M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen 

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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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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28 February 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode has the most writers credited for a single episode in the entire series run with eight writers. See more »

Goofs

When Hawkeye gets out of the tank, he gets out from the commander's cupola, not the hull, meaning he could not have been driving. See more »

Quotes

Col. Potter: Tomorrow, the tents of the 4077 will be coming down... for good. For an awful long time we've been living together, eating together...
Unknown 4077th member: Sleeping together.
Col. Potter: Well, I wouldn't know, I have a horse.
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Japanese Farewell Song (Sayonara)
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Written by Hasegawa Yoshida
English lyrics by Freddy Morgan
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A great ending to a great series
23 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This finale has more farewells, heartwrenching, sad bittersweet ones, fine moments and character moments in its 2 hours plus than most series I've seen since period. I always get a lump in my throat and a tear in the eye when they do the farewells, esp. Potter to BJ and Hawkeye.

For some reason, they simply do not make series TV like this anymore. Why is that? They oughta. Tv is much more for the worse without shows like MASH.

**** outta **** terrific.


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