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Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 am
by Keith1980
In season 5, if i recall correctly, was an episode called “Hawkeye”. Does anyone have any information on why this episode was filmed?

This episode has no main cast only a mention of radar. Hawkeye is stuck with a Korean family and its just him talking the whole show.

Was their backstage politics going on and they needed to make an episode? Ive always found this episode to be the oddest of all.

This episode alone makes Alan Alda the only cast member to be in every show from season 1 to 11.

Re: Hawkeye

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:25 am
by Big Daddy O'Reilly
It was actually towards the end of Season 4.

But no, the reason why this episode was made was because Larry Gelbart wanted to experiment to see if just one character could carry the whole show themselves . . . but unfortunately, Hawkeye was kind of a poor choice, given that he was already the unofficial star of the show anyway - it probably would have been better to give this distinction to one of the new kids on the block, like B.J. or Potter, allowing us to get to know them better.

Re: Hawkeye

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 10:06 pm
by Keith1980
Thank you for this information.

Where did u get this information from? Its cool to find out the reason behind this episode cos i had always assumed it was possibly a writers strike or something actors strike and they had to make an episode. Never herd anything about it. Its probably my least favorite episode. Even worst then they korea has gold episode lol

Re: Hawkeye

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:20 pm
by Sschind
One of my least favorite episodes as well.

Re: Hawkeye

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:57 pm
by Captain Tuttle
This episode is probably my least favorite. I love Alan Alda and the Hawkeye character but Hawkeye talking non stop for the whole episode was a bit much. He just rambled on about nothing.