CTVA US Medical - "Trapper John MD" (TCF/CBS) Season 1 (1979-80)

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Starring Pernell Roberts, Gregory Harrison
Season 1 (CBS) (1979-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Jorge Galindo
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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0.00 [--] Trapper John MD: TRAPPER JOHN, M.D (pilot)
23Sep79
written by Don Brinkley
directed by Jackie Cooper
guest stars
Jack Gilford
Barbara Stuart
Jessica Walter
Roddy McDowall
28 years after the Korean War, former M*A*S*H surgeon "Trapper" John McIntyre, now Chief of Surgery
at San Francisco Memorial Hospital, is faced with a younger copy of himself - Vietnam vet Dr. "Gonzo" Gates.

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21 episodes (Prod. nos. V-401 to V-421)(Episodes listed in Prod. no. order)
CBS Sundays 10:00 - 11:00 p.m ET.

1.01 [--] Trapper John MD: LOVE IS A THREE-WAY STREET
<V-401>
10Oct79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Marc Daniels.
written by Don Brinkley
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest star
Monte Markham
Trapper deals with lingering emotions when his ex-wife's suitor (Monte Markham) insists on McIntyre as surgeon.

1.02 [--] Trapper John MD: WHOSE LITTLE HERO ARE YOU?
<V-402>
1Nov79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Robert Douglas.
written by Don Brinkley & Frank Glicksman
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest star
Alan Feinstein
A brilliant improvisation saves a life but causes problems for Trapper and Riverside.

1.03 [--] Trapper John MD: FLASHBACK
<V-403>
13Sep79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Murray Golden
guest star
James Coco
A police lieutenant is eager to nab a Vietnam veteran who critically wounded a patient (James Coco).

1.04 [--] Trapper John MD: THE SHATTERED IMAGE
<V-404>
19Oct79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Corey Allen.
guest stars
Celeste Holm
Shelley Long (Cheers)
Trapper deals with a frightened socialite (Celeste Holm); a competent nurse (Shelley Long) has a prison record.

1.05 [--] Trapper John MD: THE SURROGATE
<V-405>
29Oct79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Alex March.
written by Don Brinkley
music: John Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest star
Kim Cattrall
Two surgery cases find Trapper uncovering a family secret and Gonzo acquiring an unwilling prospective bride (Kim Cattrall).

1.06 [--] Trapper John MD: HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR NURSE TODAY?
<V-406>
1Nov79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Ralph H. Levy.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music: John Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
Gloria's romantic interest refuses a possible surgical cure to his paralysis.

1.07 [--] Trapper John MD: DEADLY EXPOSURE
<V-407>
4Oct79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Joe Pevney.
story by Jim Rogers
teleplay by Don Brinkley & Jim Rogers
music: John Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest stars
Dee Wallace
Jack Kruschen
Carl Franklin
Paul Lambert
Joey Aresco
special guest star
Jayne Kennedy
Gonzo risks his job to uncover radiation leaks at a nuclear power plant.

1.08 [--] Trapper John MD: WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?
<V-408>
8Nov79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Ralph Sensensky.
written by Ray Brenner
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest stars
Richard Gilliland
Roxanne Gregory
Paul Lambert
and
Jessica Walter
Gonzo refuses to falsify records so a Vietnam buddy who saved his life can make a fraudulent insurance claim.

1.09 [--] Trapper John MD: ONE FOR MY BABY
<V-409>
14Nov79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Charles Larson, Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Fred Gately
guest stars
Penny Fuller
Patrick Laborteaux
Mark Withers ........... Addison Wesley III
Gonzo discovers that the teen-age son (Patrick Laborteaux) of a seriously ill patient (Penny Fuller) is an acute alcoholic.

1.10 [--] Trapper John MD: TAXI IN THE RAIN
<V-410>
28Nov79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Barry Crane.
story by Shimon Wincelberg, Larry Arnstein & David Hurwitz
teleplay by Shimon Wincelberg
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
Anita Gillette
Paul Lambert
special guest star
William Windom
and
Clifton James .......... Bobby Joe Brady
Gonzo attempts to reunite a woman (Anita Gillette) with her estranged father (William Windom), who needs a kidney transplant.

1.11 [--] Trapper John MD: LICENSED TO KILL
<V-411>
6Dec79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
Kristoffer Tabori
Robert Davi
John Crawford
Simon Scott
special guest star
Sheila Larkin
and
Jessica Walter ..........Melanie, Trapper's ex wife
Political terrorists hand Trapper an ultimatum: Either he lets a patient die or they murder his ex-wife (Jessica Walter).

1.12 [--] Trapper John MD: BOOM
<V-412>
31Dec79
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Seymour Robbie.
written by Don Brinkley
director of photography: Frederick Gately
music: John Parker
guest stars
Robert Hooks
Simon Scott
special guest star
Kathleen Lloyd
and
Buur De Benning ....... Mackie
The staff struggle to avoid a panic while searching for an explosive.

1.13 [--] Trapper John MD: WARNING--I MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
<V-413>
15Jan80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Alf Kjellin.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
Allen Goorwitz
Lynn Carlin
Simon Scott
special guest star
Lloyd Bochner
and
Joanna Cassidy ......... Dr Carson Witaker
Trapper learns a surgeon (Joanna Cassidy) he hired, whom Riverside now loves, was a prostitute.

1.14 [--] Trapper John MD: MISSIONARY'S DOWNFALL
<V-414>
23Jan80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Joseph Pevney
story by Ray Brenner
teleplay by Don Brinkley
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest star
David Spielberg
Simon Scott
special guest star
Jesse Welles
and
Barry Miller ......... Obie
A critically ill girl turns to a sham healer who
uses a holistic approach; a tough street-gang youth shows artistic talent.

1.15 [--] Trapper John MD: IT'S A WISE SURGEON
<V-415>
26Feb80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Robert Douglas.
written by Jack Guss
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest star
George Kee Cheung
special guest star
Barrie Youngfellow
A 25-year-old arrives, claiming to be the son of Trapper and a Korean woman.

1.16 [--] Trapper John MD: IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT
<V-416>
13Feb80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Murray Golden.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest star
Ed Winter
special guest star
Molly Picon
Gonzo worries over a surgeon's erratic behavior;
an elderly woman offers to leave her money to the staff.

1.17 [--] Trapper John MD: 'TIL LIFE US DO PART
<V-417>
5Feb80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Bernard McEveety.
written by Jack Guss
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
Gary Lockwood
Lynne Marta
special guest star
Marcia Rodd
and
Jayne Meadows Allen ...... Edwina Garth
Gonzo, Trapper and a terminally ill woman try to
cheer a dying patient (Gary Lockwood).

1.18 [--] Trapper John MD: STRIKE
<V-418>
22Feb80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Alex March.
written by Kenneth Berg
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
John Randolph
Mimi Maynard
Simon Scott
special guest star
Barbara Cason
and
John Opatoshu ........... Harry Weintraub
A threatened strike by the nurses' union causes unexpected complications for Trapper, Gonzo and Starch.

1.19 [--] Trapper John MD: SHORT ODDS
<V-419>
5Mar80
produced by Don Brinkley
written by Jeff Stuart
directed by Murray Golden
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest star
Trish Stewart
special guest star
William Smith
Gonzo falls in love with a beautiful surgeon (Trish Stewart) determined to prove her medical skills.

1.20 [--] Trapper John MD: QUARANTINE
<V-420>
13Mar80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Seymour Robbie.
written by Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately
guest stars
Kaye Ballard
Phil Bruns
Simon Scott
James Staley
special guest star
Imogene Coca
and
Jessica Walter ......... Melanie
An ailing abandoned baby, which carries pneumonic plague, causes Trapper,
Melanie and a hospital-room wedding party  to be quarantined.

1.21 [--] Trapper John MD: HOT LINE
<V-421>
26Mar80
produced by Don Brinkley
directed by Barry Crane.
written by J. B. Hall
music by John Carl Parker
director of photography: Frederick Gately.
guest stars
Paul Burke
Deborah Morgan-Weldon
Beverly Sanders
special guest star
Jerry Orbach
and
Julie Adams ...... Laurie Malcolm
The only surgeon (Paul Burke) who can restore a girl's sight is emotionally unwell.

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