M*A*S*H/Dear Dad, Again

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Dear Dad, Again
Season 1, Episode 18
Airdate February 4, 1973
Production Number J-317
Written by Sheldon Keller &
Larry Gelbart
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Produced by Gene Reynolds
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Dear Dad, Again is the eighteenth episode of the first season of M*A*S*H.

Starring: Alan Alda (Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce), Wayne Rogers (Capt. "Trapper John" McIntyre), McLean Stevenson (Lt. Col. Henry Blake), Loretta Swit (Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan), Larry Linville (Major Frank Burns), Gary Burghoff (Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly)

Alex Henteloff (Captain Casey), Jamie Farr (Klinger), William Christopher (Father Mulcahy), Odessa Cleveland (Ginger), Gail Bowman (Nurse)


Plot Overview

Hawkeye pens another letter to his father, detailing the day-to-day insanity of living in the camp, including a bet with Trapper that nobody will notice if Hawkeye dines naked. A new surgeon, Captain Casey, does brilliant work but has dubious credentials.


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