|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original release||September 20, 1977 –|
March 27, 1978
The sixth season of M*A*S*H aired Tuesdays at 9:00-9:30PM from September 20, 1977 to January 24, 1978 and Mondays at the same time from January 30 to March 27, 1978.
|Alan Alda||Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce|
|Mike Farrell||Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt|
|Harry Morgan||Col. Sherman T. Potter|
|Loretta Swit||Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan|
|David Ogden Stiers||Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III|
|Gary Burghoff||Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly|
|Jamie Farr||Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger|
|William Christopher||Father Francis Mulcahy|
|Title [n 1]||Directed by [n 2]||Written by [n 2]||Original air date||Prod.|
code [n 3]
|"Fade Out, Fade In"||Hy Averback||Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum||September 20, 1977||Y-101|
The 4077th acquires Charles Emerson Winchester III as a replacement surgeon when Frank doesn't return from R&R, while Margaret returns from her honeymoon in a bad mood.
|125||3||"Fallen Idol"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||September 27, 1977||Y-104|
Hawkeye blames himself for Radar getting wounded, then lashes out at him.|
Alan Alda received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for writing this episode.
|126||4||"Last Laugh"||Don Weis||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||October 4, 1977||Y-103|
James Cromwell guest stars as an old friend of B.J.'s who plays a practical joke on him.Note - David Ogden Stiers does not appear in this episode.
|127||5||"War of Nerves"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||October 11, 1977||Y-106|
Sidney returns to the 4077th as a casualty, but stays a little longer when personal clashes jeopardize morale at the camp.Guest Star Michael O'Keefe
|128||6||"The Winchester Tapes"||Burt Metcalfe||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||October 18, 1977||Y-107|
|Charles records a message to his parents describing the antics of the 4077th.|
|129||7||"The Light That Failed"||Charles Dubin||Burt Prelutsky||October 25, 1977||Y-108|
The members of the 4077th read "The Rooster Crowed at Midnight" by Abigail Porterfield, a murder mystery by candlelight due to a shortage of light bulbs, but find that the last page - with the solution to the crime - is missing. Also, Charles administers the wrong medicine to a patient in the poor lighting and Hawkeye and B.J. both give him a piece of their mind.Note – Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|130||8||"In Love and War"||Alan Alda||Alan Alda||November 1, 1977||Y-112|
Hawkeye falls for a Korean aristocrat who's helping refugees, while Margaret suspects Donald of cheating on her.
|131||9||"Change Day"||Don Weis||Laurence Marks||November 8, 1977||Y-113|
|132||10||"Images"||Burt Metcalfe||Burt Prelutsky||November 15, 1977||Y-105|
|Margaret tries to kick a soft-hearted nurse out of the Army; Radar considers getting a tattoo.|
|133||11||"The M*A*S*H Olympics"||Don Weis||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||November 22, 1977||Y-111|
To get the 4077th fit, Potter organizes the M*A*S*H Olympics with Hawkeye and B.J. as captains of two teams.Notes - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode. Events of the episode take place during the 1952 Summer Olympics.
|134||12||"The Grim Reaper"||George Tyne||Burt Prelutsky||November 29, 1977||Y-110|
Hawkeye is furious at a colonel, aptly named Bloodworth, who seems to enjoy predicting casualties.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|135||13||"Comrades in Arms: Part 1"||Burt Metcalfe and Alan Alda||Alan Alda||December 6, 1977||Y-116|
The 4077th starts to worry when Hawkeye and Margaret get lost in enemy territory on the way to another M*A*S*H unit.
|136||14||"Comrades in Arms: Part 2"||Alan Alda and Burt Metcalfe||Alan Alda||December 13, 1977||Y-117|
A harrowing night in enemy territory brings Hawkeye and Margaret into each other's arms, but it doesn't take long for them to drive each other crazy.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|137||15||"The Merchant of Korea"||William Jurgensen||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||December 20, 1977||Y-118|
|When payday is delayed, B.J. and Hawkeye become indebted to Charles.|
|138||16||"The Smell of Music"||Stuart Millar||Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum||January 3, 1978||Y-115|
Hawkeye and B.J. go to extremes to get Charles off the French horn, particularly by not bathing. Meanwhile, Col. Potter keeps a suicide watch on a patient with a facial wound.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|139||17||"Patent 4077"||Harry Morgan||Ken Levine & David Isaacs||January 10, 1978||Y-114|
Hawkeye turns to a local merchant (Keye Luke) for a special surgical clamp, while Margaret tries to find her wedding ring.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|140||18||"Tea and Empathy"||Don Weis||Bill Idelson||January 17, 1978||Y-109|
Penicillin is stolen while wounded British soldiers are being treated in the OR and Hawkeye clashes with the regiment's commander (Bernard Fox). B.J. must contend with a private who has become addicted to morphine.Note - Gary Burghoff does not appear in this episode.
|141||19||"Your Hit Parade"||George Tyne||Ronny Graham||January 24, 1978||Y-124|
|A stack of records arrives in camp and Radar becomes a DJ by playing them over the P.A. system to calm everyone's nerves during a long OR session. Meanwhile, with the many casualties taking up space around the compound, Charles struggles to find a place to sleep. Gribble, a drunk and trypanophobic sergeant (played by episode writer Ronny Graham), is coerced by Hawkeye and B.J. into giving his blood in a blood transfusion.|
|142||20||"What's Up, Doc?"||George Tyne||Larry Balmagia||January 30, 1978||Y-119|
|Margaret confides to Hawkeye that she might be pregnant, and they perform surgery on Radar's pet rabbit Fluffy in order to perform a rabbit test. At the same time, a wounded soldier and art major named Lieutenant Martinson (Charles Frank) tries to obtain a chopper so he can return home to Ohio, taking Charles hostage at gunpoint in order for his demands to be met.|
|143||21||"Mail Call Three"||Charles Dubin||Everett Greenbaum & Jim Fritzell||February 6, 1978||Y-121|
|A third batch of mail from home brings Hawkeye a letter meant for another Benjamin Pierce and unsettling news for others in the camp.|
|144||22||"Temporary Duty"||Burt Metcalfe||Larry Balmagia||February 13, 1978||Y-125|
|A boorish doctor (George Lindsey) and a fun-loving nurse (who is a longtime friend of Margaret's) from the 8063rd are sent to the 4077th for temporary duty as part of an exchange program.|
|145||23||"Potter's Retirement"||William Jurgensen||Laurence Marks||February 20, 1978||Y-120|
|Potter considers retirement when someone within his camp files critical reports about his command.|
|146||24||"Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde"||Charles Dubin||Ken Levine & David Isaacs and Ronny Graham||February 27, 1978||Y-122|
|Charles gets hooked on pep pills while Radar challenges some wounded Marines to a mouse race.|
|147||25||"Major Topper"||Charles Dubin||Allyn Freeman||March 27, 1978||Y-123|
|Klinger welcomes a new guy (Hamilton Camp) who's crazier than he is, while Potter, Hawkeye, B.J. and Charles have to use sugar pills when there is no morphine. In addition, Hawkeye and B.J. try to match Charles tall story for tall story, only for the latter to beat them at every turn.|
- Titles taken from DVD
- Credits from episode title cards
- Production Code from end credits