M*A*S*H: Season 11, Episode 16

Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (28 Feb. 1983)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War
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In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Shearin ...
The Chopper Pilot
Jeff Maxwell ...
Lang Yun ...
The Woman on Bus


In this final episode, the staff of the 4077th M*A*S*H unit find their lives no less hectic despite the fact that it appears that the war may soon be over. Until then, the staff must deal with events like Hawkeye has been temporarily institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown, Winchester has finally found people who share his taste in classical music and Father Mulcahy has been permanently deafened in a mortar attack. At last, the ceasefire is declared and the staff must come to grips with the fact that this time in their lives is over. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Release Date:

28 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alan Alda made sure that the first line spoken by Sidney Freeman would be the last: "Ladies and gentleman, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice." See more »


The pilot of the chopper that carries Hawkeye is wearing Nomex flight gloves. These were not used until 1967 during the Vietnam War. In Korea, pilots would have worn black leather gloves. See more »


Broadcaster from Armed Forces Radio: If you add it all up, it comes to more than two million people killed or wounded.
Hawkeye: Now that's what I call a grand total.
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References Gaslight (1944) See more »


The Party's Over (Farewell to M*A*S*H*)
Sung by Sam Neely
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The only movie that has ever made me cry.
20 March 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Of all of the well-written, high-impact movies that I've ever watched (hundreds), this one caught me off guard. I watched this one evening, many years ago, after coming home from class. I was so intrigued by the movie that I asked my mom if I could skip dinner... as I continued to watch the movie I could not help but cry.

This is a great way of closure for one of the most intriguing shows on television. I would highly recommend watching this movie when your mind has time to think about what takes place.

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