|Peg "Peggy" Hunnicutt|
Peg Hunnicutt appearing in B.J.'s dream in the Season 8 episode appropriately named "Dreams".
|Job/Role in Unit:||wife of MASH surgeon Captain B.J. Hunnicutt|
|Home:||Mill Valley, California, U.S.|
|Height:||5'1" (description from season 4 episode 8 The Kids)
5'10" (all physical appearances)
|Spouse(s):||B.J Hunnicutt (husband)|
|Relatives/Children:||Erin Hunnicutt (daughter) Floyd Hadden (father) Unnamed mother (mentioned in one episode)
Bea Hunnicutt (mother-in-law) Jay Hunnicutt (father-in-law)
|First appeared in:||"Dreams" Season 8|
|Last appeared in:||"Oh, How We Danced"|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Catherine Bergstrom|
Although she does not officially appear until the season 8 episode entitled Dreams, Peg is first mentioned by B.J. in his introductory episode Welcome to Korea while chatting with Hawkeye at the Kimpo officers' club.
Peg Hunnicutt is a real estate agent in San Francisco, California. She is raising her infant daughter Erin while her husband B.J. is overseas in Korea.
The Hunnicutts are shown to be incredibly devoted couple in direct contrast to both Henny Blake and Trapper who regularly cheated on their wives without remorse.
Despite the being separated by the war Peg and B.J. endeavor to say in touch as much as possible, keeping in contact via letter writing and the occasional phone call.
- in the episode The Late Captain Pierce. Klinger (who is on duty while Radar is getting R&R) wakes B.J. at 2 am local time to resave a mysterious phone-call from the states B.J. asks if the call is "from my wife?" Klinger informs him that is in fact form Hawkeye's father leading to more confusion. Later in the same episode, after the origin of the call is discovered to be Hawkeye's father mistakenly receiving a premature death certificate, BJ tells Hawkeye he is "Writing to Peggy," about the mix-up to which Hawkeye quips he'll "add an R.I.P.S."
- BJ writes to Peg about the camp in Dear Peggy
- In The More I See You Radar sets up a long distance phone call to Mill Valley connecting to "a ham operator in Alaska, who's got a friend in Seattle... who's gonna radio San Francisco"
Fidelity at a distance
Just bacuse the Hunnicutts have a strong bond it doesn't make them immune to slip-ups. BJ 'fell of the fidelity wagon' in the season five episode Hanky Panky. (a 'rendezvous' with Lieutenant Carrie Donovan that he deeply regretted) [...]