Capt. Sloan: Now, the business at hand is an incubator…”Device
for developing bacterial cultures at constant
suitable temperatures.” Uh-huh, I see. That
certainly makes sense. You can’t have one.
Hawkeye: Beg your pardon?
Capt. Sloan: I checked your BEL (Basic Equipment List). This
unit has everything it’s supposed to have;
you’re not entitled to an incubator. That would
Hawkeye: We’re not asking for a jukebox or a pizza oven.
Capt. Sloan: Oh, those I can let you have.
Hawkeye and Trapper challenge Army bureaucracy to try and obtain an essential piece of medical equipment. When all efforts fail, they gate crash a press conference to pressure the general in giving their unit an incubator.