KENNY MITTLEIDER FROM KNIGHTS OF THE GUILD, ALIEN NATION: THE NEWCOMERS PODCAST & MY GIMPY LIFE PODCAST AND SIMON MEDDINGS FROM WAFFLE ON PODCAST DISCUSS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND LONGEST RUNNING TELEVISION SERIES IN HISTORY.. M*A*S*H
TODAY WE COVER Season 6 Episode 5, "War of Nerves"
127th Episode Overall
Directed by Alan Alda
Written by Alan Alda
Originally Aired on October 11th, 1977
Production Code is Y-106
SET DURING THE KOREAN WAR IN THE 1950’S
PLOT SUMMARY: When a bus rolls into the 4077 compound, there are several wounded soldiers and a surprise: Sidney. He was in a foxhole doing therapy with patient, Tom, who suffered from hysterical paralysis when they were hit by Chinese artillery. Sidney has a headache but he is 100% compared to the 4077 crew. With everyone acting frenzied, Col. Potter asks Sidney if he would visit with some of the "loonier" cases. Klinger and Radar are each genuinely worried he is crazy, Margaret continues to do her work correctly, if not loudly, and Winchester is wrong and cannot deal with it. The Swamp Rats see Tom is giving Sidney a hard time and the good doctor is beating himself up over it but only Father Mulcahy consults Sidney about Sidney. A routine duty turns into a Potter-sanctioned 4077 organized activity to allow everyone to "let off some steam."