M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama | War
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 25,706 users  
Reviews: 143 user | 56 critic

The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 25 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 35 images
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "M*A*S*H" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

M*A*S*H (1972–1983) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of M*A*S*H.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



11   10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   … See all »
1983   1982   1981   1980   … See all »
Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 52 wins & 153 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

MASH (1970)
Comedy | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt
Cheers (1982–1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
All in the Family (1971–1979)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner
Frasier (1993–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Taxi (1978–1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito
Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
After MASH (1983–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital.

Stars: Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher
W*A*L*T*E*R (TV Short 1984)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The neurotic but perceptive Walter "Radar" O'Reilly joins the police force after the Korean war.

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Gary Burghoff, Ray Buktenica, Victoria Jackson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
...
 Major Margaret Houlihan (247 episodes, 1972-1983)
...
 Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (213 episodes, 1972-1983)
...
 Father Francis Mulcahy (210 episodes, 1972-1983)
...
 Colonel Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)
...
 Captain B.J. Hunnicut (179 episodes, 1975-1983)
...
 Lieutenant Kellye Yamato / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)
...
 Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly / ... (165 episodes, 1972-1979)
...
 Major Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
...
 Major Franklin Marion Burns (121 episodes, 1972-1978)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

MASH  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

McLean Stevenson, who played Lt. Col. Henry Blake, died of a heart attack on 15 February 1996. The next day, 16 February, Roger Bowen, who played Lt. Col. Henry Blake in the movie, died of the same cause. See more »

Goofs

Throught the series, the distance between Korea and the US varies at least twice between 20,000 and 11,000 miles. See more »

Quotes

Radar: Will Scotch be all right for everybody, sir?
Henry Blake: Yeah, fine, Radar - perfect.
Radar: [offering a drink to Captain Sloan] Uh, I ran out of ice sir, so I used bourbon.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Outstanding television, mostly.
29 June 2003 | by (Xanadu) – See all my reviews

I've found many of the comments about this series to be quite amusing, particularly the ones bashing it for "shoving" a liberal agenda down viewers throats. Given it's success for 11 years, I don't think the audience seemed to agree with that assessment. Quite simply, the show was one of the best written, best acted, and most entertaining shows in television history. Yes, it wore out its welcome in the end; but, it is a masterpiece that later shows rarely measured up to.

I have no great preference for one season's cast over another. Each character was unique and had something to contribute. When we lost the bumbling, but loveable Henry Blake, we got the stern but loving Sherman Potter. Both were the C.O., but each was a different person, a smart move by the creators. The same is true for Frank Burns and Charles Emerson Winchester III. Burns was a neurotic, vindictive, childish fool; while Winchester was an arrogant blowhard, but one who could hold his own with Hawkeye. Burns was incompetent, while Winchester was an outstanding surgeon; just ask him. Characters were missed when they left; but, they were not replaced with doppelgangers. That is part of the reason this show lasted so long.

The show did take on a more serious tone in the later seasons, but not entirely. There are plenty of laughs right up to the end. Those serious shows were often some of the most memorable, and they kept the series from becoming stale. With that said, they did tend to resort to Hawkeye's mental problems a bit too much, especially in the farewell. You can argue that a character like Hawkeye, with his passion for preserving life, was ripe for mental breakdowns; but, in reality, he probably would have been shipped home by the second breakdown.

The show is not perfect (it lasted 8 years longer than the actual war) but it comes far closer than most. It seems to be fashionable to bash popular shows and movies after their days is over. Part of this is a new generation trying to establish their own identity and dominance. Well, I didn't like my parent's movies, shows and music when I was younger; until I actually watched them and listened to them. Some of it turned out to be quite good, some not. Real quality stands the test of time. MASH will be around far longer than most of what I see on tv today.


107 of 118 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Characters you would have liked to have seen more crockett_john
Your five favorite episodes? Not including the finale. bemibet-880-233748
On tonight's menu... crockett_john
Would you eat johnny_burnaway
Lessons we all learned from MASH crockett_john
"Comrades in Arms" Parts 1 and 2 crockett_john
Discuss M*A*S*H (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page