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|Trapper John M.D.|
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One of the other characters in the show was Doctor George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates, who was played by Gregory Harrison. Harrison had also had a guest role on M*A*S*H when he spotlighted the discrimination against male nurses. Gonzo was a man who had just returned to the states as serving in a Vietnam-era MASH unit, and who was much like what Trapper had been earlier.
In this series, Trapper had mellowed somewhat, and had become more a part of establishment than what he had been in his younger days. Eventually his son, J.T., joins him at the hospital. While the show had a comedy element, it also dealt with serious subjects, such as AIDS.
Legally, the show is considered a spinoff of the original movie M*A*S*H, rather than the M*A*S*H television show. This was due to a court case where the producers of the series had sought royalty payments on the grounds that Trapper John, M.D. was a spinoff of their television series. However the court found that the series was a spinoff of the original movie. As a result, the series did not receive any royalties from Trapper John.
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|Last Airing||Sep 02, 1986|
|Premiere||September 23, 1979|
|Format/Time||Color / 60 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo/Gonz' Gates (1979-1985)
Mary McCarty.... Clara 'Starch' Willoughby, R. N. (1979-1980)
Brian Mitchell.... Dr. Jacob/Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson
Timothy Busfield.... Dr. John 'J.T.' McIntyre (1984-1986)
Pernell Roberts.... Dr. John Francis Xavier 'Trapper' McIntyre
Charles Siebert.... Dr. Stanley Riverside II
Madge Sinclair.... Ernestine Shoop, R. N. (1980-1986)
Christopher Norris.... Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi, R. N. (1979-1985)
Lorna Luft.... Nurse Libby Kegler (1985-1986)
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