M*A*S*H (1974) – Check-Up, Life with Father, and Alcoholics Unanimous

Laurence Marks pens a great Trapper (Wayne Rogers) episode. First debuting on 22 October, 1974, the episode opens with the announcement that is time for the camp’s yearly physical, so everyone is getting checked out, but Trap is unwilling to let Frank Burns (Larry Linville) examine him. In a conversation with Hawkeye (Alan Alda) they…

M*A*S*H (1974) – Iron Guts Kelly, O.R., and Springtime

Hawkeye (Alan Alda), Trapper (Wayne Rogers) and Houlihan (Loretta Swit) run into trouble when they encounter General ‘Iron Guts’ Kelly (James Gregory). Written by Sid Dorfman, and series developer Larry Gelbart, Iron Guts Kelly first debuted on 1 October, 1974. It’s no secret to most of the 4077th (and viewers) that Margaret Houlihan has a…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Star-Crossed and The Right Hand of God

  Sam’s (Scott Bakuka) leaps really get under way this week with Star-Crossed. Penned by Deborah Pratt with an air date of 31 March, 1989, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping into an English Lit professor, Gerald Bryant, in an Ohio college on 15 June, 1972. The professor has a drinking problem, and is involved amorously…

The Rockford Files (1974) – The Big Ripoff & Find Me If You Can

  This time around private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner)¬†has a couple of interesting cases… First up, we have The Big Ripoff, with an airdate of 25th October, 1974, written by Robert Hamner¬†from a story by Roy Huggins, that sees Rockford trying to find a man who supposedly died in a plane crash, but may…

The Rockford Files (1974) – This Case Is Closed (Part 1 & 2)

  Private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) finds himself in trouble in this two-parter with a teleplay by Cannell based on a story by Roy Huggins. Originally aired as a two-hour presentation on October 18, 1974, the episode was subsequently broken up into two parts for subsequent broadcasts. The phone gag this time around featured…