|M*A*S*H* Season 11|
|"M*A*S*H* - Season Eleven"|
DVD Cover for Season 11 of M*A*S*H.
|First episode:||October 25, 1982|
|Final episode:||February 28, 1983|
|Number of episodes||16|
|Created by:||Larry Gelbart|
|Executive producer(s):||Burt Metcalfe (executive producer)|
N/A - End of Series
The first episode of Season 11 of M*A*S*H, "Hey, Look Me Over", aired on CBS-TV on October 26, 1981; the final episode, the now classic 2-hour TV film "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", aired February 29, 1983.
In Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, the two-hour series finale film special, Father Mulcahy temporarily loses his hearing when a mortar shell explodes near him afer enemy forces begin a mortar assault against the 4077th. Several POWs, locked in a makeshift pen in the compound, are unable to get to safety until Father Francis Mulcahy lets them out.
Hawkeye is temporarily assigned to a mental hospital where Dr. Sidney Freedman treats him after he has a nervous breakdown; after a forced bug out where Hawk witnesses a Korean woman smother her baby, after he admonihed to silence it and protect the lives of the people on the bus from the oncoming enemy forces that were in the vicinity. Upon seeing what had happened, Pierce was so traumatized that he repressed the memory of what occurred.
A Korean refugee and friend of Klinger from a previous episode, Soon-Lee Han, is still on the base and trying to find her parents. Klinger becomes worried when he learns that she has left to find them, and the two realize that they have feelings for one another. They decide to get married, but much to Klinger's frustration Soon-Lee insists that she cannot leave Korea until she finds her family.
Charles loses his affinity for classical music after the death of several Chinese POW musicians, which Charles had the joy of conducting in trying to get them to play a Mozart piece which he always listened to on his phonograph correctly; they were to be part of a POW exchange. As they were driven away, they finally played the Mozart piece correctly for him. A public-address announcement then broadcasts the news that a truce had been signed; a cease-fire would go into effect at 10:00 that night, officially ending the hostilities. But the celebration is short-lived, as Potter orders the camp moved back to its original site so the remaining wounded can be treated. Among the wounded was one of the musicians, barely alive after the truck carrying the POWs was shelled. None of the other four survived, and this one soon dies as well. Out of anger and frustration over the death of the musicians, Charles angrily smashes his Mozart record to the ground after retiring to his tent to play the record.
At the end of Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, Klinger gets married to Soon-Lee and stays in Korea to help her find her family.
Everyone goes home.
Season 11: 1982-1983Edit
- 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. The most significant aberration is the series finale, 9-B04. ALthough many people refer to this is the final "episode", it is actually a 2.5 hour special and it was produced in the middle of the season. Syndicated reruns and paid streaming services such as Netflix sometimes follow the production order although they would probably reserve the series finale 9-B04 for the end.
- Episodes 1-G18 and 1-G20 to 1-G24 were produced during Season 10 but were held over and broadcast during Season 11.
- The table below can be sorted to display the episodes in Broadcast or Production Order.
|Season 11 episodes|
|Ep.#||# in Series||Date aired||Episode title||Directed by||Written by||Prod. code|
|1||241||October 25, 1982||"Hey, Look Me Over"||Susan Oliver||Alan Alda & Karen Hall||1G21|
|All the nurses have been evacuated and the doctors must handle incoming casualties by themselves, leaving the O.R. and everything else in a mess. When the nurses return, Colonel Potter announces that there will be an inspection in two days, so Major Houlihan gets busy getting everything back in order.|
|2||242||November 1,1982||"Trick or Treatment"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||9B01|
|It's time for the annual 4077th Halloween party. Hawkeye is dressed as Superman, B.J. is a clown, Margaret is a geisha girl, Colonel Potter is a cowboy and Klinger is Al Capone. But it's not much of a party for the surgeons when unexpected wounded guests show up; Charles tries to help a slovenly marine who has a billiard ball stuck in his mouth; Father Mulcahy inadvertently saves a man's life when he is presumed dead.|
|3||243||November 8, 1982||"Foreign Affairs"||Charles S. Dubin||David Pollock & Elias Davis||1G22|
|Charles falls in love with a french Red Cross woman but realizes that their lifestyles are not compatible. Hawkeye and BJ are helping with an army PR stunt in their own way.|
|4||244||November 15, 1982||"The Joker is Wild"||Burt Metcalfe||John Rappaport & Dennis Koenig||1G24|
|It's another M*A*S*H prankathon!! This time, Hawkeye appears to be the marked man after menial practical jokes happen to everyone in camp, but him. Will they get him too? Or is Hawkeye already the victim of an even larger practical joke?|
|5||245||November 22, 1982||"Who Knew?"||Harry Morgan||Elias Davis & David Pollock||1G18|
|When a nurse recently assigned to the 4077th that Hawkeye is dating dies after accidentally walking one night into a landmine after writing in her diary feelings that she was beginning to have for Hawakeye, he offers to deliver the eulogy. The problem is, is that he discovers that he, as well as the others in camp, really didn't know her.|
|6||246||November 29, 1982||"Bombshells"||Charles S. Dubin||Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford||9B02|
|The whole 4077 are looking forward to a visit from Marilyn Monroe but BJ is more interested in going fishing.|
|7||247||December 6, 1982||"Settling Debts"||Michael Switzer||Thad Mumford & Dan Wilcox||1G23|
|Hawkeye receives a letter from Colonel Potters wife where she informs him that she has paid the last mortgage on their home and asks Hawkeye and friends to throw a small surprise party for Potter to celebrate.|
|8||248||December 13, 1982||"The Moon is Not Blue"||Charles S. Dubin||Larry Balmagia||1G20|
|Bored at the terrible film selection, Hawkeye and BJ decide to try to get a copy of the notorious film, "The Moon is Blue."|
|9||249||December 20, 1982||"Run for the Money"||Nell Cox|| Story by: Mike Farrell, Elias Davis & David Pollock|
Teleplay by: Elias Davis & David Pollock
|Father Mulcahy must save the camp's honor in a high-stakes footrace against the 8063rd. Hawkeye, BJ, and Margaret each bet on it. Meanwhile, Charles tries to help Private Walter Palmer, a patient who suffers frequent verbal abuse from his fellow soldiers due to his stuttering.|
|10||250||January 3, 1983||"U.N., the Night and the Music"||Harry Morgan||Elias Davis & David Pollack||9B06|
|Three U.N. delegates come to the 4077th, and each makes a lasting impression on the members of the camp.|
|11||251||January 10, 1983||"Strange Bedfellows"||Mike Farrell||Karen Hall||9B07|
|Colonel Potter discovers that his son-in-law has had an affair. Meanwhile, Charles' snoring is keeping his tent-mates from getting a good night's sleep.|
|12||252||January 24, 1983||"Say No More"||Charles S. Dubin||John Rappaport||9B08|
|General Addison Collins (special guest star John Anderson) refuses to accept responsibility for the war games that have mortally wounded his son Curtis, a lieutenant. Charles tries to help Margaret, who develops laryngitis as she is about to meet her hero, Dr. Steven Chesler.|
|13||253||February 7, 1983||"Friends and Enemies"||Jamie Farr||Karen Hall||9B05|
|Colonel Potter must decide whether to blow the whistle on an old army chum, Woody Cooke, whose military mistakes are costing human lives. BJ suffers from both an ingrown toenail and from Charles' insistence on playing his Mahler records.|
|14||254||February 14, 1983||"Give and Take"||Charles S. Dubin||Dennis Koenig||9B09|
|Wounded Private Kurland learns a painful lesson from the enemy soldier he's critically wounded, while the thankless job of charity collection officer passes from one staff member to another.|
|15||255||February 21, 1983||"As Time Goes By"||Burt Metcalfe||Dan Wilcox & Thad Mumford||9B10|
|Margaret seeks contributions for a time capsule.|
|16||256||February 28, 1983||"Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"||Alan Alda|| Alan Alda, Burt Metcalfe, |
Dan Wilcox, Thad Mumford,
Elias Davis & David Pollock
| In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.