11x15 As Time Goes By
First Aired: Feb. 21, 1983 on CBS
Summary: Margaret and Hawkeye help collect items for a camp time capsule. Also, B.J. gets revenge with the help of a fake grenade, and Klinger falls in love with a young Korean woman who is suspected as being a spy.
Series Main Characters
Hawkeye: Well, I was going to leave his scalpel, but I didn't want to include any deadly weapons.
Hawkeye: [Hands over a teddy bear] This belonged to Radar; he left it for me. Let it stand for all the soldiers who came over as boys, and left as men.
Capt. B.J. Hunnicut: [hands over a fishing lure, for the time capsule] Here. I fished with this a few times. Hawkeye told me it belonged to Colonel Blake. Let it stand for all the men who never came home.
- Goof (continuity error): When Margaret is standing by the time capsule at the end of the episode, she is holding the broken fan belt and Radar's teddy bear. When the camera angle changes to the side view, she isn't holding anything.
- When the last scene was finished a cheer went up from the cast and crew and the news media that witnessed the end of the series.
- This was the first appearance of Soon-Lee (played by Rosalind Chao). Not only would she marry Klinger in the series finale, but she would become a regular on the short lived follow up AfterMASH.
- When Hawkeye offers Radar's teddy bear for the time capsule, it is a different stuffed animal than what was used throughout the series.
- During the time-capsule burial scene, Hawkeye and BJ mention the names of Radar and Henry Blake. However, there was no mention of Trapper John. Major Frank Burns was mentioned in the very last scene of the episode, as Hawkeye, BJ and Charles discuss possible additions to commemorate him.
- The episode's title is also the title of the song from Casablanca.