The plot is set in military hospital during the Korean War - seems like not very good place for sitcom, but you would be surprised. Doctors are busy chasing nurses, nurses are busy avoiding doctors and the commander is trying to avoid being commander.
That’s Show Biz
A former stripper (Gwen Verdon) is the headline of a visiting USO troupe, whose female entertainers find romance with the male surgeons of the 4077th.
A trio of wounded GIs includes a corporal who makes an odd confession to Father Mulcahy. David Ogden Stiers made his TV-directing debut with this episode.
Rumor at the Top
A visit by a general’s aide starts a rumor that the 4077th is breaking up. Newsreel clip of water skier Cahrlene Zint is included.
Give ’Em Hell, Hawkeye
Frustrated that peace talks have stalled, Hawkeye writes a letter to President Truman about the insanity of the war.
Wheelers and Dealers
B.J. becomes a gambler due to unsettling news from home, while Potter takes driving-safety classes after getting a traffic ticket.
Charles hoards his newspapers when the mail is delayed, while Hawkeye discovers that a South Korean soldier is the brother of a North Korean prisoner.
Klinger is accused of petty thievery in the 4077th.
Klinger is court-martialed for stealing from the 4077th and has Charles defend him.
Twas the Day After Christmas
It’s the day after Christmas and the 4077th spends it borrowing a tradition from wounded British soldiers - the officers and enlisted switch places.
Follies of the Living — Concerns of the Dead
Delirious from a high fever, Klinger communicates with a dead GI who doesn’t believe he’s dead. Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode. There is no laugh track.
The Birthday Girls
Margaret goes to Tokyo for her birthday, while the surgeons work hard to save a wounded, pregnant cow.
Blood and Guts
A famous war correspondent arrives to write about the wounded and gives them the donated blood he brought with him.
A Holy Mess
A distraught AWOL private seeks sanctuary at the 4077th, while a local farmer inspires Potter to make a real egg breakfast.
The Tooth Shall Set You Free
Charles has a toothache, while Hawkeye suspects a commanding officer is a bigot. Featuring Laurence Fishburne.
Sidney returns to the 4077th when there’s a series of misteps in and out of the OR, while Charles engages in a mess war with Hawkeye and B.J. Charles S. Dubin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a War
Hawkeye ends up writing out his will when he fills in for a killed surgeon at a frontline aid station. Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
The officers enjoy popularity with the enlisted at promotion time, but Charles seems to be threatened by a hulking GI.
A former boxing champ, whose Father Mulcahy’s childhood hero, visits the 4077th on a goodwill tour, but he may not have much fight in him left when he has a stroke. The media crew swamps Hawkeye for interviews.
Sons and Bowlers
The 4077th challenges the Marines to a bowling tournament, while Hawkeye’s father is hospitalized. Hy Averback received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
Potter wants to paint a portrait of the staff for his wife’s birthday, but a feud between Hawkeye, B.J. and Charles is not a pretty picture. Hawkeye leaves the swamp and takes a hut behind Rosie’s bar. Burt Metcalfe received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
That Darn Kid
Klinger’s goat eats the payroll, making Hawkeye owe the Army $22,000.While Charles gets entangled in the loan he takes from Rizo