M*A*S*H (season 10)

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M*A*S*H (season 10)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network CBS
Original release October 26, 1981 (1981-10-26) – April 12, 1982 (1982-04-12)
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List of M*A*S*H episodes

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


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
Jamie Farr Sgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher Capt. Father Francis Mulcahy


No. in
Title [n 1] Directed by [n 2] Written by [n 2] Original air date Prod.
code [n 3]
"That's Show Biz" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis October 26, 1981 (1981-10-26) Z-419
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.
221 3 "Identity Crisis" David Ogden Stiers Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford November 2, 1981 (1981-11-02) Z-423
A trio of wounded GIs includes a corporal (Joe Pantoliano) who makes an odd confession to Father Mulcahy, an overly talkative mutual fund salesman, and a corporal whose girlfriend has left him for someone of higher social standing.
David Ogden Stiers made his TV-directing debut with this episode. Dirk Blocker and Squire Fridell play the other two GIs.
222 4 "Rumor at the Top" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis November 9, 1981 (1981-11-09) Z-424
A visit by a general's aide starts a rumor that the 4077th is breaking up.
223 5 "Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig November 16, 1981 (1981-11-16) 1-G01
Frustrated that peace talks have stalled, Hawkeye writes a letter to President Truman about the insanity of the war. Newsreel clip of water skier Cahrlene Zint is included.
224 6 "Wheelers and Dealers" Charles S. Dubin Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox November 23, 1981 (1981-11-23) 1-G02
B.J. becomes a gambler due to unsettling news from home, while Potter takes driving-safety classes after getting a traffic ticket.
225 7 "Communication Breakdown" Alan Alda Karen Hall November 30, 1981 (1981-11-30) 1-G03
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.
226 8 "Snap Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove December 7, 1981 (1981-12-07) 1-G04
When a rash of thefts strikes the 4077th and nearby units, Klinger accidentally implicates himself and ends up facing a court-martial.
227 9 "Snappier Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove December 14, 1981 (1981-12-14) 1-G05
As Charles defends Klinger at his court-martial, Hawkeye and B.J. race to find the real perpetrator of the thefts.
228 10 "'Twas the Day After Christmas" Burt Metcalfe Elias Davis & David Pollock December 28, 1981 (1981-12-28) 1-G06
On the day after Christmas, the 4077th borrows the tradition of Boxing Day from a squad of wounded British soldiers, with the officers and enlisted personnel trading places.
229 11 "Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead" Alan Alda Alan Alda January 4, 1982 (1982-01-04) 1-G07
Delirious from a high fever, Klinger communicates with a dead GI (Kario Salem) who doesn't believe he's dead.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
There is no laugh track.
230 12 "The Birthday Girls" Charles S. Dubin Karen Hall January 11, 1982 (1982-01-11) 1-G08
Margaret goes to Tokyo for her birthday, while the surgeons work hard to save a wounded, pregnant cow.
231 13 "Blood and Guts" Charles S. Dubin Lee H. Grant January 18, 1982 (1982-01-18) 1-G09
A famous war correspondent visits the 4077th and exaggerates the exploits of the soldiers who are to receive the six pints of donated blood he has brought with him.
232 14 "A Holy Mess" Burt Metcalfe David Pollock and Elias Davis February 1, 1982 (1982-02-01) 1-G10
Father Mulcahy gets caught up in a distraught AWOL private's attempt to seek sanctuary at the 4077th, while the rest of the camp is abuzz over the chance to have a breakfast with real eggs.
233 15 "The Tooth Shall Set You Free" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock and Elias Davis February 8, 1982 (1982-02-08) 1-G11
Charles tries to cope with a toothache on his own, while Hawkeye and B.J. suspect a visiting major of trying to get African-American soldiers out of his unit to satisfy his own bigotry. Guest appearance by Laurence Fishburne.
234 16 "Pressure Points" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock and Elias Davis February 15, 1982 (1982-02-15) 1-G12
After a series of mistakes in and out of the OR, Potter calls in Sidney Freedman to help him regain his confidence. Meanwhile, Charles engages in a war of slovenliness against Hawkeye and B.J.
Charles S. Dubin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
235 17 "Where There's a Will, There's a War" Alan Alda David Pollock & Elias Davis February 22, 1982 (1982-02-22) 1-G13
Assigned as temporary replacement for a surgeon who has been killed at a front-line aid station, Hawkeye fears that he might not return alive and begins writing his will.
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
236 18 "Promotion Commotion" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig March 1, 1982 (1982-03-01) 1-G14
The officers enjoy popularity with the enlisted at promotion time, but Charles seems to be threatened by a hulking GI (John Matuszak).
237 19 "Heroes" Nell Cox Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox March 15, 1982 (1982-03-15) 1-G15
While visiting the 4077th on a goodwill tour, a former boxing champ suffers a stroke that leaves him close to death. The media crew swamps Hawkeye for interviews on his prognosis, to B.J.'s disgust.
238 20 "Sons and Bowlers" Hy Averback Elias Davis & David Pollock March 22, 1982 (1982-03-22) 1-G16
The 4077th challenges the Marines to a bowling tournament, while Hawkeye receives news that his father has been hospitalized.
Hy Averback received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for directing this episode.
239 21 "Picture This" Burt Metcalfe Karen Hall April 5, 1982 (1982-04-05) 1-G17
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.
240 22 "That Darn Kid" David Ogden Stiers Karen Hall April 12, 1982 (1982-04-12) 1-G19
Klinger's goat eats the camp's monthly payroll, leaving Hawkeye responsible for $22,000 in destroyed currency. Charles takes out a loan from Rizzo and gets tangled up in the interest he has to pay.


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


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