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 »


During the bug out, Radar can be seen helping to remove a trunk from a building. This is due to the reuse of footage from the episode "Bug Out," but does not fit in the continuity of the show as Radar was sent home to Iowa during season 8. See more »


[Hawkeye was telling Dr. Sidney Freedman about what he initially thought was a chicken clucking inside the bus]
Dr. Sidney Freedman: Then what happened?
Hawkeye: Then I went back toward the front of the bus.
Dr. Sidney Freedman: And what happened next?
Hawkeye: There's something wrong with it. It stopped making noise. It just--just stopped.
Hawkeye: She-she killed it! She killed it!
Dr. Sidney Freedman: She killed the chicken?
Hawkeye: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I didn't mean for her to kill it.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Kidney Now! (2009) See more »


Clarinet Quintet I Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played on Winchester's phonograph and then performed by the Chinese musicians
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My brief review of the film
28 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a very difficult made-for-television film to comment on. It is quite easy to say that it is not on par with some of the TV series episodes, but then again, this has a style that is very different to the series. The screenplay is much more dramatic this time round, with some spine-tingling hard-hitting bits and a lot of emotion for the characters to endure. The performers all still deliver well, there are some great bits of dialogue and the film still says a few things about the Korean War. It does not do everything the series did, but the series had a lot to do, and much more time to do it in. This is a solid end to the television series either way.

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