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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1.33 : 1
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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

During the farewell dinner in the mess tent, Nurse Kellye is wearing her rank and medical insignia on the wrong lapels on her uniform. See more »

Quotes

B.J.: You know, Father, the first time I've met you, I thought there's this nice decent guy, kind of sweet and gentle, you know? How's he ever gonna last out here? I got to tell you, you're just about the toughest bird I know.
Father Mulcahy: Well, I'm certainly a lot luckier than some of the people we've seen come through here.
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Connections

Referenced in 30 Rock: Kidney Now! (2009) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
Played by the Chinese musicians
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The end to one of the finest TV shows in its history
17 October 2000 | by (PA USA) – See all my reviews

The successful Tv series M*A*S*H ended its long history with this two hour finale. It begins with Hawkeye (Alda) in a mental hospital after an incident. Meanwhile the war is drawing to a close and the men and women of the 4077th prepare for peace and the return to normalcy..but not until the war takes its final shots at them. This episode is still one of the most highly rated tv shows ever on a scale of one to ten..9


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