Do you know who pulled these pranks on M*A*S*H?

At the 4077th, there were tricks only. No treats.

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The 4077th was full of practical jokesters! Doctors, nurses and even commanding officers can be seen pulling pranks on their colleagues, but who pulled what prank?

We took some especially funny pranks from throughout the series to see if you could identify the person (or persons) who concocted the scheme. Some are relatively easy, while others may trip you up! Can you get them all right?

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  1. BJ concocted an elaborate scheme to trick Frank into jumping into his water filled air-raid shelter, but who did he get to yell ‘air raid’ and start the prank?
  2. This is a bit tricky, but who made Charles sit on a chair covered in glue?
  3. Who put a glob of oatmeal in Hawkeye’s boot?
  4. Who put minnows in Margaret’s uniform pockets on April Fool's Day?
  5. This one's pretty easy. Who shaves off half of BJ's moustache in a revenge prank?
  6. Who dumps a bucket of water on Hawkeye's head?
  7. Who fakes a heart attack to prank the 4077th?
  8. In that same episode, the officers of the 4077th conspire to dump a bucket of beer on someone, but who actually pulls the rope?
  9. Do we know who replaces Father Mulcahy's bathrobe with this lovely frock?
  10. Who wakes up Frank by throwing snow on his toes?
  11. Who ruins Margaret and Frank's date night with a trick candle, a broken cot and pudding in the pillow?
  12. Who steals Hawkeye and Trapper's bathrobes while they are in the shower?
  13. Uh oh, Hawkeye is once again without a bathrobe, but this time with BJ? Who stole their bathrobes this time?

Do you know who pulled these pranks on M*A*S*H?

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59 Comments

TheFanFromUNCLE 7 months ago
12/13. You got me on the second one!
tweedledee 10 months ago
Number 2 is wrong. BJ switched the chairs, but Hawkeye was the one who made him sit in the chair, albeit mistakenly. Whoever wrote this got tripped up by their own "tricky" question.
STTOS 10 months ago
Are you a prank master? You got 10 out of 13 - Wow! You must be a seasoned prankster! You'd get along swimmingly with the mischievous members of the 4077th! Not bad but I am still a little disappointed in my score. Oh well.
CoreyC 10 months ago
Mike Farrell's first wife Judy who played Nurse Able just died at 84.
richaroo74 CoreyC 10 months ago
I was trying to figure out who she was. She was in 8 episodes of MASH. RIP
JHP 10 months ago
best pranks of all - for me - Col Potter and Radar with the bi-nocs

Henry shaking the pipe flue in the swamp - dust in the yap - it was the one with things being stolen (but later in a different scene Hawkeye gets the pipe in the Edwina episode)

and I know they weren't in that episode of pranks
JeffPaul76 10 months ago
"Are you a prank master? You got 10 out of 13." ----Wow! You must be a seasoned prankster! "You'd get along swimmingly with the mischievous members of the 4077th!" ----I got 2, 10 & 12 wrong.
Zip 10 months ago
10/13
Not as good as I thought I would do. But the prank scenes were one of the best parts of MASH.

I still love the way Margaret says, "There's pudding in the pillow." Cracks me up just thinking about it.
AllisonWunderland 10 months ago
I had no idea who pulled these pranks but I got 8/13 anyways 😆
MrPerfect 10 months ago
13/13. Captain Tuttle approves this quiz.
BenSobeleone MrPerfect 10 months ago
"He was the best damn O.D. we ever had!"
CoreyC MrPerfect 10 months ago
So did his replacement Major Murdock.
cripplious 10 months ago
must have forgotten all the pranks. 6/13
Avie 10 months ago
As noted Boston surgeon Charles Emerson Winchester would put it, it's not "Trapper McIntyre," you impenetrable dolts, it's TRAPPER JOHN.
daDoctah Avie 10 months ago
No, it was John Francis McIntyre. Putting Trapper, Captain or Doctor in front of any part of that is a nickname and not subject to your constricting rules.

If you go by the nicknames the characters were originally given, you have to call Father Mulcahy "Dago Red".
TSeym22 10 months ago
8/13 A little surprised I missed so many.
Jon 10 months ago
12/13 - I don't remember ever seeing the snow on Frank's toes prank. There is a MASH trivia book that I have that has a section called "Prank Frank", which lists all the rotten things done to poor Frank each season. I'm sure it's listed there.
frenchman71 Jon 10 months ago
That was the episode where the army has Hawkeye listed as dead.
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