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AfterMASH - Episode Guide

Season 1

September of '53

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 26, 1983

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A fresh-from-Korea and bored Potter takes a job as Chief of Staff at the General Pershing VA Hospital. He writes a letter to a struggling Klinger, offering him the job of secretary, and Klinger accepts.

Together Again

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 26, 1983

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Potter arranges for a depressed, alcoholic Father Mulcahy to come to St. Louis for ear surgery and he eventually decides to take a job as the hospital chaplain.

Klinger vs. Klinger

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1983

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Klinger and Soon-Lee argue about Soon-Lee wanting to get a job, Potter and Pfeiffer operate on a patient without proper identification, and Mulcahy rushes to write his monthly report.

Snap, Crackle, Plop

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1983

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Klinger takes his civil service exam on less than 12 hours' notice, Potter tries to get D'Angelo, who'd rather buy a new canopy, to get a new autoclave, and Mulcahy deals with a patient who thinks God is trying to kill him.

Staph Inspection

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 17, 1983

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Potter deals with a dying World War I friend and patient, Klinger tries to get organized, and Mulcahy tries to control a flasher, all while a staph infection grips the hospital and an inspection is on its way.

Night Shift

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 24, 1983

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During the night shift at the hospital, Pfeiffer deals with fatigue and overwork, Mulcahy helps a patient see his son, and Klinger searches for missing mattresses, while Potter tries to get back home to a fancy dinner with his wife.

Shall We Dance

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 31, 1983

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Alma tries to get From Here to Eternity banned from General Pershing, while Pfeiffer tries to win the affections of Alma's secretary Bonnie, who only has eyes for Klinger.

Little Broadcast of '53

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 7, 1983

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During an October week at General Pershing, a new nurse adjusts to hospital work and hijinks, Klinger begins to do lunchtime P.A. broadcasts, and Mulcahy deals with a clingy patient.

Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 14, 1983

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On Visitor's Day at General Pershing, D'Angelo flirts with Mildred Potter's niece, much to Alma's chagrin, a freelance preacher gives false hope to patients, and a healthy man tries to get admitted.

Thanksgiving of '53

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Nov 21, 1983

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It's the first Thanksgiving at home since Korea, and the Potters are deluged with guests, including a camera-bug Mulcahy, all the Klingers from Toledo, a mooching Pfeiffer, and a lonely D'Angelo. Notably, Potter's daughter and grandchildren, who were often mentioned in the original series, appear in this episode.


Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1983

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Potter and Pfeiffer consider leaving the bureaucratic VA hospital, but a patient who contracted leukemia from government atomic testing bring them back. Larry Gelbart was nominated for the Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Emmy after directing this episode.

Bladder Day Saints

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 12, 1983

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During the annual bladder inspection for local vets, Pfeiffer deals with his first death, a patient tries to fake back pain to stay in the hospital, and Klinger begins to feel uncomfortable when he meets a friend from Korea who didn't come back whole.

All About Christmas Eve

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 19, 1983

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On Christmas Eve, the Klingers announce they are having a baby and a depressed Alma consoles herself by trying to fire Klinger.

Chief of Staff

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Jan 2, 1984

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As Klinger plans a special surprise for Col. Potter's birthday, Mr. D' Angelo finds out he needs prostate surgery, and a Southern African-American nurse finds it hard to adjust to an integrated hospital.


Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Jan 9, 1984

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Father Mulcahy fights bureaucracy to get the V.A. to pay for his ear surgery and another patient's transportation, Klinger helps out a paralyzed patient, and the hospital scrambles to find a missing patient.

Yours Truly, Max Klinger

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Jan 16, 1984

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Klinger writes Radar a letter about recent events in his life, including Soon-Lee being pregnant with his child, his struggle to sell frozen beef to make a little extra money, and a troublesome new surgeon, Dr. Boyer. This episode is the last appearance of Jay O. Sanders as Dr. Gene Pfeiffer, the first appearance of David Ackroyd as Dr. Boyer, and features a guest appearance by Gary Burghoff reprising his role as Radar O'Reilly.

It Had to be You

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jan 23, 1984

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Radar takes refuge at the Potters' after he discovers his fiancee was unfaithful. Meanwhile, Doctor Boyer finds it hard to approach women at a local bar.

Odds and Ends

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Jan 30, 1984

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Klinger resorts to gambling to get money for the coming baby, and Mulcahy helps Scannell write a new will before Scannell goes under the knife.

Another Saturday Night

Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Feb 6, 1984

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With the Mrs. out of town for the night, Dr. Potter heads for the local bar for a meal and someone to talk to. Meanwhile, on Potter's advice, D'Angelo begins to socialize with the hospital patients, but causes more harm than help, and Klinger tries to keep up with Soon-Lee's cravings.

Fever Pitch

Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1984

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A hot day brings a patient who needs his fever cooled. Dr. Boyer wants to use a cooling blanket, but it isn't V.A. approved, so he turns to Klinger to get one. Meanwhile, Father Mulcahy is in search of a new place to stay, after life in the rectory turns substandard.

By the Book

Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1984

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Mulcahy must stop a man who thinks he is Superman from endangering other patients.

Up and Down Payments

Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1984

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Klinger gets arrested for punching a crooked real estate agent. Soon-Lee goes into labor.

Season 2

Less Miserables

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 23, 1984

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While Soon-Lee is being rushed to the delivery room, Klinger stands in a jail cell worried about his wife, and later conspires with another inmate in order to make his escape. Meanwhile, V.A. Administrator Burt Philbrick tours the hospital, later informing Dr. Potter that Mr. D'Angelo has been replaced. Soon-Lee gives birth to her son, with Max at her side, after he tells everyone he is going to hide out at the hospital.

Calling Doctor Habibi

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 25, 1984

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Wally Wainwright arrives and immediately runs into Klinger, who is still on the run from the law. After introducing himself as Dr. Habibi, Klinger is asked to show Mr. Wainwright around. Meanwhile, Alma is demoted to Potter's clerk and Boyer tries to prove himself to Wainwright, despite his prosthetic leg.

Strangers and Other Lovers

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1984

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Potter tries to deal with the overbearing Alma Cox, Boyer beds the wife of a patient, and Klinger is finally arrested.


Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1984

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Max Klinger's trial finally takes place, with the result of Klinger being found not guilty by reason of insanity. Klinger is also ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at General General. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Mr. Wainwright forces Dr. Boyer into performing a difficult operation. Edward Winter reprises his M*A*S*H role of Colonel Flagg to testify against Klinger.

Madness to His Method

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 16, 1984

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Dr. Potter writes to Dr. Sidney Freeman about recent events at the hospital, including news of the hospital's brand new psychiatrist, Dr. Lenore Dudziak, who has arrived to perform Klinger's psychological evaluation. Meanwhile, Boyer flirts with Dudziak, Potter tries to connect with a silent patient, and Wainwright decides to serve deluxe meals in the cafeteria to prevent malcontent from the patients.

The Recovery Room

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 30, 1984

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The Klinger baby causes friction between Mr. and Mrs. Potter, while Klinger tries to get mental disability from the VA and Dudziak tries to convince Boyer to attend group therapy. Meanwhile, Dr. Andy Caldwell arrives at the hospital for an internship.

Ward is Hell

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Dec 4, 1984

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Klinger runs a hospital lottery, but trouble ensues when Soon-Lee has the winning ticket. Meanwhile, Dr. Boyer is laid up with a staph infection, bringing his anger and bad attitude to the post-op ward.

Saturday's Heroes

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Dec 11, 1984

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Attempts at weekend romances are interrupted when the Potters' car breaks down and Wainwright revokes passes for the psychiatric ward. Elsewhere, the Klinger baby is christened and named.

Wet Feet

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1984

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A Missouri thunderstorm leads Alma to practice her role as the hospital Civil Defense officer, the doctors to take refuge at a supply room poker game, and a mental patient to lock himself in the hospital fallout shelter after mistaking the storm for nuclear war.