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Trapper John, MD TV Show

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Television Show Summary

This 80's TV series featured the character of Trapper John from the TV show MASH as the Chief of Surgery at San Franscico Memorial Hospital. The show dealt with many different medical related stories of the time.

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TV Show Plot For Trapper John, MD

The series finds Trapper John McIntyre 28 years after leaving his MASH unit in Korea. He struggles to come to grips with his role as a hospital administrator; the very thing he despised as a doctor in Korea.

Another main character on Trapper John, M.D. was G. Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates (Gregory Harrison), who previously served in a MASH unit in Vietnam. One day Gonzo walks into surgery to assist Trapper. Trapper John finds out that Gonzo is not a member of the staff, but he is so impressed he hires him immediately.

Other members on the hospital medical staff are Dr. Stanley Riverside, intern Justin "Jackpot" Jackson, nurses Clara "Starch" Willoughby, Gloria "Ripples" Brancusi and Ernestine Shoop. Later in the series Trapper John's son J.T., who works as an intern at the hospital.

The Trapper John, MD series ran 151 episodes from 1979 - 1986 on CBS Sunday nights at 10 PM.

Cast of Trapper John, MD TV Show

Pernell Roberts - Trapper John McIntyre, MD
Gregory Harrison - George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates
Charles Siebert -Dr. Stanley Riverside II
Mary McCarty - Clara 'Starch' Willoughby, R. N.
Brian Mitchell - Dr. Jacob
Christopher Norris - Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi R. N.
Timothy Busfield - Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre

Trivia for the TV Show Trapper John, MD

The producers of the series MASH sought royalty payments on the grounds that Trapper John, M.D. was a spinoff of their show. A court ruled that the Trapper John, MD series was related to the movie MASH and not a spin-off from the TV series.

Gonzo's lived in an RV, which he named the Titanic.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Trapper John, MD Series

1980-81 - 2nd Season - Ranked #18
1981-82 - 3rd Season - Ranked #16
1982-83 - 4th Season - Ranked #19

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Trapper John, MD was televised from 09/23/1979 to 09/04/1986, on the CBS network.

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