M*A*S*H episode
“Our Finest Hour”
Clete Roberts - in MASH episode Our Finest Hour
Former Korean War correspondent Clete Roberts guest appears as himself when interviewing members of the 4077th command in the episode "Our Finest Hour".
Season 7, Episode # 4/5
Number (#150/151) in series (256 episodes)
Guest star(s) Clete Roberts
Larry Linville
McLean Stevenson
Wayne Rogers
Network: CBS-TV
Production code: T-408, T-409
Writer(s) Ken Levine & David Isaacs, Larry Balmagia & Ronny Graham and David Lawrence
Director Burt Metcalfe
Original airdate October 2, 1978
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"Lil" (T‑406)] "The Billfold Syndrome" (T‑405)]

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"They Call the Wind Korea" (T‑407) "None Like It Hot" (T‑410)

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Season 7 episodes
List of all M*A*S*H episodes

  Our Finest Hour, a two-episode story arc, were  the fourth and fifth episodes of Season 7  of the M*A*S*H TV series, also the 150th and 151st overall series episodes. The episodes, which were written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs, Larry Balmagia along with Ronny Graham and David Lawrence, was directed by Burt Metcalfe. The episodes originally aired on CBS-TV on October 9, 1978.


An hour-long series retrospective. A reporter, Clete Roberts, interviews the staff. Mixed in are scenes from past shows.

Detailed summaryEdit

Reporter Clete Roberts returns to the 4077th, to check back in the medical unit with the best survival rate in all of Korea.

Amidst new interviews with the staff (including new arrival Major Winchester), we are treated to clips of previous episodes from the preceding six seasons, featuring departed characters Trapper John, Henry Blake, and Frank Burns.

Winchester offers that he tries to blot out the memory of what transpires at the 4077th as it happens, trying especially hard to forget some of the people he's met...knowing deep down that he never shall.

Father Mulcahy tries to say something nice about Winchester, since he was not at the 4077th when Clete Roberts came by the first time. The best, most polite answer he can muster is..."He's a very good doctor."

The final clip is from Season One's "Sometimes You Hear The Bullet", and Clete Roberts, talking directly to the camera, hopes that some day soon these people will be able to go home, and "No one will have to assemble for a duty like this ever again."

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