|“Your Hit Parade”|
Radar provides music on the PA system, posing as a radio disc jockey for the medical staff and wounded in "Your Hit Parade" in Season 6.
| Season 6, Episode # 19 |
Number (#141) in series (256 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Ronny Graham |
|Original airdate||January 24, 1978|
|IMDB||Your Hit Parade|
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Your Hit Parade was the 141st overall episode of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H, also the 19th episode of Season 6 of the series. Written by Ronny Graham, who also appeared in the episode as Sergeant Gribble, and directed by George Tyne, it originally aired on January 24, 1978.
The 4077th are over-run with casualties, so to help ease the tension, Radar runs his own "radio station" from his office.
Full episode summaryEdit
After days of no wounded, the 4077th is bored. Radar arranges for a batch of new records to arrive, and (borrowing Winchester's record player, generously donated by...Hawkeye and B.J.) he begins to play them over the P.A.
The quiet is broken when not only do wounded arrive, but a ton of wounded arrive--so many that the Swamp, the Mess Tent, and the Officers Club are converted into Post-Ops.
Col. Potter asks Radar to keep playing the records, and acting as D.J. to help "get them through" this push. Radar gets really into the role, donning hipster sunglasses and talking in an equally "hip", D.J.-style: "This one's a mover and groover, and it ain't by Herbert Hoover!"
Not only are they overloaded with patients, but one patient desperately needs AB-Negative blood, which is exceedingly rare. They make some calls, and one guy in a Bomb Disposal Unit has it. He's ordered to report to the 4077 after he's done his R&R, and they have to make due until he arrives.
He shows up in the middle of the night, completely trashed. But even though he's falling off his feet drunk, when he sees the needle, he runs out into the compound screaming in terror.
Hawkeye and B.J. track him down hiding in Margaret's tent, and when they finally get the needle in him he passes out. With that small crisis over, so is the large one--all the patients have been tended to, and there's no more new wounded.
Radar's marathon D.J. sessions ends around dawn, after the 23rd playing of "Sentimental Journey", all requested by Col. Potter. The colonel reveals that he fell in love with Doris Day as a younger man & has seen every one of her movies- alone. However, after 23 consecutive plays, Potter admits that he is finally "sick and tired" of Doris- and puts the record away.
Guest stars/Recurring castEdit
- Ronny Graham as Sergeant Gribble
- Johnny Haymer as Sergeant Zelmo Zale
- Ken Michelman as Harker
- Patricia Stevens as Nurse Baker
- Bill Kux as Patient (as William Kux)