M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Your Retention Please 

When an pushy retention officer comes to the camp to persuade staff to extend their terms of service, Klinger, distraught at his domestic situation, is persuaded to do so.

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writers:

Erik Tarloff, Dennis Koenig (executive story editor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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
Barry Corbin ... Sgt. Joe Vickers
Sam Weisman ... Sgt. Barney Hutchinson
Jeff Maxwell ... Pvt. Igor Straminsky
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Storyline

When an pushy retention officer comes to the camp to persuade staff to extend their terms of service, Klinger, distraught at his domestic situation, is persuaded to do so.

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re enlistment | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 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

Col. Potter has been reading the book "Ride the Man Down" since Season 4. See more »

Goofs

During the epilogue, Klinger takes the 45 record out of the jukebox (that was playing his and his ex-wife's song) and smashes it on the jukebox. The sound it makes is of a porcelain dish breaking, not a vinyl record. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Joe Vickers: [sees Potter working at Klinger's desk] Hey, old-timer, I'm looking for Colonel Potter.
Colonel Sherman T. Potter: [Shows the eagle insignia on his collar] Could you speak up, sonny? My bird and I are a little hard of hearing.
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Connections

References Your Hit Parade (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Harbor Lights
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Kennedy and Will Grosz
Heard on the jukebox
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Laverne and Klinger and so on and so Forth
22 April 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Klinger gets a Dear Max letter from someone he is no longer married to anyway. His ex- wife, Laverne, has divorced her second husband and has now hooked up with Max's best friend (former that is). Who should show up in camp but a recruiting officer, played by Barry Corbin. Of course, Klinger is totally in the dumps and has given up on life. All he can think about is the wife he doesn't have anyway. And, of course, he decides to fall for the recruiting line where the army is his best friend. He re-enlists and Potter swears him in. For six years, yet. There is also a subplot about a male nurse who gets no respect or rank. In an interesting twist, he went into the army as a private, while women go in as second lieutenants. Of course, there are some interesting twists that we need to wait for. A pretty decent offering.


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