More than a decade ago, I transcribed the episode summaries for M*A*S*H originally published in TV Guide magazine. The library where I was able to find bound copies of TV Guide started with 1974, so I don’t have summaries from the first season. I do have summaries for the first half of Season 2 that aired in 1973 thanks to repeats of those episodes that aired in 1974.
I’ve added a new page to the Episodes section of MASH4077TV.com with the summaries from Season 2 and Season 3. I plan on adding additional summaries as soon as possible.
Here are a few of the episode summaries:
02×05 “Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde”
Saturday, October 13th, 1973
Hawkeye has been operating so long he just can’t quit-and no one can stop him. Alan Alda, who plays the haggard Hawkeye, coauthored the script.
[Summary from the May 4th, 1974 repeat.]
2×20 “As You Were”
Saturday, Febraury 2nd, 1974
Frank chooses a lull in the action for his hernia operation, and that’s just when the war resumes full tilt.
Tuesday, October 15th, 1974
The onset of spring brings out the sap in everyone, especially in a patient (played by former Detroit Lion Alex Karras) who can’t thank Hawkeye enough for saving his life.
03×18 “House Arrest”
Tuesday, February 4th, 1975
Hawkeye is confined to quarters awaiting court martial after punching Frank in the eye.
Who remembers reading M*A*S*H episode summaries in TV Guide?