50 Years of M*A*S*H: “Bananas, Crackers and Nuts”

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of M*A*S*H, I’m taking a weekly look back at what episode of M*A*S*H aired five decades ago on CBS.

Episode Title: “Bananas, Crackers and Nuts” (#7, 1×07)
Airdate: Sunday, November 5th, 1972
Written By: Burt Styler
Directed By: Bruce Bilson
Nielsen Rank: 43rd

The seventh episode of M*A*S*H aired 50 years ago today. “Bananas, Crackers and Nuts” aired for the first time on Sunday, November 5th, 1972 on CBS.

Here’s the capsule summary from my Episode Spotlight for the episode:

Hawkeye pretends he’s lost touch with reality in order to get some R&R.

Marcia Strassman makes her third of six appearances as Nurse Margie Cutler in this episode.

“Bananas, Crackers and Nuts” was one of 20 episodes included in The Hallmark Channel’s “M*A*S*H Bash 2007,” hosted by Wayne Rogers. The 12-hour marathon aired Monday, January 1st, 2007.

Check back next week for the next installment of 50 Years of M*A*S*H.

One Reply to “50 Years of M*A*S*H: “Bananas, Crackers and Nuts””

  1. Once upon a time, possibly in the 1980’s, I read a reference book (or some source!) stating that this episode had an alternative title of “After Me, The Deluge”. I have never since been able to verify that, and it does seem unusual that a MASH episode may have had an alternative title, but I was wondering if there was any truth to it?

    I happen to know for a fact that until the late 1980’s in Australia the episode “The Ringbanger” was listed in TV guides as “Big Noise Go Home”, so perhaps BCN did have another name?

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