Kenny Mittleider from Knights of the Guild, Alien Nation: The Newcomers Podcast & Confessions of a Fanboy Podcast, Simon Meddings from Waffle On Podcast, & Al Kessel from Tales from the Mouse House, Fast Forward & Just Because Podcast discuss one of the most successful and longest running television series in history.. M*A*S*H
Today we cover Season 2, Episode #7 - L.I.P
31st Episode Overall
Directed by William Wiard
Written by Carl Kleinschmitt, Larry Gelbart, Laurence Marks
Production code K406
Original air date October 27, 1973
Set during the Korean War in the 1950’s
Plot Summary: Hawkeye is at the movies with his date, Regina, a nurse, but after the movie she brings the date to a swift end with a handshake. Back at the Swamp, he is called to take a look at the sick baby of a US soldier, who reveals he is being shipped home soon and that he and the baby's Korean mother are not officially married, and asks Hawkeye for help in clearing through Army red tape so they can be married.
Meanwhile, Hawkeye and Regina embark on another date, finally sharing a kiss. However, a third date is postponed when an officer from I-Corps arrives to interview Hawkeye as a character witness for the soldier's marriage application. Hawkeye and Trapper decide to blackmail the I-Corps officer to ensure a favourable outcome. When Hawkeye is finally free to see Regina and explains the events of the evening, she voices her opposition to interracial marriage, at which point Hawkeye ends their date and leaves.
At the end of the episode, the baby's parents are married in a ceremony officiated by Father Mulcahy.