M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

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Series cast summary:
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 Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Major Margaret Houlihan (242 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (213 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Father Francis Mulcahy (210 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Colonel Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Captain B.J. Hunnicut (179 episodes, 1975-1983)
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 Lieutenant Kellye Yamato / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
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 Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly / ... (156 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Major Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Major Franklin Marion Burns (120 episodes, 1972-1978)
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Storyline

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on, Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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nurse | doctor | colonel | korean war | korea | See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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17 September 1972 (USA)  »

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MASH  »

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Runtime:

(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)| (1972-1973)

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4:3
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Trivia

Klinger married his first wife, his childhood sweetheart Laverne Esposito, while he was serving in Korea. The ceremony was performed over the shortwave radio and officiated by Father Mulcahy, who also performed Klinger's marriage ceremony to his Korean war bride Soon Lee. See more »

Goofs

Powerlines are visible in the background of some exterior shots. See more »

Quotes

Klinger: [Klinger enters Potter's office with a giant salami in one hand, and a giant loaf of bread in the other] 50 more pounds, and I'm homeward-bound!
Col. Potter: You're going to *eat* you way to a discharge?
Klinger: I call it "Food for Freedom"!
Col. Potter: I call it "Suicide by Salami"!
Klinger: I'll take my chances!
Col. Potter: Okay, when you can't get through that door, come see me.
Klinger: I'll be wearing a size 30, sir.
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One of a kind
6 January 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

M*A*S*H is truly a one of a kind show. It combines both comedy and drama to form a rare type of show that comes along maybe once or twice every decade. You know, the ironic thing is that the series itself lasted more than three times as long as the actual war. M*A*S*H will always have a life in reruns.


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