M*A*S*H/Requiem for a Lightweight

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Requiem for a Lightweight
Season 1, Episode 3
Airdate October 1, 1972
Production Number J-308
Written by Robert Klane
Directed by Hy Averback
Produced by Gene Reynolds
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Requiem for a Lightweight is the third 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)

Sorrell Booke (General Barker)

John Orchard (Ugly John), Marcia Strassman (Margie Cutler), William Christopher (Father Mulcahy)


Plot Overview

The new nurse is a big hit in the ER with Trapper and Hawkeye but Houlihan and Frank take exception to her working relationship with the other doctors and Houlihan arranges to have her transferred out of the 4077th. Refusing to give in on their new nurse they confront Henry Blake to try and persuade him to intervene on their behalf, which he agrees to on one condition, one of them must take part in a boxing match for the honor of the unit.


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