I LOVE LUCY
DICK VAN DYKE
MARY TYLER MOORE
ALL IN THE FAMILY
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Season Ten: 1981-82
THE TENTH SEASON
Year-End Rating: 22.3 (10th place)
Stories in the tenth year again focus on the personalities of the
central characters, who are forced, by the thinning plot lines, to explore
situations that range from the mundane--poker games, petty thefts, and
toothaches--to the bizarre: one episode actually revolves around a billygoat's
consumption of a $22,000 army payroll.
The creative staff for the final two seasons includes John Rappaport,
now the supervising producer; and Thad Mumford, Dan Wilcox, and Dennis
Koenig, the new producers. Elias Davis and David Pollack are the executive
script consultants, and Karen Hall is story editor in the tenth year,
and executive story editor for the final season.
A touring USO show brings an unexpected touch of vaudeville to the
4077th when the star showgirl requires an emergency operation.
Father Mulcahy counsels a GI who is plagued by guilt.
The latest scuttlebutt affects everyone's behavior when a visiting
emissary is rumored to be recruiting for a new M*A*S*H unit.
Hawkeye writes a heartfelt letter to President Harry Truman to protest
the continued fighting in Korea.
On the eve of a big poker game, B.J.'s pride is bruised when he finds
out that his wife is working as a waitress; and Potter takes driving
lessons from Klinger.
Winchester infuriates the camp when he hoards his Stateside newspapers;
and Hawkeye reunites two Korean brothers who have been fighting on opposite
sides of the war.
The military police think they've solved a rash of thefts at the 4077th
when they apprehend Klinger with Hawkeye's stolen camera.
B.J. and Hawkeye resolve to clear Klinger's name after he chooses Winchester
to defend him at his military court-martial.
To boost post-Yuletide morale on December 26, Potter has the officers
and enlisted men exchange jobs for the day.
In a fever dream, Klinger communicates with the spirit of a dead soldier
who stays on to witness his own last rites.
Margaret's birthday plans are spoiled when she and Klinger get stranded
on a desolate roadside; and the surgeons assist in the delivery of a
Hawkeye is outraged when a sensationalistic war correspondent reports
irresponsible GI stunts as tales of military valor.
An AWOL officer seeks sanctuary behind Father Mulcahy's robes.
Charles faces a tooth extraction; and the doctors suspect prejudice
when an inordinate number of black casualties are brought in from a
Potter sends for the Army psychiatrist when he loses confidence in
his own surgical abilities; and Winchester loses patience with his bunkmates'
Hawkeye draws up a will under heavy shelling at the front lines.
Winchester, Pierce, and Hunnicut find themselves in the sticky position
of having to decide which enlisted men to recommend for promotion.
Hawkeye is the golden boy of the world press when he treats a celebrity
prize fighter for a stroke.
Hawkeye anxiously awaits word on his father's Stateside operation as
his cohorts engage the Marines in a bowling tournament.
Potter's attempts to assemble the crew for a family portrait are thwarted
by a feud between bunkmates Pierce, Hunnicut, and Winchester.
Klinger's goat eats the 4077th's $22,000 payroll, leaving paymaster
Hawkeye holding the bag.