This past Sunday (May 18th) FOX aired the season finale of The Simpsons (titled “The Yellow Badge of Cowardge”), which contained a reference to M*A*S*H. After explaining that Milhouse had suffered traumatic amnesia, Dr. Hibbert ran off to “look at some severe cases of ice cream headache.” As the theme song to M*A*S*H played, Dr. Hibbert was seen kneeling amongst a field filled with sick students laid out on stretchers.
There was even a close-up of Dr. Hibbert, mimicking the close-up of Hawkeye in the opening credits. Dr. Hibbert helps load a sick student onto a helicopter, which was actually part of a helicopter carnival ride.
This is at least the seventh M*A*S*H reference on The Simpsons. I’ve added it to my M*A*S*H References on Television page.