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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William Christopher auditioned for the role of Father Mulcahy when Twentieth Century Fox was filming the Mash pilot. He decided to improvize his dialogue, which turned the producers off, and he didn't get the role, the producers went with George Morgan. However the producers were not happy with Morgan's performance in the pilot, so when the Father Mulcahy character re-emerged in episode 3, they decided to give Christopher another try. See more »
Throughout the series, Douglas MacArthur is referred to as though he is still in command of the UN forces in Korea. However, MacArthur was relieved of command by President Truman about ten months into the war. See more »
[Margaret has just thanked Hawkeye]
Margaret, I'm honored, touched... and aroused.
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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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