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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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Top Rated TV #199 | Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 53 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
 Major Margaret Houlihan (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
 Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (215 episodes, 1972-1983)
 Father Francis Mulcahy (213 episodes, 1972-1983)
 Colonel Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)
 Captain B.J. Hunnicut (179 episodes, 1975-1983)
 Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly (173 episodes, 1972-1979)
 Lieutenant Kellye Yamato / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
 Major Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
 Major Franklin Marion Burns (121 episodes, 1972-1978)


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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(255 episodes) | (256 episodes)

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


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The 4077th actually consisted of two separate sets. An outdoor set, located in the mountains near Malibu, California, was used for all exterior and tent scenes for the first few seasons. The indoor set, located on a sound stage at Fox studios, was used for the indoor scenes for the run of the series. Later, after the indoor set was renovated to permit many of the "outdoor" scenes to be filmed there, both sets were used for exterior shooting as script requirements dictated (for example, night scenes were far easier to film on the sound stage, but scenes at the chopper pad required using the ranch). See more »


Colonel Potter enters the series as a Methodist and is a Presbyterian just after Radar goes home. See more »


Henry Blake: Frank, whatever it is, just write it down and put it on my desk where I can't find it.
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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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