unusual demands by Klinger's superiors leave little time to write a letter home to Toledo. Meanwhile, the Doctors are concerned about a young soldier who appears to be mentally deficient.

Directors: William Jurgensen
Soldier of the Month

#21 - Soldier of the Month 8.21

Season 4 - Episode 12

Frank has a fever and makes a will, leaving all his money to his wife and all his clothes to Hot Lips.

Directors: Gene Reynolds
The Trial of Henry Blake

#22 - The Trial of Henry Blake 8.20

Season 2 - Episode 8

Majors Houlihan and Burns press charges against Colonel Blake to get him arrested and put Frank in charge, and put Hawkeye and trapper under arrest so that they can't help him. Fortunately for Henry, they escape, and with the aid of Meg Cratty come to the rescue.

Directors: Don Weis
The Merchant of Korea

#23 - The Merchant of Korea 8.19

Season 6 - Episode 14

After Charles hands B.J. two hundred dollars, he begins to take advantage. Everyone gets together and persuades Charles to play poker. He has incredible beginner's luck until Radar discovers that Charles whistles loudly when he bluffs. They all win back their money and then some.

Directors: William Jurgensen
The Life You Save

#24 - The Life You Save 8.19

Season 9 - Episode 20

After Charles is nearly felled by a sniper's bullet, he develops a philosophical obsession with death. Meanwhile, the officers have all been assigned new responsibilities.

Directors: Alan Alda
Depressing News

#25 - Depressing News 8.19

Season 9 - Episode 12

Klinger's army newspaper reports on Hawkeye's monument to military stupidity; a giant tower made from a half million erroneously shipped tongue depressors.

Directors: Alan Alda