MASH Characters by Number of Episodes

Can you name the characters who have appeared in 50 or more episodes of the TV show MASH, according to IMDb.
Don't use rank. Last name, first name, or nickname should suffice.
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# of episodes
character
251
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
251
Maj. Margaret "Hotlips" Houlihan
215
Cpl Maxwell Q Klinger
213
Father Francis Mulcahy
180
Col. Sherman T Potter
179
Capt. B J Hunnicutt
174
Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
# of episodes
character
167
Lt. Kellye Yamoto, RN
131
Maj. Charles Winchester
121
Maj. Frank Burns
83
Pvt. Igor Straminsky
74
Capt. "Trapper John" McIntyre
73
Lt. Col. Henry Blake
3 Comments
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Level 24
Jun 30, 2019
Your premise is incorrect. THere are 256 total episodes, and Margaret, for example, did not appear in 11 of them, meaning her total is 245. Hawkeye should be 256. As for the others, I am verifying their episode numbers now.
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Level 84
Aug 10, 2023
It does say that it's based on IMDB. Wikipedia indicates 256 episodes and IMDB claims 251. Wikipedia counts "Welcome to Korea", "Bug out", "Fade In, Fade Out", "Our Finest Hour", and "That's Show Biz" as two episodes each. They were double-length episodes that were split in two for syndication, so 251 aired episodes became 256 episodes in syndication.

You're quite right that the numbers are wrong, though. Hawkeye was the only character to appear in every episode, being the only regular character in the Season 4 episode, "Hawkeye".

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Level 73
Aug 11, 2023
I think IMDB counts appearances in the credits and ignores the fact of whether the character actually appears.