M*A*S*H Episode List (Production Order)

The following is a list of all 256 episodes of M*A*S*H in the order they were produced. Most sources state there are only 251 episodes of M*A*S*H but counting the five hour-long episodes–“Welcome to Korea” (Season 4), “Bug Out” (Season 5), “Fade Out, Fade In” (Season 6), “Our Finest Hour” (Season 7), and “That’s Show Biz” (Season 10)–as two half-hour episodes brings the total to 256. 20th Century Fox, the company that produced M*A*S*H, gave each hour-long episode two separate production numbers. I’ve used these production numbers to put together this list.

CBS did not air episodes in the order they were produced. Because there was little continuity between episodes this rarely caused problems. Beginning with Season 9, CBS decided to hold episodes to use the following season. Four episodes produced for Season 9 were broadcast Season 10. Six episodes produced for Season 10 were broadcast during Season 11.

The episode number (i.e. 1×01) indicates when each episode aired on CBS. Compare these to the production codes to see how out of order certain episodes aired. For example, “M*A*S*H — The Pilot” (1×01) was the first episode aired during Season 1. “Henry, Please Come Home” (1×09) was the second episode produced but the ninth episode aired.

Perhaps the biggest discrepancy came in Season 5. “The General’s Practitioner” (5×20) was the seventh episode produced but aired 20th. “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” (11Ɨ16) was the final episode aired but was actually the fourth episode produced for Season 11.

You can find a list of episodes in broadcast order here.

Production Season 1

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
1×01 J301 September 17th, 1972 M*A*S*H — The Pilot
1×09 J302 November 19th, 1972 Henry, Please Come Home
1×02 J303 September 24th, 1972 To Market, To Market
1×11 J304 December 10th, 1972 Germ Warfare
1×05 J305 October 15th, 1972 The Moose
1×10 J306 November 26th, 1972 I Hate A Mystery
1×04 J307 October 8th, 1972 Chief Surgeon Who?
1×03 J308 October 1st, 1972 Requiem for a Lightweight
1×08 J309 November 12th, 1972 Cowboy
1×06 J310 October 22nd, 1972 Yankee Doodle Doctor
1×07 J311 November 5th, 1972 Bananas, Crackers and Eggs
1×13 J312 December 24th, 1972 Edwina
1×12 J313 December 17th, 1972 Dear Dad
1×14 J314 January 7th, 1973 Love Story
1×15 J315 January 14th, 1973 Tuttle
1×16 J316 January 21st, 1973 The Ringbanger
1×18 J317 February 4th, 1973 Dear Dad, Again
1×17 J318 January 28th, 1973 Sometimes You Hear The Bullet
1×19 J319 February 18th, 1973 The Longjohn Flap
1×22 J320 March 11th, 1973 Major Fred C. Dobbs
1×21 J321 March 4th, 1973 Sticky Wicket
1×20 J322 February 25th, 1973 The Army-Navy Game
1×23 J323 March 18th, 1973 Ceasefire
1×24 J324 March 25th, 1973 Showtime

Production Season 2

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
2×01 K401 September 15th, 1973 Divided We Stand
2×03 K402 September 29th, 1973 Radar’s Report
2×02 K403 September 22nd, 1973 5 O’Clock Charlie
2×04 K404 October 6th, 1973 For the Good of the Outfit
2×05 K405 October 13th, 1973 Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
2×07 K406 October 27th, 1973 L.I.P. (Local Indigenous Personnel)
2×06 K407 October 20th, 1973 Kim
2×08 K408 November 3rd, 1973 The Trial of Henry Blake
2×09 K409 November 10th, 1973 Dear Dad… Three
2×10 K410 November 17th, 1973 The Sniper
2×11 K411 November 24th, 1973 Carry On, Hawkeye
2×12 K412 December 1st, 1973 The Incubator
2×13 K413 December 8th, 1973 Deal Me Out
2×14 K414 December 15th, 1973 Hot Lips and Empty Arms
2×15 K415 December 22nd, 1973 Officers Only
2×16 K416 January 5th, 1974 Henry In Love
2×17 K417 January 12th, 1974 For Want of a Boot
2×18 K418 January 19th, 1974 Operation Noselift
2×19 K419 January 26th, 1974 The Chosen People
2×20 K420 February 2nd, 1974 As You Were
2×21 K421 February 9th, 1974 Crisis
2×22 K422 February 16th, 1974 George
2×23 L423 February 23rd, 1974 Mail Call
2×24 K424 March 2nd, 1974 A Smattering of Intelligence

Production Season 3

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
3×02 B301 September 17th, 1974 Rainbow Bridge
3×08 B302 October 29th, 1974 Life with Father
3×06 B303 October 15th, 1974 Springtime
3×04 B304 October 1st, 1974 Iron Guts Kelly
3×22 B305 March 4th, 1975 Payday
3×05 B306 October 8th, 1974 O.R.
3×03 B307 September 24th, 1974 Officer of the Day
3×01 B308 September 10th, 1974 The General Flipped at Dawn
3×10 B309 November 19th, 1974 There is Nothing Like a Nurse
3×14 B310 December 31st, 1974 Private Charles Lamb
3×12 B311 December 3rd, 1974 A Full Rich Day
3×07 B312 October 22nd, 1974 Check-Up
3×21 B313 February 25th, 1975 Big Mac
3×09 B314 November 12th, 1974 Alcoholics Unanimous
3×18 B315 February 4th, 1975 House Arrest
3×11 B316 November 26th, 1974 Adam’s Rib
3×13 B317 December 10th, 1974 Mad Dogs and Servicemen
3×17 B318 January 21st, 1975 The Consultant
3×23 B319 March 11th, 1975 White Gold
3×15 B320 January 7th, 1975 Bombed
3×20 B321 February 18th, 1975 Love and Marriage
3×19 B322 February 11th, 1975 Aid Station
3×16 B323 January 14th, 1975 Bulletin Board
3×24 B324 March 18th, 1975 Abyssinia, Henry

Production Season 4

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
4×02 G501 September 19th, 1975 Change of Command
4×03 G502 September 26th, 1975 It Happened One Night
4×11 G503 November 21st, 1975 Of Moose and Men
4×01 G504 September 12th, 1975 Welcome to Korea, Part 1
4×07 G505 October 26th, 1975 Dear Mildred
4×01 G506 September 12th, 1975 Welcome to Korea, Part 2
4×04 G507 October 3rd, 1975 The Late Captain Pierce
4×21 G508 February 3rd, 1976 Smilin’ Jack
4×10 G509 November 11th, 1975 Dear Peggy
4×05 G510 October 10th, 1975 Hey Doc
4×08 G511 October 31st, 1975 The Kids
4×06 G512 October 17th, 1975 The Bus
4×09 G513 November 7th, 1975 Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?
4×12 G514 November 28th, 1975 Soldier of the Month
4×16 G515 December 23rd, 1975 Dear Ma
4×23 G516 February 17th, 1976 Deluge
4×13 G517 December 2nd, 1975 The Gun
4×14 G518 December 9th, 1975 Mail Call Again
4×15 G519 December 16th, 1975 The Price of Tomato Juice
4×18 G520 January 13th, 1976 Hawkeye
4×19 G521 January 20th, 1976 Some 38th Parallels
4×17 G522 January 6th, 1976 Der Tag
4×20 G523 January 27th, 1976 The Novocaine Mutiny
4×22 G524 February 10th, 1976 The More I See You
4×24 G525 February 24th, 1976 The Interview

Production Season 5

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
5×01 U801 September 21st, 1976 Bug Out, Part 1
5×01 U802 September 21st, 1976 Bug Out, Part 2
5×02 U803 September 28th, 1976 Margaret’s Engagement
5×13 U804 December 21st, 1976 Hawk’s Nightmare
5×04 U805 October 12th, 1976 Lt. Radar O’Reilly
5×03 U806 October 5th, 1976 Out of Sight, Out of Mind
5×20 U807 February 15th, 1977 The General’s Practitioner
5×06 U808 October 26th, 1976 The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan
5×05 U809 October 19th, 1976 The Nurses
5×07 U810 November 9th, 1976 Dear Sigmund
5×11 U811 December 7th, 1976 The Colonel’s Horse
5×08 U812 November 16th, 1976 Mulcahy’s War
5×10 U813 November 30th, 1976 Hawkeye Get Your Gun
5×09 U814 November 23rd, 1976 The Korean Surgeon
5×12 U815 December 14th, 1976 Exorcism
5×17 U816 January 25th, 1977 End Run
5×16 U817 January 18th, 1977 Ping Pong
5×14 U818 January 4th, 1977 The Most Unforgettable Characters
5×22 U819 March 1st, 1977 Souvenirs
5×24 U820 March 15th, 1977 Margaret’s Marriage
5×15 U821 January 11th, 1977 38 Across
5×18 U822 February 1st, 1977 Hanky Panky
5×19 U823 February 8th, 1977 Hepatitis
5×21 U824 February 22nd, 1977 Movie Tonight
5×23 U825 March 8th, 1977 Post Op

Production Season 6

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
6×01 Y101 September 20th, 1977 Fade Out, Fade In (1)
6×01 Y102 September 20th, 1977 Fade Out, Fade In (2)
6×03 Y103 October 4th, 1977 Last Laugh
6×02 Y104 September 27th, 1977 Fallen Idol
6×09 Y105 November 15th, 1977 Images
6×04 Y106 October 11th, 1977 War of Nerves
6×05 Y107 October 18th, 1977 The Winchester Tapes
6×06 Y108 October 25th, 1977 The Light That Failed
6×17 Y109 January 17th, 1978 Tea and Empathy
6×11 Y110 November 29th, 1977 The Grim Reaper
6×10 Y111 November 22nd, 1977 The M*A*S*H Olympics
6×07 Y112 November 1st, 1977 In Love and War
6×08 Y113 November 8th, 1977 Change Day
6×16 Y114 January 10th, 1978 Patent 4077
6×15 Y115 January 3rd, 1978 The Smell of Music
6×12 Y116 December 6th, 1977 Comrades in Arms (Part I)
6×13 Y117 December 13th, 1977 Comrades in Arms (Part II)
6×14 Y118 December 20th, 1979 The Merchant of Korea
6×19 Y119 January 30th, 1978 What’s Up, Doc?
6×22 Y120 February 20th, 1978 Potter’s Retirement
6×20 Y121 February 6th, 1978 Mail Call Three
6×23 Y122 February 27th, 1978 Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde
6×24 Y123 March 6th, 1978 Major Topper
6×18 Y124 January 24th, 1978 Your Hit Parade
6×21 Y125 February 13th, 1978 Temporary Duty

Production Season 7

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
7×02 T401 September 25th, 1978 Peace On Us
7×15 T402 January 1st, 1979 B.J. Papa San
7×09 T403 November 13th, 1978 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
7×01 T404 September 18th, 1978 Commander Pierce
7×05 T405 October 16th, 1978 The Billfold Syndrome
7×03 T406 October 2nd, 1978 Lil
7×07 T407 October 30th, 1978 They Call The Wind Korea
7×04 T408 October 9th, 1978 Our Finest Hour (1)
7×04 T409 October 9th, 1978 Our Finest Hour (2)
7×06 T410 October 23rd, 1978 None Like It Hot
7×12 T411 December 4th, 1978 Out of Gas
7×08 T412 November 6th, 1978 Major Ego
7×11 T413 November 27th, 1978 Dear Comrade
7×13 T414 December 11th, 1978 An Eye for a Tooth
7×10 T415 November 20th, 1978 Point of View
7×22 T416 February 19th, 1979 Preventive Medicine
7×14 T417 December 18th, 1978 Dear Sis
7×17 T418 January 15th, 1979 The Price
7×19 T419 January 29th, 1979 Hot Lips is Back in Town
7×16 T420 January 8th, 1979 Inga
7×18 T421 January 22nd, 1979 The Young and Restless
7×23 T422 February 26th, 1979 A Night at Rosie’s
7×20 T423 February 5th, 1979 C*A*V*E
7×25 T424 March 12th, 1979 The Party
7×21 T425 February 14th, 1979 Rally Round the Flagg, Boys
7×24 T426 March 5th, 1979 Ain’t Love Grand

Production Season 8

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
8×01 S601 September 17th, 1979 Too Many Cooks
8×02 S602 September 24th, 1979 Are You Now, Margaret?
8×03 S603 October 1st, 1979 Guerilla My Dreams
8×06 S604 October 22nd, 1979 Period of Adjustment
8×08 S605 November 5th, 1979 Private Finance
8×09 S606 November 12th, 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Who?
8×10 S607 November 19th, 1979 The Yalu Brick Road
8×07 S608 October 29th, 1979 Nurse Doctor
8×11 S609 November 26th, 1979 Life Time
8×04 S610 October 8th, 1979 Good-Bye Radar (Part I)
8×05 S611 October 15th, 1979 Good-Bye Radar (Part II)
8×22 S612 February 18th, 1980 Dreams
8×12 S613 December 3rd, 1979 Dear Uncle Abdul
8×13 S614 December 10th, 1979 Captains Outrageous
8×14 S615 December 17th, 1979 Stars and Stripes
8×17 S616 January 14th, 1980 Heal Thyself
8×15 S617 December 31st, 1979 Yessir, That’s Our Baby
8×16 S618 January 7th, 1980 Bottle Fatigue
8×19 S619 January 28th, 1980 Morale Victory
8×18 S620 January 21st, 1980 Old Soldiers
8×20 S621 February 4th, 1980 Lend a Hand
8×21 S622 February 11th, 1980 Goodbye, Cruel World
8×25 S623 March 24th, 1980 April Fools
8×23 S624 March 3rd, 1980 War Co-Respondent
8×24 S625 March 10th, 1980 Back Pay

Production Season 9

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
9×03 Z401 December 1st, 1980 Cementing Relationships
9×11 Z402 February 2nd, 1981 No Sweat
9×02 Z403 November 24th, 1980 Letters
9×01 Z404 November 17th, 1980 The Best of Enemies
9×04 Z405 December 8th, 1980 Father’s Day
9×07 Z406 January 5th, 1981 Your Retention Please
9×09 Z407 January 19th, 1981 Taking the Fifth
9×05 Z408 December 15th, 1980 Death Takes a Holiday
9×06 Z409 December 29th, 1980 A War for All Seasons
9×08 Z410 January 12th, 1981 Tell It to the Marines
9×12 Z411 February 9th, 1981 Depressing News
9×10 Z412 January 26th, 1981 Operation Friendship
9×13 Z413 February 16th, 1981 No Laughing Matter
9×14 Z414 February 23rd, 1981 Oh, How We Danced
9×15 Z415 March 2nd, 1981 Bottoms Up
9×16 Z416 March 9th, 1981 The Red/White Blues
9×17 Z417 March 16th, 1981 Bless You, Hawkeye
9×20 Z418 May 4th, 1981 The Life You Save
10×01 Z419 October 26th, 1981 That’s Show Biz (1)
10×01 Z420 October 26th, 1981 That’s Show Biz (2)
9×18 Z421 April 6th, 1981 Blood Brothers
9×19 Z422 April 13th, 1981 The Foresight Saga
10×02 Z423 November 2nd, 1981 Identity Crisis
10×03 Z424 November 9th, 1981 Rumor at the Top

Production Season 10

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
10×04 1G01 November 16th, 1981 Give ‘Em Hell, Hawkeye
10×05 1G02 November 23rd, 1981 Wheelers and Dealers
10×06 1G03 November 30th, 1981 Communications Breakdown
10×07 1G04 December 7th, 1981 Snap Judgement (Part I)
10×08 1G05 December 14th, 1981 Snappier Judgement (Part II)
10×09 1G06 December 28th, 1981 ‘Twas the Day After Christmas
10×10 1G07 January 4th, 1982 Follies of the Living — Concerns of the Dead
10×11 1G08 January 11th, 1982 The Birthday Girls
10×12 1G09 January 18th, 1982 Blood and Guts
10×13 1G10 February 1st, 1982 A Holy Mess
10×14 1G11 February 8th, 1982 The Tooth Shall Set You Free
10×15 1G12 February 15th, 1982 Pressure Points
10×16 1G13 February 22nd, 1982 Where There’s a Will, There’s a War
10×17 1G14 March 1st, 1982 Promotion Commotion
10×18 1G15 March 15th, 1982 Heroes
10×19 1G16 March 22nd, 1982 Sons and Bowlers
10×20 1G17 April 5th, 1982 Picture This
11×05 1G18 November 22nd, 1982 Who Knew?
10×21 1G19 April 12th, 1982 That Darn Kid
11×08 1G20 December 13th, 1982 The Moon is Not Blue
11×01 1G21 October 25th, 1982 Hey, Look Me Over
11×03 1G22 November 8th, 1982 Foreign Affairs
11×07 1G23 December 6th, 1982 Settling Debts
11×04 1G24 November 15th, 1982 The Joker is Wild

Production Season 11

Ep. # Prod. # Original Airdate Episode Title
11×02 9B01 November 1st, 1982 Trick or Treatment
11×06 9B02 November 29th, 1982 Bombshells
11×09 9B03 December 20th, 1982 Run for the Money
11×16 9B04 February 28th, 1983 Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
11×13 9B05 February 7th, 1983 Friends and Enemies
11×10 9B06 January 3rd, 1983 U.N., the Night, and the Music
11×11 9B07 January 10th, 1983 Strange Bedfellows
11×12 9B08 January 24th, 1983 Say No More
11×14 9B09 February 14th, 1983 Give and Take
11×15 9B10 February 21st, 1983 As Time Goes By

Published October 6th, 2016
Last updated September 8th, 2019

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20 Replies to “M*A*S*H Episode List (Production Order)”

  1. Thanks for providing this list. As long as I’ve been watching tv shows, only in the last year or so have I noticed those few, including MASH, show production numbers at the end. I’ve also noticed this custom with THE BOB NEWHART SHOW, MARY TYLER MOORE, HOGAN’S HEROES, and GILLIGAN’S ISLAND. You may have listed 2 of these out of order, as you show “Last Laugh” (Y104) before “Fallen Idol” (Y103). I think David Reiss’ book about MASH, of which I bought the 1st edition after Season 8, lists the episodes in production order and does not include original air dates.

    Is there any way to know a full set of actual production dates? It seemed to me that at times, like Season 3, the entire season may have been filmed before the end of the season’s earlier calendar year, since the 2nd-to-last episode produced that season (“Bulletin Board”) aired on Jan. 14, 1975. I know from MASH scripts that I’ve purchased though that some episodes, like “Rally Round the Flagg Boys” and “April Fools”, were produced in January or possibly later, since their script dates were in January. I know that the finale was not the last episode produced, since it was well-documented that “As Time Goes By” was (and it was produced the 2nd week of Jan. 1983), but I was surprised to see that a full 6 episodes were produced after the finale.

      1. And “Major Topper” aired Mar. 27, not Mar. 6, 1978. It ran as part of the week when CBS celebrated its 50th anniversary, Mar. 26-Apr. 1, 1978.

    1. You are correct. Only two episodes aired out of order during Season 2, so production order looks almost identical to broadcast order. I have revised the list. Thanks for the correction.

      1. Sorry to be a bother, but the Episode # column still needs to be updated for S2 šŸ™‚

  2. Iā€™m still confused. How many total shows no matter who CBS or 20th Century. Are we to add the 2 numbers together 256 plus the other number I brelieve it was something like 252. Making it a total of 505

    1. CBS broadcast 251 episodes of M*A*S*H, including five hour-long episodes. 20th Century Fox produced those five hour-long episodes as pairs of half-hour episodes, for a total of 256 episodes.

      If you count by episodes aired by CBS, there are 251 episodes.

      If you count by episodes produced by 20th Century Fox, there are 256 episodes.

  3. What does Production Order actually mean? Is it when the script is approved to be used for an episode? When filming begins? When it ends? I would think there would have to be some overlap (ex. filming episodes before a previous episode was “done”).

    1. I’ve often wondered that myself. I don’t know when exactly the production codes were assigned or even if the episodes were actually filmed in production order.

      Based on things scriptwriter Ken Levine has written at his blog, scripts were written with the logistics of location shooting at the Fox Ranch in mind. Apparently, episodes with few exteriors were often pushed until late in the production cycle when the Fox Ranch wasn’t available.

  4. As I suspected, “Peace On Us” was the first episode produced for season 7….it almost certainly was meant to be the season premiere as BJ literally grows his mustache here. For whatever reason, it was pushed back and aired as the second ep, after “Commander Pierce”. My best guess as to why is that Jamie Farr was obviously not available when they shot this…he only appears for a brief moment in a shot that must have been done later on, and CBS, who loved to market Klinger, wanted him to be more prominent in the season premiere.

  5. Is the correct production number for “Mail Call” (2Ɨ23) L423? All the other production numbers for that season are “K4xx”.

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