M*A*S*H

TV Show • 1972 • Comedy  

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The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.
This tv show contains 37 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
211 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
S6
 E9
A dog is hit by a car offscreen. It's a tipping point for Margaret, who has been bottling her emotions the entire episode.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a cat die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
S8
 E12
Charles shoots a quail, which then lands on a landmine.
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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AtarahDerekh
S8
 E8
A teenage girl dresses as a prostitute to try to bring in some extra cash for her destitute family. An American soldier nearly accepts her solicitation, but Klinger stops him. He tries anyway, not caring when Klinger tells him the girl he's after is a minor. He is unsuccessful. But in the process of defending the girl, Klinger gets accused of pedophilia.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
S6
 E19
A doe rabbit is required for a pregnancy test, but Radar, the rabbit's owner, is not willing to sacrifice her. He makes a deal with the doctors to spay the rabbit instead, and she lives.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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supernintendo64
(spoilers) There was an episode where Hawkeye had to come to terms with a traumatic memory where during his childhood, he was pushed into the lake by a friend. The friend rescued him from drowning, but blamed Hawkeye for "being clumsy".
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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Mentions of past child abuse at least
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Addiction
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AtarahDerekh
S6
 E23
Charles takes amphetamines and gives some to one of Radar's pets.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
Several episodes deal with the doctors and nurses' dependence on alcohol to cope with the war. One episode is about a doctor taking amphetamines to keep up with demand.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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bjgender
sophie is safe <3 (she lives a very happy life)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there snakes?
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bjgender
fake snakes placed into charles bed as a joke, pretty sure actual snakes are also seen around since they are on an army base
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
It's Margaret's primary fear whenever the enemy gets too close to their camp.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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AtarahDerekh
Hawkeye complains in one episode that he's "never been violated" and doesn't know why he keeps coming back.
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A few almost cases towards Margaret, never succesfully. At least in Bananas, Crackers And Nuts and Operation Noselift.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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bjgender
people are burned, but not onscreen deaths occur directly due to them being burned
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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AtarahDerekh
A couple of characters suffer finger or toe injuries.
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Is someone tortured?
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AtarahDerekh
S5
 E3
Hawkeye gets blasted in the face by a temperamental stove and is temporarily blinded. He builds a friendship with a patient who was permanently blinded by artillery.
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AtarahDerekh
There is a lot of blood, but there is very nearly no gore.
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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LiorC
A baby dies in the series finale.
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AtarahDerekh
S8
 E8
A teenage girl dresses as a prostitute and tries to proposition a soldier, who is not deterred when told she is a minor. Fortunately, Klinger stops the whole thing before the girl can be hurt.
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Death
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AtarahDerekh
S3
 E24
"Abyssinia, Henry" ends with the death of Henry Blake off screen.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
Some characters are called "slow," but none are actually called by the r-word.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
An elderly father passes peacefully after an extended illness. Some of the soldiers who die are fathers, including Henry Blake.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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ferdouvu
S10
 E10
S10E10 "Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead"
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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amy1
Characters are often shown shaving with razors.
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bjgender
they are frequently in the showers talking/visiting/etc - like we see every main character in the shower at least once im pretty sure
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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LiorC
Off screen.
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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amy1
S5
 E9
Loud rasping, gurgling sounds when a tracheotomy has to be performed on a patient.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
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1
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6
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bjgender
while being a show about the army and war, its very visibly anti-war, and many general/high ranking officers are the butt of jokes and seen as "villians" (mostly just bad people or people who have done bad things)
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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No, but many rude comments about Klinger's gender presentation (including calling him a "creature")
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Implied bisexuality but mostly from a character who is single. A lot of cheating in general, some comments about men being attractive from married men, but they'd all be cheaters anyways, bisexual or not.

In Requiem for a Lightweight, Hawkeye says that he doesn't want to tell Trapper which men find him attractive because "some of them are married".
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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LiorC
In the series finale, the main character spends most of the long episode in a mental institution after suffering a mental breakdown.
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supernintendo64
This whole show technically takes place in a hospital.
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AtarahDerekh
S9
 E18
A one-off character played by Patrick Swayze is diagnosed with leukemia during his stay at the 4077.
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Mental Health
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AtarahDerekh
Several major and minor characters are shown with PTSD, and symptoms range from selective amnesia to psychosomatic sneezing to complete disassociation.
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AtarahDerekh
Hawkeye has PTSD from a childhood event that is continuously compounded over the course of the series. He finally breaks in the series finale after feeling responsible for a baby that is smothered to death by its own mother.
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Does someone self harm?
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AtarahDerekh
S6
 E1
Frank Burns has a complete psychotic break that includes assaulting multiple officers. However, this all happens off screen.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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LiorC
A character threatens another (in one episode) that if she ever left him for another man that he would kill the other man and her before killing himself
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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AtarahDerekh
S7
 E20
Hawkeye is revealed to be claustrophobic under specific circumstances, including inside caves.
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No but Radar gets bullied for eating a lot which might be triggering.
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AtarahDerekh
S8
 E8
Subverted. An autistic coded character is drafted despite his disability. His whole unit looks out and stands up for him. They're very protective of him, and when the soldier assigned to protect him is sent home, the young man is told that the rest of his unit will be his new buddies.
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3
Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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AtarahDerekh
No F-bombs, b-words or c-words, but everything short of an R rating is dropped.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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1
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Some episodes have the credits also said in universe from the PA system. None of the characters pay attention to it.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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3
Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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3
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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AtarahDerekh
Invoked. Klinger loves getting a reaction out of people who see him crossdressing for the first time. He scolds them teasingly when they call him a woman.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Homophobia but no slurs. Queer or queer-coded characters are often called perverts but slways by the villains, with the main characters defending them.
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AtarahDerekh
It's very minimal, subtle, and always shot down by the main cast when it does show up. Only three characters are stated outright to be Jewish, and all are treated with respect (one of these characters is posthumous). There is a strong implication that the on-call psychiatrist Sidney Freedman is Jewish, and the most he faces is being treated dismissively by Frank in an episode dealing with a disassociating soldier claiming to be Jesus Christ.
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supernintendo64
If you have the DVD you can turn off the laugh track which treats Klinger's cross-dressing as a joke. Most of Klinger's peers don't mind him wearing dresses, and those who do are usually the villains anyway.

Klinger stops cross-dressing in later seasons.
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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5
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0
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supernintendo64
Frank Burns tries to get a gay soldier dishonorably discharged. However he is portrayed as being very much in the wrong and Hawkeye stops him.
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AtarahDerekh
Klinger plays every bit role he can to get a section 8, including imitating Romani stereotypes. He even misrepresents his own minority on occasion if he thinks it will win him his discharge.
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No "Bury Your Gays" or anything but practically every character shows attraction towards the same gender and some die. I think the most notable is in Sometimes You Hear The Bullet. A character, who kisses two men on the mouth and at least jokes about crossdressing, is killed. His death has nothing to do with his queerness.
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AtarahDerekh
In one episode, a soldier has a stutter and is mocked mercilessly by the others from his unit. Charles defends him. We find out later that Charles' own sister Honoria has a stutter.
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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1
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2
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commonghost
S2
 E22
The N-word is used in "George" (S2E22). It's not meant to be hateful and this is very much a "product of its time" situation, but the word is still used.
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Is there aphobia?
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AtarahDerekh
The more accurate term would be acephobia, as aphobia is a lack of fear. Father Mulcahy can be inferred across multiple episodes to be asexual. And while a nurse does make a pass at him in one episode despite knowing about his vows, no one otherwise treats his celibacy as a thing to be mocked or to try and convince him to disavow.
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Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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AtarahDerekh
S2
 E9
To deal with a racist patient, Hawkeye and Trapper paint his skin brown after giving him blood plasma. They then feed him watermelon and fried chicken. After the patient has been on the receiving end of this treatment for a while, Hawkeye tells him the story of the doctor who invented the separation process for blood plasma and red blood cells.
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Relationships
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3
0
Between Henry and his girlfriend in Henry In Love. Over a 20-year-old age gap, but the young woman is using Henry.
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Sex
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5
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0
No explicit sex but a LOT of sexual jokes and situations. Like in every single episode.
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supernintendo64
Margaret is nicknamed "Hot Lips", but it's mostly dropped after the first season.
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0
Yes but genitals are never shown.
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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supernintendo64
Hawkeye cries in some scenes, but he isn't ridiculed for it.
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Sickness
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AtarahDerekh
S9
 E18
A wounded soldier is diagnosed with leukemia.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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commonghost
Hawkeye dresses up as Santa in one episode, which could be taken as a Santa reveal.
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AtarahDerekh
S11
 E16
The finale is very bittersweet. The war is finally over, everyone is going home, and Klinger even gets married. However, the camp is broken up, Potter has to give his mare away, Hawkeye and BJ will be on opposite ends of the country, Hawkeye hasn't recovered from his PTSD and is afraid of children, and the loss of some Chinese music students to a landmine permanently marks Charles and causes him to start hating classical music.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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bjgender
ambulances and jeeps crash various times, some in the camp some outside
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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This is a show about a war. Most of the characters never shoot guns themselves though as they're doctors, they usually just treat people who have been shot.

Klinger often carries a gun with him but seemingly just to play up his "psycho" persona. He is not interested in hurting people.
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