M*A*S*H/For Want of a Boot

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For Want of a Boot
Season 2, Episode 17
Airdate January 12, 1974
Production Number K-417
Written by Sheldon Keller
Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Gene Reynolds and
Larry Gelbart
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For Want of a Boot is the seventeenth episode of the second season of M*A*S*H, and the forty-first episode overall.

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)

Michael Lerner (Captain Futterman), Johnny Haymer (Sergeant Zale)

Jamie Farr (Klinger), Patricia Stevens (Nurse Mitchell), Sheila Lauritsen (Sheila)

and Suzanne Zenor (Nurse Murphy)


Plot Overview

After months of waiting, Hawkeye finds that it may take more than a requisition form to get a new pair of boots.


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