MeTV highlights a new character each week with M*A*S*H MAYDAYS
Starting April 30, spend all of May with Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Radar, Potter and B.J.
This May, spend a little extra time with your favorite M*A*S*H characters.
Starting April 30, MeTV presents M*A*S*H MAYDAYS. It's a special hourlong block of M*A*S*H shows every weekday throughout the month of May, and each week is dedicated to different M*A*S*H characters, giving you a string of 10 unforgettable episodes focused on single characters you love. That includes Hawkeye Pierce, Hot Lips Houlihan, Radar O'Reilly, Colonel Potter and B.J. Hunnicutt.
To give you an idea of just how much fun is in store in the coming weeks, check out the full schedule below to see which M*A*S*H episodes you can catch, including fan and cast member favorites for each character.
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1. Week 1 - Hawkeye Pierce
Monday, April 30 | 7PM
Season 1, Episode 4 - "Chief Surgeon Who?"
Fans know lots of laughs are in store when Frank Burns and Hot Lips protest Col. Blake's decision to appoint Hawkeye as Chief Surgeon.
Season 1, Episode 17 - "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
Ron Howard guest stars as Hawkeye's visiting childhood friend, during an episode that features the first time someone dies on an operating table on M*A*S*H.
Tuesday, May 1 | 7PM
Season 2, Episode 17 - "For Want of a Boot"
Watch Hawkeye at his finest, wheeling and dealing to stick his feet in a shiny new pair of boots.
Season 3, Episode 3 - "Officer of the Day"
Fans remember this episode for Hawkeye's "no guns" speech, which arrives amid the chaos of Hawkeye's temporary promotion as officer of the day.
Wednesday, May 2 | 7PM
Season 3, Episode 11 - "Adam's Ribs"
In this classic episode, Hawkeye's way over eating cafeteria food, so he decides to try and get some ribs ordered in from Chicago.
Season 4, Episode 5 - "The Late Captain Pierce"
A clerical error finds Hawkeye declared dead in this memorable episode, directed by Alan Alda and written by Glen and Les Charles (writers who later went on to create Cheers).
Thursday, May 3 | 7 PM
Season 7, Episode 1 - "Commander Pierce"
Once more, Hawkeye has been put in charge temporarily, but this time the weight of his duty takes a toll on him.
Season 7, Episode 7 - "None Like It Hot"
Hawkeye and B.J. buy a bath tub to get through the heat wave, and it quickly becomes everyone's favorite hangout.
Friday, May 4 | 7PM
Season 8, Episode 11 - "Life Time"
This is Alda's favorite episode (he also wrote and directed it), and while it may feature less of Hawkeye, it also adds more intensity, as he and B.J. have just 20 minutes to save a man's life.
Season 10, Episode 17 - "Where There's a Will, There's a War"
Finally, we end with the episode that got Alda nominated for an Emmy for Directing, featuring Hawkeye's attempt to write a will as the soldier fears for his life at an aid station.
2. Week 2 - Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Monday, May 7 | 7PM
Season 2, Episode 14 - "Hot Lips and Empty Arms"
In the first episode to focus on Hot Lips, Margaret considers a transfer after a friend's letter causes her to reevaluate life in the 4077th.
Season 5, Episode 3 - "Margaret's Engagement"
Frank thinks he's getting a promotion when Margaret calls with big news from Tokya, but Hot Lips has a different sort of announcement.
Tuesday, May 8 | 7PM
Season 5, Episode 6 - "The Nurses"
Joan Darling becomes the first female director of M*A*S*H in this episode that Loretta Swit names among her favorites, which sees Hot Lips trap a nurse in her tent to deal with a long-running feud between Margaret and the nurses.
Season 5, Episode 25 - "Margaret's Marriage"
Tensions are high, as Frank pressures Margaret to set a date for her wedding to Lieutenant Colonel Donald Penobscott.
Wednesday, May 9 | 7PM
Season 6, Episodes 13-14 - "Comrades in Arms"
This two-part episode is another one of Swit's favorites and also nabbed Alda another Emmy nomination for direction. It finds Margaret and Hawkeye unexpectedly finding comfort in each other's arms.
Thursday, May 10 | 7PM
Season 7, Episode 20 "Hot Lips Back in Town"
In one of the most important episodes for Margaret's character development, Hot Lips spends the episode celebrating her divorce.
Season 9, Episode 4 - "Father's Day"
Margaret has an emotional reunion with her Army colonel father.
Friday, May 11 | 7PM
Season 10, Episode 12 - "The Birthday Girls"
It's Margaret's birthday, but she's stuck on a roadside with Cpl. Klinger.
Season 11, Episode 15 - "As Time Goes By"
Hot Lips rallies everyone to contribute items and bury a time capsule to preserve the memory of the 4077th crew. This is the only episode of M*A*S*H to air with a dedication, to registered nurse Connie Izay, who served as a key advisor on the show.
3. Week 3 - Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
Monday, May 14 | 7PM
Season 2, Episode 13 - "Deal Me Out"
In this fan favorite episode, Radar's in trouble when he hits a local with a jeep.
Season 2, Episode 19 - "The Chosen People"
As a Korean family tries to eject the 4077th from what they claim is their farm land, Radar gets a surprise when a Korean girl names him the father of her child.
Tuesday, May 15 | 7PM
Season 4, Episode 15 - "Mail Call, Again"
Gary Burghoff appears as Radar's mom in this memorable episode where we get to watch a home video from Radar's family.
Season 4, Episode 16 - "The Price of Tomato Juice"
Radar's on a mission to secure tomato juice for Colonel Potter, and it takes him all the way to the top of Corps Headquarters.
Wednesday, May 16 | 7PM
Season 5, Episode 5 - "Lt. Radar O'Reilly"
The whole 4077th crew is stunned when Radar is promoted to Lieutenant, except for the ones responsible: Hawkeye and B.J.
Season 5, Episode 15 - "The Most Unforgettable Characters"
Radar outs his pen to describing all his impressions of the 4077th when he's accepted to the "Famous Las Vegas Writers School."
Thursday, May 17 | 7PM
Season 6, Episode 3 - "Fallen Idol"
Radar grapples with his hero worship of Hawkeye, in this tense episode that finds Radar under Hawkeye's knife.
Season 6, Episode 19 - "Your Hit Parade"
Radar becomes a DJ for a day when he borrows Charles' record player.
Friday, May 18 | 7PM
Season 8, Episodes 4-5 - "Goodbye Radar"
Say goodybe to Radar all over again in this two-part episode that makes it very hard for the teddy bear-toting lieutenant to leave.
4. Week 4 - Colonel Sherman T. Potter
Monday, May 21 | 7PM
Season 4, Episode 3 - "Change of Command"
For Harry Morgan's third appearance on M*A*S*H, we watched as Frank's barely settled in as commanding officer when Col. Potter is suddenly appointed right over his head.
Season 4, Episode 8 - "Dear Mildred"
It's ananniversary celebration, as Potter writes his wife about their special day and Frank, Hot Lips and Radar all give Potter gifts.
Tuesday, May 22 | 7PM
Season 5, Episode 11 - "Hawkeye, Get Your Gun"
Colonel Potter and Hawkeye pair up to help out at a Korean Army hospital after delivering supplies.
Season 5, Episode 22 - "Movie Tonight"
A good Western film is what Colonel Potter prescripes to lift spirits in the 4077th. Too bad for Potter's plan to boost morale: The film reel keeps breaking.
Wednesday, May 23 | 7PM
Season 6, Episode 23 - "Potter's Retirement"
Somebody's been complaining about how Potter runs the 4077th, and it's almost enough to send the Colonel back stateside.
Season 7, Episode 3 - "Lil"
When Potter starts spending too much time with a visiting female colonel, Radar gets jealous.
Thursday, May 24 | 7PM
Season 8, Episode 18 - "Old Soldiers"
It's a "mysterious" trip down memory lane as Potter spends the episode reminiscing about his old unit.
Season 8, Episode 25 - "April Fools"
The 4077th is under inspections, so Potter places a strict ban on all pranks.
Friday, May 25 | 7PM
Season 9, Episode 6 - "A War for All Seasons"
Col. Potter dresses as Father Time to give a New Year's toast that everyone will be home by the year's end. What follows is a memorable episode that forecasts the 4077th days from that point through the year ahead.
Season 10, Episode 16 - "Pressure Points"
The stress finally gets to Potter, as he begins to doubt his surgical skills after Hawkeye points out a mistake the Colonel makes with a patient.
5. Week 5 - B.J. Hunnicutt
Monday, May 28 | 7PM
Season 4, Episode 1 - "Welcome to Korea, Pt. 1"
Trapper John is out and B.J. Hunnicutt is in. The young captain meets Hawkeye first, beginning a famous TV friendship.
Season 4, Episode 2 - "Welcome to Korea, Pt. 2"
The 4077th welcomes B.J. to the fold.
Tuesday, May 29 | 7PM
Season 5, Episode 19 - "Hanky Panky"
When a nurse's marriage ends, B.J. falls off the fidelity wagon to console her.
Season 6, Episode 4 - "Last Laugh"
One of B.J.'s old friends, the practical joker Leo Bardonado, almost gets the Captain into more serious trouble than their usual pranks lead to.
Wednesday, May 30 | 7PM
Season 7, Episode 16 - "BJ Papa San"
A South Korean family needs help, and B.J. is willing to go to great lengths, thinking of his own wife and daughter back home.
Season 7, Episode 23 - "Preventice Medicine"
B.J. must tend the wounds of a soldier, whose commanding officer disobeys an order and gets the patient shot from three different directions.
Thursday, May 31 | 7PM
Season 8, Episode 6 - "Period of Adjustment"
A letter comes from B.J.'s wife and it hits him in the feels as he realizes just how much he missed his family.
Season 8, Episode 14 - "Stars and Stripes"
Egos clash when Charles and B.J. must collaborate on an article that describes a surgical procedure they performed together.
Friday, June 1 | 7PM
Season 8, Episode 23 - "War Correspondent"
A beautiful war correspondent visits the 4077th, and B.J. falls madly in love with her.
Season 11, Episode 6 - "Bombshells"
B.J.'s got big plans to spend his day off fishing, but they're set aside when he comes across a wounded soldier. Don't be fooled, though. While it sounds like the plot of most M*A*S*H episodes, nothing is the same for B.J. afterwards.
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