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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 Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (215 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Father Francis Mulcahy (213 episodes, 1972-1983)
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 Col. Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)
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 Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt (179 episodes, 1975-1983)
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 Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly (174 episodes, 1972-1979)
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 Lt. Kellye Yamato, RN / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
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 Maj. Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
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 Maj. Frank 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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David Ogden Stiers was the only gay member of the cast, came out several years after the show wrapped. See more »

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Throughout the series, Margaret has very long fingernails. As both a nurse and a Regular US Army officer who's a sticker for the rules, there's no way her nails would be so UN-regulation. Neither nurses nor Army officers have long fingernails. See more »

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Radar: Sir, there's someone waiting to see you.
Henry Blake: I was born with someone waiting to see me.
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In the closing credits of the episode "Tuttle", "Captain Tuttle" is listed as playing "Himself". See more »

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Pierce, Trapper, Hunnicut, Radar, thank you... we will miss you always
22 August 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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