One in this series of comedy programs about the men and women of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M*A*S*H) stationed behind the lines during the Korean War. In this episode, Hawkeye and Trapper become concerned when the battered condition of a heroic wounded soldier named George proves to be partially the result of a beating administered by members of his own unit. George explains that he was beaten for being a homosexual and pleads with the doctors to send him back to the front as quickly as possible, believing acts of military daring will confirm his worth in his comrades' eyes. Major Frank Burns is initially impressed by George's valor, but when he learns the young soldier is one of "those," the churlish officer indignantly lobbies for George's dishonorable discharge from the army. It is up to Hawkeye and Trapper to "convince" Burns to drop his campaign, which they do by exploiting the Major's always dependable store of hypocrisy. Commercials deleted.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by Blake Byrne.


  • DATE: February 16, 1974 Saturday 8:32 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:24:10
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:28470
  • GENRE: Comedy; Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy; Homophobia; Korean War; LGBTQ+ Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1972-1983


  • Gene Reynolds … Producer, Director
  • Larry Gelbart … Producer, Developed by
  • Burt Metcalfe … Associate Producer
  • John Regier … Writer
  • Gary Markowitz … Writer
  • Johnny Mandel … Theme Music by
  • Alan Alda … Cast, Capt. Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce
  • Wayne Rogers … Cast, Capt, John "Trapper John" F.X. McIntyre
  • McLean Stevenson … Cast, Col. Henry Braymore Blake
  • Loretta Swit … Cast, Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • Larry Linville … Cast, Maj. Frank Burns
  • Gary Burghoff … Cast, Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
  • Richard Ely … Cast, George
  • William Christopher … Cast, Father Mulcahy
  • Patricia Stevens … Cast, Nurse Stevens
  • Bobbie Mitchell … Cast, Nurse Mitchell
  • George Simmons … Cast, Simmons
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