M*A*S*H (season 11)

The eleventh and final season of M*A*S*H aired Mondays at 9:00-9:30 pm ET on CBS, as part of the 1982–83 United States network television schedule.

M*A*S*H (season 11)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes16
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 25, 1982 (1982-10-25) 
February 28, 1983 (1983-02-28)
Season chronology

Cast

ActorRole
Alan AldaCapt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
Mike FarrellCapt. B.J. Hunnicut
Harry MorganCol. Sherman T. Potter
Loretta SwitMaj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
David Ogden StiersMaj. Charles Emerson Winchester III
Jamie FarrSgt. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William ChristopherCaptain Father Francis Mulcahy

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title[n 1]Directed by[n 2]Written by[n 2]Original air dateProd.
code[n 3]
2411"Hey, Look Me Over"Susan OliverAlan Alda and Karen HallOctober 25, 1982 (1982-10-25)1G-21
A notorious colonel's visit makes Margaret re-evaluate herself, while Kellye is fed up with Hawkeye seeing her as one of the boys and not a woman with a crush on him. The colonel is played by Peggy Feury in a guest appearance.
2422"Trick or Treatment"Charles S. DubinDennis KoenigNovember 1, 1982 (1982-11-01)9-B01
The 4077th's Halloween party is side-tracked by wounded and a brawl that starts at Rosie's. A soldier declared dead by battalion aid isn't actually dead; and Richard Lineback plays a wounded soldier suffering from malnutrition-because of survivor's guilt. Lineback had previously appeared in the Season 8 episode "Dear Uncle Abdul". Comic Relief is furnished Featuring George Wendt as a Marine with a pool ball stuck in his mouth and Andrew Dice Clay, billed as Andrew Clay, plays another Marine who while drunk hits a chicken coop.
2433"Foreign Affairs"Charles S. DubinDavid Pollock & Elias DavisNovember 8, 1982 (1982-11-08)1G-22
An Army PR officer (Jeffrey Tambor) looks for a scoop worthy of propaganda when an enemy pilot lands near the 4077th – a reference to Operation Moolah – while Charles falls for a French Red Cross volunteer.
2444"The Joker is Wild"Burt MetcalfeJohn Rappaport and Dennis KoenigNovember 15, 1982 (1982-11-15)1G-24
B.J. is tired of hearing how great a prankster Trapper was, so he swears to pull the ultimate prank on the whole camp.
2455"Who Knew?"Harry MorganElias Davis & David PollockNovember 22, 1982 (1982-11-22)1G-18
Hawkeye volunteers to deliver the eulogy for a nurse no one actually knew, while Klinger seeks an investor for his latest invention – the hula hoop.
2466"Bombshells"Charles S. DubinDan Wilcox & Thad MumfordNovember 28, 1982 (1982-11-28)9-B02
Hawkeye and Charles start a rumor that Marilyn Monroe is coming to the 4077th, while a sniper interrupts B.J.'s fishing trip and involves him in a helicopter rescue. Note: As mentioned in this episode baseball star Ted Williams did indeed leave Korea-which happened in the summer of 1953; Marilyn Monroe did visit Korea...but in 1954
2477"Settling Debts"Michael SwitzerThad Mumford & Dan WilcoxDecember 6, 1982 (1982-12-06)1G-23
Potter gets paranoid when his wife sends Hawkeye a letter, while B.J. treats a lieutenant paralyzed by a sniper.
2488"The Moon is Not Blue"Charles S. DubinLarry BalmagiaDecember 13, 1982 (1982-12-13)1G-20
Hawkeye and B.J. try to get a racy movie (The Moon Is Blue) to spice things up at the 4077th, while a wounded, teetotaling general declares last call for the officers' club. Note: "The Moon IS Blue" didnt come out until July 1953--far too late for MASH 4077 to immediately receive it.
2499"Run for the Money"Nell CoxStory by: Mike Farrell and Elias Davis & David Pollock
Teleplay by: Elias Davis & David Pollock
December 20, 1982 (1982-12-20)9-B03
Klinger depends on divine intervention when Father Mulcahy is chosen to race a veteran track star from another unit. During the race, the track star learns that Mulcahy is racing to raise money for the local orphanage, and the two hatch a scheme to get Klinger to donate all his money to the orphans with Mulcahy winning. Meanwhile, Winchester stands up for a stuttering soldier, threatening to report his bullying CO for inhumanity. He befriends the man and cheers him up, giving him a copy of Moby Dick as a gift. It's revealed that Winchester's fabled sister, Honoria, is a stutterer herself and Winchester has a soft spot for others like her.
25010"U.N., the Night and the Music"Harry MorganElias Davis & David PollockJanuary 3, 1983 (1983-01-03)9-B06
The 4077 is visited by a UN delegation consisting of an Indian officer who teaches yoga to Potter and Klinger, a Swedish delegate whom Margaret falls for, and a British officer who baits Charles, while B.J. feels guilty about not preparing a patient for the possibility of having a leg amputated.
25111"Strange Bedfellows"Mike FarrellKaren HallJanuary 10, 1983 (1983-01-10)9-B07
While Charles angrily denies his incessant snoring, Potter inadvertently learns depressing news about his visiting son-in-law that reminds him of a mistake in his own past.
25212"Say No More"Charles S. DubinJohn RappaportJanuary 24, 1983 (1983-01-24)9-B08
Margaret contracts laryngitis on the eve of her meeting with a world-fabled surgeon, while a no-nonsense major general sets up camp at the 4077th, where his son is being treated.
25313"Friends and Enemies"Jamie FarrKaren HallFebruary 7, 1983 (1983-02-07)9-B05
An old Army buddy of Potter's (John McLiam) has caused unnecessary casualties by overstepping his boundaries. When Charles receives a new shipment of classical records and Margaret receives a new turntable with no records, B.J. plays the two against each other to rid the Swamp of Charles' music.
25414"Give and Take"Charles S. DubinDennis KoenigFebruary 14, 1983 (1983-02-14)9-B09
A wounded GI and the North Korean he shot end up bunked next to each other in post-op, while the position of charity-collection officer is passed around.
25515"As Time Goes By"Burt MetcalfeDan Wilcox & Thad MumfordFebruary 21, 1983 (1983-02-21)9-B10
Margaret collects significant items for a time capsule, while B.J. and Rizzo play practical jokes on each other. Meanwhile, Klinger finds himself falling in love with a young South Korean woman mistaken for a sniper and separated from her refugee parents, while the time capsule items---including Radar's old teddy bear and a fishing lure that once belonged to Henry Blake---remind everyone of former colleagues and former patients alike.
25616"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"Alan AldaAlan Alda
Burt Metcalfe
John Rappaport
Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford
Elias Davis & David Pollock
Karen Hall
February 28, 1983 (1983-02-28)9-B04

Hawkeye recovers from a nervous breakdown after he blames himself for a fatal incident aboard a military bus. As he returns to camp, the Korean War comes to an end as the staff of the 4077th tends to one final deluge of casualties---including Chinese musicians Winchester mentored. B.J. gets orders home early but is forced back to the 4077th after he learns the orders were rescinded by the time he reaches Guam. Klinger—who spent years trying to get out of the Army and Korea—decides to stay to help his Korean bride Soon-Lee find her missing family. The rest of the staff sorts out their personal problems before going their separate ways. Father Mulcahy tries to come to terms with the hearing trouble caused when a mortar shell exploded near him. Margaret awaits her stateside assignment and makes peace with Winchester, whose deep love of music has now been compromised forever. Potter leads an emotional farewell dinner where assorted staffers reveal their postwar plans---including Hawkeye, who looks forward to a simple country doctor's life in his native Maine. Klinger and Soon-Lee are married just before the staffers say final emotional goodbyes to each other.

Note: Alan Alda is the only cast member to appear in every episode of the series.

Notes

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