M*A*S*H/For Want of a Boot
For Want of a Boot is the seventeenth episode of the second season of M*A*S*H, and the forty-first episode overall.
After months of waiting, Hawkeye finds that it may take more than a requisition form to get a new pair of boots.
In the following episode "Operation Noselift" they have to bring in a specialist for a nose job. But in this episode Hawkeye offers Klinger a nose job for his hair dryer.
Allusions and References
The title is from an ancient proverb: "For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail."
Hawkeye: What did we get, Radar?
Radar: Uh, it's a mistake: 500 diapers and 5000 pairs of rubber pants.
Hawkeye: I'm glad you're all set for winter.