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Release Date:
17 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 8 Golden Globes. Another 52 wins & 153 nominations See more »
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(95 articles)
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MASH STILL ROCKS See more (143 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 166)

Alan Alda ... Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (251 episodes, 1972-1983)

Loretta Swit ... Major Margaret Houlihan (247 episodes, 1972-1983)

Jamie Farr ... Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger / ... (213 episodes, 1972-1983)

William Christopher ... Father Francis Mulcahy (210 episodes, 1972-1983)

Harry Morgan ... Colonel Sherman T. Potter / ... (180 episodes, 1974-1983)

Mike Farrell ... Captain B.J. Hunnicut (179 episodes, 1975-1983)

Kellye Nakahara ... Lieutenant Kellye Yamato / ... (167 episodes, 1973-1983)

Gary Burghoff ... Corporal Walter Eugene O'Reilly / ... (165 episodes, 1972-1979)

David Ogden Stiers ... Major Charles Winchester (131 episodes, 1977-1983)

Larry Linville ... Major Franklin Marion Burns (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
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Series Directed by
Charles S. Dubin (44 episodes, 1976-1983)
Alan Alda (31 episodes, 1974-1983)
Burt Metcalfe (31 episodes, 1975-1983)
Gene Reynolds (24 episodes, 1972-1977)
Hy Averback (20 episodes, 1972-1982)
Don Weis (16 episodes, 1972-1978)
Jackie Cooper (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
William K. Jurgensen (10 episodes, 1975-1979)
Harry Morgan (9 episodes, 1976-1983)
George Tyne (7 episodes, 1975-1978)
William Wiard (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Larry Gelbart (6 episodes, 1974-1976)
Mike Farrell (5 episodes, 1979-1983)
Nell Cox (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1972-1979)
Lee Philips (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Earl Bellamy (2 episodes, 1973)
Alan Rafkin (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tony Mordente (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Ogden Stiers (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Larry Gelbart (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
W.C. Heinz (247 episodes, 1972-1983)
Richard Hooker (247 episodes, 1972-1983)
Ring Lardner Jr. (243 episodes, 1972-1983)
Laurence Marks (28 episodes, 1972-1978)
James Fritzell (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
Everett Greenbaum (24 episodes, 1974-1978)
Alan Alda (19 episodes, 1973-1983)
Elias Davis (18 episodes, 1980-1983)
David Pollock (18 episodes, 1980-1983)
David Isaacs (17 episodes, 1976-1979)
Ken Levine (17 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dennis Koenig (17 episodes, 1979-1983)
Thad Mumford (17 episodes, 1979-1983)
Dan Wilcox (17 episodes, 1979-1983)
Gene Reynolds (12 episodes, 1974-1980)
John Rappaport (10 episodes, 1979-1983)
Karen Hall (9 episodes, 1980-1983)
Burt Prelutsky (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Larry Balmagia (8 episodes, 1978-1982)
Simon Muntner (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ronny Graham (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robert Klane (6 episodes, 1972-1975)
Sid Dorfman (5 episodes, 1973-1977)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Gary Markowitz (5 episodes, 1974-1979)
Jay Folb (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Sheldon Keller (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mike Farrell (4 episodes, 1979-1982)
Mary Kay Place (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Erik Tarloff (3 episodes, 1974-1981)
John D. Hess (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
John W. Regier (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Tom Reeder (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Burt Metcalfe (3 episodes, 1979-1983)
Jim Mulligan (3 episodes, 1979)
Hal Dresner (2 episodes, 1972)
Burt Styler (2 episodes, 1972)
Bernard Dilbert (2 episodes, 1973-1979)
Carl Kleinschmitt (2 episodes, 1973)
Jerry Mayer (2 episodes, 1973)
McLean Stevenson (2 episodes, 1973)
Bill Idelson (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Allan Katz (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Reo (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sheldon Bull (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Mitch Markowitz (2 episodes, 1979)
Paul Perlove (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Burt Metcalfe .... associate producer / executive producer / ... (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Stanford Tischler .... associate producer / producer (130 episodes, 1977-1983)
Gene Reynolds .... producer / executive producer (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
John Rappaport .... producer / supervising producer (82 episodes, 1979-1983)
Larry Gelbart .... producer (72 episodes, 1973-1976)
Thad Mumford .... producer (34 episodes, 1981-1983)
Dan Wilcox .... producer (34 episodes, 1981-1983)
Jim Mulligan .... producer (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Allan Katz .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Reo .... producer (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Koenig .... producer (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Original Music by
Johnny Mandel (12 episodes, 1972-1981)
Benny Golson (5 episodes, 1973-1975)
Duane Tatro (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
William K. Jurgensen (110 episodes, 1972-1977)
Dominic Palmieri (105 episodes, 1978-1983)
William T. Cline (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard A. Kelley (3 episodes, 1973)
Meredith M. Nicholson (3 episodes, 1975-1978)
Joe Jackman (3 episodes, 1975)

Vilis Lapenieks (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stanford Tischler (239 episodes, 1972-1983)
Larry L. Mills (140 episodes, 1977-1983)
Fred W. Berger (86 episodes, 1972-1977)
Samuel E. Beetley (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Casting by
Joyce Agu (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
Sam Christensen (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rodger Maus (103 episodes, 1973-1978)
David M. Haber (40 episodes, 1978-1980)
John Leimanis (34 episodes, 1981-1983)
Frank T. Smith (32 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jack Senter (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Walter McKeegan (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bert Allen (155 episodes, 1976-1983)
Norman Rockett (48 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ralph Sylos (30 episodes, 1972-1974)
Stuart A. Reiss (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Don Marando .... personal makeup artist (1 episode, 1973)
Terry Miles .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1983)
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Production Management
Mark Evans .... executive production manager / production supervisor / ... (250 episodes, 1972-1983)
Joseph Silver .... post-production supervisor / executive in charge of production / ... (227 episodes, 1973-1983)
David Hawks .... unit production manager (130 episodes, 1977-1983)
Ted Butcher .... unit production manager (96 episodes, 1973-1977)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hawks .... assistant director / first assistant director (145 episodes, 1976-1983)
Cathy Kinsock .... second assistant director / assistant director / ... (82 episodes, 1979-1983)
Leonard S. Smith Jr. .... assistant director (69 episodes, 1973-1976)
Michele Futrell .... second assistant director / assistant director (26 episodes, 1978-1979)
James Engle .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1972)
Robert Doudell .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1973)
Barbara Gelman .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 1982-1983)
Russell Llewellyn .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Art Department
Peter Van Zyl .... greensman (1 episode, 1982)
Douglas Stubbs .... property master (1 episode, 1983)

Michael Casey .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Kurt V. Hulett .... property man (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Stephen Bass .... sound mixer (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tony Romero .... boom operator (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Burt Grovenor .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1972)

William Hartman .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Edward Rossi .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Harry Morgan / stunt double: Gary Burghoff / ... (4 episodes, 1975-1981)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1977-1979)

Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pat Romano .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Al LaVerde .... key grip / best boy grip (187 episodes, 1974-1982)
Travers Hill Jr. .... assistant camera / first assistant camera (82 episodes, 1978-1983)
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer (66 episodes, 1979-1982)
J.B. Richner .... dimmer board technician (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1974)
John C. Moulds .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1972)

Curtis Foster .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes, 1979-1980)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator / aerial director of photography (unknown episodes)
Jim Sellars .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rita Bennett .... costumer: women (1 episode, 1983)
Albert H. Frankel .... costumer: men (1 episode, 1983)
Andrea E. Weaver .... set costumer: womens (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Editorial Department
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Johnny Mandel .... composer: theme / composer: theme music (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (12 episodes, 1973)
John R. Harris .... music editor (11 episodes, 1973-1983)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (25 episodes, 1972-1983)
Dean E. Mason .... production driver (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Other crew
Walter D. Dishell .... medical advisor (251 episodes, 1972-1983)
Larry Gelbart .... developed for television by / executive script consultant / ... (239 episodes, 1972-1983)
Alan Alda .... creative consultant (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
Gene Reynolds .... creative consultant (131 episodes, 1977-1983)
Ronny Graham .... story consultant / program consultant (57 episodes, 1977-1979)
David Isaacs .... executive script consultant / story editor (49 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ken Levine .... executive script consultant / story editor (49 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jay Folb .... executive story consultant / story consultant (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Thad Mumford .... executive story editor / executive script consultant (48 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dan Wilcox .... executive story editor / executive script consultant (48 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dennis Koenig .... executive story editor / story editor (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
Karen Hall .... story editor / executive story consultant (34 episodes, 1981-1983)
Larry Balmagia .... story editor (25 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laurence Marks .... script consultant (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Elias Davis .... executive script consultant (24 episodes, 1981-1982)
David Pollock .... executive script consultant (24 episodes, 1981-1982)

Rita Hudis .... technical advisor: medical (unknown episodes)
Lee Sollenberger .... animal handler (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Alan Alda .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Hy Averback .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Larry Balmagia .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Glen Charles .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Les Charles .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Jackie Cooper .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Joan Darling .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Bernard Dilbert .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Sid Dorfman .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Jay Folb .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
James Fritzell .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Larry Gelbart .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Ronny Graham .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Everett Greenbaum .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
David Isaacs .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
William K. Jurgensen .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Ed Jurist .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Allan Katz .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Sheldon Keller .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Carl Kleinschmitt .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
David Lawrence .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Don Leo .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Ken Levine .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Larry Linville .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Lawrence Marks .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Burt Metcalfe .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Mary Kay Place .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Richard Powell .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Burt Prelutsky .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Gene Reynolds .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Wayne Rogers .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
McLean Stevenson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Don Weis .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
William Wiard .... special thanks (1 episode, 1978)
Connie Izay .... dedicated to the memory of: technical advisor 1977-1982 (1 episode, 1983)
 

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Runtime:
25 min (255 episodes) | 25 min (256 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) | Mono (1972-1973)
Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Finland:K-7 (2006) (DVD) | New Zealand:M (Complete Box Set) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
By the time the series ended, three of the regulars were promoted: Klinger (Jamie Farr) from Corporal to Sergeant, and Father Mulcahy (William Christopher) from Lieutenant to Captain. Frank Burns (Larry Linville) was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel when he was shipped back to the US following Margaret's marriage. (Farr and Christopher also saw their names move from the closing credits of the show, to the opening credits.) Radar O'Reilly was temporarily promoted to Second Lieutenant, but disliked officer's duties, and asked Hawkeye and B.J. to "bust" him back to Corporal. Samuel Flagg (Edward Winter), the paranoid intelligence officer, was a Lieutenant Colonel for the first three seasons of the series, but had been promoted to full Colonel by the fourth season.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During one scene in Col. Potter's office, Col. Potter is spelling someone's name on the telephone. Hawkeye, standing nearby, responds by chanting "M-O-U-S-E" - part of the "Mickey Mouse Club" show's theme song. The "Mickey Mouse Club" did not debut on television until October 3, 1955, more than two years after the ceasefire that ended the fighting in Korea.See more »
Quotes:
B.J.:[handing Frank an unused Hari-Kari knife] Why don't you do us a favour, and break it in!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "After MASH" (1983)See more »

FAQ

Who made the "incoming wounded" announcements over the P.A. system?
Why did so many cast members leave during the series run?
Were Colonel Flagg and Captain Halloran the same person?
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71 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
MASH STILL ROCKS, 12 April 2004
Author: Simon A. Conder from United Kingdom

In the UK the MASH series has been released on DVD.

I know that this is just opionon but I think that the show was and still is just amazing. So many times people in the UK think that Amercian comedy is to sweet and syrupy.

If that is the case MASH is the one that proves them all wrong. I used to watch the show as a teenager and loved it. At the end of series 3 Henry leaves and that is just so well written and well acted. That is one of the best testaments I could ever give to a TV show, you grow to love the character and personally I cried the first time and I cried again when I say it today.

It is a totaly fantastic show and it is clear why it ran for so long. I doubt that anything like this will ever be seen again.

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