M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Taking the Fifth 

Klinger happens upon a bottle of vintage French wine and Hawkeye uses it to lure a nurse into his clutches. Winchester deals with Klinger to get more bottles of the wine. Col. Potter trades... See full summary »

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Charles S. Dubin
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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 Winchester
Jamie Farr ... Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger
William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy
Charles Hallahan ... Colin Turnbull
Margie Impert Margie Impert ... Lt. Sandra Palmer
Judy Farrell Judy Farrell ... Nurse Able
Jan Jorden Jan Jorden ... Nurse Baker
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Storyline

Klinger happens upon a bottle of vintage French wine and Hawkeye uses it to lure a nurse into his clutches. Winchester deals with Klinger to get more bottles of the wine. Col. Potter trades with the Canadians for a special anesthetic forbidden by the U.S. Army. Written by Kathy Hofmann

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last episode that Klinger is seen wearing a dress, if you don't count the autographed picture of him in a dress he signs for BJ in the finale. See more »

Goofs

Before getting the French wine, Klinger has an encounter with the company clerk from a Canadian unit who teases him by reminding him that the Montreal Royals always beat the Toledo Mud Hens. This would be impossible considering that the team played in rival triple A leagues (the Royals in the International League, and the Mud Hens were at the time in the American Association) and never faced each other in a regular or post season game. See more »

Quotes

Hawkeye: [Spurned by yet another nurse] Don't you know you should never end a proposition with a sentence?
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Love for Sale
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Alan Alda
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Sometimes One Gets Boreauxed
23 April 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Once again, Hawkeye takes his male chauvinist pig show on the road. He commandeers a bottle of wine which Charles realizes is a fine one. But our inimitable Captain won't let go of it. So he decides to offer it to any nurse is willing to go out with him for a romantic evening. He becomes insufferable. He eventually gets a letter from one who signs herself "Sweet Preserves." Meanwhile, the unit needs curare for an anesthetic which the Army won't give them. They need to tap a Canadian unit where it is legal. Potter and Klinger have to go out and risk their lives to get some of this. Meanwhile, the wine has a curious fate as does Hawkeye.


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