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

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

Goofs

A wounded soldier drives his tank into the compound, flattening the latrines. The tank is attracting enemy fire, so Klinger erects a tent over it to hide it. The ruse doesn't work, though, and the enemy continue to shell the 4077th. Finally, Hawkeye dashes out to the tent, fires up the tank and drives it to the camp garbage dump. The goof? When the tank drove into the camp, it was an M24 Chaffee light tank. When it drove out of the tent, it was an M4 Sherman medium tank. See more »

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Sergeant Luther Rizzo: [leading Winchester to a "crowded" jeep] Okay, Major, pile on.
Maj. Winchester: As what, a hood ornament?
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Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Japanese Farewell Song (Sayonara)
(uncredited)
Written by Hasegawa Yoshida
English lyrics by Freddy Morgan
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perfect ending for TV's greatest series
25 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series was already off the air for two years when I was born and I grew up watching all the reruns they show on TV with my mom. One day they aired the final episode on television and i was on my seat for the whole 3 hours. It begins with you crying and it ends with you crying more because all the characters you'd loved have left your lives after being their for you for over a decade. Never again will we hear those hilarious comments made by Hawkeye, Klinger wearing a dress, or that invisible man on the PA saying "Attention all personell, incoming wounded". The series ended the way it began years ago, made us laugh for the jokes and made us hurt during the worse of times. This should rank as the greatest finale of all time.


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