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!!Attention, all hands! Col. Blake will provide disarming instructions by reading the following tropes:

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* ApocalypseAnarchy: The poker chips are worth $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000...unless the bomb doesn't go off, in which case they're 25 cents, 50 cents, and a dollar.


* TapOnTheHead: Played to comedic effect. A shell hits close enough to Henry Blake's office to send fragments through the window and wound him in the head. He acts loop for a long while afterwards.

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* TapOnTheHead: Played to comedic effect. A shell hits close enough to Henry Blake's office to send fragments through the window and wound him in the head. He acts loop loopy for a long while afterwards.


* InterserviceRivalry: Everyone else outside of the 4077 is too obsessed by the Army-Navy Football game[[note]]TruthInTelevision as during this era it was one of the biggest football rivalries in America[[/note]] to care about some silly little unexploded bomb.
** The bomb ended up being dropped [[TakeAThirdOption by the CIA]].

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* InterserviceRivalry: Everyone else outside of the 4077 is too obsessed by the Army-Navy Football game[[note]]TruthInTelevision as during this era it was one of the biggest football rivalries in America[[/note]] game to care about some silly little unexploded bomb.
** The bomb ended up [[spoiler:up being dropped [[TakeAThirdOption by the CIA]].]]



* SeriousBusiness: The titular game.

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* SeriousBusiness: The titular game. Then again, [[TruthInTelevision The Army-Navy game was at the time one of the biggest football rivalries in America.]]


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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The CIA have their own bombs.]]

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* InterserviceRivalry: Everyone else outside of the 4077 is too obsessed by the Army-Navy Football game[[note]]TruthInTelevision as during this era it was one of the biggest football rivalries in America[[/note]] to care about some silly little unexploded bomb.
** The bomb ended up being dropped [[TakeAThirdOption by the CIA]].


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The final score of the game is Navy 42, Army 36 - a score that does not correspond to any of the games played during the Korean War (or, as of 2017, ever, for that matter). Likely a deliberate choice on the part of the writers to avoid setting the episode in a specific year.



** The Navy was of more help to the 4077, and so they win the football game.

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** The Navy was of more help to the 4077, and so they win the football game. (Also a case of TruthInTelevision, even if the score is fictional; Navy won every Army-Navy Game played during the Korean War.)



* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Justified in giving two skilled surgeons the task of disarming the bomb due to having masterful control of their hands.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Justified in giving two skilled surgeons the task of disarming the bomb due to having masterful control of their hands. Possibly also played straight when you consider the camp ''does'' have a demolitions expert (though he's not mentioned until season 3).


* DrawingStraws: How Hawkeye, Frank and Trapper decide who goes out to check the bomb.

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* DrawingStraws: How Happens twice! First, it's how Hawkeye, Frank and Trapper decide who goes out to check the bomb.bomb. Frank draws the short straw, and then faints moments later, so Hawkeye and Trapper play odds or evens to pick who gets to go.


* {{MacGuffin}}: The unexploded bomb.



* {{MacGuffin}}: The unexploded bomb.


-->'''Frank:''' (''talking about the unexploded bomb'') We've got to evacuate!
-->'''Hawkeye:''' I think I did.

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-->'''Frank:''' (''talking about the unexploded bomb'') We've got to evacuate!
evacuate immediately!
-->'''Hawkeye:''' I think I just did.

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* BringMyBrownPants:
-->'''Frank:''' (''talking about the unexploded bomb'') We've got to evacuate!
-->'''Hawkeye:''' I think I did.





---> '''Henry''': It's who's?
---> ''[cut]''
---> '''Hawkeye''': [[spoiler: The CIA's?!]]

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---> --> '''Henry''': It's who's?
---> --> ''[cut]''
---> --> '''Hawkeye''': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The CIA's?!]]



---> '''Frank''': Give me a minute.
---> '''Hawkeye''': I'm not sure we've got one! They're shelling our ears off from both sides!

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---> --> '''Frank''': Give me a minute.
---> --> '''Hawkeye''': I'm not sure we've got one! They're shelling our ears off from both sides!



---> '''Hersh''': You got any stethoscopes around there?
---> '''Hawkeye''': '''WE'RE A MEDICAL UNIT!'''
* BaitAndSwitch: The bomb's very nature.
** Radar got lucky with one nurse during the crisis. When everything is settled, he tries to the same tactic on a second nurse and approaches her from behind. He doesn't realise that it's Klinger.

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---> --> '''Hersh''': You got any stethoscopes around there?
---> --> '''Hawkeye''': '''WE'RE A MEDICAL UNIT!'''
* BaitAndSwitch: The bomb's very nature.
**
Radar got lucky with one nurse during the crisis. When everything is settled, he tries to the same tactic on a second nurse and approaches her from behind. He doesn't realise that it's Klinger.Klinger.
%%** The bomb's very nature.



* CaptainObvious: The army, as usual in the show, contacts the 4077 that they're about to come under enemy attack . . . right after the attack had commenced.
---> '''Hawkeye''': [[LampshadeHanging They don't miss a trick]].

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* CaptainObvious: CaptainObvious:
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The army, as usual in the show, contacts the 4077 that they're about to come under enemy attack . . .attack... right after the attack had commenced.
---> '''Hawkeye''': '''Hawkeye:''' [[LampshadeHanging They don't miss a trick]].



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Father Mulcahy believes that the Notre Dame football team is one of the sides playing at the game.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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Father Mulcahy believes that the Notre Dame football team is one of the sides playing at the game.



*** Klinger tells Radar he wants to get out of the army.

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*** ** Klinger tells Radar he wants to get out of the army.



* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Henry asks Hawkeye during the attack if he's getting scared.
--> '''Hawkeye:''' Don't be silly. I'm too frightened to be scared.



* {{MacGuffin}}: The unexploded bomb
* NoExceptYes: Henry asks Hawkeye during the attack if he's getting scared.
---> '''Hawkeye''': Don't be silly. I'm too frightened to be scared.

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* {{MacGuffin}}: The unexploded bomb
* NoExceptYes: Henry asks Hawkeye during the attack if he's getting scared.
---> '''Hawkeye''': Don't be silly. I'm too frightened to be scared.
bomb.



---> '''Hawkeye''': I'm working on a bomb.
---> '''Henry''': What kind of a bomb?
---> '''Hawkeye''': ''An unexploded bomb.''
---> '''Henry''': ''[coming to]'' ''Oooh! That kind of bomb!''

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---> --> '''Hawkeye''': I'm working on a bomb.
---> --> '''Henry''': What kind of a bomb?
---> --> '''Hawkeye''': ''An unexploded bomb.''
---> --> '''Henry''': ''[coming to]'' ''Oooh! That kind of bomb!''



---> '''Trapper''': Stay down? Either something that was supposed to happen didn't, or something that didn't is gonna. And if it does, down is gonna be up.

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---> --> '''Trapper''': Stay down? Either something that was supposed to happen didn't, or something that didn't is gonna. And if it does, down is gonna be up.



---> '''Sturner''': My advice is to hoist anchor and shove off.
---> '''Henry''': But the army's ordered us to stay.
---> '''Sturner''': The army? What do they know? They just fumbled on their own one-yard line.

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---> --> '''Sturner''': My advice is to hoist anchor and shove off.
---> --> '''Henry''': But the army's ordered us to stay.
---> --> '''Sturner''': The army? What do they know? They just fumbled on their own one-yard line.


The members of the 4077 are eagerly awaiting to hear an Army vs Navy football game over the radio when, suddenly, the compound is fired upon with artillery shells. [[RuleOfThree Henry's office is wrecked, the colonel himself is wounded, and a single bomb lands without detonating right in the middle of the camp]]. That's right, an unexploded bomb!

dah dah '''DAAAAAAAH!!!'''

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Commander Sturner misnames Henry Blake as Henry Drake.
* AnswerCut: Doubles as TheReveal. Commander Sturner tracks down who the bomb belongs to.
---> '''Henry''': It's who's?
---> ''[cut]''
---> '''Hawkeye''': [[spoiler: The CIA's?!]]
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: With Henry temporarily out of commission, Frank tries to take charge. Hawkeye asks him what to do. Frank is suddenly unsure of what to say.
---> '''Frank''': Give me a minute.
---> '''Hawkeye''': I'm not sure we've got one! They're shelling our ears off from both sides!
* AskAStupidQuestion: Once he learns of the unexploded bomb at the 4077, Colonel Hersh (the army official) starts giving Hawkeye instructions and asks one very silly thing.
---> '''Hersh''': You got any stethoscopes around there?
---> '''Hawkeye''': '''WE'RE A MEDICAL UNIT!'''
* BaitAndSwitch: The bomb's very nature.
** Radar got lucky with one nurse during the crisis. When everything is settled, he tries to the same tactic on a second nurse and approaches her from behind. He doesn't realise that it's Klinger.
* BombDisposal: The climax is this, accompanied by suspenseful music and rising tension.
* CaptainObvious: The army, as usual in the show, contacts the 4077 that they're about to come under enemy attack . . . right after the attack had commenced.
---> '''Hawkeye''': [[LampshadeHanging They don't miss a trick]].
** Yes, Frank, we know from the fact it didn't detonate that there's an unexploded bomb out there.
* CasualDangerDialog:
** Radar stops talking about the current crisis to inform Henry and Hawkeye of an update on the game.
---> '''Hawkeye''': Terrific. For a moment, I thought we were in trouble.
** Hawkeye gently applies the stethoscope to the bomb's surface to listen for the timer. Henry stands in the background, waiting.
---> '''Henry''': Well?
---> '''Hawkeye''': The ticker's very faint. Not the bomb's - mine. The bomb is ticking away loud and clear.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Father Mulcahy believes that the Notre Dame football team is one of the sides playing at the game.
** While Hawkeye is investigating the bomb, a still out-of-it Henry comes suddenly out of the pre-op ward and questions loudly what he's doing. Luckily though, he comes back to his senses.
** When Radar says he wants to make a confession to a nurse, Father Mulcahy mistakenly assumes he meant a {{Confessional}}.
* CoolVersusAwesome: The United States Army vs. The United States Navy, in a football game.
* DeadpanSnarker:
*** Klinger tells Radar he wants to get out of the army.
---> '''Radar''': Keep wearing those dresses.
---> '''Klinger''': They're not getting me out. They're only getting me whistles.
---> '''Radar''': Uh-huh.
** Hawkeye and Trapper try to get Henry to find the right radio frequency to hear the football game.
---> '''Trapper''': Henry, tune in the game, will ya?
---> '''Henry''': Easy, will ya? I'm trying!
---> '''Trapper''': Henry's not very good with his hands.
---> '''Hawkeye''': That's why he became a surgeon.
---> '''Henry''': Very funny.
** Trapper comes into the clerk's office to find out what's being done about the bomb.
---> '''Trapper''': What's the scam?
---> '''Hawkeye''': We're just about to draw straws to see who goes out and defuses the bomb.
---> '''Trapper''': Boy, do I know when to come into a room.
---> '''Hawkeye''': Short match goes out and gives the bomb a physical.
---> '''Frank''': ''[to Trapper]'' Well, I'm a married man, you know.
---> '''Trapper''': So am I.
---> ''Frank and Trapper glance at Hawkeye''
---> '''Hawkeye''': I'm not.
---> '''Trapper''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You got more to live for than either of us]].
** Henry asks Colonel Hersh why the navy would drop a bomb on the 4077.
---> '''Hersh''': Because we're beating 'em fourteen to nothing.
* DrawingStraws: How Hawkeye, Frank and Trapper decide who goes out to check the bomb.
* {{Fainting}}: Frank Burns does the Girly Man version.
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: As everybody else in Henry's office gathers around the radio for the start of the game, Radar is distracted when he senses something is about to happen.
---> '''Radar''': [[OhCrap Uh-oh.]]
---> '''Henry''': Quiet, Radar.
---> '''Radar''': Uh sir, I think you better forget about the game.
---> '''Henry''': What?
---> ''shell explodes nearby''
---> '''Henry''': ''[stunned]'' Wow! That's close!
---> '''Hawkeye''': That guy can really kick a ball.
** Radar senses a wave of shells coming in a split-second later.
---> '''Radar''': More on the way!
---> ''Everybody dives for cover; four shells land''
* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin:
** The Navy was of more help to the 4077, and so they win the football game.
** Father Mulcahy also won the betting pool. Hawkeye notes the father always seems to win.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Trapper asks Hawkeye if he wants a drink before they go out and defuse the bomb.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Radar asks if the Bible is where Father Mulcahy keeps his money.



* {{MacGuffin}}: The unexploded bomb
* NoExceptYes: Henry asks Hawkeye during the attack if he's getting scared.
---> '''Hawkeye''': Don't be silly. I'm too frightened to be scared.
* NoodleIncident: Henry recounts to Radar a football match where he was the manager of a team and about one of its players, Tank Washington.



* SeriousBusiness: The titular game.

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* OhCrap: Henry is brought out of his momentary loopiness when he finally recognises the danger the camp is in.
---> '''Hawkeye''': I'm working on a bomb.
---> '''Henry''': What kind of a bomb?
---> '''Hawkeye''': ''An unexploded bomb.''
---> '''Henry''': ''[coming to]'' ''Oooh! That kind of bomb!''
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Addressed and subverted by Klinger. He's not wearing a dress during the bomb crisis, but a man's business suit and hat. He has his reasons.
* RealityEnsues: There is nothing hilarious or lighthearted about an unexploded bomb that could go off at any minute from right in the middle of the compound.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It is Commander Sturner of Naval Operations who has the bomb identified.
* ReflexiveResponse: When the unexploded bomb lands, Hawkeye tells everyone to stay down. Trapper answers back.
---> '''Trapper''': Stay down? Either something that was supposed to happen didn't, or something that didn't is gonna. And if it does, down is gonna be up.
* SeriousBusiness: The titular game.game.
* SkewedPriorities: The army and navy officials Hawkeye and Henry call are initially too busy listening to the game to properly help the 4077.
* StandardSnippet: The classic ''dah dah DAAH'' is mixed in with the series music when Hawkeye has finished examining the bomb.
* TakeThat: In M*A*S*H, this trope being attributed to the army is very common in-universe. What makes this one different? This one came from the navy.
---> '''Sturner''': My advice is to hoist anchor and shove off.
---> '''Henry''': But the army's ordered us to stay.
---> '''Sturner''': The army? What do they know? They just fumbled on their own one-yard line.
* TapOnTheHead: Played to comedic effect. A shell hits close enough to Henry Blake's office to send fragments through the window and wound him in the head. He acts loop for a long while afterwards.
* TrashTheSet: Henry's office has seen better days.
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Justified in giving two skilled surgeons the task of disarming the bomb due to having skilled hands.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Justified in giving two skilled surgeons the task of disarming the bomb due to having skilled masterful control of their hands.

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!!This episode features examples of:
* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Justified in giving two skilled surgeons the task of disarming the bomb due to having skilled hands.
* NowYouTellMe: The instructions for disarming the bomb are written like this with one task mentioned, followed by a "But first-" clause.
* SeriousBusiness: The titular game.

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