Monster M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H* Season 10
"M*A*S*H* - Season Ten"
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DVD Cover for Season 9 of M*A*S*H.
Season: Season 10
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: October 16, 1981
Final episode: April 12, 1982
Number of episodes 22
Created by: Larry Gelbart
Executive producer(s): Burt Metcalfe (executive producer)
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The first episode of Season 10 of M*A*S*H"That's Show Biz", aired on CBS-TV on October 26, 1981; the final episode, "That Darn Kid", aired April 12, 1982.

Major events[]

Corporal Max Klinger is promoted to Sergeant.

Season 10 (1981-1982): List of Episodes[]

  • This table lists the episodes in the order they were first broadcast. The episodes were not all broadcast in the same order as they were produced. The broadcast order is also the order of episodes in the DVD set. However, syndicated reruns and paid streaming services such as Netflix sometimes follow the production order.
  • Episodes Z-419, Z-420, Z-423 and Z-424 were produced during Season 9 and held over for broadcast as part of Season 10. After that the production order follows the sequence 1G-01, 1G-02, 1G-03....
  • Episodes 1G-18 and 1G-20 to 1G-24 were produced during Season 10 but were held over and broadcast during Season 11.
Season 10 episodes
Ep.# # in Series Date aired Episode title Directed by Written by Production code
October 26, 1981 "That’s Show Biz" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis Z-419
A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the 4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation.
3 221 November 2, 1981 "Identity Crisis" David Ogden Stiers Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford Z-423
Father Mulcahy counsels a GI who is plagued by guilt because he has swapped tags with a dead colleague. Meanwhile, B.J. and Charles consider ways of keeping a soldier-salesman quiet.
4 222 November 9, 1981 "Rumor at the Top" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis Z-424
The Army is starting a new MASH unit, and the surgeons and staff of the 4077th fear they will be split up and reassigned. So they act completely unprofessional, uncouth, and incompetent in front of an army rep hoping he will reconsider.
5 223 November 16, 1981 "Give ‘Em Hell, Hawkeye" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig 1-G01
Hawkeye writes a protest letter to President Truman complaining about the war and the senseless tasks they have to do like camp beautification.
6 224 November 23, 1981 "Wheelers and Dealers" Charles S. Dubin Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox 1-G02
After being cited for reckless Jeep driving, Colonel Potter voluntarily takes driving lessons from Rizzo and B.J. decides he will make all the money he can to pay the second Mortgage, by gambling.
7 225 November 30, 1981 "Communication Breakdown" Alan Alda Karen Hall 1-G03
Stop the presses!!! Charles has just received a load of newspapers from back home and the camp, being without a newspaper for weeks, are determined to share Charles'. He is reluctant, but agrees - only after he's read them all of course. But when he finds a newspaper missing, he wages war on the camp and they, in turn, wage a war of practical jokes on him.
8 226 December 7, 1981 "Snap Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove 1-G04
When Hawkeye's snappy new Polaroid camera is stolen, Klinger searches the black market and finds it. Unfortunately en route back to camp, Klinger is stopped by MPs who assume he is the camera thief.
9 227 December 14, 1981 "Snappier Judgment" Hy Averback Paul Perlove 1-G05
It's the day of Klinger's hearing before a trial of angry officers. Will Klinger be sent up the river? With Charles as his attorney, it's almost certain. Meanwhile, Hawkeye and B.J. set out to catch the real thief.
10 228 December 28, 1981 "‘Twas the Day After Christmas" Burt Metcalfe Elias Davis & David Pollock 1-G06
On the day after Christmas, the 4077th decides to try out an English tradition, Boxing Day, where the officers and enlisted personnel change places for a day.
11 229 January 4, 1982 "Follies of the Living-Concerns of the Dead" Alan Alda Alan Alda 1-G07
While Klinger is sick, he communicates with the ghost of a dead soldier.
12 230 January 11, 1982 "The Birthday Girls" Charles S. Dubin Karen Hall 1-G08
While Margaret tries desperately to get to Tokyo for her birthday, the camp helps an injured cow give birth.
13 231 January 18, 1982 "Blood and Guts" Charles S. Dubin Lee H. Grant 1-G09
When the famed Clayton Kibbee, a U.N. war correspondent comes to the 4077th (special guest star Gene Evans), he charms everyone. But when he doesn't report the war, but instead makes it up, making it sound exciting and heroic, Hawkeye is outraged.
14 232 February 1, 1982 "A Holy Mess" Burt Metcalfe David Pollock & Elias Davis 1-G10
A special egg breakfast is complicated by a distraught AWOL soldier talking Father Mulcahy into granting him sanctuary in the mess tent during a preceding church service.
15 233 February 8, 1982 "The Tooth Shall Set You Free" Burt Metcalfe David Pollock & Elias Davis 1-G11
While Winchester fearfully avoids getting his agonizing toothache treated, the other surgeons discover a racist commander is sending his African-American soldiers disproportionately into dangerous duty.
16 234 February 15, 1982 "Pressure Points" Charles S. Dubin David Pollock & Elias Davis 1-G12
Colonel Potter fears that he's losing his touch badly enough to summon Dr. Sidney Freeman (Allan Arbus).
17 235 February 22, 1982 "Where There’s a Will, There’s a War" Alan Alda David Pollock & Elias Davis 1-G13
Fearing for his life at an aid station, Hawkeye writes his will with special bequests for his friends.
18 236 March 1, 1982 "Promotion Commotion" Charles S. Dubin Dennis Koenig 1-G14
When Winchester, Hawkeye and Hunnicutt are assigned to determine promotion recommendations, they are intensively wooed by the enlisted staff while one bully (guest star Jon Matuszak) physically threatens Winchester.
19 237 March 15, 1982 "Heroes" Nell Cox Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox 1G15
A famous prizefighter, 'Gentleman Joe' Cavanaugh, comes to visit the 4077th and while there, has a stroke. Everyone is irritated by Pierce, who as his doctor, becomes the spokesman to the press. Father Mulcahy is upset, since Gentleman Joe was his childhood hero.
20 238 March 22, 1982 "Sons and Bowlers" Hy Averback Elias Davis & David Pollock 1-G16
Colonel Potter and B.J. head a bowling team that plays in a championship match against the Marines. Meanwhile, Hawkeye learns his father is having an operation back home and feels so helpless, so he confides in Charles.
21 239 April 5, 1982 "Picture This" Burt Metcalfe Karen Hall 1-G17
Potter is trying to paint a group picture for Mildred but an argument between the three swamp dwellers makes things difficult.
22 240 April 12, 1982 "That Darn Kid" David Odgen Stiers Karen Hall 1-G19
A goat eats the monthly payroll which Hawkeye is in charge of. This cause financial trouble for most of the staff.