MASH 4077 Podcast Episode 6

April 15th, 2011


Kenny Mittleider from Knights of the Guild Podcast, Simon Meddings from Waffle On Podcast, Al Kessel from Tales from the Mouse House Podcast and special guest host Harry Dauz discuss one of the most successful and longest running television series in history.. M*A*S*H

Today we cover Season 1, Episode #6 - Yankee Doodle Doctor

Directed by Lee Philips

Written by Laurence MarksProduction code J310

Original air date October 22, 1972

Set during the Korean War in the 1950’s

Lieutenant Bricker is making a documentary about MASH units and General Clayton recommends the 4077th. Bricker wants one of the doctors to "star" in his documentary and Hawkeye Pierce agrees when faced with the possibility that the role could go to Frank Burns. The documentary is nothing more than overhyped propaganda. In the night, Pierce and McIntyre destroy the film by exposing it to light. After much convincing by Hawkeye and Trapper, Col. Blake allows them to remake the film, casting Hawkeye as a Groucho Marx-type doctor and Trapper as a Harpo Marx-esque surgeon. The crowd loves it, but Gen. Clayton is not impressed at first. After the film is over Clayton does find the ending exceptional.

Hope you enjoy it,

Kenny, Meds, Al & Harry

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