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: “The Army-Navy Game” (#20, 1×20)
Airdate: Sunday, February 25th, 1973
Teleplay By: Sid Dorfman
Story By: McLean Stevenson
Directed By: Gene Reynolds
Nielsen Rank: 43
The 20th episode of M*A*S*H aired 50 years ago today. “The Army-Navy Game” aired for the first time on Sunday, February 25th, 1973 on CBS.
Here’s the capsule summary from my Episode Spotlight for the episode:
Hawkeye and Trapper risk their lives to defuse an unexploded bomb in the compound.
With this episode, McLean Stevenson became the second member of the M*A*S*H cast involved in scripting an episode. Unlike Alan Alda, who wrote the script for “The Longjohn Flap,” Stevenson only provided the story for “The Army-Navy Game.”
Check back next week for the next installment of 50 Years of M*A*S*H.