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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 Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Major Margaret Houlihan (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Maxwell Klinger (215 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Father Francis Mulcahy (213 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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 Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly (174 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Lieutenant Kellye Yamato / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
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 Major Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Major Franklin Marion Burns (121 episodes, 1972-1978)
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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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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

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Comedy | Drama | War

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(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

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

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One of Col. Potter's guilty pleasures is watching Doris Day perform, onstage or onscreen. He admits it's because he actually fell in love with her, though they've never met. He says he's seen all of her movies, but he would never take his wife, Mildred, to see one because he didn't want her to know about his feelings for another woman. So he always goes to see them alone. See more »

Goofs

During one scene in Col. Potter's office, Col. Potter is spelling someone's name on the telephone. Hawkeye, standing nearby, responds by chanting "M-O-U-S-E" - part of the "Mickey Mouse Club" show's theme song. The "Mickey Mouse Club" did not debut on television until October 3, 1955, more than two years after the ceasefire that ended the fighting in Korea. See more »

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[South Koreans are being taught to speak English]
Frank Burns: We're making real progress.
Hawkeye: I can tell. You have a Korean accent.
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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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