How well do you remember the first episode of M*A*S*H?

Hawkeye, Radar and Hot Lips were all there, and so were some characters who did not last.

You can hum the theme song in the shower. A tear comes to your eye when you remember how Hunnicutt spelled out "GOODBYE" in rocks. But how well do you remember how it all began?

The first episode of M*A*S*H aired on September 17, 1972. That brilliant mix of comedy and pathos was there from the get-go, and beloved characters like Hawkeye and Radar arrived fully formed. Yet there are some fascinating details that differentiate the pilot from the rest of the series. Let's see how well you remember.

  1. Trapper John and Hawkeye are playing what sport in the opening scene?
  2. What is different about Father Mulcahy in this one episode?
  3. What drinks are Trapper John and Hawkeye sipping out of martini glasses?
  4. What does it say on the screen when it displays the setting at the opening?
  5. What is the name of Hawkeye's love interest who only appears in this and one other episode?
  6. Why are Hawkeye and Trapper John trying to raise money for Ho-Jon?
  7. Hawkeye and Trapper John do what to raise the money?
  8. What classic American song is being sung in Japanese over the loudspeaker when Blake leaves?
  9. What do they do to Burns to get him out of the way of the party?
  10. What is Radar wearing on his head when he greets Brig. Gen. Charlie Hammond?
  11. This is the only episode to give a story credit to whom?

How well do you remember the first episode of M*A*S*H?

Your Result...

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FMFDOC 4 months ago
You got 11 out of 11!
Well done! You have the wits of Hawkeye, the humor of Trapper John and the ears of Radar.
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