PA Announcements

Most announcements were done by either Todd Susman or Sal Viscuso. Both actors also guest-starred as different soldiers in various episodes as seen in these pictures.

Sal ViscusoTodd Susman
"Dear Sigmund""Operation Noselift"

All announcements were made by one of the regular PA announcers unless otherwise noted in green. NA means no announcements were made during that episode. This is a partial list. I hope to add the announcements from every show eventually, but that will take time. Several of them do have sound clips and more will follow.

Season 1
1 M*A*S*H -- The Pilot Episode
Attention all personnel. Report immediately to admitting ward and operating room.

Attention all personnel. Both day and night shifts will be confined to duty in the admitting ward tomorrow night. All other activities are canceled. There will be no exceptions by order of the acting commanding officer, Major Frank Burns.

Attention all personnel. Report immediately to admitting ward and operating room.

Attention. Attention. The following personnel are assigned to the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, G. Wood, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, Karen Phillip, George Morgan, Patrick Adiarte, Timothy Brown, Odessa Cleveland.

2 To Market, To Market

3 Requiem for a Lightweight
Attention, all personnel. All shifts report to operating room. All shifts. On the double. Attention, all personnel. All shifts report to operating room. All shifts. On the double.

4 Chief Surgeon Who?

5 The Moose

6 Yankee Doodle Doctor
Attention all personnel. Attention all personnel. Casualties in the compound. All personnel report on the double.

7 Bananas, Crackers, and Nuts
Attention all personnel. Incoming casualties. Report immediately to admitting ward and operating room on the double!

8 Cowboy
Attention. Attention. Casualties arriving on the pad. We've got another delivery from the Cowboy.

9 Henry, Please Come Home

10 I Hate a Mystery

11 Germ Warfare

12 Dear Dad
The glee club meets in the mess tent at o-eight hundred hours. The first number on tonight's schedule is, uh, Father Mulcahy's solo "I'm confessin That I Love You."

Due to the number of people bored last Sunday, next Sunday will be canceled.

The following men have volunteered for this afternoon's ten mile physical fitness hike.

Attention all personnel. When filling out GI insurance forms, be sure to state your age and sex at the time of your last birthday.

A reminder that the 4077th Christmas party for the Korean children in the area will be held today at fourteen hundred hours. So everyone turn out to meet the kids. Santa will be there too; we can only hope he's sober.

13 Edwina

14 Love Story

15 Tuttle

16 The Ringbanger

17 Sometimes You Hear The Bullet
Captain Pierce, Captain McIntyre, report to surgery!

Attention. Attention. All personnel, all medical personnel. Report to admitting ward and operating room. Report to admitting ward and operating room.

18 Dear Dad...Again
Attention all personnel. Incoming choppers with wounded. Report to the hospital, all personnel.

19 The Longjohn Flap
(Radar) Attention. Attention. Here's the announcement you've all been waiting for. Lt. Col. Henry Blake is the proud father of a bouncing baby appendix; Henry's doing fine. And the underwear's been saved!

20 The Army-Navy Game
Attention. The final score: Navy 42, Army 36. And the winner of the football pool is Father Mulcahy.

21 Sticky Wicket

22 Major Fred C. Dobbs

23 Ceasefire

24 Showtime

Season 2
25 Divided We Stand
Attention all personnel. Colonel Blake at sixteen..uh..seventeen hundred hours will deliver his weekly lecture. Tonight's subject will be togetherness. The togetherness lecture will be followed by a talk on the perils of trenchmouth.

Attention please. Immediately following Mass this Sunday, Yom Kippur services will be held for all Jewish personnel of the Hebrew faith.

Attention. Be sure to follow the zany antics of our combat surgeons as they cut and stitch their way along the front lines. Operating as bombs...operating as bombs and bullets burst around them. Snatching laughs and love between amputations and penicillin. Follow Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John MacIntyre, Henry Blake, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and Corporal Klinger.

26 5 O'Clock Charlie
Attention all personnel. Attention. Three minutes to Charlie. Repeat. Three minutes to Charlie.

Won't be long now, folks. Stand by for Charlie.

Attention. Attention. One minute to Charlie. The betting book is now closed.

And now direct from North Korea, here he is for the sixth hit week, 5 O'clock Charlie, his airplane, and his astigmatism!

And that concludes 5 O'clock Charlie for today, folks. Hope you enjoyed him as much as North Korea enjoyed bringing him to ya. Results of the pool will be announced in just a few minutes. Join us tomorrow same time. Until then, have a nice war.

Attention. Five minutes to Charlie. Five minutes.

One minute to Charlie. One minute.

And here he is for your wartime pleasure, the one and only, 5 O'Clock Charlie!

Attention. Two minutes to Charlie. Two minutes to Charlie.

So as he flies the blue lady of the skies into the sunset, we say 'aloha, 5 O'clock Charlie' and return to our duties. Let me remind you the hospital is open 24 hours for your dining and dancing pleasure.

27 Radar's Report
Attention. Major Houlihan, your chest x-rays are ready and they really came out beautiful.

Don't panic, folks, it's just the generator again.

Captain Pierce, report to O.R. immediately. Captain Pierce to O.R. on the double.

28 For the Good of the Outfit
Attention all personnel. Due to circumstances beyond our control, lunch will be served today.

Attention. PFC Lester Pascale will pay five dollars for a hot letter from home.

29 Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
(Radar) Attention. No wounded are expected for 24 hours. Surgical personnel are now on conditional stand down.

(Radar) At thirteen hundred hours Colonel Blake will lecture on the dangers of acne in combat.

30 Kim

31 L.I.P.
Attention all personnel. Tomorrow night's movie will be "Flying Leathernecks" starring John Wayne, Ward Bond, and Maureen O'Hara. Be sure to see this one with a marine you love.

32 The Trial of Henry Blake
Attention all personnel. By order of Major Frank Burns, lights out in ten minutes sharp. Anyone not in their own beds at that time will have to spend the night wherever they are.

The following people have volunteered to go on a ten mile hike.

Attention all personnel! Let's all turn out to greet very our own Colonel Blake. Everybody in the compound. Everybody in the compound.

33 Dear Dad...Three

34 The Sniper

35 Carry On, Hawkeye
Attention all personnel. Because of the epidemic, tonight's broken film which has not arrived yet is cancelled. A reminder from Colonel Blake, due to the flu kindly refrain from kissing anyone unless absolutely necessary.

Attention all O.R. personnel. Attention. Incoming casualties. Report to surgery. Report to surgery on the double.

Attention all personnel. Here is the latest news from Armed Forces Radio: Stockholm, Dr. Ralphonz has just won the Noble Peace Prize. Moscow: Josef Stalin announced he has been unanimously reelected ruler of Russia. Paris: the French Army today predicted it would bring a swift end to the Vietnamese War. Detroit: the automobile industry reached its production target of 6.5 million cars. Korea: ammunition and material shortages continue to hinder the Allied war effort.

36 The Incubator

37 Deal Me Out
Will doctors Pierce and McIntyre kindly return to the conference. They need your money.

38 Hot Lips and Empty Arms

39 Officers Only

40 Henry in Love

41 For Want of a Boot
Attention. Captain Alvin Mercer leaves for a honeymoon in Tokyo at oh-nine hundred hours. Any nurse wishing to be the bride please contact the captain. No experience necessary.

42 Operation Noselift

43 The Chosen People

44 As You Were
Attention all personnel. Since there are no casualties again today, tonight's midnight movie will be seen at nine o'clock this morning. Also, midnight will be cancelled.

Attention all personnel. Attention. Incoming wounded. Incoming wounded. Both shifts report to surgery on the double.

All O.R. personnel stand by. Ambulance drivers report to their stations.

Attention. Due to continuing heavy incoming casualties, the mess tent will remain open all night.

Attention. Attention all personnel. No casualties expected for indefinite period. AFRS announces the release of Nazi war criminal Alfred Krupp. Everybody's going home but us.

45 Crisis
Attention. Senior surgical staff and Father Mulcahy report to Colonel Blake's office on the double. Shake it, sirs.

Attention. Due to shortage of oil and wood tonight's movie will be burned at 1800 hours.

All personnel must begin sleeping together tonight. Check bulletin board to determine the sex of your tent.

Attention, all personnel. Incoming wounded. Heavy casualties expected inside the hour. All personnel on full alert.

Attention, all surgical personnel. Electrical power will be cut by ten percent. And please use whole blood only when absolutely necessary.

46 George

47 Mail Call

48 A Smattering of Intelligence

Season 3
49 The General Flipped at Dawn

50 Rainbow Bridge

51 Officer of the Day

52 Iron Guts Kelly

53 O.R.
Attention all surgical personnel. Report to operating room. Incoming casualties arriving by chopper, ambulance, and jeep. It's gonna be a big one, folks.

Attention all personnel. Over 3000 tons of scrap paper fell on General MacArthur in his homecoming parade in New York City.

Attention. Attention. All personnel may stand down. Armed Forces Radio reports that General Mark W. Clark has just been appointed commander of the U.N. forces in Korea. General Clark succeeds General Ridgeway who succeeded General MacArthur. And that's the news generally speaking. No one's succeeding us at all.

54 Springtime

55 Check-Up
(Radar) Testing, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 testing. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I got a gal in Kalamazoo...

(Henry) Attention. Attention please. May I have the attention of each and every personnel please. This is your commanding officer, Colonel Blake. Now,'s required that uh.. everyone be given a routine medical check-up. This according to a new Army regulation which is uh..your uh...R P 7 8 stroke 8 0 double 7, 8 J...uh blah blah blah. Now accordingly, enlisted men will fall into the mess tent to receive their physicals. Officers will examine themselves and vice versa in private. (Is there anything else I should tell them, Radar? Okay.) Tonight's movie is a double feature: "Godzilla and the Bobbiesoxer" plus "Ma and Pa Kettle Have a Baby."

56 Life With Father

57 Alcoholics Unanimous
Attention all personnel. Seoul HQ reports that rain is expected this evening.

Attention. Father Mulcahy's temperance lecture is scheduled for thirteen hundred hours. No personnel will be excepted by order of Major Frank Burns, temporary commander and surgeon.

58 There is Nothing Like a Nurse
Attention all nurses, please be prepared to leave in 1 hour. 1 hour til the nurses go.

Attention. Attention all personnel. Incoming. Incoming wounded arriving by vehicle plus choppers on both upper and lower pads. All available personnel will report to the O.R. to help with nursing chores. We need lots of hands.

59 Adam's Rib
Attention all personnel. Due to conditions beyond our control, we regret to announce that lunch is now being served.

Nurse Chetzburger, please contact the Red Cross representative. Nurse Chetzburger, please contact the Red Cross representative.

Attention all personnel. Attention. Ambulances in the lower compound. Choppers on the upper pad. Incoming wounded! Repeat, incoming wounded! All O.R. personnel report on the double. Repeat, ambulances in the lower compound. Choppers on the upper pad.

60 A Full Rich Day
Captains Pierce and McIntyre report to O.R. immediately! Move it...sirs.

Attention. All available personnel will assemble in the compound for a memorial tribute personally conducted by Colonel Henry Blake.

The national anthem of Luxembourg.

61 Mad Dogs and Servicemen

62 Private Charles Lamb
Attention, all personnel. Incoming wounded. Both surgical shifts report to the operating room. Both shifts please.

Attention, all personnel. Our Greek allies have invited us to join them in their Easter celebration. There will be music, dancing, and a specially barbecued lamb. That's tomorrow night at the mess tent 2200 hours. And now back to the Korean War because you asked for it.

Sergeant Chintzen, please report to the dentist's tent. Your uppers have been waiting a week.

Attention, all personnel. Please contact Colonel Blake if anyone knows the whereabouts of tonight's entree. In the meantime be on the lookout for a white Caucasian lamb. It is reported to be unarmed and considered to be delicious. That is all.

63 Bombed
All personnel, stay clear of the compound! All personnel!

Attention! By order of Colonel Blake, all personnel will prepare a survival pack in case we have to evacuate.

Second shift to surgery, please, second shift.

(Radar) Testing, tes...1,2,3. Testing, 1, 2. Radar here, uh..there's nobody on the radio now except 'Seoul City' Sue so I figured I'd keep you entertained by reading you a letter from my mom. Here it goes. Dear Son, I got your lovely letter. You certainly asked a lot of questions. About the car, you may. About Jennifer next door, yes. About Eleanor Simon, she did once or twice but not too much. About your uncle Albert, uh no on drinking, yes on AA. About the dog Leon, three times in the bedroom, once under the washer, and twice on the cat. Testing, testing. About the cat, we don't have one anymore. About your cousin Ernie, he's in the...(explosion) Oh! Oh! Here we go again! Watch out!

64 Bulletin Board
Attention all personnel. See the bulletin board for details on the payroll savings plan. Buy a bond for 25, 50, or 100. Bet America to win, place, or show.

The morale officer would like to remind all personnel not to be negilgent...uh negligent about writing to the folks back home. Remember, you gotta write 'em to get 'em.

Attention all personnel. Tonight's movie is a holdover from last week and will be shown right after supper, which is also a holdover from last week.

Attention! For all personnel too busy in the O.R. here is the latest from the bulletin board. Armed Forces Radio announces that Clark Gable is divorcing Lady Sylvia Ashley and Sergeant Murray Mandel announces he is divorcing his Sylvia. In Washington, Republican candidate Dwight Eisenhower said if he's elected, he'll go to Korea. HQ in Seoul announces that the ammunition shortage continues to be very severe. Heavy fighting will go on in our sector and we can expect casualties for the next 72 hours.

65 The Consultant

66 House Arrest

67 Aid Station

68 Love and Marriage

69 Big Mac
Attention all personnel! General MacArthur has just passed Checkpoint Able. He'll be here in seconds! This is not a rehearsal! This is a real emergency!

70 Payday
Attention all personnel. Attention. The eagle screams today. It's payday. All personnel will kindly form an orderly stampede.

Attention all personnel. Due to the incredible mediocrity of last night's movie, it will be shown again tonight at twenty-one hundred hours.

71 White Gold

72 Abyssinia, Henry

Season 4
73 Welcome to Korea
Attention. Attention please. The following personnel are permanently assigned to the M*A*S*H 4077: Alan Alda as Hawkeye, Mike Farrell as B.J. Hunnicutt, Loretta Swit as Hot Lips Houlihan, Larry Linville as Frank Burns, Gary Burghoff as Radar O'Reilly, William Christopher as Father Mulcahy, Jamie Farr as Corporal Klinger, and reporting for duty as new commanding officer at 1600 hours 19th September 1952, Harry Morgan as Col. Sherman Potter, Regular Army. God help us all.

74 Change of Command
(Radar) Sorry, camp. Attention! By command of the new commanding officer, all officers report to the commanding officer's office, sirs.

75 It Happened One Night

76 The Late Captain Pierce

77 Hey, Doc
Attention! Sniper activity in the compound. Attention all personnel! Inside's your best bet.

78 The Bus

79 Dear Mildred
Incoming chopper. No wounded. Repeat, no wounded. Just mail for a few luckies.

Attention. Here's a bulletin from the truce talks at Panmunjon: after six weeks of negotiation, the U.N. and North Korea have agreed that flagpoles in the peace compound are to be thirty-two feet, six and one quarter inches high. World leaders hail this agreement as an important step toward lasting peace.

Attention all personnel! Incoming wounded! Both shifts to O.R. on the double! Incoming wounded!

80 The Kids
Attention all surgical staff. Heavy night patrol action. Stand by for incoming wounded.

81 Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?

82 Dear Peggy

83 Of Moose and Men
Attention Captain Hunnicutt. Captain Hunnicutt please report to the hospital.

84 Soldier of the Month

85 The Gun

86 Mail Call Again

87 The Price of Tomato Juice

88 Dear Ma

89 Der Tag

90 Hawkeye

91 Some 38th Parallels

92 The Novocaine Mutiny

93 Smilin' Jack

94 The More I See You

95 Deluge

96 The Interview

Season 5
97 Bug Out

98 Margaret's Engagement
Attention. All doctor personnel are to personally report to the mess tent.

99 Out of Sight, Out of Mind

100 Lt. Radar O'Reilly

101 The Nurses
Attention. Incoming casualties. All personnel report to pre-op immediately.

102 The Abduction of Margaret Houlihan

103 Dear Sigmund

104 Mulcahy's War

105 The Korean Surgeon

106 Hawkeye Get Your Gun

107 The Colonel's Horse

108 Exorcism

109 Hawk's Nightmare

110 The Most Unforgettable Characters

111 38 Across

112 Ping Pong

113 End Run

114 Hanky Panky

115 Hepatitis
Attention, all personnel. Incoming. Incoming. Welcoming committee to the helipad. There will be a slight lull in our lull.

116 The General's Practitioner

117 Movie Tonight

118 Souvenirs

119 Post Op

120 Margaret's Marriage

Season 6
121 Fade Out, Fade In
Attention. Corporal Klinger report to Col. Potter's office on the double and bring your lawyer.

Attention all personnel. All those with body lice report for dusting at 13:30 hours, dysentery at 14:20 hours, toe fungus at 15:00.

Attention all personnel. M*A*S*H 8063 is overloaded. Their casualties are on the way.

122 Fallen Idol

123 Last Laugh

124 War of Nerves

125 The Winchester Tapes

126 The Light That Failed

127 In Love and War

128 Change Day

129 Images

130 The M*A*S*H Olympics

131 The Grim Reaper

132 Comrades in Arms (Part 1)

133 Comrades in Arms (Part 2)

134 The Merchant of Korea

135 The Smell of Music

136 Patent 4077

137 Tea and Empathy

138 Your Hit Parade

139 What's Up, Doc?

140 Mail Call Three

141 Temporary Duty

142 Potter's Retirement

143 Dr. Winchester and Mr. Hyde

144 Major Topper

Season 7
145 Commander Pierce
Attention all personnel. Incoming wounded. Choppers and ambulances loaded.

Attention. A jeep with single patient wants to meet single doctor on the double.

146 Peace On Us

147 Lil

148 Our Finest Hour

149 The Billfold Syndrome

150 None Like it Hot

151 They Call the Wind Korea

152 Major Ego

153 Baby, It's Cold Outside

154 Point of View
Attention. Attention all personnel. The 9th Evac bus leaves for Seoul in one minute. Immediate seating in the club car. All aboard.

155 Dear Comrade

156 Out of Gas

157 An Eye for a Tooth

158 Dear Sis
Choppers! All hands report to the pad.

159 B.J. Papa San

160 Inga

161 The Price

162 The Young and Restless

163 Hot Lips is Back in Town

164 C*A*V*E

165 Rally Round the Flagg, Boys

166 Preventative Medicine

167 A Night at Rosie's

168 Ain't Love Grand

169 The Party

Season 8
170 Too Many Cooks

171 Are You Now, Margaret

172 Guerilla My Dreams

173 Good-Bye Radar (Part 1)

174 Good-Bye Radar (Part 2)

175 Period of Adjustment

176 Nurse Doctor

177 Private Finance

178 Mr. and Mrs. Who?

179 The Yalu Brick Road

180 Life Time

181 Dear Uncle Abdul

182 Captains Outrageous

183 Stars and Stripe

184 Yessir, That's Our Baby

185 Bottle Fatigue
Attention everybody. Incoming wounded. Get yours while they last. Tell your friends.

186 Heal Thyself

187 Old Soldiers

188 Morale Victory
Attention. Attention. Attention all personnel. Incoming wounded. Report to O.R. on the double. Sorry, folks, that's it for the movie.

189 Lend a Hand

190 Goodbye, Cruel World

191 Dreams

192 War Co-Respondent

193 Back Pay

194 April Fools

Season 9
195 The Best of Enemies

196 Letters

197 Cementing Relationships

198 Father's Day
(Klinger) Attention Major Houlihan. Last call for Major Houlihan. You have a phone call. Oh by the way, it's your father!

199 Death Takes a Holiday

200 A War for all Seasons

201 Your Retention Please

202 Tell it to the Marines

203 Taking the Fifth

204 Operation Friendship
Attention all personnel. Attention all personnel. We've got people coming in, folks, with more wounded than their pride. Let's go! As in now!

(Klinger) Paging Charles Emerson Winchester the living. This is your saviour speaking. You are wanted in the reading room. So for the last time I say, 'Chop chop. Chuck Chuck.'

205 No Sweat

206 Depressing News

207 No Laughing Matter

208 Oh, How We Danced

209 Bottoms Up

210 The Red/White Blues

211 Bless You, Hawkeye

212 Blood Brothers

213 The Foresight Saga

214 The Life You Save

Season 10
215 That's Show Biz

216 Identity Crisis

217 Rumor at the Top

218 Give 'Em Hell, Hawkeye
Attention all personnel. Quit your dreaming, it's time for the nightmare.

219 Wheelers and Dealers

220 Communication Breakdown

221 Snap Judgment

222 Snappier Judgment

223 'Twas the Day After Xmas

224 Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead

225 The Birthday Girls

226 Blood and Guts

227 A Holy Mess

228 The Tooth Shall Set You Free

229 Pressure Points

230 Where There's a Will, There's a War

231 Promotion Commotion

232 Heroes

233 Sons and Bowlers

Season 11
234 Picture This

235 That Darn Kid

236 Hey, Look Me Over

237 Trick or Treatment

238 Foreign Affairs

239 The Joker is Wild

240 Who Knew?

241 Bombshells

242 Settling Debts

243 The Moon is Not Blue

244 Run for the Money

245 U.N., the Night and the Music

246 Strange Bedfellows

247 Say No More
Sorry, folks, but we're having a surprise medical convention in the compound on the double!

Attention, Major Houlihan, you have a telephone call from a Dr. Steven Chesler in Seoul. Please hurry, I can't tie up the phone long.

248 Friends and Enemies

249 Give and Take

250 As Time Goes By

251 Goodbye, Farewell and Amen