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
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In an episode where Radar is doing impressions, he does John Wayne, from a movie that hadn't even been made. The "I'm not gonna hit ya" quote would have to wait for around 10 years after the Korean War. The movie was 1963's "McLintock." The Korean "conflict" ended July 27, 1953. "McLintock" was released November 13, 1963 See more »
Several characters change blood type during the show. See more »
Dr. Sidney Freedman:
You're a tribute to man's endurance. A monument to hope in size 12 pumps. I hope you do get out someday. There would be a battalion of men in hoop skirts right behind you.
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The pilot episode opening credits (only seen in original network airings and on DVD and video releases), feature the legend "KOREA, 1950. A hundred years ago..." See more »
Pierce, Trapper, Hunnicut, Radar, thank you... we will miss you always
Without any doubt, this is the best show ever made. The writing is incredible, and the plots are very relevant to any society. Showing the worst of man to the very best of man, this show very well described the human condition. With deep drama, and good comedy, this show takes the audience through the ups and downs of life, while showing us the horror of war, yet leaving us with hope, knowing that there is good in humanity after all. The interaction between the characters is amazing, everyone becoming a family, and something wonderful being birthed in the midst of something horrible: war. Yet, even with the anti-war message, they refrain from bashing on soldiers (as most anti-war people tend to do) and they express pride in the bravery of them, while hating the need to fight.
All in all, this is the best show ever made, and I am deeply sorry that it did not run a few years longer.
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