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 and Loretta Swit are the only actors to appear in the first episode of MASH, and this episode. See more »

Goofs

Colonel Potter's horse, Sophie is supposed to be a mare. In the shot of Potter riding "her" away from camp, "she" is definitely a stallion. See more »

Quotes

Hawkeye: [voice over, as he was writing to his father] Dear Dad, Sorry I haven't written for a while, but I've been on R&R at this wonderful resort. We're planning to have a bridge tournament here as soon as we can find somebody with a full deck.
[crumples up that letter and starts a new one]
Hawkeye: [voice over] Dear Dad, Remember when I was a kid, you always told me if my head wasn't attached to my shoulders I'd lose it? Well ...
[crumples up that letter and starts a new one]
Hawkeye: [voice over] Dear Dad, For the first ...
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Referenced in Family Guy: Killer Queen (2012) 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 of the best show on TV
28 February 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I can see why people didn't like the later episodes of MASH when it became very preachy and dramatic as opposed to a comedy series. personally I thought it was great from start to finish. the ending was sad in some ways and very happy in others. You knew these people would not be friends back in the states but here they are like family in Korea. I especially loved how Klinger had to stay in Korea after his years of trying to get out. The finale was, and still is, the most watched sitcom event in the world (in fact, only various FIFA televised events have drawn a higher viewing audience around the world) and I think that says a lot about it. It put the finale of Seinfeld to shame (now THAT was a let down) and no television show has ever come close to the quality of MASH. A great end to a great show.


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