M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
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A War for All Seasons 

As the year 1950 comes to a close, the 4077th staff and surgeons hope 1951 is "a damn sight better" and hopefully they'll be going home. The year 1951 is not uneventful: Klinger makes a bet... See full summary »

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As the year 1950 comes to a close, the 4077th staff and surgeons hope 1951 is "a damn sight better" and hopefully they'll be going home. The year 1951 is not uneventful: Klinger makes a bet on a baseball team Charles is sure will lose, Hawkeye and B.J. build a kidney machine, Margaret knits a scarf which soon becomes a bed sheet, and Father Mulcahy plants a garden. By the time New Year's Eve rolls around again, they all hope 1952 will be "a damn sight better" and that they will be returning home. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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29 December 1980 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Throughout the 11 year run of the series, mail service to and from the States kept changing. Sometimes mail was delivered in either direction quickly, sometimes it could have taken months. In this episode, which spans an entire year, mail, including packages ordered from the Sears catalog, was delivered quickly. See more »

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Igor is derided for creaming the corn that Father Mulcahy grew, and his response indicates he did do this. However, as established elsewhere in the series, such as in "Morale Victory," Igor is not the cook; he merely serves the food that the cook makes. See more »

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Colonel Sherman T. Potter: Here's to the New Year. May she be a damn sight better than the old one, and may we all be home before she's over.
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References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Words by Robert Burns
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A year's worth of M.A.S.H. In one episode
24 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most bizarre episodes of mash. it is supposed to be new Year's eve 1950, despite the fact that M.A.S.H. By this time had been going on for over 8 years - more than twice as long as the Korean WAr lasted, and had already shown two Christmas episodes, which would mean we should by now be in 1952 at least. but still we get shown a whole year going rapidly by, meaning by the end of that episode it is new year's eve 1951, with nearly 2 years of war still to go. they were clearly getting desperate for ideas by the time they made this peculiar episode, but slogged on relentlessly for another two series. i really wish they had called it a day before they reached this desperate stage.


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