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 15 "The Merchant of Korea"
137th Episode Overall
Directed by William Jurgensen
Written by Ken Levine & David Isaacs
Originally Aired on December 20, 1977
Production Code is Y-118
PLOT SUMMARY: BJ gets a telegram: Peggy needs $200 that day so they can make a down payment on their dream property in Stinson Beach. BJ borrows it from Charles until payday the following day. Winchester continuously reminds BJ about his debt and requires him to do favors for him. The next day, the Army SNAFUs the payroll and sends most of it to Guam. The enlisted men are paid first; poor Margaret is broke and Donald is too cheap to "loan" her any money. To clear a bar tab and get alcohol, Hawkeye borrows $50 from Winchester, who is more then happy to loan it to him but at a price. BJ and Hawkeye seethe until they arrive at the perfect revenge: poker. Word spreads like wildfire: poker newbie in the Officers' Club. But, the newbie is also lucky… that is until they realize the newbie as a tell.