M*A*S*H (season 7)

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M*A*S*H (season 7)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 18, 1978 (1978-09-18) –
March 12, 1979 (1979-03-12)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

The seventh season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00–9:30 pm on CBS.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Alan Alda Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Mike Farrell Capt. B.J. Hunnicut
Harry Morgan Col. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta Swit Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
David Ogden Stiers Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Gary Burghoff Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
Jamie Farr Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher Father Francis Mulcahy

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [n 1]Directed by [n 2]Written by [n 2]Original air dateProd.
code [n 3]
1481"Commander Pierce"Burt MetcalfeStory by : Ronny Graham and Don Segall
Teleplay by : Ronny Graham
September 18, 1978 (1978-09-18)T-404
With Potter in Seoul and Charles incapacitated, Hawkeye takes command of the 4077th – and soon learns how difficult it is to be in charge. This is the first episode featuring a mustached B.J. Hunnicutt, which he will keep for the remainder of the series.
1492"Peace on Us"George TyneKen Levine & David IsaacsSeptember 25, 1978 (1978-09-25)T-401
Hawkeye takes matters into his own hands when peace talks break down. This was the episode in which B. J. grows his mustache. Featuring Kevin Hagen of Little House on the Prairie.
1503"Lil"Burt MetcalfeSheldon BullOctober 2, 1978 (1978-10-02)T-406
Radar fears Colonel Potter's friendship with a visiting Nurse Colonel may be inappropriate. Starring Carmen Mathews as Col. Lilian "Lil" Rayborn.
151
152
4
5
"Our Finest Hour"Burt MetcalfeKen Levine & David Isaacs
Larry Balmagia & Ronny Graham
David Lawrence
October 9, 1978 (1978-10-09)T-408
T-409
A TV correspondent (Clete Roberts) interviews the 4077th about the war and home.
This episode was filmed in black and white and features clips from past episodes including Henry Blake, Trapper John McIntyre and Frank Burns. The interviewer states it is October 1952.
1536"The Billfold Syndrome"Alan AldaKen Levine & David IsaacsOctober 16, 1978 (1978-10-16)T-405
Charles gives Hawkeye and B.J. the silent treatment, while Sidney is summoned to speak to a shell-shocked medic who has forgotten his own identity.
Stanley Tischer and Larry L. Mills received Primetime Emmy and ACE Eddie Award nominations for editing this episode.
1547"None Like it Hot"Tony MordenteKen Levine & David Isaacs and Johnny BonaduceOctober 23, 1978 (1978-10-23)T-410
During a heat wave, Hawkeye and B.J. get a portable bathtub, Klinger tries to sweat his way of the Army, and Radar needs a tonsillectomy.
1558"They Call the Wind Korea"Charles DubinKen Levine & David IsaacsOctober 30, 1978 (1978-10-30)T-407
A Manchurian wind threatens to cancel Charles' plans for R&R in Seoul, so he enlists Klinger to take him there.
1569"Major Ego"Alan AldaLarry BalmagiaNovember 6, 1978 (1978-11-06)T-412

Charles' ego inflates when a reporter comes to the 4077th to do a story about him after he saves a life in the OR.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
15710"Baby, It's Cold Outside"George TyneGary David GoldbergNovember 13, 1978 (1978-11-13)T-403
During a cold snap, Charles makes everyone jealous with his winter coat, while Hawkeye must treat a patient with severe hypothermia and Klinger loses his hearing in a land mine explosion.
Gary David Goldberg won the Writers Guild Award for this episode.
15811"Point of View"Charles DubinKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 20, 1978 (1978-11-20)T-415
The 4077th is seen from the perspective of a Private Rich, who is brought in for throat surgery after being wounded by shrapnel. A foul-tempered Colonel Potter admits to Rich that he forgot to call Mildred on their anniversary; Rich later passes the message to Hawkeye, who gets Radar to call Mildred so she and Potter can talk.
Charles Dubin received Primetime Emmy and Directors Guild Award nominations for this episode, while Ken Levine and David Isaacs received Primetime Emmy and Writers Guild Award nominations.
15912"Dear Comrade"Charles DubinTom ReederNovember 27, 1978 (1978-11-27)T-413

Charles' new houseboy is actually a North Korean spy sent to discover the secret of the 4077th's success in medicine.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
16013"Out of Gas"Mel DamskiTom ReederDecember 4, 1978 (1978-12-04)T-411
Father Mulcahy volunteers to deal with black marketeers when the camp runs short of sodium pentothal anesthetic.
16114"An Eye for a Tooth"Charles DubinRonny GrahamDecember 11, 1978 (1978-12-11)T-414

Father Mulcahy is unhappy about not being promoted, while Hawkeye and B.J. start a prank war with Charles and Margaret using a visiting chopper pilot's counterweight dummy.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
16215"Dear Sis"Alan AldaAlan AldaDecember 18, 1978 (1978-12-18)T-417
Father Mulcahy writes to his sister at Christmas about feeling useless at the 4077th, but his deeds convince him otherwise.
16316"B.J. Papa San"James SheldonLarry BalmagiaJanuary 1, 1979 (1979-01-01)T-402
B.J. cares for a poor Korean family, while a general is unamused by Hawkeye's bedside manner.
16417"Inga"Alan AldaAlan AldaJanuary 8, 1979 (1979-01-08)T-420

A female Swedish surgeon (Mariette Hartley) proves herself superior to Hawkeye and Charles – who vie for her affection.
Alan Alda won the Primetime Emmy Award for writing this episode.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
16518"The Price"Charles DubinErik TarloffJanuary 15, 1979 (1979-01-15)T-418
Hawkeye and B.J. keep a Korean draft dodger hidden, while Klinger tries to bribe his way out of the Army and Potter's mare disappears.
16619"The Young and the Restless"William JurgensenMitch MarkowitzJanuary 22, 1979 (1979-01-22)T-421
The surgeons of the 4077th, particularly Charles and Potter, are envious of a brilliant youngster who bruises their egos.
Mitch Markowitz received a Writers Guild Award nomination for this episode.
16720"Hot Lips is Back in Town"Charles DubinStory by : Bernard Dilbert and Gary Markowitz
Teleplay by : Larry Balmagia and Bernard Dilbert
January 29, 1979 (1979-01-29)T-419
Margaret gets divorced from Donald, while Radar tries to assert himself with an attractive young nurse.
16821"C*A*V*E"William JurgensenLarry Balmagia and Ronny GrahamFebruary 5, 1979 (1979-02-05)T-423

When the 4077th is forced to evacuate to a cave during an artillery barrage, Hawkeye wrestles with his claustrophobia and Margaret fights back her unexpected terror at loud noises.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
16922"Rally Round the Flagg, Boys"Harry MorganMitch MarkowitzFebruary 14, 1979 (1979-02-14)T-425
Colonel Flagg accuses Hawkeye of being a Communist for giving surgical priority to a wounded North Korean. This was Flagg's final appearance in the series.
17023"Preventative Medicine"Tony MordenteTom ReederFebruary 19, 1979 (1979-02-19)T-416
Hawkeye plots to put a visiting commanding officer with the highest casualty rate in Korea off duty while also wrestling with BJ about the ethics of the situation.
17124"A Night at Rosie's"Burt MetcalfeKen Levine & David IsaacsFebruary 26, 1979 (1979-02-26)T-426
The whole camp seeks refuge at Rosie's to get away from the war. This episode marks the first of three appearances of Sergeant Jack Scully (Joshua Bryant)
17225"Ain't Love Grand?"Mike FarrellKen Levine & David IsaacsMarch 5, 1979 (1979-03-05)T-422

Klinger falls for a classy nurse while Charles tries to reform a Korean business girl at Rosie's.

Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode. But Radar is mentioned
17326"The Party"Burt MetcalfeAlan Alda and Burt MetcalfeMarch 12, 1979 (1979-03-12)T-424
B.J. tries to arrange a party for the staff's stateside families, amid skepticism that it'll ever happen.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Titles taken from DVD
  2. ^ a b Credits from episode title cards
  3. ^ Production Code from end credits

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