50 Years of M*A*S*H: “Love Story”


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: “Love Story” (#14, 1×14)
Airdate: Sunday, January 7th, 1973
Written By: Laurence Marks
Directed By: Earl Bellamy
Nielsen Rank: 43

The 14th episode of M*A*S*H aired 50 years ago today. “Love Story” aired for the first time on Sunday, January 7th, 1973 on CBS.

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

Hawkeye and Trapper worry about Radar, who is down in the dumps, and eventually learn he received a Dear John recording. They try to set him up with a pretty, intelligent nurse recently transferred to the 4077th.

“Love Story” 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.

This was the first episode of M*A*S*H to air in 1973.

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

3 Replies to “50 Years of M*A*S*H: “Love Story””

  1. Fun fact: The actress who played Lt. Louise Anderson was the original Gloria on the first pilot for the series that eventually became “All in the Family.” And, she ended up marrying the actor who played her husband (the character who was later named “Mike Stivic”) in that pilot.

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