Chief Surgeon Who?
M*A*S*H Episode A-04
Production Info
Director E.W. Swackhamer
Story by
Screenplay by Larry Gelbart
Producer Gene Reynolds
Music Johnny Mandel
Cinematography William K. Jurgensen
(as William Jurgensen)
Editor Fred W. Berger
Production Code
IMDB Reference tt0638274
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Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 4
Airdate 8 October 1972
Previous Episode Requiem for a Lightweight
Next Episode The Moose


When Hawkeye is appointed Chief Surgeon over Frank Burns, Burns and Houlihan go over Col. Blake's head to a general to protest the decision.


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Character errorEdit

  • At the end of the episode Frank asks Hawkeye for help. Hawkeye proceeds to assist Frank without changing his bloody gloves. Hawkeye probably thinks he can't spare enough time to change gloves, because Frank would only ask for his help if absolutely necessary.

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