After getting injured in a jeep accident when he tries to avoid hitting some Korean kids, the family takes him in, serves him dinner and helps him nurse himself back to health in "Hawkeye".
| Season 4, Episode # 19 |
Number (#91) in series (256 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Philip Ahn |
June Kyoto Lu
|Writer(s)||Everett Greenbaum and Jim Fritzell|
|Original airdate||January 13, 1976|
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Hawkeye was the 91st episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, and, also the 19th episode of the fourth season of the series. Written by Larry Gelbart and Simon Muntner, and directed by Gelbart, it first aired on January 13, 1976.
Hawkeye Pierce, going solo, has an accident with a Jeep, and is rescued by a South Korean family. To prevent himself from succumbing to a concussion, Hawkeye begins talking endlessly to the family, who can't understand a word he's saying.
Full episode summaryEdit
On his way back from an aid station, Hawkeye almost hits some kids playing in the road. He swerves to avoid them, crashing his jeep and hitting his head. Bleeding, and with the help of the kids, he staggers into a nearby hut, populated by a pair of Korean parents. None of them understand a word of English, but Hawkeye keeps babbling, trying to keep himself awake. Sure he has a concussion, he writes a note for someone to come and get him, giving it to one of the kids, who will hopefully bring it to the 4077th.
In the meantime, Hawkeye keeps talking - he talks about his time in med school, a particularly stacked waitress he dated, great musicals he's seen, an old math teacher (who had three nostrils, supposedly), and his life in Crabapple Cove.
As he waits for someone to come and get him, and he gets more worried about his concussion, Hawkeye's thoughts turn more serious. He ponders about war and the sheer awesomeness of the human body. He even does some juggling.
Finally, as night begins to fall, he hears a jeep outside. Radar has arrived, and Hawkeye grabs his stuff, thanks them for all their hospitality, and leaves.
A few days later, Hawkeye returns with presents for the entire family, who are happy to see him, even offering him some dinner.
While with the Korean family, Hawkeye talks about watching musicals in Boston where they would try out before going to Broadway referencing Oklahoma, The King and I, and South Pacific. But The King and I did not become a musical until 1951, one year after the Korean War making it impossible for Hawkeye to have seen it.